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Israel coalition to fast-track bill to dissolve parliament

An Israeli Cabinet minister says the country's outgoing coalition government will fast-track a bill this week to dissolve parliament, setting up the country for its fifth elections in three years
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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, left, speaks during a joint statement with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Monday, June 20, 2022. Bennett's office announced Monday, that his weakened coalition will be disbanded and the country will head to new elections. Bennett and his main coalition partner, Yair Lapid, decided to present a vote to dissolve parliament in the coming days, Bennett's office said. Lapid is then to serve as caretaker prime minister. The election, expected in the fall, would be Israel's fifth in three years. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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Syrian plane lands in base after Damascus airport attack

Syria's state news agency says a flight by a private Syrian airline has landed at an airport used by Russia’s military in the country's coastal province of Latakia
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UK rail strike strands commuters, pits workers against govt

Tens of thousands of railway workers have walked off the job in Britain, bringing the train network to a crawl in the country’s biggest transit strike in three decades
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Passengers stand around inside Euston station in London on the first day of a rail strike on Tuesday June 21, 2022. Britain's biggest rail strikes in decades went ahead Tuesday after last-minute talks between a union and train companies failed to reach a settlement over pay and job security. Up to 40,000 cleaners, signalers, maintenance workers and station staff are due to walk out for three days this week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
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'A dear friend': Syrian carves model of Cologne cathedral

When Syrian refugee Fadel Alkhudr arrived in Germany in 2015, the first thing he saw when he stepped out of the train in Cologne was the city’s majestic cathedral
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Fadel Alkhudr from Syria poses beside his wooden model of the word heritage Cologne Cathedral on display at the Domforum in Cologne, Germany, Monday, June 20, 2022. Fadel Alkhudr, 42, a woodcarver and artist orginally from Aleppo, Syria, fled the war in his home country and arrived in the western german city of Cologne in 2015. In 2019 he started to carve the local Cologne Cathedral in his small basement - without any plans or drawings, using only cell phone photos of the cathedral as a template. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Islamic State group claims Syria bus attack that killed 13

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a civilian bus in northern Syria that killed 13 people
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Belgium takes back mothers and children from Syria

Belgium's judicial authorities have brought home six women and 16 children with Belgian citizenship who were held in Syria for their suspected connection with the Islamic State group
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US, Iran in tense sea incident; Tehran preps new centrifuges

A U.S. Navy warship has fired a warning flare to wave off an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat coming straight at it during a tense encounter in the strategic Strait of Hormuz
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In this photo made available by the U.S. Navy, a boat of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) operates in close proximity to patrol coastal ship USS Sirocco (PC 6) and expeditionary fast transport USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2) in the Strait of Hormuz, Monday, June 20, 2022. A U.S. Navy warship fired a warning flare to wave off an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat coming straight at it during a tense encounter in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, officials said Tuesday. (U.S. Navy via AP)
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Africa 'taken hostage' by Russia's invasion, Zelenskyy says

Ukraine's leader has told the African Union that the continent has been "taken hostage” in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine amid catastrophically rising food prices
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FILE - A shopkeeper sells wheat flour in the Hamar-Weyne market in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia on May 26, 2022. "Africa is actually taken hostage" in Russia's invasion of Ukraine amid catastrophically rising food prices, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the African Union during a closed-door address on Monday, June 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
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'The impossible': Ukraine's secret, deadly rescue missions

A series of clandestine, against-the-odds helicopter missions to reach besieged soldiers are being celebrated in Ukraine as one of the riskiest, most heroic feats of military derring-do in the four-month war against Russia
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"Buffalo," the name he uses as a soldier, walks in a treadmill at a clinic in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, June 17, 2022. "Buffalo" was at the Azovstal plant, in an underground bunker-turned-medical station that provided shelter from death and destruction above. He was among those in the list for evacuation after being shredded by mortar rounds, losing his left leg above the knee. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Poland's Kaczynski leaves govt post to focus on elections

Poland’s most powerful politician, conservative ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, says he has given up his role as a deputy prime minister in the government
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Israel coalition agrees to dissolve, hold new elections

Israel’s weakened coalition government has announced that it will dissolve parliament and call new elections
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FILE - Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, right, and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid attend a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, June 19, 2022. Bennett's office announced Monday, June 20, 2022, that his weakened coalition will be disbanded and the country will head to new elections. Bennett and his main coalition partner, Yair Lapid, decided to present a vote to dissolve parliament in the coming days, Bennett's office said. Lapid is then to serve as caretaker prime minister. The election, expected in the fall, would be Israel's fifth in three years. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP, File)
June 21

Hong Kong's last UK governor says crackdowns 'heartbreaking'

The last British governor of Hong Kong says Beijing’s crackdown on civil liberties in the former British colony has been “a lot worse” than he expected
June 21
Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong speaks ahead of the publication of his book "The Hong Kong Diaries", during a press conference hosted by the Foreign Press Association at the Royal Over-Seas League in London, Monday, June 20, 2022. The publication of the book coincides with the 25th anniversary year of when Hong Kong was handed back to China from being a British colony in 1997. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 20

Cambodian catches world's largest recorded freshwater fish

A giant stingray caught in the Mekong River last week is more than a giant — it is the biggest of them all
June 20
In this photo provided by Wonders of the Mekong taken on June 14, 2022, a man touches a giant freshwater stingray before being released back into the Mekong River in the northeastern province of Stung Treng, Cambodia. A local fisherman caught the 661-pound (300-kilogram) stingray, which set the record for the world's largest known freshwater fish and earned him a $600 reward. (Chhut Chheana/Wonders of the Mekong via AP)
June 20

Mexican diplomat starts jostling for 2024 nomination

Mexico's top diplomat has begun the open jostling to win the 2024 nomination of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's Morena party
June 20
FILE - Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard speaks during a joint news conference with Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oct. 8, 2021, in Mexico City. Ebrard, Mexico’s top diplomat, began the open jostling to win the 2024 nomination of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party on Monday, June 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool, File)
June 20

Japan court says ban on same-sex marriage constitutional

A Japanese court has ruled that the country’s ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution, and rejected demands for compensation by three couples who said their right to free union and equality has been violated
June 20
Plaintiffs speak to journalists after a court ruling in Osaka, western Japan Monday, June 20, 2022. The Osaka District Court ruled Monday that the country’s ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution, and rejected demands for compensation by three couples who said their right to free union and equality has been violated. (Kyodo News via AP)
June 20

Food, water concerns as floods continue to batter Bangladesh

Floods in Bangladesh have left millions struggling to access drinking water.
June 20
A man stands at the doorway of his flooded shop in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Monday, June 20, 2022. Floods in Bangladesh continued to wreak havoc Monday with authorities struggling to ferry drinking water and dry food to flood shelters across the country’s vast northern and northeastern regions. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
June 20

'It's just hell there': Russia still pounds eastern Ukraine

Russia’s military machine is persevering in its ferocious effort.
June 20
People wait for gas pump in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, June 19, 2022. Across the globe, drivers are rethinking their habits and personal finances amid skyrocketing prices for gasoline and diesel, fueled by Russia's war in Ukraine and the global rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Energy prices are a key driver of inflation that is rising worldwide and making the cost of living more expensive.(AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
June 20

Ben Stiller meets Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Ukraine on World Refugee Day

The actor visited Ukraine as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations.
June 20
This handout picture taken and released by Ukrainian President Press Service on June 20, 2022, shows Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcoming actor and UN Goodwill Envoy Ben Stiller during their meeting in Kyiv.
June 20

Colombian voters elect country's first Black vice president

As Colombia’s voters put aside a longtime antipathy to leftists and chose one as their new president, they also have carved out another milestone — electing the country's first Black vice president
June 20
Former rebel Gustavo Petro, left, his wife Veronica Alcocer, back center, and his running mate Francia Marquez, celebrate before supporters after winning a runoff presidential election in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
June 20

Despite Western arms, Ukraine is outgunned in the east

Despite the heavy influx of weapons from the West, Ukrainian forces are outgunned by the Russians in the battle for the eastern Donbas region, where the fighting is largely being carried out by way of artillery exchanges
June 20
FILE - Commander of an artillery unit of the Ukrainian army, Mykhailo Strebizh, center, inside a destroyed house due to shelling in a village near the frontline in the Donetsk oblast region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, June 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
June 20

Petro faces challenges to deliver Colombians promised change

Colombia for the first time elected a leftist as its next president, but the slim victory is a cue that a large portion of the country rejects the ambitious proposals of Gustavo Petro
June 20
Gustavo Petro, presidential candidate with the Historical Pact coalition, waves upon his arrival to vote in a presidential runoff in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
June 20

Giant stingray is thought to be world's largest freshwater fish

Scientists said the world's largest-ever freshwater fish -- a stingray weighing in at about 660 pounds -- was caught in Cambodia's Mekong River.
June 20
Scientists said the world's largest-ever freshwater fish -- a stingray weighing in at about 660 pounds -- was caught in Cambodia's Mekong River.
June 20

Puerto Rico law to boost private sector worker benefits

Puerto Rico’s governor has signed legislation that will award more rights to private sector workers in the U.S. territory
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Man who coordinated Honduras activist's murder sentenced

The man convicted last year of coordinating the killing of Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison
June 20
FILE - Roberto David Castillo is taken by police to the Supreme Court to hear the verdict in his trial connected to accusations that he is one of the intellectual authors responsible for the murder of environmentalist and Indigenous rights activist Berta Caceres, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday, July 5, 2021. A court on Monday, June 20, 2022, has sentenced Castillo to 22 years and six months in prison for the murder of Caceres. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez, File)
June 20

Mali government says jihadi rebels kill 132 civilians

Recent attacks by jihadi rebels in central Mali have killed 132 civilians, the government announced Monday
June 20
June 20

East African leaders send regional force to eastern Congo

East Africa’s leaders have responded to the threat of war between Rwanda and Congo by instructing a new regional force to deploy in eastern Congo and ordering an immediate cease-fire
June 20
Rwandan border security forces stand guard on their side of the Petite Barriere border crossing with Rwanda in Goma, eastern Congo Friday, June 17, 2022. Rwanda's military says a Congolese soldier crossed the border and began shooting at Rwandan security forces and civilians before being shot dead Friday morning, the latest escalation in tensions between the countries. (AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa)
June 20

Taliban release several British citizens held in Afghanistan

The Taliban say they have released several British citizens who had been detained in Afghanistan after an agreement was reached between the two countries
June 20
June 20

Saudi crown prince visits Egypt ahead of Biden Mideast trip

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived in Cairo on the first leg of a Middle East tour that comes ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to the region next month
June 20
FILE - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, June 24, 2019. Bin Salman, who is commonly referred to by his initials MBS, arrived in Cairo, Monday, June 20, 2022, the first leg of a Middle East tour that comes ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to the region the following month. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi received bin Salman at the airport, a courtesy to the de-facto leader who is a steady financial backer of the Egyptian government. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool, File)
June 20

Emirati officials announce new plans for world's fair site

Emirati officials have revealed plans for the Expo 2020 site in Dubai that received millions of visitors between October and March
June 20
A billboard advertises future plans for the Expo 2020 site, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, June 20, 2022. During a press conference Monday, Ahmed Al-Khatib, the chief development, and delivery officer announced that the site will be transformed into an environment-friendly urban community, called Expo City Dubai. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
June 20

Le Pen: Huge gains in French parliament a 'seismic event'

Marine Le Pen's party gained a surge in the country's parliamentary election.
June 20
France's Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne reacts as she gives a speech in Paris Sunday June 19, 2022. French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance was projected to lose its majority despite getting the most seats in the final round of the parliamentary election Sunday, while the far-right National Rally appeared to have made big gains. A new coalition — made up of the hard left, the Socialists and the Greens — is projected to become the main opposition force with about 150 to 200 seats of the 577 members of the National Assembly. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
June 20

The Mali government says that 132 civilians have been killed in recent attacks by jihadi rebels in the country's center.

The Mali government says that 132 civilians have been killed in recent attacks by jihadi rebels in the country's center.
June 20
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June 20

Israeli PM Bennett says he is dissolving parliament, plunging country into 5th election in 3 years

Israeli PM Bennett says he is dissolving parliament, plunging country into 5th election in 3 years
June 20
June 20

Myanmar's Suu Kyi celebrates birthday with cake in court

Although detained by Myanmar’s military government on a slew of charges, ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been able to hold a small birthday celebration during a court appearance
June 20
Pilgrims visit Myanmar famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Several visitors said they came to the famous temple to say prayers for Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's ousted leader, on her 77th birthday, which she spent in military detention. (AP Photo)
June 20

Canada investing billions to modernize North America defense

Canada is investing $4.9 billion (US$3.8 billion) over the next six years to modernize North America’s aging defensive systems
June 20
June 20

EU: Blame Russia, not sanctions, for global food crisis

The European Union’s top diplomat insisted Monday it’s not the bloc’s sanctions that are responsible for the looming global food crisis, and pledged to work out solutions to ensure exports of food and fertilizers could reach Africa
June 20
FILE - Farm employees spread fertilizer on a farm in Gerdau, North West province, South Africa, Nov. 19, 2018. Families across Africa are paying about 45% more for wheat flour as Russia's war in Ukraine blocks exports from the Black Sea. Some countries like Somalia get more than 90% of their wheat from Russia and Ukraine. That's forcing many people to substitute wheat for other grains. But the United Nations is warning that the price hikes are coming as many parts of Africa are facing drought and hunger. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
June 20

Lithuania defends ban on some goods to Russia's Kaliningrad

Lithuania is defending its decision to bar rail transit from Russia to a Russian Baltic Sea exclave of goods hit by European Union sanctions, in a move that drew Moscow’s strong anger amid high tensions in the region
June 20
June 20

Brazil's Petrobras CEO resigns amid pressure over gas prices

The chief executive of Brazil’s state-run oil giant Petrobras resigned amid political pressure from top lawmakers and President Jair Bolsonaro
June 20
Brazil's President and presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro leads a motorcycle rally, in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, June 18, 2022. He will be running against his political nemesis, leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. While Bolsonaro has fervent support among his base, early polls say da Silva is leading handily before October's election. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)
June 20

Hong Kong's iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsizes at sea

Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant has capsized in the South China Sea, less than a week after it was towed away from the city
June 20
Hong Kong's iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant is towed away in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Hong Kong's iconic restaurant on Tuesday departed the city, after its parent company failed to find a new owner and lacked funds to maintain the establishment amid months of COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 20

Germany sticks to 2030 coal exit target amid energy worries

The German government says it remains committed to its goal of phasing out coal as a power source by 2030, despite deepening worries about a cut in Russia’s gas supplies
June 20
Steam rises out of the cooling towers of the Niederaussem lignite-fired power plant in Pulheim, Germany, Monday, June 20, 2022. The German government said that it remains committed to its goal of phasing out coal as a power source by 2030 despite deepening worries about a cut in Russia’s gas supplies. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
June 20

Israeli Prime Minister Bennett's office says government to be disbanded, nation to go to new elections

Israeli Prime Minister Bennett's office says government to be disbanded, nation to go to new elections
June 20
June 20

Poland wants formal rules for Israeli Holocaust study trips

A Polish official says his government wants formal rules to regulate the terms under which Israeli schoolchildren pay Holocaust study visits to the country, including on the presence of armed Israeli guards
June 20
FILE - Jewish people visit the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp after the March of the Living annual observance, in Oswiecim, Poland, April 28, 2022. The Polish government wants formal rules to regulate the terms under which Israeli schoolchildren pay Holocaust study visits to the country, including on the presence of armed Israeli guards, an official in Warsaw said Monday June 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
June 20

UK set for national railway strike as last-ditch talks fail

Britain is facing its biggest rail strikes in decades after last-minute talks between a union and train companies failed to reach a settlement over pay and job security
June 20
A train pulls into Hunts Cross Station, in Liverpool, England, Monday, June 20, 2022. Unions and train companies in Britain are set to hold last-minute talks Monday amid fading hopes of averting the country’s biggest rail strikes for decades. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
June 20

Cyprus investigates prison director's blackmail allegations

Cyprus’ top lawyer has appointed an investigator to probe allegations by the country’s prisons’ director that a senior police officer had tasked an inmate to gather any information or video about her private life that could be used to blackmail her
June 20
Cyprus Prisons Director Anna Aristotelous speaks to the media after formally filing a complaint against a senior police officer she accused of tasking an inmate to gather any information or video about her private life that could be used to blackmail her, on Monday, June 20, 2022. Cyprus' attorney-general has appointed a criminal investigator to probe the allegations. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)
June 20

Swimmers enjoy hot weather in sky pool

Suspended between two high-rise buildings, swimmers enjoy one of London’s most exclusive and unique swimming pools.
June 20
Suspended between two high-rise buildings, swimmers enjoy one of London’s most exclusive and unique swimming pools.
June 20

ABC News Live: 1st COVID shots administered for kids as young as 6 months old

Plus, Vice President Kamala Harris hosts the first-ever Juneteenth celebration at the Naval Observatory and the new rule effectively banning transgender women from women’s swimming competitions.
June 20
VIDEO: ABC News Live: First shots administered for kids as young as 6 months old
June 20

Bags pile up at Heathrow Airport amid handling difficulties

Luggage seen piling up at Heathrow Airport during a weekend of baggage reclaim chaos.
June 20
Luggage seen piling up at Heathrow Airport during a weekend of baggage reclaim chaos.
June 20

China's 1st Horn of Africa envoy offers to mediate in region

China’s first special envoy to the Horn of Africa has offered to mediate in disputes in the region as Beijing seeks to strengthen its influence and protect its investments from conflict and other troubles
June 20
China's first special envoy to the Horn of Africa, Xue Bing, speaks at a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, June 20, 2022. China's first special envoy to the Horn of Africa on Monday offered at a China-led peace conference to mediate in disputes in the region as Beijing seeks to strengthen its influence and protect its investments from conflict. (AP Photo)
June 20

Israel says regional alliance has thwarted Iranian attacks

Israel’s defense minister says that Israel is helping build a U.S.-led regional air-defense alliance against Iran and that the partnership has already thwarted attempted Iranian attacks
June 20
FILE - Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon, Dec. 9, 2021, in Washington. Gantz said Monday June 21, 2022, that Israel is helping build a U.S.-led regional air-defense alliance against Iran, and that the partnership has already thwarted attempted Iranian attacks. Gantz said he expected the upcoming visit by President Joe Biden to the region to further strengthen this alliance. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
June 20

Denmark charges 3 with planning to carry out terror attack

A Danish prosecutor says three people have been charged with planning acts of terrorism by acquiring weapons and bomb-making materials ”to be used in a terrorist attack in an unknown place in either Denmark or abroad.”
June 20