Spain King Seeks Candidate to Form Gov’t, Avert New Election
Spain’s King Felipe VI is wrapping up two days of talks with political party leaders, hoping he can find a candidate that can win parliament’s backing to form a government and avert a second national election this year.
Wheelchair-Bound Libyan Migrant Assaulted in German City
Police in the eastern German city of Chemnitz say they’re investigating an attack on a wheelchair-bound Libyan migrant as a possible far-right hate crime.
The Latest: Hungary Indicates It Won’t Break With EU Line
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The Latest: Afghan Official: Blast in Kabul Near US Embassy
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Most Senior Catholic Pedophile Appeals Australia Convictions
The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children lodged an appeal in Australia’s highest court on Tuesday against his convictions for molesting two choirboys in a cathedral more than two decades ago.
Top UK Court Hearing Challenge to Johnson’s Parliament Break
Britain’s Supreme Court opened proceedings Tuesday to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament just weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union, in a case that pits the powers of elected lawmakers against those of the executive.
AP Explains: Israel’s Parliamentary Elections
Israel is holding the country’s 22nd parliamentary elections on Tuesday, with over 6.3 million people eligible to cast ballots. Coming on the heels of April elections, it is an unprecedented repeat vote largely seen as a referendum on long-seated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Popular Panda on Loan From China Dies in Thai Zoo
Zoo staff in northern Thailand have donned black and white clothing and observed a minute of silence to mourn the sudden death of their popular male giant panda, who was on a long-term loan from China.
Bombing Kills 24 at Afghan President’s Rally; Ghani Unhurt
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31, officials said. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief.
Norway Police: Suspected Mosque Gunman’s Sister Shot 4 Times
Norwegian police say the teenage stepsister of a man suspected of an attempted terrorist attack on a mosque was shot three times in the head and once in the chest by a .22-caliber rifle that was later found in his car.