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1 missing, 6 dead in storm in northern Greece

By COSTAS KANTOURIS Associated Press THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A search and rescue operation was underway in northern Greece Thursday for a fisherman missing after a powerful storm left six people dead, including two children, and injured about 140. The violent storm in the northern ...

From hot sauce to pop gloss, US products seep into Iran

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At a trendy restaurant in Iran's capital, customers sip Coca-Cola through bending straws as waiters bring caddies to their tables full of Heinz ketchup and two types of Tabasco sauce. Welcome to dining in the Islamic Republic, brought to ...

Bosnian Muslims mark 24th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre

By DARKO BANDIC Associated Press SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of mourners gathered in Bosnia on Thursday to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II. Relatives of the more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim ...

Diplomats shaken for now after Britain’s US ambassador quits

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The abrupt resignation of Britain's ambassador to the United States over leaked cables critical of the Trump administration may have jolted official Washington, but it's unlikely to have a lasting impact on the U.S.-British relationship ...

2 runners gored racing with bulls at Pamplona’s festival

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish officials say the opening bull run of this year's San Fermin festival in the northern city of Pamplona has left at least five people injured, including two who were gored by bulls. Red Cross spokesman José Aldaba says the most seriously injured were treated ...

Iran to raise uranium enrichment beyond nuclear deal limits

By JON GAMBRELL and NASSER KARIMI Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Sunday it will raise its level of uranium enrichment, breaking another limit of its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and further heightening tensions with the U.S. Officials also said the ...

France’s Macron trying to save Iran nuclear deal by July 15

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says he is trying to find a way by July 15 to resume dialogue between Iran and Western partners. Macron's office said in a statement that the French leader spoke for more than an hour Saturday with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani amid a standoff ...

Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88

By MARCELO SILVA DE SOUSA Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of the South American nation, died on ...

Greeks vote in 1st parliamentary election since bailout end

By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks were voting Sunday in the first parliamentary election since their country emerged from three successive international bailouts still struggling with a crippling nearly decade-long financial crisis. Opinion polls have ...

‘Let’s do it:’ 3 hours at the DMZ and a made-for-TV moment

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — "Ok, let's do it." With those words, a deliberate step and a pat on the arm of Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American leader to step into North Korea on Sunday as the two made history ...

Hong Kong protesters block roads before handover ceremony

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong pushed barriers and dumpsters into the streets early Monday morning in an apparent bid to block access to a symbolically important ceremony marking the anniversary of the return of the former British colony to China. Police in riot gear faced them in ...

Drowned migrants return to El Salvador for burial

By MARCOS ALEMAN Associated Press LA HACHADURA, El Salvador (AP) — The bodies of the father and daughter who drowned together last week while trying to cross the Rio Grande to the U.S. returned to El Salvador on Sunday for burial. Photographs of Valeria, face down with her little arm ...

At least 7 dead as Sudanese stage protests against army rule

By HUSSEIN MALLA and SAMY MAGDY Associated Press KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country Sunday calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. A ...

Rescue ship captain held in Italy attracts donors, defenders

By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — High-level support and almost three-quarters of a million dollars in donations poured in Sunday for the German captain of a migrant rescue ship who was arrested after she defied repeated orders to stay out of Italy and struck a police boat ...

Iran says ‘idiotic’ new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy

By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as President Hassan ...

Fiancee of slain Saudi journalist urges UN action in killing

By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi took her campaign for justice in his killing to the United Nations' top human rights body Tuesday and urged the U.N. to take "the next step" following a key investigator's finding that Saudi Arabia ...

Turkey’s leader vows to heed ‘messages’ of Istanbul election

By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In his first public appearance since a crushing defeat in a rerun election for mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to draw lessons and make adjustments in line with "the messages given by the ...

Workshop on US economic plan for Palestinians kicking off

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Amid heavy skepticism and deep doubts about prospects for success, the Trump administration on Tuesday was convening an international conference to promote its ambitious but harshly criticized $50 billion economic support plan for ...

Scientists successfully transfer 1st test tube rhino embryo

By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Europe said Tuesday they've successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female whose eggs were fertilized in vitro, as part of an effort to save another nearly extinct sub-species of the giant horned mammal. The ...

Plotter of failed Ethiopia coup killed, 182 others arrested

By ELIAS MESERET and ANDREW MELDRUM Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian army general accused of leading a failed coup in a restive northern region was killed Monday in a firefight with security forces amid a security crackdown in which more than 180 others have been ...