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Council of Europe experts: Hungary must repeal anti-NGO law

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:28am

A group of experts advising the Council of Europe called on Hungary on Friday to repeal its so-called "Stop Soros" law, which threatens to incarcerate people helping refugees.

Rights group warns blocking aid in Yemen endangers millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:16am

Yemen's warring parties are obstructing the flow of crucial aid from the Red Sea port of Hodeida endangering millions in what is already the world's worst humanitarian crisis, an international rights group said. It urged the U.N. Security Council to impose "targeted sanctions" on those responsible for hampering humanitarian assistance and violating international law.

Slovenia lawmakers hold first session after election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:05am

Slovenian lawmakers have overwhelmingly elected a conservative leader as parliamentary speaker as talks continue on forming a coalition government after this month's inconclusive election.

The Latest: Assad says talks with US would be waste of time

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:02am

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Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won't be easy

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:42am

Barely a week in office, Italy's populist interior minister lost no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from the Mediterranean nation.

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

Sam Mednick and Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:38am

The latest attempt at ending South Sudan's five-year civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years.

Corbyn: Labour government would quickly recognize Palestine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:36am

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is visiting camps for Syrian and Palestinian refugees, said Friday that a government under his leadership would recognize a Palestinian state "very early on."

Falling tree branch kills Polish official in heavy storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:34am

Polish officials say the deputy mayor of a town in central Poland was killed by a tree branch toppled by a heavy summer storm. The storm left 10 other people injured and damaged 300 buildings.

UK service celebrates 'Windrush generation' from Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:29am

British Prime Minister Theresa May joined more than 2,000 people at London's Westminster Abbey on Friday to celebrate the contribution of immigrants from the Caribbean, 70 years to the day after hundreds of West Indians arrived to help rebuild war-scarred Britain.

Cyprus, Israel, Greece pledge deeper military ties

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:29am

Cyprus, Israel and Greece must forge deeper military ties to improve security and more effectively counter common threats in a turbulent region, the countries' defense ministers said Friday.

The Latest: Chart shows Turkish candidates' unequal coverage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:00am

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After US, Israel also backs away from UN human rights body

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:55am

Diplomats said Friday that Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the U.N.'s main human rights body, days after the United States pulled out largely over its allegation that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel.

Gorbachev: Putin, Trump should focus on arms control

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:44am

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says if Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump hold a summit, they should focus on curbing the U.S.-Russia arms race and ensuring strategic stability.

Trump's Mideast team meets Israeli premier over peace plan

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:44am

President Donald Trump's Mideast team met Friday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss the U.S. plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

UN: Basic human rights being 'chiseled away' in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:32am

Government security forces in Venezuela carry out unjustified killings without any apparent consequences as the rule of law in the country quickly vanishes, a United Nations report charged Friday.

German chancellor says migration meeting a 'first exchange'

Maggie Hyde, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:10am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said an upcoming meeting of European leaders in Brussels would be a "first exchange" toward finding solutions and agreements to problems connected with migration.

Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:05am

Syrian government forces kept up their pressure on the country's strategic southwest on Friday, using artillery, airstrikes and dropping barrel bombs that targeted rebel-held parts of the region, activists said.

Italy's interior minister says Malta should take rescue boat

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:54am

Italy's populist, anti-migrant interior minister said Friday that Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants rescued from rubber dinghies off the Libyan coast to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters.

The Latest: 12 hurt when van with migrants flips in Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:48am

The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local):