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Israel arrests former government minister for Iran spying

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:37am

A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country's internal security agency said Monday.

Ferry carrying 80 sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:37am

A night-time search and rescue effort is underway after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers sank Monday in a popular lake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least one person.

Carlotta weakens to tropical depression off Mexico's coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:22am

Former Tropical Storm Carlotta edged along Mexico's Pacific coast as a tropical depression Monday, bringing heavy rains that posed a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore.

Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies

Bassem Mroue and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:08am

Iraqi Shiite forces and Syria accused the United States on Monday of targeting their troops inside Syria with an airstrike, a charge the U.S. denied but that ratcheted up tensions in the area.

The Latest: Fourth death confirmed in Osaka-area earthquake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:54am

The Latest on a powerful earthquake in Japan (all times local):

UK backs ban on upskirting photos after lawmaker blocks it

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:36am

Britain's Conservative government said Monday it would propose a ban on "upskirting" photos after an opposition attempt to outlaw the practice was derailed by a lone Conservative lawmaker.

Romania: US diplomat says corruption helps 'hostile powers'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:29am

An American diplomat is urging Romania to keep fighting official corruption to prevent "hostile powers" from undermining the country.

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:18am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migration with other European countries instead of turning back migrants unilaterally at Germany's border.

Bosnia police block migrants from reaching EU member Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:13am

Bosnian border police have stopped about 100 migrants from reaching the border with European Union member Croatia amid a rise in the influx of people heading through the Balkans toward Western Europe

Van crashes into fans at Dutch festival: 1 dead, 3 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:08am

A van ran into a small group of pop music fans near a popular festival in the Netherlands, killing one person and injuring three others before fleeing the scene Monday. A suspect turned himself in to police hours later.

Kremlin is relieved that no one died in Moscow taxi crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:52am

The Russian government says it's relieved that nobody died in a weekend taxi crash in Moscow that injured two Mexican soccer fans and six other pedestrians.

Israeli bill seeks to ban photographing soldiers

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:37am

Israeli Cabinet ministers have proposed legislation that seeks to outlaw photographing Israeli soldiers "for the sake of shaming them," a ban rights groups say would amount to government censorship.

British police: 3 men struck dead by train in south London

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:28am

Three young men have died after being struck by a train in south London, British Transport Police said Monday.

Macedonian government submits deal on new name to parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:08am

Macedonia's government on Monday set in motion the process of ratifying an initial agreement with southern neighbor Greece, under which it will change its name to "North Macedonia" and hopefully end a bitter 27-year dispute.

The Latest: Seehofer wants quick action on migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:54am

The Latest on Germany and the debate over migration (all times local):

Bus crash in Poland kills 2 retirees, injures 27 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:52am

Two people have been killed and at least 27 others injured when a bus carrying retirees on a seaside holiday veered off the road and into a grassy ditch in central Poland, officials said Monday.

Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:48am

A Cambodian prince who is a candidate in upcoming elections was transferred to a hospital in neighboring Thailand on Monday after being injured in a road crash that killed his wife, a fellow politician said.

UAE's campaign for Yemen port city a test of 'Little Sparta'

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:36am

The United Arab Emirates is a country better known for oil riches and skyscraper skylines, but right now it is prosecuting what could be a crucial offensive in the 3-year-old conflict in Yemen.

Watchdog says Pakistan's military is intimidating reporters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:32am

Pakistan's military is strong-arming the media in an attempt to stifle criticism of its behind-the-scenes political power ahead of next month's elections, an international watchdog said Monday.