June 24

Mexico newspaper's printing director dies after attack

A newspaper in Mexico says one of its staffers has died days after he was shot in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas.
June 24

After big win, new Istanbul mayor hopes to mend party fences

Voters in Istanbul delivered a stunning victory to Turkey's secular opposition in a repeat election for mayor Sunday. The opposition candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, finished way ahead, breaking the grip of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party on Turkey's most important city. Here's a look at what happened and the options facing Istanbul's next mayor:
June 24

Cyprus minister: Turkey complicit in migrant trafficking

Cyprus' interior minister is accusing Turkey and breakaway Turkish Cypriots of helping to traffick migrants to the internationally recognized southern part of the ethnically split island nation.
June 24

Mercedes-Benz to assemble cars in Egypt with local partner

German automaker Daimler AG says its Mercedes-Benz luxury brand plans to assemble cars in Egypt in cooperation with a local partner.
June 24

Germany: Merkel partners set ballot on new leader this fall

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left coalition partner on Monday decided to ballot its 440,000 members this fall on who the party's new leader or leaders will be, a decision that may determine how much longer the current government lasts.
June 24

For Turkey's Erdogan, a challenge in former stronghold

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't lost many elections since the conservative party he co-founded took control of the government in 2002. But the party's rare defeat in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, was a political and personal setback for the country's leader.
June 24

Belgian man charged over suspected US embassy attack plot

Police in Brussels have arrested a man suspected of planning an attack on the U.S. embassy in the Belgian capital, prosecutors said Monday.
June 24

Russia starts army drills to respond to Central Asia threats

The Russian military launched a massive exercise Monday to simulate a response to possible security threats in Central Asia.
June 24

Rescuers find 2 alive in collapsed building in Cambodia

Rescuers on Monday found two survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed two days earlier while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing 28 workers and injuring 26 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that doubled as their housing.
June 24

Russian and Egyptian ministers discuss closer ties

The Russian and Egyptian foreign and defense ministers have discussed ways to expand military and security ties between the two nations.
June 24

Spanish prosecutors want inquiry into church sex abuse cases

Spain's public prosecutors are suggesting opening a national investigation into the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Church, the first such official proposal in the country.
June 24

Cyprus court sentences serial killer to 7 life terms

A Cyprus criminal court on Monday sentenced an army captain to seven life terms in prison after he pleaded guilty to the premeditated murder and kidnapping of seven foreign women and girls.
June 24

Albania's Electoral College orders go-ahead of local polls

Albania's top legal election institution on Monday decided in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, turning down a move from the country's president to cancel them.
June 24

Activist arrested for chanting 'Down with Polish fascism!'

An activist in Poland has been arrested and charged with the crime of insulting the Polish nation for chanting "Down with Polish fascism!" in response to Polish nationalists disturbing a public event.
June 24

France hosts Mediterranean conference without heads of state

France is hosting a conference aimed at boosting cooperation between northern and southern Mediterranean countries, with senior government officials, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academics in attendance.
June 24

Death toll in Indian encephalitis outbreak rises to 152

India's Supreme Court on Monday directed state and national authorities to file reports to the court on an encephalitis outbreak in the eastern state of Bihar this month in which 152 children have died.
June 24

Man killed in Russia's Chechnya after wounding 2 policemen

Police in Russia's Chechnya province say that an attacker has wounded two officers before being shot dead.
June 24

Arsenal fire in Kazakhstan injures 46, prompts evacuation

A fire engulfed a sprawling ammunition depot in Kazakhstan Monday, causing powerful explosions that injured at least 46 people and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands.
June 24

Ukrainian worker dies in Poland after employer abandons him

A Ukrainian man who fainted on the job in Poland was found dead in a forest after his employer dropped him off there rather than call an ambulance.
June 24

Mauritania's electoral commission confirms Ghazouani win

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, a retired general who served as defense minister before being picked as the chosen successor to Mauritania's outgoing president, won the weekend election by a large margin, the country's electoral commission announced.