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Von der Leyen seeks to secure EU top job at parliamentOutgoing German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen is seeking to woo enough legislators at the European Parliament to secure the job of European Commission President in a secret vote late Tuesday
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 4, 2019 file photo, a group of asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)
UN refugee agency 'deeply concerned' about US asylum curbsThe U.N. refugee agency says it's "deeply concerned" about new U.S. restrictions on asylum, saying it will put vulnerable families at risk
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
Trial of former Flynn business partner begins in VirginiaProsecutors say a one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to hide the fact he and Flynn were secretly working on behalf of the Turkish government to advance its agenda
The Associated Press8 hours ago
European Union foreign ministers have approved sanctions on Turkey for its 'illegal' gas drilling off CyprusEuropean Union foreign ministers have approved sanctions on Turkey for its 'illegal' gas drilling off Cyprus
The Associated Press9 hours ago
France's Macron vows to help restart Serbia-Kosovo talksFrench President Emmanuel Macron vowed Monday to help jumpstart stalled negotiations to resolve Serbia's independence dispute with former province Kosovo so a lasting solution can be found for the decades-long Balkan crisis
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson during a visit to King & Co tree nursery, in Braintree, Essex, ahead of a Tory leadership hustings, England, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (Neil Hall/Pool photo via AP)
UK leadership contenders criticize Trump's lawmaker tweetsBritish Prime Minister Theresa May and the two men competing to succeed her have condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's attack on four female lawmakers of color, though they stopped short of calling the remarks racist
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this photo taken on Sunday, May 5, 2019, an Alitalia plane takes off from Sofia airport, Bulgaria. The Italian government is hoping the Alitalia airline will turn a new page after four private investors expressed an interest in joining the state railway, the Italian treasury and Delta Air Lines in trying once again to relaunch the struggling flagship carrier. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Atlantia chosen to help relaunch Italy's Alitalia airlineThe Italian state railway running Alitalia has chosen the Atlantia group of the Benetton empire as the key partner to work with the railway, the Italian treasury and Delta Air Lines in trying once again to relaunch the struggling flagship carrier
The Associated Press10 hours ago
England's Eoin Morgan with the Trophy during celebrations marking their Cricket World Cup victory on Sunday over New Zealand, during at the Oval cricket ground in London Monday July 15, 2019.  (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
Cricket, Tennis, F1: An epic day of sports in LondonAn epic day of sports in London came down to two unprecedented endings a few minutes apart and a few miles away from each other
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this undated photo provided by her family, showing American 59-year-old molecular biologist Suzanne Eaton.  A state coroner on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, on the Greek island of Crete says that the body of a woman believed to be the missing American scientist had died as a result of a "criminal act" although her identity still has to be confirmed, after Eaton was reported missing last week. (AP Photo)
Police say Greek man detained in American scientist's deathPolice say a Greek man has been detained for questioning in the killing of an American scientist on the island of Crete
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 15, 2019. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Moscow rally aims to get opposition candidates on the ballotAbout 1,000 people are rallying in Moscow to support opposition candidates looking to run for the local legislature in a second day of protests in the Russian capital
The Associated Press13 hours ago
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, center, arrives for a European Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Monday, July 15, 2019. European Union nations were looking to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf area on Monday and call on Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear deal, despite the pullout of the United States from the accord and the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
EU works to save unraveling nuclear agreement with IranEuropean Union nations were throwing their diplomatic weight behind the unraveling Iran nuclear deal and tried to rescue the pact from collapsing under U.S. pressure
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, left, looks on next to European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos during a meeting about migration policy in Athens, on Monday , July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Italian police clear migrant squatters amid burning debrisMigrants and squatters set up burning barricades at an abandoned school outside Rome after police were ordered to clear the site
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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