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North Korea fires missile which lands in sea off Japan

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:02am

North Korea launched a ballistic missile Friday night which flew longer than any of its previous missiles and landed in the ocean off Japan, according to officials from Japan, South Korea and the United States.

Romania blocks Russian deputy PM from entering EU airspace

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:58am

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin had to scrap a trip to Moldova on Friday after his plane was barred from entering Romanian and Hungarian airspace.

Italy approves hotly contested mandatory vaccine program

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:21am

Italy's parliament on Friday gave final approval to making a slate of childhood vaccinations mandatory for school children up to age 16 — a move aimed at countering an anti-vaccine trend that officials have attributed to misinformation.

A look at who might be Pakistan's next prime minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:11am

With Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif disqualified by the country's top court and out of his job, questions are swirling over who will succeed him as head of government.

2 boys in custody suspected of arson over French wildfires

Thomas Adamson and Nadine Achoui-Lesage, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:11am

Two teenage boys went before a judge Friday on suspicion of deliberately starting one of the wildfires that devastated parts of southeastern France and Corsica this week, an official said.

Germany: 1 dead, 4 wounded in knife attack at Hamburg market

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:51am

A man with a knife fatally stabbed one person at a supermarket Friday in the northern German city of Hamburg and wounded four others as he fled, police said. He was then arrested.

Chief prosecutor: At least 114 deaths in Venezuela crisis

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:36am

Venezuela's chief prosecutor is reporting at least 114 deaths in nearly four months of protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Slovak far-right leader charged with using neo-Nazi symbols

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:31am

The leader of a far-right party with seats in the Slovak parliament has been charged with crimes related to the use of neo-Nazi symbols, police said Friday.

9 bodies found piled in Mexican border city Nuevo Laredo

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:20am

Nine bodies were found in a bloody pile in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas, Mexican authorities reported.

Disqualified by court, Pakistan's prime minister steps down

Munir Ahmed and Zarar Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:00am

Pakistan's prime minister stepped down on Friday, hours after the country's Supreme Court disqualified him from office in dramatic developments that have plunged the nuclear-armed nation into another major crisis.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:56am

President Donald Trump says that if the Senate wants to pass legislation, it "must immediately go to a 51 vote majority." His morning tweet was puzzling, considering it came hours after the Republican majority failed to even reach 51 votes to overhaul the nation's health care laws.

Italy OKs naval support to help Libya fight trafficking

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:51am

Italy on Friday approved sending Italian naval ships to help the Libyan coast guard combat migrant trafficking following a request by the North African nation.

Suspected Afghan Taliban member indicted in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:38am

German prosecutors said Friday that they have filed terrorism and murder charges against a suspected member of Afghanistan's Taliban whom they accuse of participating in an attack in which an American soldier was killed.

Philippines: Only 60 militants fighting in Marawi siege

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:31am

The Philippine military said Friday only about 60 pro-Islamic State group militants are still fighting in a two-month siege of southern Marawi city that has left 630 people dead and swaths of the Islamic region in ruins.

IS claims deadly attack in Syria against US-backed force

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:11am

Islamic State militants have carried out a deadly attack on U.S.-backed forces in Syria, killing and wounding many fighters and civilians, Syrian monitors and an IS-linked media outlet said Friday.

In Zimbabwe, Mugabe's wife positions as possible successor

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:05am

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife once said the 93-year-old leader should run "as a corpse" in the 2018 elections if he dies before the vote. Now politically ambitious Grace Mugabe is positioning herself as a possible successor, saying one of the ruling party's two vice presidents should be a woman.

'Big hunt' for Russian hackers, but no obvious election link

Howard Amos, Raphael Satter and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:09am

Pyotr Levashov appeared to be just another comfortable member of Russia's rising middle-class — an IT entrepreneur with a taste for upmarket restaurants, Thai massages and foreign travel.

Spain moves to block Catalan bid to fast-track independence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:09am

Spain says it has appealed to the Constitutional Court to block a measure passed by the regional parliament of Catalonia that would allow it to fast-track a declaration of independence if its voters choose to secede from Spain in a planned Oct. 1 referendum.

Nepal woodcarvers inspired to restore quake-toppled temples

Niranjan Shrestha, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:19am

In the rubble of Nepal's 2015 earthquake, a team of dedicated woodworkers is finding inspiration to recreate what was lost.