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  • Five killed as cargo train explodes in Bulgaria
    Reuters

    Five killed as cargo train explodes in Bulgaria

    At least five people were killed and 29 injured when a cargo train derailed and exploded in the northeastern Bulgarian village of Hitrino, demolishing about 50 houses and public buildings, officials said on Saturday. Bulgaria's government said it is preparing to announce Monday a day of national

  • Reuters

    Suicide bomber kills at least 40 Yemeni troops in Aden

    A suicide bomber killed at least 40 Yemeni soldiers and wounded at least 70 others at a base in the city of Aden, a local security official said, in another major attack on forces allied to a Saudi-led military campaign. Islamic State militants have repeatedly claimed responsibility for deadly attacks

  • Reuters

    Iraq says army makes gains in grueling Mosul battle

    By Dominic Evans and Stephanie Nebehay BAGHDAD/GENEVA (Reuters) - The Iraqi army said it took full control of two more districts of east Mosul on Saturday, pushing back Islamic State militants in a slow and hard-fought advance into the city whose 1 million residents face growing shortages of fuel, water

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Trump's cabinet takes shape, and it looks like him

    During his campaign, Donald Trump successfully cast himself as the populist avenger for America’s working class. At a time when America’s partisan tribes are seeing the world through radically different lenses, the widely disparate perceptions of Mr. Trump’s cabinet are not surprising. To liberals,

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Letting democracy run its course, Speak up for Myanmar’s persecuted, Can the European Union survive?, Honoring Fidel Castro, In defense of global integration

    “Free and fair elections are one of democracy’s main pillars as is the smooth and peaceful transfer of power,” writes Khalaf Al Habtoor. “America has chosen and, whether one approves of that choice or not, it should be accepted and respected.... I cannot deny that I was shocked and surprised at [Donald

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Are these toys spying on your kids?

    Finn Myrstad makes his living reading the cryptic privacy policies that most consumers give merely a passing glance before opening an app or plugging in internet-connected gadgets. 

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Readers write: Climate resolution, true freedom

    Climate resolution

  • Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul
    Associated Press

    Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi army says troops have entered another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group in the southeastern part of Mosul.

  • Associated Press

    Correction: Israel-Palestinians story

    SAO PAULO (AP) — In a story June 11 about the FIFA Congress, The Associated Press reported erroneously that performer Mohammed Assaf wore a Muslim headscarf. Assaf's black and white headscarf is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism.

  • Associated Press

    Twins minor league pitcher Yorman Landa dies in Venezuela

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins say minor league pitcher Yorman Landa has died in Venezuela. He was 22.

  • Associated Press

    Mexico Culture Secretary Rafael Tovar y de Teresa dies

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says Secretary of Culture Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, a diplomat, historian and promoter of the arts, has died. He was 62.

  • Associated Press

    France gives boost to electric vehicles amid pollution peaks

    PARIS (AP) — The French government has announced an anti-pollution plan, including a financial boost to buy electric vehicles, as Paris and other cities in the country are emerging from a particularly severe episode of air pollution.

  • Italian president approaching decision on new premier
    Associated Press

    Italian president approaching decision on new premier

    ROME (AP) — With a banking crisis adding urgency, Italy's president was wrapping up political consultations Saturday, including with Parliament's largest party, the Democrats, before picking a replacement for caretaker Premier Matteo Renzi.

  • Associated Press

    Turkey closer to expanding powers for President Erdogan

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's ruling party submitted a constitutional amendment bill to parliament in a move that could expand the powers and extend the mandate of the country's president.

  • Associated Press

    Brazil president denies illegal campaign contributions

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer is denying allegations that a construction company linked to a sweeping corruption scandal made illegal campaign contributions to him and his political party.

  • IS suicide bomber kills 35 Yemen soldiers
    AFP

    IS suicide bomber kills 35 Yemen soldiers

    A suicide bomber killed 35 soldiers and wounded around 50 on Saturday at a military camp in Yemen's southern city of Aden, military and medical sources said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. The bomber detonated his explosives belt as hundreds of troops gathered to

  • Associated Press

    Iran summons UK ambassador in Tehran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's Foreign Ministry has summoned the British ambassador in Tehran over the British prime minister's recent comments on Iran.

  • John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making
    Associated Press

    John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making

    PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is now an officer in France's Legion of Honor.

  • Gambian election row triggers calls for calm
    AFP

    Gambian election row triggers calls for calm

    Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow on Saturday called on longtime leader Yahya Jammeh to drop his challenge to last week's election and appealed for calm following the dramatic political U-turn. Jammeh on Friday declared he no longer accepted the results of the December 1 vote, in a stunning turnaround

  • Syrians stream out of eastern Aleppo as fighting rages
    Associated Press

    Syrians stream out of eastern Aleppo as fighting rages

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds more civilians fled what remained of the Syrian opposition's enclave in Aleppo on Saturday as rebels and government forces exchanged artillery and mortar fire across the northern city.

  • Associated Press

    Suicide bomber kills 23 in southern Yemeni city of Aden

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide bomber on Saturday blew himself up inside an army base in the southern city of Aden, killing 23 soldiers and wounding another 30, security officials said.

  • Associated Press

    Okaka double leads Watford to 3-2 win over Everton in EPL

    WATFORD, England (AP) — Stefano Okaka's impressive double led Watford to a 3-2 comeback victory over Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

  • Petraeus sees 'downsides' to Iran nuclear pact
    AFP

    Petraeus sees 'downsides' to Iran nuclear pact

    A global deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions contains elements "of great concern", retired US general David Petraeus, seen as a contender to be Washington's top diplomat, said on Saturday. Iran has denied that it seeks to acquire a nuclear weapons capability. "There are some

  • Turkey's ruling AKP submits constitutional reform package to parliament
    Reuters

    Turkey's ruling AKP submits constitutional reform package to parliament

    Turkey's ruling AK Party on Saturday submitted to parliament a package of constitutional reform proposals that would expand the president's powers, party officials said, in a move that could potentially see President Tayyip Erdogan govern until 2029. The package would also bring structural changes

  • Gambia's president-elect says Jammeh can't demand new vote
    Associated Press

    Gambia's president-elect says Jammeh can't demand new vote

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect said Saturday that the outgoing leader who now rejects his defeat has no constitutional authority to call for another election, and he called on President Yahya Jammeh to help with a smooth transition in the interest of the tiny West African country.