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July 18, 2016 - 4:42am
1 week 3 days ago

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say two car bombs targeting security checkpoints killed at least nine soldiers in the southern city of Mukalla, which was recently recaptured from al-Qaida.

The first attack on Monday was carried out by a suicide car bomber who rammed his vehicle into a checkpoint, killing at least nine soldiers. The officials had no immediate details about the second attack.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity...

July 18, 2016 - 4:31am
1 week 3 days ago

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's conservatives have elected a new leader who they hope can restore the party's image ahead of snap parliamentary elections in September.

The Croatian Democratic Union party, or HDZ, late Sunday overwhelmingly backed former diplomat and EU Parliament member Andrej Plenkovic as the new president. Plenkovic, who led Croatia's accession negotiations with the EU, promised to work to "regain voters' trust."

The Sept. 11 vote...

July 18, 2016 - 3:44am
1 week 3 days ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran began a closed trial on Monday for 21 suspects in the storming of Saudi diplomatic missions earlier this year, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

The trial is the first in the case of the January incident, when Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and a consulate in Mashhad after Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shiite cleric and dissident. Iran views itself as the defender of the...

July 18, 2016 - 3:36am
1 week 3 days ago

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Senior American military officers tell The Associated Press that the Taliban have been surprisingly slow to ramp up attacks in Afghanistan this summer.

This is normally a peak period for insurgent violence, and last year the Taliban inflicted heavy losses on weakened Afghan security forces.

Speaking to the AP on Sunday, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he is cautiously...

July 18, 2016 - 3:33am
1 week 3 days ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's intelligence agency says unknown gunmen attacked a police station in Almaty, the country's largest city.

The attack comes a month after 20 people were killed in the Kazakh city of Aktobe when groups of gunmen attacked a military base and a gun shop. Authorities described the violence as a terrorist attack and blamed it on radical Islamists.

Kazakhstan's National Security Committee said in a statement Monday it raised the...

July 18, 2016 - 3:17am
1 week 3 days ago

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister says investigators have no evidence so far that the truck driver who killed 84 people in Nice had links to "terrorist networks."

Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday on RTL radio that while the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the Bastille Day attack, the driver may have been motivated by IS messages but not necessarily coordinating with a larger network.

Cazeneuve says: "These links for now have not...

July 18, 2016 - 3:04am
1 week 3 days ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — New British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who recently likened the European Union to Adolf Hitler's vision for Europe, is in Brussels to meet with his new EU colleagues, and says he hopes to cooperate closely.

Johnson led a winning campaign to persuade voters to leave the European Union, but said Monday it "in no sense means we are leaving Europe."

Johnson says: "We are not going to be in any way abandoning our leading role in...

July 18, 2016 - 2:54am
1 week 2 days ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the attempted military coup in Turkey (all times local):

1:45 a.m.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he's ready to reinstate the death penalty if the Turkish people demand it and parliament approves the necessary legislation.

Erdogan spoke early Tuesday to hundreds of supporters outside his Istanbul residence who were chanting for Turkey to restore capital punishment following the...

July 18, 2016 - 2:48am
1 week 3 days ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — A powerful Iraqi Shiite cleric says the additional 560 U.S. troops to be sent to Iraq to upgrade an air base recently retaken from the Islamic State group would be a "target" for his supporters.

Muqtada al-Sadr's threat came in response to a question from a supporter about the deployment, announced last week by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

Al-Sadr wrote on his official website late Sunday that "they are a target for us," without...

July 18, 2016 - 2:45am
1 week 3 days ago

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying British semiconductor company ARM Holdings for $31 billion.

The agreement, disclosed Monday, underlines SoftBank's desire to expand in the Internet of Things, which refers to how almost anything these days has become a computer device that can connect online. SoftBank said ARM has a solid reputation as an innovator in the Internet of Things.

The pound has weakened recently after...

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