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EU announces new emergency support for Greek refugee crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:01am

The European Commission announced a new emergency support package for Greece Thursday to help it deal with the refugee crisis that has seen tens of thousands of migrants and refugees stuck in the country.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:41am

President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces has driven a wedge through military veterans in Congress. One camp stood squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decried his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, called Trump's announcement discriminatory. But Duncan Hunter, a former Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Trump made the right call

AP Interview: UN faces war, rains in Yemen cholera spread

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:04am

The head of the U.N. child agency says trying to slow the spread of cholera in war-ravaged Yemen is "a race between us, and the rains and the continuing destruction and the fighting."

Czech woman injured in Egypt knife attack dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:01am

The Czech Foreign Ministry says a Czech woman who was wounded in a knife attack at a hotel in the popular Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada earlier in July has died.

Germany probes Mali crash, suspends helicopter flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:00am

German experts are investigating the cause of the crash of a German military helicopter taking part in U.N. peacekeeping activities in northern Mali, killing the two crew. Germany has suspended routine flights with similar helicopters.

US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:40am

The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief.

Ex-Georgia leader vows to regain Ukrainian citizenship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:30am

Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, who moved to Ukraine to lead one of the country's most corruption-ridden regions, says he will fight to keep his Ukrainian citizenship.

Pakistan arrests head of village council over girl's rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:17am

A police spokeswoman says officers have arrested the head of a village council for allegedly sanctioning the rape of a teenage girl in central Pakistan.

Police: Office worker kills 3 in central China knife rampage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:12pm

Police said three people were killed and four injured in a rampage by a knife-wielding man in central China on Thursday morning.

New Zealander shot dead in central Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:01pm

Police have arrested the suspected gunman in the fatal shooting of a New Zealander on a central Philippine island, officials said Thursday. Another suspect is being sought.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:55pm

A group of 10 Republican and Democratic governors are calling on Senate leaders to heed John McCain's plea for bipartisan work on overhauling Obamacare. In a letter late Wednesday, the governors urged the leaders, particularly top Republican Mitch McConnell, to set aside "this flawed bill" and work with them on making health care more available and affordable for every American.

2 Germans peacekeepers dead in helicopter crash in Mali

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:21pm

A U.N. peacekeeping helicopter crashed Wednesday in the desert in northern Mali and two German peacekeepers were killed, U.N. officials said.

Venezuela leader's foes levy new sanctions and fresh strike

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:43pm

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro at home and abroad tried again Wednesday to pressure the socialist leader into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela's constitution though there was no public sign their efforts were working.

The Latest: Palestinians cheer after Israel removes devices

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:02pm

The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):

Russia: Don't blame Syria for chemical attack without visit

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:31pm

Russia says the United States and its Western allies rushed to judgment and blamed the Syrian government for using sarin nerve gas in an attack on an opposition-held town in Syria without ever visiting the site and ignoring two witnesses presented by Damascus.

Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:49pm

Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support unless his parents and a hospital agree on a plan that could potentially keep the child alive for a bit longer, a British judge ruled Wednesday.

Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing 10

Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim and Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:14pm

Boko Haram extremists ambushed an oil exploration convoy in northern Nigeria, killing at least 10 people and abducting several others who were later rescued, officials said Wednesday. They said insurgents also had been killed, but gave no numbers.

Congo rebel leader, wanted for crimes, surrenders

Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:57pm

The founder and leader of a Congo rebel group who is wanted for crimes against humanity surrendered Wednesday in the country's North Kivu province, the United Nations mission in Congo said.

Wildfires threaten French Riviera, inadequate aircraft cited

Claude Paris, Nadine Achoui-Lesage and Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:43pm

Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of at least 12,000 people.