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Acting U.S. Secretary for Defense Mark Esper, left, greets Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar prior to a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)
US warns Turkey it faces sanctions if it buys Russian systemActing U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making it clear to Turkey that it will face economic sanctions if it goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian missile defense system
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Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, attends a RAI state TV program in Rome, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. A German humanitarian ship carrying 42 migrants rescued off Libya two weeks ago is in Italian waters within sight of Lampedusa island in defiance of a ban by the country's hard-line interior minister. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he wouldn't allow any of the migrants to disembark and threatened Wednesday to deploy law enforcement. (Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP)
Rescue ship with 42 migrants defies Italy order to stay outA German humanitarian ship carrying 42 migrants rescued off Libya two weeks ago is in Italian waters within sight of Lampedusa island in defiance of a ban by the country's hard-line interior minister
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Opposition demonstrators hold American and Georgian flags pose for a photo as they gather in front of the Georgian Parliament's building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Georgia's parliament has voted to lift the immunity of an opposition lawmaker, opening him to prosecution on charges of inciting disorder at a protest last week. The move Wednesday is sure to increase tensions in the country, where thousands have held protests outside parliament every day for a week. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
Georgia strips lawmaker of immunity in protest caseGeorgia's parliament voted Wednesday to lift the immunity of an opposition lawmaker, opening him to prosecution on charges of inciting disorder at a protest last week
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Dutch railway company to pay reparations for WWII transportsThe Dutch national railway company NS says it will pay reparations to Jews, Roma and Sinti whom it transported to camps during World War II from where they were sent to Nazi concentration camps
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Alexander Shchetinin, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Latin America department, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Shchetinin said that Venezuelan political forces need to come to terms on settling the country's political crisis and warned against foreign interference. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
AP Interview: Russia hails Norway-brokered Venezuela talksRussia's envoy on Venezuela says the Norway-brokered talks between the Venezuelan government and the opposition have raised a glimmer of hope for settling the country's crisis
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, left, speaks with Supreme Allied Commander Europe U.S. Air Force General Tod Wolters during a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
NATO weighs boost to air defenses over Russia missile systemNATO is considering beefing up European air and missile defenses and ramping up its war games plans should Russia fail to respect a key Cold War-era nuclear missile treaty by August, alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Wednesday
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A member of the U.S. investigative team shows a magnet the U.S. Navy says came from a limpet mine that didn't explode on a Japanese-owned oil tanker at a 5th Fleet base, during a trip organized by the Navy for journalists, near Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A breakdown of what's at stake in US-Iran crisisBoth sides in the US-Iran standoff say they don't want war
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Russia hails return European body amid objectionsRussian officials are hailing the decision by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to ratify credentials of the country's delegation, restoring Russia's participation five years after being stripped of voting rights
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Firefighters search through the rubble of a exploded building in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. A suspected gas explosion blew a gaping hole in a building in central Vienna on Wednesday, injuring at least 12 people, two of them seriously, according to police and images from the scene.  (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Building explosion in Austrian capital leaves 12 injuredA suspected gas explosion has blown a gaping hole in a building in central Vienna, injuring at least 12 people, two of them seriously, according to police and images from the scene
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. A leading French consumer group has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Google of violating the EU's landmark 2018 privacy rules. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
French lawsuit accuses Google of violating EU privacy rulesA leading French consumer group has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Google of violating the EU's landmark 2018 privacy rules
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Spain nabs Brazilian air force officer with cocaine in bagSpanish police say they have arrested a Brazilian air force officer at Seville airport with 39 kilograms of cocaine in his suitcase
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this  July 16, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at the beginning of a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland.  When Trump and Putin meet this week on the sidelines of an international summit in Japan, it will mark a new chapter in a closely watched relationship that crackles with questions and contradictions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Kremlin confirms Trump-Putin meeting at G-20The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of an international summit in Japan
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this image released by the British Royal Air Force and taken on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, a Royal Air Force Typhoon from No. 11 Squadron (RAF Coningsby), currently based out of Amari Air Base, Estonia as part of 121 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW) intercepts a Russian SU-27, in Estonia. Britain’s defense ministry says Royal Air Force jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in a single day to intercept Russian aircraft. The ministry says that the missions brought the number of incidents involving Russian planes to 11 since taking over the Baltic Air Policing mission in May. (Royal Air Force via AP)
UK jets in Estonia scrambled to intercept Russian planesBritain's defense ministry says Royal Air Force jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in a single day to intercept Russian aircraft
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, speaks to journalists from ACANU (Association of the Accredited Correspondents to the United Nations) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Magali Girardin/Keystone via AP)
Saudi envoy blasts UN expert's report on Khashoggi killingA top Saudi diplomat has lashed out at an independent U.N. expert's searing report alleging that Saudi Arabia was responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying it was based on "prejudice and pre-fabricated ideas."
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Mette Frederiksen of The Danish Social Democrats address the media after finalizing the government negotiations shortly after midnight at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark, early Wednesday June 26, 2019.  Frederiksen announced that The Danish Social Democrats will form a minority government backed by three other left-wing parties. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Nordic liberals take harder line on migrants to win votesIn Scandinavia, there's a new type of socially conscious liberal, one that also wants tighter restrictions on immigration
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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