Turkey braces for hard times amid currency crisis, US spat

ISTANBUL (AP) — Some Turks are reacting with defiance to their plunging currency and an escalating trade and political dispute with the United States — an indication that they are ready to endure economic pain and risk further deterioration in a key, yet troubled alliance dating from the Cold War.

Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country, speaking as the nation put on a large military parade on its Armed Forces Day holiday Wednesday replete with tanks and people marching in historic uniforms.

The Latest: Survivors describe Italy bridge collapse

GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local):

A partial list of victims in the Genoa bridge collapse

ROME (AP) — A partial list of the 39 people who died in the collapse of the Genoa highway bridge on Tuesday. Italian officials have released the names of 21 citizens whose identities have been confirmed and families informed. Four French citizens and two Albanians also were confirmed dead.

Publisher John Calder, champion of edgy authors, dies at 91

LONDON (AP) — Influential publisher John Calder, who championed avant-garde authors and battled censorship, has died, a colleague said Wednesday. He was 91.

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Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records: 'diverse'

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a ruling from the country's highest court.

Forgotten remnant of Berlin Wall found in central district

BERLIN (AP) — A local official has discovered a forgotten remnant of the Berlin Wall close to the new headquarters of Germany's foreign intelligence service. It's the second long-lost piece of the barrier to be identified and given protected status this year.

Armenian police says officers injured in scuffle at station

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia say that they have detained a man on charges of assaulting and injuring police officers in an incident that followed an attack on a group of gay people.

UK arrests Romanian who is one of Europe's most wanted men

LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Crime Agency says it has arrested one of Europe's most wanted men, nabbing the suspected head of a Romanian organized crime network.

Northern Ireland marks 20 years since deadly Omagh blast

LONDON (AP) — Bereaved families held a solemn service Wednesday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bombing, the deadliest attack in Northern Ireland's four decades of violence.


Danes to fence German border to stop boars with swine fever

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is to erect a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to keep out wild boars, in the hope of preventing the spread of African swine fever, which can jeopardize the country's valuable pork industry.

Putin to attend Austrian foreign minister's wedding

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says that President Vladimir Putin will attend the Austrian foreign minister's wedding this week.

The Latest: Spanish rescuers intercept 524 migrants

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a ship carrying rescued migrants in the Mediterranean (all times local):

Man charged over mail bomb, threats to Swedish government

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 42-year-old man with attempted murder on Wednesday for sending a letter bomb to a bitcoin company in London and over threatening letters he sent to two dozen lawmakers in Sweden, including government members, Swedish authorities said.

Germany deports 46 rejected Afghan asylum-seekers

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have deported 46 Afghans whose asylum requests were rejected to their homeland.

Greek soldiers freed from Turkish prison return to families

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say that two Greek soldiers freed after spending months in a Turkish prison have been released from hospital following medical checks and are returning to their families.

UK police return Buddha statue to India 57 years after theft

LONDON (AP) — Police in London have returned a 12th century statue of Buddha to India after recovering it 57 years after it was stolen.

Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people.

British media say crash suspect is Briton of Sudanese origin

British authorities said they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks...

Swedish police say suspect in car fires arrested in Turkey

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man suspected of arson in connection with dozens of car fires in Goteborg, Sweden's second largest city, has been arrested in Turkey, police said Wednesday.

Judge: Paper 'shameful' for printing shooting suspect's info

Judge: Paper 'shameful' for printing shooting suspect's info

Parkland students start school year with tightened security

Parkland students start school year with tightened security

AP Photos: Anxiety evident as Marjory Stoneman year begins

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Charges dismissed against man imprisoned for 2003 slaying
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Palestinian president lashes out at US over Gaza situation
Russia says it's trying to help Syrian refugees' return home
US official says UAE paid Yemen tribes to push al-Qaida out
Israel: No criminal action in deadly Gaza 2014 war incident
Turkish officials: Qatar has pledged $15 billion of direct investments in Turkey
Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

The Latest: Afghan president denounces deadly Kabul attack

The Latest: Afghan president denounces deadly Kabul attack

Pakistan parliament elects Imran Khan's ally as speaker

Imran Khan, Asad Qaiser

Flash flood sweeps away 11 picnickers in India
Heavy monsoon rains kill 67 in southern India, close airport

Heavy monsoon rains kill 67 in southern India, close airport