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Iraqi court sentences 2 French IS member to death

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news Iraqi court sentences 2 French IS member to death QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world fnc/world fnc Associated Press article a9695b98-bb70-5b9b-8f9f-9ca90ff19420

An Iraqi judicial official says a court in Baghdad has sentenced two French citizens to death for being members of the Islamic State group.

The official said Sunday that the court sentenced Fadil Hamad Abdallah, 33, of Moroccan origin and Vianney Jamal Abdelqader, 29.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The new sentences raise the number of French citizens sentenced to death over the past two weeks to nine.

Those sentenced are among a group of 12 French citizens who were detained by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in neighboring Syria and handed over to Iraq in January.

France said it would do all it can to spare the group from execution in Iraq.

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Leader of German Social Democrats resigns after vote fiasco

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The leader of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats, a junior party in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition, is resigning after an election debacle in the European Parliament vote.

Andrea Nahles said in a statement Sunday that she wanted “clarity” after questions were raised in recent weeks about her ability to lead the party, showing she lacked members’ support.

Nahles said she will be stepping down from her post as chairwoman of the Social Democrats and leader of its parliamentary faction, to ensure that her successors are found “in an orderly fashion.”

The Social Democrats fell to third place behind Merkel’s center-right Union bloc and the Greens in last month’s European Parliament election in Germany.

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China announces South China Sea military training exercises

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news China announces South China Sea military training exercises fox-news/world/world-regions/asia fox-news/world fnc/world fnc BEIJING Associated Press article 2b017036-afae-5c8b-9468-e8a8e68be561

China has closed off an area of the South China Sea this week for military training.

The China Maritime Safety Administration says drills are being held all day Sunday and half a day Tuesday in an area near China’s holdings in the Paracel island group.

China claims virtually the entire South China Sea as its own territory and strongly objects to naval activity in the area by other nations.

Another five governments exercise overlapping claims, particularly in the Spratly islands to the east.

The waterway rich in fishing grounds through which passes an estimated $5 trillion in global commerce annually has become a global security hotspot, largely due to growing Chinese assertiveness in pressing its claims.

China has built man-made islands to expand its footprint.

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Pope to beatify 7 Romanian martyrs in deeply symbolic Mass

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Pope Francis is paying homage to Catholics who were persecuted, tortured and killed during Romania’s communist regime as he beatifies seven bishop martyrs on his third and final day in the country.

Francis is to preside over the beatification ceremony Sunday in Blaj, a stronghold of the Greek-Catholic church that was outlawed during communism. The seven bishops had been arrested and imprisoned between 1950 and 1970 for adhering to their faith.

Francis is expected to hold them up as models for the Romanian faithful today.

The Mass is being celebrated on the symbolic “Field of Liberty,” a huge expanse east of Blaj that was the site of an important nationalist rally in 1848. A century later, communist leaders marking the anniversary at the field demanded that Greek-Catholics join the Orthodox church.

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D-Day’s 24 hours changed 20th century, and Europe, forever

A dwindling number of D-Day veterans will be on hand in Normandy this year when international leaders gather to honor them on the invasion’s 75th anniversary.

They include American Charles Shay, who on June 6, 1944, landed on Omaha Beach, where he helped drag wounded soldiers out of the rising tide, saving them from drowning. For his courage, he was awarded the Silver Star.

At the time, Shay could not yet fathom what D-Day would mean. He was more concerned with the bleeding troops, body parts and corpses strewn around him, and the machine-gun fire and shells that filled the air.

Shay, now 94, knows another war can never be discounted. Some men, he says, cannot get enough of power, and the pattern continues today.

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Associated Press photographer Virginia Mayo and video journalist Mark Carlson contributed to this report.

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5 workers killed in subway tunnel collapse in north China

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Authorities say five workers are confirmed dead after the collapse of a subway tunnel under construction in the northeastern Chinese city of Qingdao.

The body of the last worker listed as missing was recovered Saturday, five days after the tunnel crumbled with the workers inside. The cause of the collapse remains under investigation.

China has been rapidly building and expanding mass rapid transit systems to accommodate growing urban populations and keep the slowing economy growing through government fiscal stimulus and infrastructure projects.

Partly as a result, China has suffered a steady stream of industrial accidents this year, including building and worksite collapses. In March, 78 people were killed in a blast at a chemical plant in the country’s east.

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Afghan officials: 3 bomb blasts in capital, 1 killed

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Afghan officials say there have been three explosions in the capital, Kabul, including a sticky bomb attached to a bus carrying university students that killed at least one person.

Ferdus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, has confirmed that two other blasts were later heard from the same area, but couldn’t provide more details.

He says ten people were also wounded in Sunday’s attack, which took place in western part of the city.

Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the public health ministry, says at least four women are among the wounded from the bus attack and have been taken to hospitals.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul, but both Taliban and Islamic State militants are active in the capital and have staged attacks in Kabul.

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China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed

China’s defense minister is warning its military will “resolutely take action” to defend Beijing’s claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters.

Speaking at an annual security conference in Singapore on Sunday, Wei Fenghe says: “Should anybody risk crossing the bottom line, the PLA will resolutely take action and defeat all enemies.”

The PLA stands for the People’s Liberation Army.

He defended China’s right to build “limited defense facilities” in the contested South China Sea, where its sweeping claims are challenged by several smaller neighbors.

On Saturday, U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told the same gathering that China’s efforts to militarize man-made outposts in the South China Sea are a “toolkit of coercion,” saying activities by Beijing the U.S. perceives as hostile must end.

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Syria says Israeli attacks kill 3 soldiers, wound 7

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news Syria says Israeli attacks kill 3 soldiers, wound 7 fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world fnc/world fnc BEIRUT bce83b78-ffce-553e-ac9a-da91b434117a Associated Press article

Syria’s state-run media is reporting several Israeli attacks on military positions in the country’s south, saying they have killed three soldiers and wounded seven others.

State news agency SANA quoted an unnamed military official as saying the attacks struck military positions in the southern region of Quneitra early Sunday.

The attacks near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights also caused material damage.

There was no immediate comment from Israel’s military.

The attacks came hours after the Israeli military said two projectiles were fired from Syria toward the Golan Heights.

The Israeli military said Saturday there were no reports of casualties or damage. Israeli media said that sirens warning of incoming rockets were not activated.

Israel has acknowledged carrying out dozens of airstrikes in Syria on Iranian targets and Tehran’s allies.

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El Salvador’s president sworn in, ending 2-party dominance

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Youthful businessman Nayib Bukele has assumed the presidency of El Salvador, ending more than a quarter century of two-party dominance in the crime-plagued Central America nation.

Dressed in a blue suit with no tie and accompanied by his wife Gabriela, the 37-year-old former mayor of San Salvador put his left hand on the Bible and swore to fulfill and enforce the laws of the country during his five-year term.

Thousands of Salvadorans in the Gerardo Barrios Plaza in the capital shouted: “Yes, it’s possible! Yes, it’s possible! Nayib president!”

El Salvador “has suffered greatly. It is a country that has had to rebuild; it has had earthquakes and corrupt governments and yet we continue move forward,” Bukele said in his inaugural speech.

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