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Libyan coast guard intercepts 450 migrants bound for Europe

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:37pm

Libya's coast guard intercepted Sunday some 460 African migrants, including dozens of children and women, in the Mediterranean Sea near its shores, a spokesman said.

Italy declines aid ship help, hands migrant rescue to Libya

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:36pm

The Italian government stepped up its efforts to discourage migration Sunday by telling a Spanish aid group it didn't need help rescuing 1,000 migrants from six dinghies because it had passed responsibility for the Mediterranean Sea mission to Libya's coast guard.

Thousands of Romanians stage anti-graft protests for 5th day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:34pm

Thousands of anti-corruption protesters are demonstrating in cities around Romania for a fifth day after a court sentenced the country's most powerful politician for official misconduct.

Prince William on historic Mideast trip, praises Jordan ties

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:29pm

Prince William on Sunday praised "historic ties and friendship" between Britain and Jordan, as he kicked off a historic, politically delicate five-day tour of the desert kingdom, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

The Latest: Pro-Kurdish party to enter Turkish parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:28pm

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

Iraq elections commissions prepares for partial recount

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:16pm

Iraq's elections commission says it has directed its branches to send ballot boxes possibly affected by fraud to Baghdad for a recount.

Partial results in Turkish state media have pro-Kurdish party poised to enter parliament, ruling party majority at risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:05pm

Partial results in Turkish state media have pro-Kurdish party poised to enter parliament, ruling party majority at risk.

The Latest: No decisions at 'frank and open' migration talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:00pm

The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local):

Turkey: Partial results show Erdogan leading in elections

Suzan Fraser, Elena Becatoros and Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:56am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a commanding lead in his bid Sunday for a presidency with broadly expanded powers, with partial results reported by the country's state-run news agency showing him with more than 50 percent of the vote — enough to avoid a runoff.

Activists: US tells rebels in Syria not to expect support

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:43am

Syrian government forces advanced deeper into the southern province of Daraa Sunday under the cover of airstrikes, entering new villages amid reports that the U.S. has told rebels not to expect an American intervention to defend them from the army's offensive.

2nd person dies after grenade blast at huge Ethiopia rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:26am

Ethiopia's health minister says a second person has died after Saturday's explosion at a massive rally in the capital for the new prime minister.

German Chancellor Merkel says at end of summit there is "a lot of goodwill" to discuss EU disagreements on migration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:24am

German Chancellor Merkel says at end of summit there is "a lot of goodwill" to discuss EU disagreements on migration.

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:08am

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Turkish president Erdogan is winning re-election with 56.5 percent of the vote and more than half of ballots counted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:46am

Turkish president Erdogan is winning re-election with 56.5 percent of the vote and more than half of ballots counted.

Egypt extends its state of emergency for another 3 months

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:21am

Egypt has extended its state of emergency for another three months.

Top Mexico presidential candidate vows to undo school reform

Christopher Sherman and Sofia Ortega, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:20am

It was a signature achievement by the government that took over Mexico five years ago: educational reforms aimed at improving schools, rooting out incompetent teachers and breaking the grip of unions on hiring and firing them.

EU leaders back Africa, Balkans migrant reception centers

Lorne Cook and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:06am

The idea of screening Europe-bound asylum-seekers in North Africa and the Balkans gained support from several European Union leaders Sunday as tensions over how best to handle new arrivals threatened to undermine the bloc's unity.

Israel's El Al faces scrutiny after moving female passengers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:00am

Israeli airline El Al is facing new allegations of discrimination after moving two female passengers under pressure from male ultra-Orthodox travelers who refused to sit next to women.

Israel opposition leader named head of Jewish Agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:27am

Israel's opposition leader has been appointed chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, a non-governmental organization responsible for bridging Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.