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Political novice elected Iceland president amid football fever

Jun 26, 2016

Political novice elected Iceland president amid football fever

Political newcomer Gudni Johannesson claimed victory in Iceland’s presidential election after riding a wave of anti-establishment sentiment, though the vote was eclipsed by the country’s eagerly-anticipated and historic Euro football match. “All the votes have not been counted, but I think we have won,” ...

Jun 26, 2016

Police kill Texas mother who fatally shot two daughters

Police say a Houston-area woman fatally shot her two daughters before officers shot and killed her. The incident happened about 5 p.m. Friday in front of a home just outside the Houston suburb of Fulshear. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office identified the mother ...

Jun 26, 2016

At least 14 killed after al-Shabab attacks Somalia hotel attack

Gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital Saturday, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the grenade-throwing assailants to the top floor and ended the hours-long assault, police and witnesses said. At least 14 people were ...

Jun 26, 2016

China tells search engines to ID paid results after man died

China has issued new regulations demanding that search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu. Wei Zexi, a college student who died in April of a rare ...

Britain, EU at odds over timing of divorce talks

Jun 26, 2016

Britain, EU at odds over timing of divorce talks

The European Union wants a quickie divorce, but Britain wants time to think things over. Senior EU politicians demanded Saturday that the U.K. quickly cut its ties with the 28-nation bloc — a process Britain says won’t begin for several months — as the ...

Jun 25, 2016

India blames China for stalled nuclear group entry

India has blamed regional rival China for blocking its entry to a nuclear trade group opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, after its members met in South Korea with no decision on India’s bid to join. India wants to become a member of ...

Iran cracks down on culture of 'vulgar Western' dog ownership

Jun 25, 2016

Iran cracks down on culture of 'vulgar Western' dog ownership

Dog lovers in central Iran are in uproar after authorities began confiscating their pets in an apparent crackdown on the “vulgar Western culture” of canine ownership, Iranian media reported Saturday. One unnamed dog owner in Shahin Shahr, in Isfahan province, told Iran’s Shahrvand newspaper ...