Armenia-Azerbaijan border fighting escalates, 14 killed

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YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces escalated Tuesday, with Azerbaijan reporting seven more troops killed, including a general, and Armenia saying it has lost two servicemen.

France says ‘merci’ to virus heroes on poignant Bastille Day

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PARIS (AP) — Medics in white coats replaced uniformed soldiers as stars of France’s Bastille Day ceremonies Tuesday as the usual grandiose military parade in Paris was recalibrated to honor medics who died fighting COVID-19, supermarket cashiers, postal workers and other heroes of the pandemic.

Ethiopia enters 3rd week of internet shutdown after unrest

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia is entering its third week without internet service for almost everyone after days of deadly unrest, as the government in Africa’s diplomatic and aviation hub says it’s trying to prevent speech that could further inflame ethnic tensions.

ICC prosecutor says defendant was ‘key’ to Timbuktu crimes

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An alleged Islamic extremist who went on trial Tuesday on charges that he policed a brutal Islamic regime in Timbuktu after al-Qaida-linked rebels overran the historic Malian desert city in 2012 was a “key figure” in the reign of terror, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said.

Catalan leader demands investigation into Spain spying claim

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MADRID (AP) — The speaker of the Catalan regional parliament demanded Tuesday that the Spanish government launch an official investigation into reports that his cellphone was the target of espionage, allegedly by Spanish security services.

UN commission warns new Burundi leader needs watching

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A United Nations commission of inquiry warns that it will take more than a new president to reverse the trend of repression in the East African country of Burundi.

Japan says coronavirus adds to security threat by China

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TOKYO (AP) — China is pushing harder to make territorial claims in the regional seas and even using the coronavirus pandemic to expand its influence and take strategic superiority, posing a greater threat to Japan and the region, Japan's government said.

Queen’s Australia rep was assured of power before ’75 crisis

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II’s office assured her representative in Australia he had the power to bring down the Australian government a week before he took the extraordinary move in 1975 and created a political crisis, according to letters released Tuesday.

China accuses US of sowing discord in South China Sea

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BEIJING (AP) — The Trump administration's rejection of broad Chinese claims to much of the South China Sea came across in Asia as an election-year political move, with some appealing for calm amid fears of greater tensions.

Satellite images show Ethiopia dam reservoir swelling

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — New satellite imagery shows the reservoir behind Ethiopia’s disputed hydroelectric dam beginning to fill, but an analyst says it’s likely due to seasonal rains instead of government action.