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Service celebrates UK's 'Windrush generation' from Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:06am

British Prime Minister Theresa May has joined more than 2,000 people at London's Westminster Abbey to celebrate the contribution of immigrants from the Caribbean, 70 years to the day after hundreds of West Indians arrived to help rebuild war-scarred Britain.

Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:44am

At least four rebels, a counterinsurgency police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which several people were injured.

Romania: Party rallies around leader convicted of graft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:26am

Leaders of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party rallied Friday around their powerful leader after he was handed a 3½-year jail sentence for abuse of office.

Belgian gets life on cocaine smuggling charges in Cambodia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:16am

A Cambodian court sentenced a Belgian man to life in prison on Friday on charges of smuggling cocaine into the country.

Spanish prosecutors appeal against men's release in sex case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:14am

Spanish prosecutors are filing an appeal against a court decision granting bail to five men acquitted of gang rape and convicted instead of sexual abuse, a lesser felony.

Ethiopia unblocks more than 200 websites as reforms continue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:12am

Ethiopia says it has unblocked 246 websites and TV channels in the latest reform under its new prime minster, whose chief of staff says "freedom of expression is a foundational right."

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

Sam Mednick and Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:59am

The latest attempt at ending South Sudan's five-year civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years.

Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:48am

North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.

Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:44am

Syrian government forces are keeping up their pressure on the country's strategic southwest, using artillery, airstrikes and dropping barrel bombs on Friday that target rebel-held parts of the region, activists said.

Catalan secessionists cut formal ties with Spanish monarchy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:33am

Catalonia's pro-independence political leaders are snubbing the Spanish king in their latest public challenge to rule from Madrid.

Polish local police chief fired over colleague's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:24am

Poland's Interior Ministry says a regional police chief and one of his deputies have been fired after they attended a party during which a senior anti-terrorist investigator fell from a window and died.

German chancellor says migration meeting a 'first exchange'

Maggie Hyde, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:22am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said an upcoming meeting of European leaders in Brussels would be a "first exchange" toward finding solutions and agreements to problems connected with migration.

Russia says evidence of Syria chemical attacks was faked

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:20am

Russia said Friday that the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians.

Spanish court lifts ban on book about drug trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:02am

A Madrid court has lifted a ban on the sale of a book that investigates drug trafficking in Spain, saying that it comes within laws on the right to inform.

Cyprus, Israel, Greece pledge deeper military ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:01am

The defense ministers of Cyprus, Israel and Greece are pledging to forge deeper military ties in order to better counter common threats and to help bolster security in a tumultuous region.

A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's power

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:00am

Turkish voters will vote Sunday in a historic double election for the presidency and parliament.

AP Explains: Reunions between Korean families divided by war

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:56am

North and South Korean officials agreed Friday to hold highly emotional temporary reunions in August of families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War. A look at key issues:

Reporter calls out Italian minister over police protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:53am

An anti-mafia journalist under police protection has lashed out at Italy's hard-line interior minister for insinuating that not everyone who receives government protection is deserving.

Italy's interior minister says Malta should take rescue boat

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:50am

Italy's populist, anti-migrant interior minister said Friday that Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants rescued from rubber dinghies off the Libyan coast to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters.