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UN tombstone listing celebrated as rare joint success in Balkans

By Reuters on July 18, 2016, at 4:05 p.m.
A World Heritage listing for 70,000 medieval tombstones spread across four countries that emerged from Yugoslavia’s bloody breakup in the 1990s was praised Monday as a rare example of successful cooperation between the former foes.

People in Nice are throwing trash on the spot where the attacker died

By Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post on July 18, 2016, at 3:26 p.m.
Along the terrorized waterfront in Nice, there are countless flower-strewn memorials to the dead and one spot of abject hatred.
Surrendered Turkish soldiers who were involved in the coup are beaten by a civilian on Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016.

6,000 arrested as Turkey cracks down after coup attempt

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Dasha Afanasieva, Reuters on July 17, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
Thousands of military officers, soldiers and other suspects linked to a failed coup in Turkey have been arrested amid signs that the campaign against the alleged plotters was turning into a crackdown on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s opponents.
Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, has denied any connection to the coup attempt in Turkey.

US-based cleric Gulen says coup bid in Turkey could have been staged

By Wire Service Reports on July 16, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday said he anticipates questions will be raised about Gulen.
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Supporters of Tukish President Tayyip Erdogan celebrate after soldiers involved in the coup surrendered on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016.

Erdogan says Turkish government is in control after bloody coup attempt

By Erin Cunningham, Liz Sly and Zeynep Karatas, The Washington Post on July 16, 2016, at 11:07 a.m.
“This government, brought to power by the people, is in charge,” the president said, as the crowd roared: “Turkey is proud of you.”
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Family pictures are seen on a French flag near tributes of flowers two days after an attack by the driver of a heavy truck who ran into a crowd on Bastille Day killing scores and injuring as many on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, France, July 16, 2016.

Police arrest three in Nice as Islamic State claims truck attack

By Richard Lough and Johnny Cotton, Reuters on July 16, 2016, at 10:34 a.m.
“He executed the operation in response to calls to target citizens of coalition nations that fight the Islamic State,” the news agency wrote.
Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim addresses the media in Ankara, Turkey, in this June 27, 2016 file photo. A group within Turkey's military has attempted to overthrow the government and security forces have been called in to "do what is necessary," Yildirim said on July 15, 2016. Picture taken June 27, 2016.

Military coup attempt in Turkey crumbles as crowds hit streets to defend Erdogan

By Nick Tattersall and Ece Toksabay, Reuters on July 15, 2016, at 4:34 p.m.
A group within Turkey’s military has attempted to overthrow the government and security forces have been called in to “do what is necessary,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday.

Texas man, son killed in Nice attack; 3 UC Berkeley students wounded, one missing

Reuters on July 15, 2016, at 10:57 a.m.
Two Americans from Lakeway, Texas, were killed in France when a truck struck a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.

Zika outbreak to end in 2 to 3 years, scientists predict

By Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters on July 15, 2016, at 7:46 a.m.
People develop immunity to the virus after an initial infection.

Texas father and son among the dead in attack in Nice, France

By Reuters on July 15, 2016, at 6:48 a.m.
Sean Copeland, 51, and his son Brodie, 11, from Lakeway, were in Nice for a family vacation.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a meeting in Moscow, Russia, July 15, 2016.

Kerry targets Syria following Nice attack

By David Brunnstrom and Andrew Osborn, Reuters on July 15, 2016, at 5:12 a.m.
Referring to what he described as the “incredible carnage” in Nice, Kerry said nowhere was there a greater hotbed for terrorists than in Syria.
French soldiers advance on the street after at least 30 people were killed in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday July 14, 2016.

Truck attacker kills at least 84 during celebration in France

By Michel Bernouin, Reuters on July 14, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
At least 30 people were killed in the southern French town of Nice when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on Thursday night, French TV channel BFM TV said.

Hector Babenco, director of film “Kiss of the Spider Woman” dies at 70

By Reuters on July 14, 2016, at 4:49 p.m.
SAO PAULO — Hector Babenco, whose 1985 film “Kiss of the Spider Woman” made him the first Latin American to be nominated for a best director Oscar, died of a heart attack late on Wednesday. “We lament the death of an extraordinary director,” tweeted Brazilian President Michel Temer, after news …

Outrage after singer inserts ‘all lives matter’ into Canada anthem

By Reuters on July 13, 2016, at 6:15 p.m.
Canadians rained social media scorn on a performer on Wednesday for inserting the politically-charged phrase “all lives matter” into the lyrics of the Canadian national anthem and holding up the words on a sign during the rendition.

Britain’s new PM May gives Johnson big job, says needs time before Brexit talks

By Kylie MacLellan and William James, Reuters on July 13, 2016, at 4:27 p.m.
LONDON — Theresa May became Britain’s prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading it out of the European Union, and quickly named leading ‘Brexit’ supporters including former London mayor Boris Johnson to key positions in her new government. The former Conservative interior minister, 59, said after being appointed …

Heatwave hits large parts of eastern Canada

By Reuters on July 13, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
TORONTO — A heatwave covered large parts of Canada on Wednesday, bringing unusually high temperatures and humidity to the country’s biggest cities and sparking a health alert. The Environment and Climate Change Canada agency issued a heat warning for much of the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, including the major …

Chinese envoy: South China Sea ruling will ‘intensify conflict’

By David Brunnstrom and Ben Blanchard, Reuters on July 12, 2016, at 6:19 p.m.
WASHINGTON — An international tribunal’s ruling denying China’s claims in the South China Sea will “intensify conflict and even confrontation,” Beijing’s ambassador to the United States said Tuesday. The ambassador, Cui Tiankai, also told an international forum in Washington that Beijing remains committed to negotiations with other parties in disputes …

Italian mayor shuts offices after mass arrests for staff absenteeism

By Reuters on July 12, 2016, at 4:34 p.m.
ROME — The mayor of a small town outside Naples had to shut down most municipal offices after police arrested 23 of his staff Tuesday in the latest revelations of absenteeism in Italy’s public sector. Police arrested around half of all employees in the town hall offices of Boscotrecase after …
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement outside 10 Downing St. in Westminster, London, July 11, 2016.

David Cameron will step down Wednesday as British prime minister

By Robert Hutton and Alex Morales, Bloomberg on July 11, 2016, at 4:11 p.m.
Home Secretary Theresa May is set to succeed David Cameron as British prime minister Wednesday after her only challenger dropped out, giving her the task of steering the country out of the European Union.
A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva, Oct. 2, 2014.

North Korea will treat US detainees under ‘wartime law’

By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim, Reuters on July 11, 2016, at 10:01 a.m.
North Korea said Monday it has told the United States it will sever the only channel of communication between them, at the United Nations in New York, after Washington blacklisted leader Kim Jong Un last week for human rights abuses.