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JERUSALEM (AP) " Israeli ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman has been sworn in as defense minister after his appointment was confirmed by parliament. Lieberman, one of Israel's most polarizing politicians, assumed the office on Monday. The post was previously held by former military chief Moshe Yaalon, who resigned last week following talks to expand the government by adding Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu party. The move solidifies Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's parliamentary...

Updated at 5:00 PM

ISTANBUL (AP) " Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have detonated a bomb as a police vehicle was passing by, killing four people. Anadolu Agency says 19 other people " five of them police officers " were injured in Monday's...

Updated at 4:38 PM

LUXEMBOURG (AP) " Turkey is making progress on measures that need to be passed before visa-free travel to the European Union can be instituted, a senior EU official said Monday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, meanwhile, is standing by the...

Updated at 3:14 PM

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) " A military court in the Somali capital on Monday gave life terms to two men convicted of masterminding the bombing in February of an airliner which made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in the fuselage. The...

Updated at 3:11 PM

LUXEMBOURG (AP) " The European Commission's president will visit Russia next month in what would be the most high-profile EU official to go to Russia since it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. But Jean-Claude Juncker...

Updated at 3:09 PM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) " Uganda is cutting military ties with North Korea to comply with U.N. sanctions over North Korea's nuclear program, a Ugandan official said Monday following a meeting between President Yoweri Museveni and South Korea's...

Updated at 2:58 PM

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) " President Barack Obama laid a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military who died serving their country. Obama's appearance at Arlington National Cemetery carries on a longstanding...

Updated at 2:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health...

Updated at 2:42 PM

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) " Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes during his time in power, Judge Gberdao Gustave Kam said Monday, ending...

Updated at 2:04 PM

DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) " Teaching her children how to peacefully respond to racist comments in a tiny Idaho town was not new for the mother of 20 adopted children, many of whom are black. She often found herself echoing the virtues taught in...

Updated at 2:00 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) " Tropical Depression Bonnie and its heavy rains dissipated over South Carolina on Monday, as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area. The depression fell apart early in the day about 45 miles...

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