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Turkish opposition parties form alliance before June 24 vote

ISTANBUL (AP) — Four opposition parties in Turkey have announced a political alliance ahead of the country's June 24 national election, aiming to mount a meaningful challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party. Speaking to reporters Saturday, the main opposition Republican ...

Indian-held Kashmir erupts in deadly violence, killing 7

By AIJAZ HUSSAIN, Associated Press SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian troops killed three suspected rebels during a gunbattle Saturday in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, while police blamed insurgents for killing three other men during a day of violence and protests in the disputed ...

Honduras regrets US move to end temporary protected status

By FREDDY CUEVAS, Associated Press TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — President Juan Orlando Hernandez's government expressed regret over a U.S. move Friday to end temporary protected status, or TPS, for tens of thousands of Hondurans who have resided in the United States for nearly two ...

Trump cites knife crime in London before first visit to UK

LONDON (AP) — Some British doctors and legislators have reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's comments comparing a London hospital to a war zone because of knife crime. Dr. Martin Griffiths, a surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, tweeted Saturday he would be "happy to invite Mr. ...

7 miners missing in Poland after tremor hits coal mine

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Seven coal miners are missing after a tremor struck a mine in southern Poland, a spokeswoman for a coal mining company said Saturday. A rescue operation was launched at 11:25 a.m. Saturday after a tremor occurred at the Zofiowka ...

Armenian capital calm after protests end _ but at what cost?

By YURAS KARMANAU and DAVID KEYTON, Associated Press YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — After weeks of raucous protests, the streets of the Armenian capital suddenly calmed Thursday and the ruling party confirmed it would back an opposition leader to become prime minister next week. The opposition ...

Germany vows to take tougher stance on migrant deportations

By FRANK JORDANS and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of German police officers raided a refugee shelter in the southern town of Ellwangen on Thursday, days after an angry mob of migrants prevented authorities from deporting a 23-year-old man from Togo. The ...

Rainstorm kills at least 91, injures over 160 in India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A powerful dust storm and rain swept parts of north and western India overnight, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 91 people dead and more than 160 injured, officials said Thursday. The devastation was particularly severe Wednesday night in ...

Iran’s foreign minister says no renegotiating nuclear deal

By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister took to YouTube on Thursday to criticize President Donald Trump's threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal, saying Iran will not "renegotiate or add onto" the atomic accord. Mohammad Javad ...

Australian first lady ‘flattered’ by ‘delicious’ description

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Thursday his wife was "flattered and charmed" to be described by President Emmanuel Macron as "delicious," a compliment that has sparked lighthearted conjecture during the French leader's first ...