• Dutch seek U.N. tribunal to prosecute downing of Malaysian plane

    By Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Dutch government is lobbying its political allies for the establishment of a U.N. tribunal to prosecute suspects in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over territory held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine a year ago, Prime Minister…

  • Turkey reinforces Syria border, PM says no incursion planned

    By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has deployed additional troops and equipment along part of its border with Syria as fighting north of the city of Aleppo intensifies, security sources said, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said there were no immediate plans for any incursion. Ankara…

  • Hungary's asylum bill blow to refugee protection: Council of Europe, U.N

    The United Nations and the Council of Europe both criticized Hungary's planned changes to its asylum rules on Friday, saying they would harm asylum-seekers' right to seek safety there and put them at risk. The European human rights watchdog said the legislation would strike a blow to refugee…

  • Syrian regime hits rebel offensive in Aleppo with heavy airstrikes

    Syrian government forces hit the city of Aleppo with heavy airstrikes late Thursday and into Friday in an attempt to push back a rebel offensive earlier Thursday. Recommended: How much do you know about the Islamic State? Aleppo, 50 km (30 miles) south of the Turkish border, was Syria's most…

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  • Will Joe Biden run for president? Drumbeat picks up

    Vice President Joe Biden has long harbored dreams of being president. After the death on May 30 of Mr. Biden’s beloved elder son, Beau, such talk was put on hold. New York businessman Jon Cooper, a former Obama fundraising bundler now working on a draft effort to get Biden into the race, told the…

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  • The good, the bad, and the complicit: Two films challenge Trump on Mexico

    If we take Donald Trump at his word, Mexico is a country of criminals and rapists. 

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  • Goodbye Washington, hello Moscow? Saudi Arabia finds friendly face in Putin.

    As the world's two biggest oil producers, Russia and Saudi Arabia working together have the potential to dominate the globe's petroleum markets. Some experts perceive signs of an "emerging partnership" driven by shifting global winds, in which Saudi cash helps Moscow dodge Western sanctions, while…

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  • Mixed reaction to scrapping of anti-gay law in Mozambique

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambicans reacted cautiously to the government's decision to do away with a colonial-era anti-gay law.

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  • Bomb goes off inside mosque in Damascus suburb, kills cleric

    BEIRUT (AP) — A bomb exploded inside a mosque in an opposition-held suburb of Damascus on Friday killing a Sunni Muslim cleric, Syria's state TV reported.

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  • Top Asian News at 3:30 p.m. GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing. Such…

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  • S Africa: Opposition files charges against deputy president

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An opposition party filed criminal charges against South Africa's deputy president and other officials on Friday for their alleged involvement in the police shooting deaths of 34 miners during labor unrest.

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  • Obama to host head of Vietnam communist party

    The head of Vietnam's Communist Party will make a first-ever visit to the White House next week, meeting President Barack Obama on the 40th anniversary of the end of the war between the two nations. The landmark trip underscores strengthening ties between the former wartime enemies amid regional…

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  • U.N. calls on Israel, Palestinians to prosecute Gaza war crimes

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights body called on Israel and the Palestinians to prosecute alleged war crimes committed in the 2014 Gaza war and to cooperate with the International Criminal Court's preliminary investigation. The U.N. Human Rights Council…

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  • Militants fire rocket from Sinai into Israel: military source

    Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired a rocket into southern Israel on Friday, causing no casualties, an Israeli military source said, confirming earlier media reports. "Yes, the rocket was fired from Sinai," the source said. Israeli police said the rocket landed in an open area causing no…

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  • The Latest: Vandeweghe beats Stosur at Wimbledon

    LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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  • Court rejects bid by victims' kin to clear Lockerbie bomber

    LONDON (AP) — Judges at a Scottish court ruled Friday that relatives of people killed in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland cannot launch an appeal on behalf of the only man convicted of the attack.

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  • Rocket fired from Sinai hits southern Israel, no one hurt

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says a rocket fired from neighboring Sinai, where Egyptian troops are battling Islamic State militants, has struck southern Israel. There was no damage and no one was hurt.

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