Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.
Calls for action on migrant crisis after Austrian tragedy
Röszke (Hungary) (AFP) - Calls multiplied Sunday for Europe finally to get to grips with its ever-deadlier migrant crisis after Austria's horrific truck tragedy, as people continued to pour into Hungary from Serbia despite a newly completed razor-wire barrier. Pope Francis called Sunday for "effective cooperation" against "crimes that offend all humanity". The truck tragedy, plus yet another Mediterranean shipwreck claiming at least 111 lives, have served as chilling reminders of Europe's failure to cope with the influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants.
Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp — where she was murdered with the Jews.
South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire
JUBA , South Sudan (AP) — A rebel-appointed official in South Sudan's war-ravaged Unity state says government troops on Sunday attacked a village on the first day of a cease-fire that both sides have pledged to implement.
After autopsies on refugees found in truck, Austrian police presume they suffocated
Forensic examiners have performed autopsies on 16 of the 71 bodies of refugees found dead in an abandoned refrigeration truck on an Austrian highway and presumed they suffocated, Austrian police said on Sunday. "We are still awaiting the final report from the forensic team, but it looks like they have suffocated," said Gerald Pangl, police spokesman in the province of Burgenland where the truck was found. Hungarian police said on Sunday they had arrested a fifth suspect, a Bulgarian citizen, in connection with the deaths and under suspicion of human trafficking.