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Poles protest EU comments and govt moves against top court

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:22am

The European Union's executive remains open to triggering sanctions against Poland for limiting judicial independence despite the Polish president's veto of parts of a controversial legal overhaul, a top EU official said Wednesday.

UN urges Congo to hold elections by Dec. 31 deadline

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:22am

The U.N. Security Council urged Congo's government on Wednesday to swiftly implement an agreement to hold presidential elections by the end of the year, warning that failure to do so will increase the risk of insecurity and instability in the country and the region.

UN says 80 percent of Yemeni children need humanitarian aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

Three U.N agencies say nearly 80 percent of Yemeni children need immediate humanitarian assistance amid the collapse of the country's health system in the face of the two-year-long civil war.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:53am

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee veteran of the Iraq War, is slamming President Donald Trump's ban on transgender Americans serving in the military. Duckworth said in a statement Wednesday that when her Black Hawk helicopter was shot down, she didn't care "if the American troops risking their lives to help save me were gay, straight, transgender or anything else.

Turkish Cypriots: Maronites can return to army-held villages

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:51am

Authorities in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus said Wednesday they have lifted restrictions on Maronite Christians reclaiming homes and property in villages that have been under Turkish military control for over four decades.

The Latest: Judge sets deadline for moving baby to hospice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:41am

The Latest on the legal case over the care of critically ill British baby Charlie Gard (all times local):

UN: Helicopter monitoring fighting in Mali has crashed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:36am

The United Nations says a helicopter from the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali that was monitoring "confrontations" on the ground has crashed.

UK judge says critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to hospice if an end-of-life agreement is not reached

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:36am

UK judge says critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to hospice if an end-of-life agreement is not reached.

UN says Congo military 'elements' dug dozens of mass graves

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:32am

Congo military "elements" are responsible for digging at least 42 mass graves in three Kasai provinces after clashes with alleged militia members in recent months, the United Nations said as experts were appointed Wednesday to look into a growing crisis that has killed hundreds and displaced more than a million people.

The Latest: Poor visibility hurts wildfire fight in Portugal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:32am

The Latest on wildfires in southern France and Portugal (all times local):

Correction: Ukraine-Journalist Killed story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:21am

In a story July 20, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Ukrainian journalist Volodymyr Volovodyuk was beaten to death in a June 12 attack. He was beaten but survived.

Partners of jailed activists in Turkey demand their release

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:21am

The partners of two human rights activists jailed in Turkey appealed for their release on Wednesday, rejecting the terrorism accusations against the men as the German and Swedish governments protested to Turkey against their imprisonment.

Catalonia gets ready to accelerate independence after ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

Catalonia's Parliament has approved procedural changes that will fast-track a declaration of independence if the region's voters choose to secede from Spain in an Oct. 1 referendum the Spanish government maintains is illegal.

48 dead as heavy monsoon rains lash western India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:01am

At least 48 people have been killed as large swaths of western India have been lashed by heavy monsoon rains and flooding over the last week, officials said Wednesday.

Sydney police kill suspected robber in main train station

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:01am

Australian police on Wednesday fatally shot a man in Sydney's main train station who was suspected of attempting to rob a florist, police said. Witnesses said the man was armed with a pair of scissors.

Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing soldiers

Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim and Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:01am

Boko Haram extremists ambushed an oil exploration convoy in northern Nigeria, killing about 10 soldiers and abducting 10 geological surveyors, officials said Wednesday. One said at least seven people were rescued and many attackers killed in a shootout that followed.

Parents of critically ill baby request own hospice care team

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:51am

The parents of critically ill infant Charlie Gard conceded Wednesday that he will die in a hospice and not at home as they had previously wished.

Plane from Germany makes emergency landing in Belgrade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:50am

The Belgrade airport says a passenger plane flying from Germany to Egypt has made an emergency landing in the Serbian capital because of an "indication of smoke" in the aircraft cabin.

Britain lifts advisory against travel to Tunisia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:50am

Britain has lifted an advisory against travel to Tunisia, paving the way for tourists to return to the country's Mediterranean beaches two years after a deadly attack.