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June 30, 2015 - 5:59am
1 day 15 hours ago

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — One of Tunisia's top security officials says the gunman who killed 38 tourists, mostly Britons, in a beach attack was trained in neighboring Libya at the same time as the attackers who targeted the Bardo museum in March.

Rafik Chelli told The Associated Press Tuesday that Seifeddine Rezgui, a Master's student in electrical engineering at Kairouan University, sneaked into Libya in January and trained near the western town of Sabratha....

June 30, 2015 - 5:59am
1 day 22 hours ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion.

Seoul's Defense Acquisition Program Administration said Tuesday that Airbus edged out bids from the U.S. Boeing Co. and Israel Aerospace Industries in the competition to provide South Korea its first such tanker aircraft.

South Korea says the tankers will let its fighter jets cover...

June 30, 2015 - 5:49am
1 day 22 hours ago

ROME (AP) — The mayor of Rome has been hospitalized overnight after falling ill.

City hall officials confirmed Tuesday that Ignazio Marino was recovering at Rome's Gemelli hospital, but declined to give the cause. The ANSA news agency said he was suffering from renal colic, a painful condition often caused by kidney stones.

Marino has been coping with the fallout of a massive corruption scandal involving city officials from previous administrations...

June 30, 2015 - 5:30am
1 day 12 hours ago

PARIS (AP) — A man with suspected ties to Islamic State extremists who is accused of beheading his boss at a French gas factory has been handed preliminary charges of murder and terrorism ties.

Paris prosecutor's office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said anti-terrorism investigators handed Yassin Salhi the preliminary charges Tuesday.

Salhi was arrested after the attack Friday, which also prompted an explosion and two light injuries. His lawyer...

June 30, 2015 - 5:20am
1 day 22 hours ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A huge explosion has shaken the Afghan capital, Kabul, sending a plume of black smoke over the city's western suburbs.

The cause was no immediately known. The deputy chief of Kabul police, Sayed Gulagha has confirmed it was an explosion and says it appears to have occurred near a busy shopping district.

The explosion comes as government employees are leaving their offices at the end of the working day, which is shorter...

June 30, 2015 - 5:01am
1 day 22 hours ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travelers to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU nations.

The deal sealed by lawmakers and EU country representatives also means that Internet users will be able to access content without being unfairly slowed down or blocked.

Top EU top digital affairs official Guenther Oettinger welcomed the move Tuesday,...

June 30, 2015 - 5:01am
1 day 22 hours ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has criticized the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank for its failure to publicly condemn a recent spate of attacks on Israelis.

Benjamin Netanyahu says those "who do not clearly oppose terrorism cannot wash their hands of it."

His remarks were directed at the Palestinian Authority, which runs the West Bank.

He spoke a day after a Palestinian woman stabbed a female Israeli...

June 30, 2015 - 4:46am
1 day 16 hours ago

VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats say that a U.N. nuclear agency will confirm that Iran has met a key condition of a preliminary nuclear agreement, changing a substantial amount of enriched uranium into a form that is difficult to use for nuclear arms.

Enriched uranium can be used to generate energy or as the fissile core of a nuclear weapon, depending on its enrichment level. Under the preliminary deal reached in November 2013, Iran agreed to convert thousands of kilograms of the...

June 30, 2015 - 4:37am
1 day 22 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of British police are taking part in a major counter-terror exercise in London, testing the abilities of emergency services to respond to a Tunisia-style attack of extremists with firearms.

The exercise dubbed Operation Strong Tower has been planned for six months and is not connected to the recent attack at a north African beach resort. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Maxine de Brunner says the Met has never before put on an exercise of this...

June 30, 2015 - 4:35am
1 day 22 hours ago

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Australia says he is confident that the "great debate" among Australians over gay marriage would result in the best outcome for the country.

Ambassador John Berry told reporters on Tuesday that Australia has always been ahead of the U.S. in providing rights to gays. But after the U.S. Supreme Court last week voted to legalize gay marriages in the entire nation, "for a short period of time we may lap you...

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