• Parody politician is new star in Serbia’s presidential race

    ORASAC, Serbia (AP) — Ahead of Serbia’s presidential election on Sunday, a political parody has emerged as a true star.

  • Russian opposition leader Navalny in Moscow court

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was fined 20,000 rubles ($340) by a Moscow court on Monday.

  • Bulgaria near final results give pro-EU party clear victory

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A center-right, pro-European Union party is the clear winner in Bulgaria’s parliamentary election, according to near final results Monday.

  • With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus

    DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region.

  • Why the London attacker’s links to Saudi Arabia might matter

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British man who killed four people in a rampage in London last week had made three trips to Saudi Arabia in his lifetime. Though millions of foreigners from around the world live and work in the kingdom, Khalid Masood’s time there immediately raised questions about whether the country’s ultraconservative brand of Islam impacted his worldview and radicalized him.

  • UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

    LONDON (AP) — Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.

  • Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

    BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air.

  • Spain: Drug dealers use fake bananas to transport cocaine

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested two men for allegedly transporting large quantities of cocaine inside fake bananas.

  • No surprise: Beijing’s pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong leader

    HONG KONG (AP) — The candidate favored by China’s Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong’s new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the city’s election system in 2014.

  • Vehicle attacks: easy success for IS, challenge for police

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles. For attacks in the West, it has suggested a simpler method, encouraging followers to use regular vehicles to kill people on foot.