Greece searches for hundreds feared missing after migrant boat sank, leaving 78 dead

KALAMATA, Greece (AP) — Rescue ships fanned out Thursday in search of hundreds of migrants feared missing after their overcrowded boat capsized and sank as they tried to reach Europe. At least 78 people died. read more...

18-year-old trainee accused of shooting 3 soldiers at firing range on Japanese army base, killing 2

TOKYO (AP) — An 18-year-old army trainee shot three fellow soldiers at a firing range on a Japanese army base Wednesday, killing two of them, officials said. read more...

Despite serious legal threat, Trump turns day in court into a campaign event

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s four years in the White House, even on some of the most consequential days of his presidency, were punctuated by the spectacle and attempts at showmanship he cultivated from years as a tabloid fixture and reality star. read more...

At least 78 migrants dead and dozens feared missing after fishing vessel sinks off Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fishing boat carrying migrants capsized and sank off the coast of Greece on Wednesday, authorities said, leaving at least 78 people dead and many dozens feared missing in one of the worst disasters of its kind this year. read more...

Boris Johnson’s bombshell exit from Parliament leaves UK politics reeling

LONDON (AP) — Former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson left chaos in his wake Saturday after quitting Parliament with a blast at fellow lawmakers he accused of ousting him in a “witch hunt.” read more...

What's in the Trump indictment: US nuclear secrets and files kept in shower

Former President Donald Trump has been charged with mishandling hundreds of classified documents, including about US nuclear secrets and military plans. read more...

Japan OKs refugee law change allowing forced repatriation of asylum seekers after repeated rejection

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament on Friday approved a revision to an immigration and refugee law that will allow the forced repatriation of asylum seekers after they are denied refugee status twice, a change that rights activists say could lead to their persecution at home. read more...

A little white pill, Captagon, gives Syria’s Assad a strong tool in winning over Arab states

BEIRUT (AP) — A little white pill has given Syrian President Bashar Assad powerful leverage with his Arab neighbors, who have been willing to bring him out of pariah status in hopes he will stop the flow of highly addictive Captagon amphetamines out of Syria. read more...

Trump-appointed judge who issued rulings favorable to him assigned to oversee criminal case

MIAMI (AP) — Donald Trump ’s historic criminal case on felony charges of mishandling classified documents is set to unfold in Florida and will at least initially be overseen by a federal judge who issued rulings favorable to him last year and expressed repeated skepticism of Justice Department positions. read more...

Rights group says Myanmar’s military rulers have cracked down on lawyers, abused legal system

BANGKOK (AP) — Lawyers representing critics of Myanmar’s military government face harassment and attacks ranging from threats and arrests to unfair trials and even torture, a human rights organization charged Thursday, saying such actions reflect a broader assault on the country’s justice system. read more...

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