Putin, Berlusconi spend weekend in _ where else _ Siberia

MOSCOW (AP) — A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi spent the weekend together at a vacation home in Siberia. Berlusconi, known to be a close friend of Putin’s, has previously hosted...
off

Scorching temperatures prompt Portugal to issue health alert

AP Photo/Manu Fernandez LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities have issued a weather alert, advising the public to take extra care as temperatures are forecast to exceed 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some southern parts of the country. The General...
off

Burundians vote in parliamentary elections marred by unrest

AP Photo/Berthier MUGIRANEZA BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Voting is underway in Burundi’s parliamentary elections despite an opposition boycott and the threat of violence as police battle anti-government protesters in the capital. Gunfire could be heard in some parts of...
off

Russian political elite bid final farewell to Primakov

AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s political elite have joined thousands of mourners in bidding farewell to Yevgeny Primakov, a former prime minister who also served as Russia’s top diplomat and foreign intelligence chief during a long and...
off

AP PHOTOS: Cairo’s dervishes spin for their supper

AP Photo/Amr Nabil CAIRO (AP) — Many visitors to Cairo are familiar with the whirling dervishes – the stylized spinning dancers who perform across the city at cultural centers, cruise ships, hotels and weddings. The art form draws its roots from the ecstatic movements...
off

Tunisia struggles to find balanced response to terror

AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia has reason to fear a terror attack. The only democracy that emerged from the turmoil of the 2011 Arab Spring has seen more of its young men join the Islamic State group than any other nation, and many have returned,...
off

The Latest: Cameron promises full response to Tunisia terror

AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The latest on the response to last week’s beach attack in Tunisia that killed dozens (all times local) — 9:20 a.m. Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will offer a full-spectrum response to extremism,...
off

The Latest: Cameron promises full response to Tunisia terror

AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The latest on the response to last week’s beach attack in Tunisia that killed dozens (all times local) — 9:20 a.m. Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will offer a full-spectrum response to extremism,...

Israeli navy peacefully intercepts Gaza-bound vessel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has intercepted a vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of Gaza and is peacefully redirecting it to an Israeli port. The military says the government ordered it to block the vessel early Monday. Naval forces visited the...
off

Nuke talks to miss target; Iran foreign minister heads home

AP Photo/Ronald Zak VIENNA (AP) — A senior U.S. official acknowledged Sunday that Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date, as Iran’s foreign minister prepared to head home for consultations before returning to push for a breakthrough. Iranian media...