- US congressman: Chechen extremist behind Istanbul attack
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Chechen extremist masterminded the triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's busiest airport that killed at least 44 people, a U.S. congressman has said.
- The Latest: Alleged attack organizer had Swedish conviction
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the bomb and gun attack that killed 44 people at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport (all times local):
- Justice Secretary Gove to spell out post-Brexit plans
LONDON (AP) — Political healing after Britain's vote to leave the European Union seemed a distant prospect Friday, as Justice Secretary Michael Gove ramped up his Conservative leadership bid, and a senior colleague called for him to step aside.
- Too much Brussels in EU, new presidency says after UK exit
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia takes over the European Union's presidency on Friday determined to help reconnect the EU with its citizens and put decision-making back in the hands of Europe's nations as the bloc reels from Britain's vote to leave.
- Now isolated, Britain joins France at WWI centenary event
THIEPVAL, France (AP) — One week after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron and members of the royal family are standing side-by-side with France's president to celebrate their historic alliance at the centenary of the deadliest battle of World War I.
- Australia could soon elect 5th prime minister in 3 years
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians go to the polls Saturday with the opposition leader vying to become the country's fifth prime minister in three years. Global market turmoil since the Brexit vote, Australia's success in turning back asylum seeker boats, gay marriage, housing prices, corporate tax rates and union corruption have been major issues in the eight-week campaign.
- Assad: Western nations quietly collaborating with Syria
SYDNEY (AP) — Western nations publicly critical of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime have been quietly sending security officials to collaborate with his government, Assad said in an interview broadcast Friday.
- Xi urges Chinese Communist Party to embrace Marxist roots
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the 88-million-strong Communist Party to embrace its Marxist roots on Friday as he delivered an emphatic call for ideological discipline and a vigorous defense of party rule.
- Myanmar decries demotion on US human trafficking blacklist
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar called sad and regrettable a move by the United States to place the country on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders, while rights groups welcomed it as long overdue.
- Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some call it the Cecil the lion effect.