Palestinians say Israeli troops fire on Gaza protesters, one killed

Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, killing a Palestinian youth, the Palestinian ...
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The Latest: Police: Motive unknown in Wisconsin attack

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local):
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Gun rights activist Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault of teen

Cody Wilson, a guns rights activist, has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. A Texas gun rights activist ...
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May urges fellow EU leaders to drop 'unacceptable' Brexit demands

Prime Minister Theresa May was set to appeal directly to fellow European leaders at a summit on Wednesday to drop ...
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Britain will participate in Eurovision in Israel

BBC announces it will participate as planned, despite call by artists to boycott the event.

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Trump vows '100 percent' support for storm-battered Carolinas

US President Donald Trump toured storm-battered areas of the Carolinas on Wednesday, handing out meals to residents and promising the ...
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Gulf deadline to resolve Qatar rift approaches

Gulf deadline to resolve Qatar rift approachesBy Sylvia Westall and Tom Finn DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar faces possible further sanctions by Arab states that have severed ties with Doha over allegations of links to terrorism, as a deadline to accept their demands is expected to expire on Sunday night. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said the demands were made to be rejected, adding that the Arab ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but at curtailing his country’s sovereignty. State news agency QNA reported that he would inform the ruler of Kuwait, a neutral Gulf Arab country seeking to mediate in the spat, of Qatar’s response on Monday.

Vandals post anti-Jewish banner at Holocaust memorial

Vandals post anti-Jewish banner at Holocaust memorialLAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Vandals posted a banner containing an anti-Jewish slur on a Holocaust memorial in front of a New Jersey shore town synagogue where several residents were recently accused of misrepresenting their incomes to improperly obtain public welfare benefits.

Arab foreign ministers to discuss Qatar in Cairo on Wednesday

Arab foreign ministers to discuss Qatar in Cairo on WednesdayForeign ministers from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will meet in Cairo on Wednesday to discuss Qatar, Egypt said on Sunday. “At the invitation of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, there will be a quartet meeting of the foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in Cairo on Wednesday July 5 to follow up on the developing situation regarding relations with Qatar,” Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement.

Italy urges EU ports to take migrants as pressure builds

Italy urges EU ports to take migrants as pressure buildsThe French and German interior ministers met with their Italian counterpart Marco Minniti in Paris on Sunday to discuss a “coordinated response” to Italy’s migrant crisis, hours after Minniti had called on other European countries to open their ports to rescue ships. The working dinner at the French interior ministry — also attended by EU Commissioner for Refugees Dimitris Avramopoulos — was aimed at finding “a coordinated and concerted response to the migrant flux in the central Mediterranean (route) and see how to better help the Italians,” a source close the talks said. “The talks went off very well,” a member of the Italian delegation told AFP after the Paris meeting, with the “Italian proposals being discussed”.