Paris police open fire on car at Tour de France barricades

PARIS (AP) — Paris police officers opened fire on a car that tried to crash the barricades hours before the final arrival of the Tour de France cycling race on Sunday, a police official said. The car escaped with its two occupants apparently unharmed after coming under fire...
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Activist known for brash tactics among dozens held in China

AP Photo/Anonymous BEIJING (AP) — Bearded, bald and burly ex-soldier Wu Gan calls himself The Ultra Vulgar Butcher. He poses for online portraits brandishing knives in both hands that he says he’ll use to “slaughter the pigs” among local officials...

Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in northern Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a popular night spot in northern Cameroon on Saturday evening, killing at least 10 people only days after Islamic militants were blamed for another attack on the town that left at least 20 dead, the governor said. Midjiyawa...
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Pollard’s ex-wife: Israel should fund his legal defense

AP Photo/Karl DeBlaker JERUSALEM (AP) — The former wife of Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, called on the Israeli government to pay for an attorney to facilitate his freedom on Saturday amid international speculation he could be released soon....
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Kurds fight the IS group while being bombed by Turkey

AP Photo/Mursel Coban BAGHDAD (AP) — Turkish jets struck camps belonging to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq Friday and Saturday in what were the first strikes since a peace deal was announced in 2013. The strikes in Iraq targeted the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or...

Hezbollah chief ‘proud’ of US sanctions on members of group

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the Hezbollah militant group says he is “proud” of U.S. sanctions targeting three members of the group. Speaking before a graduation event in southern Beirut Saturday, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah says such sanctions do not make the...
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Escaped Mexican drug lord no saint, but lesser evil at home

AP Photo/Fernando Brito BADIRAGUATO, Mexico (AP) — People living in the hometown of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have heard stories of his benevolence: gifts of medicine for the poor, deliveries of drinking water to storm-stricken towns. But finding...
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The Latest: Obama says he’s ‘unequivocal’ on gay rights

AP Photo/Evan Vucci NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest on President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya (all times local): 5:15 p.m. President Barack Obama is likening gay rights in Africa to rights for African-Americans in the United States. Obama says he is...
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White House Notebook: Kenya says it’s no terror hotbed

AP Photo/Evan Vucci NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans eager to have their country in the spotlight during President Barack Obama’s visit have been irked by a news report describing the East African nation as a “hotbed of terror.” Kenyans quickly mobilized a...

Hungary’s Orban says illegal immigration threatens Europe

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister says illegal immigration is a threat to his country and all of Europe, with the biggest risk coming from hundreds of millions of people from the “depths of Africa” looking to escape poverty. During a speech...