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June 2, 2015 - 6:42am
7 hours 49 min ago

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system says it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.

Mikhail Malyshevsky, an adviser to the director general of the state-controlled Almaz-Antei consortium, said at a news conference Tuesday that the analysis was based on photographs of the wreckage available to the public....

June 2, 2015 - 6:16am
8 hours 19 min ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A former "Kremlin troll" is suing her old employer to shut down what she describes as a "factory" churning out Internet propaganda defending Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Lyudmila Savchuk said Tuesday that the trial opened Monday in St. Petersburg but was immediately delayed until June 23 because the defendant failed to show up.

In an interview in April, Savchuk told The Associated Press how she and hundreds of...

June 2, 2015 - 6:01am
8 hours 19 min ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An official at the South African wildlife park where a lion killed an American woman has remained open and is "operating as usual."

The Lion Park's Assistant Manager Scott Simpson said that the park in Johannesburg had opened as usual on Tuesday.

An American woman was killed by a lioness on Monday when the animal attacked her through an open car window, also injuring the driver of the car who remains hospitalized....

June 2, 2015 - 5:58am
7 hours 9 min ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S.-born Israeli soldier has caused a stink for violating the Israeli military's kosher rules by eating a pork sandwich while in uniform.

The military said Tuesday that the soldier, whose name has not been released, "violated rules and regulations," which required him to be disciplined.

He was initially given an 11-day prison sentence. The punishment was later converted to being confined to base for the same duration — after...

June 2, 2015 - 5:51am
1 hour 19 min ago

PARIS (AP) — Spanish flags are lining Paris avenues as the French capital hosts King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia for a state visit that was delayed because of a deadly plane crash in March involving dozens of Spanish victims.

The royal couple attended a state dinner Tuesday with President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace after visiting a Velasquez exhibit at the Grand Palais.

Felipe also gave a special award to emergency officials who cleared...

June 2, 2015 - 5:23am
10 hours 9 min ago

BERLIN (AP) — An upstart German party that combines an anti-euro stance with tough talk on immigration has called off a planned congress amid increasingly ugly infighting over its leadership and future course.

Alternative for Germany, founded two years ago, won seats in the European Parliament last year and has entered five state legislatures in regional elections over recent months.

It initially focused on talk of ending the euro currency in its...

June 2, 2015 - 5:20am
10 hours 19 min ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A media freedom watchdog has called on Turkey's president to stop "bullying" journalists after he accused a newspaper editor of espionage and threatened punishment for publishing images of what the paper said were Turkish trucks carrying ammunition to Syrian militants.

In a statement late Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists condemned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for threatening legal action against the Cumhuriyet newspaper editor Can...

June 2, 2015 - 5:05am
10 hours 49 min ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' national carrier has formally submitted a document to the United States government rebutting allegations by U.S. carriers that it receives unfair subsidies.

Government-owned Etihad Airways announced the filing Tuesday, marking its most comprehensive response to an effort by American carriers to pressure Washington to renegotiate treaties that allow airlines from Qatar and the UAE to fly to the U.S....

June 2, 2015 - 5:01am
9 hours 39 min ago

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas forces have killed an Islamic State group supporter, the first fatality since Gaza's Islamic rulers launched a crackdown on the more-radical group months ago.

Hamas spokesman Eyad Al-Bozum says Tuesday that a 27-year-old man died "during an attempt to arrest him."

He says the man refused to surrender, then opened fire at Hamas forces and planted explosives in the house where he was holed up.

The...

June 2, 2015 - 4:54am
2 hours 19 min ago

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A new Boko Haram video allegedly shows a militant shooting wounded soldiers in the head, and charred parts claimed to be the remnants of a downed Nigerian jet fighter.

The first video released since the group pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group has no sign of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. There was no explanation for his absence. Shekau has been the mainstay of all previous videos.

An armed fighter with his...

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