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Polish scientist is being held in Iran, government confirms

Jul. 07, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A citizen of Poland is being held in Tehran, the Polish government said Thursday, confirming the detention after Iran's Revolutionary Guard accused several Europeans of spying on military sites as tensions remain high between Tehran and the West. ...

Mexico seizes 'historic' half-ton of fentanyl at warehouse

Jul. 07, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s army and National Guard announced Thursday what they called a “historic” seizure of over a half-ton of fentanyl at a warehouse in the northern city of Culiacan. “This is the largest seizure in history of this lethal drug,” said Assistant...

Lithuanian crowdfunding drive gets Ukraine an armed drone

Jul. 07, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania will present a combat drone to Ukraine that was donated by the Turkish manufacturer after a private crowdfunding campaign among ordinary Lithuanians, who raised nearly 6 million euros ($6.1 million) for the purpose within days. The campaign's...

Conservative contenders who could succeed Boris Johnson

Jul. 07, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Conservative leadership contest will take place in coming weeks after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday he is resigning as the party's leader — though he will continue to serve as prime minister until a successor is elected by party members. ...

Australia drops charge against lawyer over spying claim

Jul. 07, 2022 06:39 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government on Thursday dropped the 4-year-old prosecution of a lawyer over his alleged attempt to help East Timor prove that Australia had spied on the then-fledgling nation’s government during multibillion-dollar oil and gas negotiations in 2004. ...

Today in History: July 7, female cadets at West Point

Jul. 07, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 7, the 188th day of 2022. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1976, the United States Military Academy at West Point included female cadets for the first time as 119...

Iranian TV: Revolutionary Guard accuses diplomats of spying

Jul. 06, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV said Wednesday that the country’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has accused the deputy ambassador of the United Kingdom and other foreigners in the country of “espionage” and taking soil samples from prohibited military zones. The...

'Trump girl': WVa Guard member admits role in Capitol riot

Jul. 06, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia National Guard member who wore a hoodie that read “Yes, I'm a Trump girl” inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda during the Jan. 6 riot pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednesday. Jamie Lynn Ferguson entered the plea to parading, demonstrating...

Appeals arguments heard on immigrants brought to US as kids

Jul. 06, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys hoping to save an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of thousands of people brought into the U.S. as children told a federal appeals court Wednesday that ending the program would cruelly disrupt the lives of thousands who have grown up to become...

Treasury sanctions Iranian petrochemical firms tied to Asia

Jul. 06, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Wednesday that it has sanctioned a group of front companies and individuals tied to the sale and shipment of Iranian petroleum and petrochemical products to East Asia. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed the sanctions...