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  • CALAIS, France— Striking French ferry workers block Eurotunnel, blocking trains between France, England.

  • *Officials probing link to Libya training camps. TUNIS, June 30- The Tunisian gunman who attacked a resort hotel on Friday killing 39 people, mostly British holiday-makers, likely spent time a training camp in Libya and had been in contact with militants over the border, a security source said on Tuesday. Investigators were verifying whether the gunman, a student...

  • GUNKANJIMA, Japan— Of countless ghostly abandoned factories and mines in Japan, this fortress island near Nagasaki is among the most notorious. Gunkanjima, or Battleship Island, is one of 23 old industrial facilities seeking UNESCO's recognition as world heritage "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution" meant to illustrate Japan's rapid...

  • PITTSBURGH— An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/ 11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting. He was arrested Friday in Moon Township, about 13 miles northwest of downtown Pittsburgh, and charged with criminal attempt to commit...

  • YEREVAN, Armenia— Thousands of demonstrators continued flooding a central avenue in the Armenian capital Monday, refusing to end their protest against a hike in electricity prices even after the president suspended the measure. The most serious unrest the impoverished ex-Soviet nation has seen in years casts a tough challenge to the leadership of Armenia, a...

  • Iran talks likely to blow past deadline: Officials Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 5:16 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

    U.S. and Iranian officials said talks on a final accord would likely run past a June 30 deadline.

  • Armenia police order protesters to disperse Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 9:17 AM ET

    YEREVAN, Armenia— Police in Armenia's capital on Sunday ordered thousands of demonstrators to disperse, moving to end a protest against higher electricity rates that has blocked a main avenue in Yerevan for nearly a week. The unrest is the most serious that the impoverished former Soviet nation has seen in years, posing a challenge to President Serzh Sargsyan...

  • BANNU, Pakistan, June 28- Air strikes killed at least 20 suspected militants in Pakistan's northwestern Shawal Valley on Sunday, intelligence officials said, more than a month after security forces moved in on Pakistani Taliban strongholds in the region. The deeply forested ravines are a smuggling route between Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan, and are...

  • Queen Elizabeth II says the attack on a beach resort in Tunisia has left her and her husband, Prince Philip, shocked. British police say they have mobilized more than 600 officers and staff— one of the force's largest counterterrorism deployments in recent years— to respond to a deadly gun attack in Tunisia. Police said Sunday that nearly 400 officers have been at...

  • Enticing lonely Americans to support ISIS Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 4:36 PM ET
    ISIS fighter, North American ISIS fighter, Islamic State

    ISIS is explicitly at odds with the West, but is making a relentless effort to recruit Westerners into its ranks for propaganda value.

  • DUBAI, June 27- Kuwait has detained the owner of the vehicle that took a suicide bomber to a Shi'ite Muslim mosque where he detonated explosives, killing 27 people, state media reported on Saturday.

  • Gunmen kill at least 37 people on beach in Tunisia Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 3:57 PM ET
    Sousse, Tunisia

    Gunmen opened fire on a beach popular with tourists in Tunisia on Friday, killing at least 37 people, NBC News reports.

  • Armenia standoff continues peacefully Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 7:02 AM ET

    YEREVAN, Armenia— Dancing and singing demonstrators protesting a hike in electricity prices blocked the Armenian capital's main avenue Friday for a fifth straight day, in a tough challenge to the ex-Soviet nation's government. The numbers swelled from several hundred in the daytime to thousands in the evening, as they have all week, in the worst unrest Armenia...

  • MARIKANA, South Africa, June 26- Almost three years after South African police shot 34 striking miners dead outside platinum producer Lonmin's Marikana mine, little has changed in this hardscrabble town that has become a symbol of post-apartheid hardship and inequities. A long-awaited probe into the slayings, unveiled on Thursday by President Jacob Zuma,...

  • PARIS— French authorities open terrorism investigation after attack, decapitation at gas factory.

  • UNITED NATIONS— The five countries investigating last year's shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible. Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Thursday that her government is committed to working with Malaysia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Belgium, "and the broader...

  • Mozambique turns 40, high on gas prospects Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:43 AM ET

    MAPUTO, June 25- Mozambique turned 40 on Thursday, mixing formal military parades with exuberant African dancing as it turned from a generation of civil war and poverty to look to a more prosperous future, powered, it hopes, by vast amounts of natural gas. Underpinning the national optimism in this $17 billion economy is the prospect of massive revenues from an...

  • Putin vows to further strengthen Russian military Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia needs a mighty military to fend off threats near its borders, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, in a stance that reflects soaring tensions with the West over the crisis in Ukraine. Relations between Russia and the West have sunk to post-Cold War lows after Moscow's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and its support for a...

  • No major breakthrough at annual US-China dialogue Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 12:42 AM ET
    No major breakthrough at annual US-China dialogue

    Although the U.S.-China dialogues failed to address issues of cybersecurity and disputes in South China Sea, some progress was made on economic matters.

  • NAIROBI, June 24- The European Union said it will offer counter-terrorism training to help east African security agencies improve cross-border investigations and prosecutions in a region hit by deadly raids carried out by Islamist militants. The new program, to be implemented later this year or early 2016 across Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, South Sudan,...