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Deaths rise to 23 from mass attempt to enter Spanish enclave

MADRID (AP) - The number of people who were killed after they tried to scale a border fence between Morocco and a Spanish enclave in North Africa rose to 23 Saturday as human rights organizations in Spain and Morocco called on both countries to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths.


Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, while pressing their momentum following the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk. The military said Saturday that Moscow-backed separatists were now in full control of the chemical plant that was the last Ukrainian holdout in the city.


Congo bishops say pope's Canada trip a good sign for future

ROME (AP) - Congo's Catholic bishops, coping with disappointment over a scrubbed visit by Pope Francis, said Saturday that his decision to go ahead with a trip to Canada was an "encouraging sign" that his knee treatment was working, as they held out hope for a rescheduled date.


Biden arrives in Europe for pair of summits meant to shore up alliances against Russia, address food, energy prices

MUNICH (AP) - Biden arrives in Europe for pair of summits meant to shore up alliances against Russia, address food, energy prices.


Loewe presents a dystopian future at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) - Loewe thrust Paris Fashion Week into a bleak and dystopian vision of the future on Saturday -- turning its runway into a dead space where nature and animal life only existed to be harnessed and exploited by humankind. A sanitized white wall descended onto a bare deck as models walked by robotically, bathed in misty white light.


With war, Kyiv pride parade becomes a peace march in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Ukraine's largest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, went ahead Saturday, although not on its native streets or as a celebration.


Pope hails families, blasts 'culture of waste' after Roe

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis celebrated families Saturday and urged them to shun "selfish" decisions that are indifferent to life as he closed out a big Vatican rally a day after the U.S. Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion.


Danish queen opens new museum telling the story of refugees

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Denmark's Queen Margrethe opened a new museum Saturday that tells the story of the generations of refugees who have shaped Danish society, starting with Germans who fled the Soviet advance during World War II.


Turkish president: Sweden hasn't alleviated NATO concerns

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Sweden's prime minister that he has not seen any "tangible" moves to address Turkey's concerns about her country joining NATO, Erdogan's office said Saturday.


Milan to turn off fountain spigots as drought bakes Italy

MILAN (AP) - The mayor of Milan signed an ordinance Saturday turning off the spigots of public decorative fountains and the city's archbishop prayed for rain in a tour of churches as northern Italy endures one of its worst droughts in decades.


Protesters gather as G-7 leaders set to arrive in Germany

MUNICH (AP) - About 4,000 protesters gathered in Munich as the Group of Seven leading economic powers prepared Saturday to hold their annual gathering in the Bavarian Alps in Germany, which holds the G-7?s rotating presidency this year.


Gunman kills 2 during Oslo Pride festival; terror suspected

OSLO, Norway (AP) - A gunman opened fire in Oslo's nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving more than 20 wounded in what the Norwegian security service called an "Islamist terror act" during the capital's annual LGBTQ Pride festival.


European mayors duped into calls with fake Kyiv mayor

BERLIN (AP) - The mayor of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv warned Saturday that an imposter is posing as him and communicating with other officials, including three European mayors who were duped into believing they were having a video call with the real Vitali Klitschko.


Turkish state media: Detained Greek spied on border defenses

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish security forces have detained a Greek citizen accused of spying for Athens' intelligence service, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Saturday.


Norwegian security service raises terror alert level after mass shooting

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Norwegian security service raises terror alert level after mass shooting.


Defiant Johnson says he won't change despite election woes

LONDON (AP) - A defiant British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stubborn standoff with his frustrated Conservative Party on Saturday, after two thumping special election defeats renewed calls for a major change of government direction.


French lawmakers want abortion rights in constitution

PARIS (AP) - A group of lawmakers belonging to French President Emmanuel Macron's party will propose a bill to inscribe abortion rights into the country's constitution, according to the statement by two members of parliament on Saturday.


Here we go again: Strike snarls UK trains for a third day

LONDON (AP) - Train stations were all but deserted across Britain on Saturday, as the third day of a national strike snarled the weekend plans of millions.


AP PHOTOS: Moscow Fashion Week sprawls across the capital

MOSCOW (AP) - Chic and adventurous models and couturiers have been spread all over the Russian capital for Moscow Fashion Week, flaunting their designs in venues ranging from a sprawling Stalin-era propaganda exposition to a large park near the Kremlin admired for its innovative features.


Oslo police say they believe mass shooting that killed 2, wounded 14 was a terror attack

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Oslo police say they believe mass shooting that killed 2, wounded 14 was a terror attack.


Officer suspended for off-duty actions at abortion protest
Alaska Supreme Court ruling keeps Sweeney off House ballot

FILE - Tara Sweeney, a Republican seeking the sole U.S. House seat in Alaska, speaks during a forum for candidates, May 12, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska. Sweeney's campaign manager said, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, that the campaign did not plan to sue over a finding released by Alaska elections officials stating that she cannot advance to the special election for U.S. House following the withdrawal of another candidate. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal

Abortion-rights activist rally at the Indiana Statehouse following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Saturday, June 25, 2022 in Indianapolis.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

West Virginia helicopter crash victims identified

Emergency personnel look over the sight of a  helicopter that crashed in Blair, W.Va., on Thursday, June, 23, 2022.  A Vietnam-era helicopter was used for tourism flights and crashed along Route 17 in Logan County about 5 p.m. Wednesday. County emergency ambulance service executive Ray Bryant says all six on board were killed.(AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

Army private's plea shelved internet fantasy chat defense
Iraqi PM heads to Saudi Arabia, Iran for new dialogue

In this photo released by the Saudi Royal Palace, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP)

Iran and EU say Vienna nuke talks will resume in coming days
Egypt's president holds talks with visiting Qatari emir

In this photo made available by Qatar News Agency, QNA, Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, meets with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 25, 2022. Qatar's emir arrived in Cairo to hold talks with Egypt's president in his first visit since the two countries agreed to reset relations after more than seven years of diplomatic animosity. (QNA via AP)

Moderate quake jolts southern Iranian province, killing 1
Israel fires at Palestinian stone throwers, teen said killed
Xi taking part in Hong Kong anniversary but no word on visit

A woman walks past the Chinese and Hong Kong flags hanging from a residential building to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China, at a public housing estate, in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 25, 2022. President Xi Jinping will participate in next week's celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China, the government said Saturday, but it left unclear whether he will visit the former British colony for the highly symbolic event after a crackdown on a pro-democracy movement. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Deadly quake a new blow to Afghans reeling from poverty

Afghan girl carries a donated matrace after an earthquake in Gayan village, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Friday, June 24, 2022. A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, flattening stone and mud-brick homes in the country's deadliest quake in two decades, the state-run news agency reported. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi

Bangladesh marks opening of country's longest bridge

Bangladesh's longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks involving political conflict and corruption allegations, stands over Padma River on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, June 25, 2022. The 6.51-kilometer (4.04-mile) bridge cost an estimated $3.6 billion and was paid for with domestic funds after the World Bank and other global lending agencies declined to finance the project following a graft scandal involving a Canadian construction company linked to the bridge. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)

Aftershock in Afghanistan as quake toll rises to 1,150 dead

A man stands among destruction after an earthquake in Gayan village, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 23, 2022. A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, flattening stone and mud-brick homes in the country's deadliest quake in two decades, the state-run news agency reported. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi)

US: Afghan national freed from Guantanamo Bay after 15 years

FILE - In this photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, the sun sets behind the closed Camp X-Ray detention facility, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. An Afghan prisoner held in U.S. custody for nearly 15 years has finally been released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the Taliban in Afghanistan and an international human rights group said Friday, June 24, 2022.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)