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Senior German diplomat meets China's envoy over Hong KongGermany’s Foreign Ministry says it invited China’s ambassador to meet with one of its top diplomats to again express Berlin’s concerns about the situation in Hong Kong
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 file photo, the Salisbury Cathedral 1215 copy of the Magna Carta is installed in a glass display cabinet marking the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215, in Salisbury, England. A judge has on Friday, July 10, 2020 sentenced a man to four years for attempting to steal Salisbury Cathedral’s Magna Carta. Salisbury Crown Court Judge Richard Parkes sentenced Mark Royden, describing the failed theft as a “determined attempt on a document of huge historical importance. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
Man gets prison for failed theft of Magna Carta in EnglandA U.K. judge has sentenced a man to four years for attempting to steal one of the original copies of the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral in England
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
Turkish Cypriots urge probe over gunshots at migrant boat Turkish Cypriot human rights groups are calling for an investigation after police reportedly fired their weapons at a boat that had ferried 30 Syrian refugees to ethnically split Cyprus' breakaway north
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Turkey's president formally changes status of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to a mosqueTurkey's president formally changes status of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to a mosque
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A governor of the Khabarovsk region along the border with China, Sergei Furgal, center, stands prior to a session in a courtroom in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 10, 2020. A provincial governor in Russia's far east has been arrested on charges of involvement in multiple murders and was flown to Moscow. The court ordered Frugal to be jailed for two months as the investigation continues. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian court jails governor facing murder chargesA court in Moscow has ruled to jail a provincial governor pending an investigation on charges of his involvement in multiple murders
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Pope names Draghi, ex-head of European Central Bank to panelMario Draghi, the former head of the European Central Bank, has been appointed by Pope Francis to a Vatican advisory panel
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 file photo, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, attends a meeting with Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde in Moscow, Russia. Lavrov said Friday, July 10 that contacts with the U.S. negotiators leave little optimism about the possibility of extending the New START arms control treaty that expires next February. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
Russia skeptical about nuclear pact extension prospectsRussia's top diplomat says he's not very optimistic about prospects for extending the last remaining U.S.-Russia arms control agreement because of Washington's focus on making China sign up to the pact
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A woman prays next to victims' coffins inside the former UN base in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Friday, July 10, 2020. Nine newly found and identified men and boys will be laid to rest when Bosnians commemorate on Saturday 25 years since more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims perished in 10 days of slaughter, after Srebrenica was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces during the closing months of the country's 1992-95 fratricidal war, in Europe's worst post-WWII massacre. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)
25 years on: A look at Europe's only post-WWII genocideBosnia on Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the country’s worst carnage during the 1992-95 war and the only crime in Europe since World War II that has been declared a genocide
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A view of the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, an UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Istanbul's main tourist attractions in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Friday, July 10, 2020. Turkey's Council of State, threw its weight behind a petition brought by a religious group and annulled a 1934 cabinet decision that changed the 6th century building into a museum. The ruling allows the government to restore the Hagia Sophia's previous status as a mosque.The decision was in line with the Turkish President's Recep Tayyip Erdogan's calls to turn the hugely symbolic world heritage site into a mosque despite widespread international criticism, including from the United States and Orthodox Christian leaders. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Turkey's president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosqueThe president of Turkey has formally reconverted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia into a mosque, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had made the religious landmark a museum
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A Serbian traffic police officer, left, speaks with a street cleaner after a protest in downtown Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Serbia's authorities on Thursday banned gatherings of more than 10 people in the capital Belgrade after two nights of violent clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting coronavirus lockdown measures. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Serbia's leader not worried about losing power amid protestsSerbia’s president says he’s not worried about losing political power amid large protests against his handling of the coronavirus crisis and hard-line rule
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Turkish high court ruling paves way for Istanbul's 6th century Hagia Sophia museum to be re-converted into mosqueTurkish high court ruling paves way for Istanbul's 6th century Hagia Sophia museum to be re-converted into mosque
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German convicted of murder in shooting of 6 family membersA court in southern Germany has convicted a 27-year-old man of murder for killing six members of his family earlier this year
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 file photo, a piece of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 lies in the village of Petropavlivka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. The Dutch government is taking to Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
Dutch government to take Russia to European court over MH17The Dutch government says it is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Luxembourg PM criticizes Polish leader's anti-gay commentsLuxembourg’s prime minister is criticizing the Polish president’s campaign against LGBT rights in the run-up to a closely fought runoff election this weekend
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Swedish ex-envoy acquitted of planning illegal China meetingA court has acquitted Sweden’s former ambassador to China of exceeding her authority in negotiations with a foreign country, concluding the first trial of its kind involving a Swedish diplomat in more than 200 years
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