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PARIS | French police close probe into Interpol disappearance

PARIS — French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the disappearance and subsequent detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife’s claim that she got a threatening call in Chinese after he was picked up. Grace Meng, the wife of Meng Hongwei, detailed the … Continue reading PARIS | French police close probe into Interpol disappearance

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: 25 soldiers hurt by exploding ordnance, 7 missing

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s Defense Ministry says 25 soldiers were injured while seven others are unaccounted for in an accident during the firing of heavy weapon ordnance. In a statement, the ministry said the unexplained accident occurred Friday at a base in Hakkari province, which borders both Iraq and Iran and where clashes between Kurdish … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: 25 soldiers hurt by exploding ordnance, 7 missing

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | The Latest: Cal Lutheran cancels classes after bar shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.— The Latest on a shooting at a bar in Southern California (all times local): 6:20 a.m. California Lutheran University has canceled classes following a shooting at nearby bar where some of the college’s students were attending a country music dance night. The Cal Lutheran website says the university community is invited to … Continue reading THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | The Latest: Cal Lutheran cancels classes after bar shooting

LYON, France | China: Detained ex-Interpol president has written to wife

LYON, France— The wife of the former Interpol president who is being held in China on bribery charges says she has been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they’re holding a letter from him for her. Grace Meng says, however, that she’ll only agree to meet Chinese officials if a lawyer and reporters … Continue reading LYON, France | China: Detained ex-Interpol president has written to wife

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Koepka shaken after bloodying fan’s head with tee shot

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France— Brooks Koepka found no reason to be intimidated by playing in the Ryder Cup because golf isn’t a contact sport. But it became one under the worst circumstances. And it shook him up. Koepka’s wild tee shot on the par-4 sixth hole struck a woman in the gallery and bloodied her head. He … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Koepka shaken after bloodying fan’s head with tee shot

JUBA, South Sudan | 21 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — An overloaded commercial plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan on Sunday and killed 21 people, a local official said. The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been traveling from the capital, Juba, the minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, told The Associated Press. Officials … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | 21 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazilian candidate in serious condition after stabbing

RIO DE JANEIRO  — Jair Bolsonaro, a leading presidential candidate whose heated rhetoric has electrified some voters and angered others in a deeply polarized Brazil, was stabbed at a campaign event Thursday and suffered serious abdominal injuries. Police said the suspected attacker was in custody. Dr. Luiz Henrique Borsato, who performed emergency surgery, said Thursday … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazilian candidate in serious condition after stabbing

WASHINGTON | Kim Kardashian meeting with Trump on prison reform

WASHINGTON— Reality television star Kim Kardashian is at the White House Wednesday for a meeting with President Donald Trump on criminal justice reform. That’s according to a White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the matter on the record. TMZ first reported Kardashian’s visit … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kim Kardashian meeting with Trump on prison reform