Tug Boats Refloat Oil Rig That Ran Aground on Scottish Beach

Concrete Block Thrown off Danish Bridge Kills Tourist in Car
Police say a heavy concrete block thrown from an overhead bridge onto a major highway in Denmark has killed a German woman and seriously injured her husband as their car passed underneath

Separated During Migrant Chaos, Family Reunites in Sweden
Love, not war, made the Azizi family flee Iran during last summer’s chaotic mass migration to Europe

Sarkozy to Run for French Presidency Next Year
France’s former conservative president Nicolas Sarkozy has formally announced he is running for the presidency again in next year’s elections

Tugboats Move Into Place to Re-Float Oil Rig in Scotland
Two tugboats have moved into place to re-float an oil rig that was blown onto a remote Scottish beach in a storm

Kerry: South Sudan Agrees to Deployment of Regional Force
South Sudan agrees to deployment of regional force it once rejected, Kerry says on Africa trip

Singapore’s Longest-Serving President S.R. Nathan Dies
Sellapan Ramanathan, Singapore’s sixth and longest-serving president, died Monday at age 92, the government announced

Turkey Seeks to ‘Cleanse’ Syrian Border After Wedding Bombing
The suicide bomber is believed to be a child between 12 and 14 years old.

Mysterious Sale at Horse Auction Sparks Scandal in Poland
In a sign of the strange times in Poland, a mysterious sale at a horse auction has turned into a major political scandal

7 People Detained in Georgia in Gas Pipeline Plot
Georgia’s intelligence agency says it has detained seven people suspected of plotting an attack on the gas pipeline which carries Russian gas to Armenia

Spokesman: Libya’s Parliament Passes ‘No Confidence’ Vote in UN-Backed Government in Blow to Efforts to Unite Country
Spokesman: Libya’s parliament passes ‘no confidence’ vote in UN-backed government in blow to efforts to unite country

US Says 100 Troops Deployed to Troubled South Afghan City
The spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan says around 100 American troops have been deployed to a southern city at risk of falling to the Taliban

Poll Shows That Most Israelis, Palestinians Still Seek Peace
Poll of Israelis, Palestinians finds slim majority favor two-state solution; Israel OKs planning for new settler homes

Ethiopia Says Protesting Marathoner to Be Welcomed as Hero
Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero; medalist made anti-gov’t gesture

Indonesia Recovers All 15 Victims From Sinking of Tour Boat
Searchers on Monday found the last five victims of a tourist boat sinking in Indonesia that killed 15 people

Japan Protests to Russia After Man Held on Disputed Island
Japan has protested to Moscow over the detention of a Japanese man visiting one of the disputed islands between the two countries

VW Director Urges Quick End to Dispute Affecting Production
A member of Volkswagen’s supervisory board is calling for a quick solution to a dispute between the automaker and two suppliers that has forced VW to suspend production of some models at German plants, affecting nearly 28,000 workers

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Says Russia Will Stop Using Iranian Air Base for Syria Airstrikes for the Time Being
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says Russia will stop using Iranian air base for Syria airstrikes for the time being

At Least 40 Dead as Floods Hit Central, Eastern India
Officials say at least 40 people have died and hundreds of thousands have been evacuated as floods hit vast swathes of central and eastern India

Philippine Senators Investigate Hundreds of Drugs Killings
Philippine senators have opened an inquiry into the killings of more than 1,700 suspected drug dealers and users amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown, with witnesses accusing policemen of killing suspects and involvement in the illegal drugs trade

The Latest: Russia to Stop Syria Strikes From Iran Base
The Latest: Iranian spokesman says Russia will stop using Iranian air base for Syria airstrikes for the time being

ChemChina Says US Security Panel Clears Syngenta Acquisition
China National Chemical Corp. says a U.S. national security panel has cleared its proposed acquisition of Swiss agrochemicals giant Syngenta

Iraqi Police Apprehend Boy Suicide Bomber in City of Kirkuk
Iraqi police apprehend boy would-be suicide bomber in Kirkuk before he was able to detonate his explosives belt

AP PHOTOS: Editor Selections From Latin America, Caribbean
AP PHOTOS: A selection of our favorite images from Latin America and the Caribbean

Typhoon Mindulle Disrupts Flights and Trains in Japan
A typhoon sweeping through Tokyo and surrounding areas has forced the cancellation of more than 400 domestic flights in Japan and disrupted train service

AP PHOTOS: Editor Selections From the Past Week in Asia
Images from Asia: India and Indonesia both mark Independence Day, while Steve Wynn hopes luck is on his side as he prepares to launch his Wynn Palace project in Macau

Child Bomber in Turkey Not the Only Violent Use of Children
Suicide attacker who struck Kurdish wedding party in Turkey, killing at least 51, was an IS group child as young as 12

Japanese First Lady Pays Tribute to Pearl Harbor
Japan’s first lady has visited Pearl Harbor to pay tribute to the victims of the Japanese attack 75 years ago

Recent Developments Surrounding the South China Sea Dispute
A look at some recent key developments surrounding the South China Sea territorial dispute

Chinese Envoy Visits Taiwan Amid Protests
A Chinese envoy is visiting Taipei for city-to-city dialogue amid frosty relations between the sides following the election of Taiwan’s new pro-independence government in January

Iran Chastises Russia for Publicizing Use of Iranian Bases
Iran chastises Russia for publicizing use of Iranian bases to launch airstrikes in Syria

S. Korea, US Start Drills Despite N. Korea’s Nuclear Threat
North Korea calls the drills calls an invasion rehearsal.

China Staging Tonkin Gulf Live-Firing Exercises Amid Tension
China says a branch of its coast guard is holding live-firing exercises in the Tonkin Gulf amid tensions in the South China Sea

Dutch Police: 3 German Tourists Killed by Falling Mast
Police say 3 German tourists have died after a ship’s mast broke and fell on them in a northern Dutch port

Hundreds Protest Murder of LGBT Activist in Istanbul
Demonstrators have gathered in central Istanbul to protest the rape and killing of a transgender woman and LGBT activist

Child Bomber in Turkey Not the Only Violent Use of Children
The suicide attacker who detonated his explosives amid an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people, was an Islamic State group child as young as 12 years old

Kerry in Kenya to Discuss Regional Security and Terrorism
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Kenya to hold talks with leaders focusing on regional security and extremism

Doctors Attend to Singapore PM After He Feels Faint
Singapore’s prime minister has had to be attended to by doctors after he felt faint while delivering a speech to the nation during a National Day rally

France’s Ex-Economy Minister Will Run for President
France’s former economy minister, who fell out with President Francois Hollande, has announced he will be a candidate for president next year

Zimbabwe: Supporters Fume After Protest Pastor Leaves for US
Supporters fume after Zimbabwe pastor who launched anti-government protests leaves for US

Flooding in South Puts a Damper on US Rice Harvest
High water in Louisiana and Arkansas has put a damper on the nation’s rice harvest

Baghdad Authorities Clear Site of Deadly Mall Bombing
Iraqi authorities are clearing the site of a deadly IS-claimed mall bombing in Baghdad’s Karradah neighborhood

Italy Seeks to Relaunch EU Ideal With Symbolic Summit
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi has invited his German and French counterparts to pay their respects at the tomb of one of the founding fathers of European unity in a symbolic bid to relaunch the bloc after Britain’s clamorous decision to leave the EU

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