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July 23, 2016 - 10:42am
1 day 20 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — Police say two people who tried to abduct a British serviceman outside a Royal Air Force Base three days ago were probably part of a larger team.

Norfolk Police said Saturday the serviceman only saw two people, including one with a knife, but that others were likely involved.

The serviceman was running near the RAF Marham base in Norfolk when he was grabbed by a man who tried to force him into a van. The man had an accomplice carrying a...

July 23, 2016 - 10:33am
1 day 16 hours ago

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande will reassess security measures once a week all summer amid fears of new violence after a deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice, and heightened French security checks were causing severe delays Saturday for those trying to cross the English Channel.

Government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said after French leadership meeting Saturday that officials are focusing on "adapting itself in all domains" to the evolving threat. At the...

July 23, 2016 - 10:30am
1 day 20 hours ago

BEIRUT (AP) — The lawyer of a dual British-Australian national indicted in a botched attempt to kidnap two Australian-Lebanese children at the center of a custody battle says a travel ban imposed on his client has been lifted.

Joe Karam said Saturday that Adam Whittington and his colleague, Greg Michael, "are free to go."

Whittington, who heads a British-based child recovery agency, allegedly masterminded the plot to kidnap the children from their...

July 23, 2016 - 10:00am
1 day 20 hours ago

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A faction of South Sudan's armed opposition says it has replaced its leader who is also the country's first vice president, Riek Machar, amid uncertainty over his whereabouts.

Machar led a rebellion against President Salva Kiir in December 2013 but signed a peace deal last year, paving the way for him to return as Kiir's deputy.

But Machar fled the capital this month after Kiir's forces bombed his house during clashes that...

July 23, 2016 - 9:11am
1 day 21 hours ago

INDJIJA, Serbia (AP) — The latest developments on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

4 p.m.

Spain's defense ministry says a Spanish navy vessel has arrested two men suspected of being human smugglers in waters near the Libyan coast.

The defense ministry says two Libyans were arrested during an operation by the Spanish frigate "Reina Sofia" to rescue 362 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. The warship...

July 23, 2016 - 8:58am
1 day 21 hours ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan public health ministry official says death toll in attack on Kabul protest march rises to 61, 207 people wounded.

July 23, 2016 - 8:36am
1 day 6 hours ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bombing of a mass demonstration by members of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara minority in the capital, Kabul (all times local):

12:00 p.m.

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry has issued a ban on public gatherings of all types for the next 10 days.

In a statement late Saturday, the ministry, which controls the police, says "any kind of public gathering and demonstration is banned,"...

July 23, 2016 - 8:24am
1 day 23 hours ago

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister says the anti-terrorism proposals of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump make him the better option for Europe and Hungary.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has built border fences to stop migrants, said Saturday in Romania that the ideas of the "upstanding American presidential candidate" about the need for the best intelligence services and his opposition to "democracy export" were also needed for Europe...

July 23, 2016 - 8:15am
1 day 23 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — Travelers seeking to cross the England Channel to enter France have faced severe delays because of heightened French security checks.

British officials said Saturday that the delays were caused by increased French border checks at the Port of Dover and the Channel Tunnels.

France has been under a state of emergency because of repeated attacks on civilians by extremists.

Port of Dover officials said delays...

July 23, 2016 - 7:59am
1 day 23 hours ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities have deported a popular Congolese musician accused of assaulting a female member of his band on Friday.

George Wajackoyah, a lawyer for the entertainer known as Koffi Olomide, said his client was deported early Saturday along with three dancers in his ensemble.

Footage posted on social media shows Olomide kicking the woman, one of his dancers, as they lined up at the airport in Kenya's capital, Nairobi....

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