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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.

German court convicts Syrian who beat man wearing Jewish cap

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:46am

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

EU slaps sanctions on Venezuelan vice-president, 10 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:36am

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.

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.

Prince William arrives in Israel for historic royal visit

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:19am

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.

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.

Philippine military: troops kill 6 police in mistaken clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:03am

Philippine troops mistakenly killed six policemen and wounded nine others whom they thought were communist guerrillas in the country's central hinterlands, military and police officials said.

Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:52am

Anguished parents of 12 members of a boys' soccer team missing in a flooded cave in northern Thailand were spending a third night without their children Monday as water continued to rise in the sprawling caverns, forcing rescuers led by elite navy divers to suspend their search.

South Sudan's rival leaders meeting again in Sudan for talks

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:42am

South Sudan President Salva Kiir met again with rival Riek Machar on Monday in neighboring Sudan amid fragile efforts to end their country's five-year civil war, while the new U.S. ambassador to Juba told The Associated Press the U.S. is skeptical of the latest talks.

The Latest: Prince William arrives in Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:26am

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German train conductor sexually abused boys on 218 occasions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:13am

A court in southwestern Germany has convicted a train conductor of sexually abusing several children on 218 occasions between 2013 and 2017.

The Latest: 600 migrants rescued at sea by Spain amid uptick

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:06am

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

Mexican state detains, disarms town's entire police force

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:54am

State police have detained and disarmed the entire police force of a town in western Mexico where a mayoral candidate was killed last week.

Rights official condemns deadly attack on Roma in Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:32am

A top European human rights official is condemning an attack on a Roma camp in western Ukraine that left one person dead and four others injured, including a 10-year-old boy.

Algeria expels thousands of migrants in forced Sahara march

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:02am

From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world's most unforgiving terrain in the blistering sun.

German house explosion probe targets injured resident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:54am

German authorities say a resident of an apartment building that was destroyed in a weekend explosion is suspected of causing the blast by manipulating gas pipes.