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ANKARA, Turkey | 7 Turkish soldiers killed in blast blamed on Kurdish rebels

ANKARA, Turkey— Kurdish rebels on Thursday detonated an explosive device on a road in southeast Turkey, killing at least seven soldiers, a senior official said. Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The explosion occurred on a road near the town of Gercus in the majority-Kurdish province of Batman. Numan Kurtulmus, a deputy chairman … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | 7 Turkish soldiers killed in blast blamed on Kurdish rebels

ISTANBUL | Cleric: ‘No going back’ on Ukraine split from Russia Church

ISTANBUL — A senior official in the Orthodox Church says “there’s no going back” in granting Ukrainian clerics full ecclesiastic independence from the Russian Orthodox Church. However, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, who is part of a committee dealing with the Ukrainian question, told The Associated Press that the final step of the procedure has yet … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Cleric: ‘No going back’ on Ukraine split from Russia Church

MADRID | Spanish police find no weapons in knife attacker’s home

MADRID  — Police haven’t found any guns or explosives in the house of a man who allegedly attacked police officers with a knife in Barcelona before being shot dead, a senior official in Spain’s Catalonia region said Tuesday. Authorities are investigating whether the suspect in Monday’s attack at the police station on the outskirts of … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish police find no weapons in knife attacker’s home