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Women were lying dead, men..." Migrants expelled in Sahara

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:06pm

Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun. Some never make it out alive.

The Latest: Greek PM congratulates Erdogan, raises old items

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:02pm

The Latest on Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey (all times local):

British FM hails peace efforts on visit to Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:56pm

The British foreign secretary has visited Afghanistan, where he says peace efforts have gained "considerable impetus."

UN seeks new funding pledges for Palestinian refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:52pm

The United Nations is imploring member countries to fill a critical funding gap the Trump administration created by sharp cuts to a program that helps Palestinian refugees across the Middle East.

Italy's interior minister in Libya for migrant crisis talks

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:38pm

Italy's firebrand interior minister visited Libya on Monday and returned home emboldened with his decision to close Italian ports to migrants, demanding Europe step in to accept them and help Libya better secure its borders and screen migrants for asylum before they leave home.

Afghan official: Taliban suicide bomber kills 8 police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:36pm

An Afghan official says a Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a base in eastern Afghanistan, killing eight police.

German court convicts Syrian who beat man wearing Jewish cap

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:08pm

A Berlin court convicted a 19-year-old Syrian on Monday of serious bodily harm and slander for attacking a man wearing a Jewish skullcap in the German capital in April.

US report: Colombia coca production surges to record high

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:06pm

A new White House report finds that cultivation of the plant used to make cocaine has reached an all-time high in Colombia.

Police fire tear gas at Greek protest of Macedonia name deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:06pm

Greek riot police have fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse people who threw stones during a protest of Greece's name deal with neighboring Macedonia.

EU slaps sanctions on Venezuelan vice president, 10 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:43am

The European Union banned travel and froze the assets of 11 senior Venezuelan officials on Monday, including new Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, pressing the nation's leaders to hold fresh elections and return to democratic rule.

Prince William arrives in Israel for historic royal visit

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:38am

Prince William arrived in Israel on Monday for the first-ever official visit of a member of the British royal family to the tumultuous region London once ruled.

The Latest: Italy official says Libyans laud migrant stance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:34am

The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

Syrian troops push south as US condemns truce breakdown

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:30am

Syria troops advanced against rebels in the south on Monday, in a nearly a weeklong offensive that has displaced thousands and triggered U.S. condemnation.

German court convicts man with torture videos of 2 murders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:04am

A court in southeastern German has convicted a 22-year-old German man of murdering two women last year and sentenced him to life in prison.

Erdogan wins in Turkey, gets ready to assume sweeping powers

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:34am

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, will extend his rule and take on sweeping new powers after his victory in the country's landmark presidential and parliamentary elections.

EU says Russia has done little to merit lifting of sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:32am

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says Russia hasn't done anything more to respect a Ukraine peace agreement that would justify lifting EU sanctions at the end of next month.

Tropical Storm Daniel weakens far off Mexico coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:27am

Tropical Storm Daniel began to weaken on Monday — still far off Mexico's western coast Monday and projected to move farther out to sea.

Romania: Probe sought in communist-era deaths of 340 orphans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:18am

A Romanian government institute asked prosecutors Monday to investigate the deaths of 340 children at a communist-era orphanage during the 1980s.

US sends FBI experts to investigate deadly Ethiopia blast

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:18am

The United States has sent FBI investigators to look into Saturday's deadly attack on a huge rally for the new prime minister, state media reported Monday.