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Sudanese protesters: Forces kill 1 outside Khartoum’s sit-in

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news Sudanese protesters: Forces kill 1 outside Khartoum's sit-in KHARTOUM, Sudan fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/africa fox-news/world fnc/world fnc Associated Press article 40c03445-3e71-5618-85bb-9a79a8cf7451

A Sudanese medical union says at least one person has been shot dead by security forces near a sit-in outside the military’s headquarters in the capital, Khartoum.

The Sudan Doctors Committee says the shooting took place late Saturday on Nile Street and that at least 11 people were wounded.

Two people were killed in the area last week.

The doctors committee is part of the Sudanese Professionals Association, which has been spearheading the protests that led to the military overthrow of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April.

Tens of thousands have staged a sit-in outside the military headquarters since April 6, following nearly four months of protests against al-Bashir.

Tensions have risen as negotiations remain deadlocked between protesters and the generals, who took over the country after al-Bashir’s ouster.

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Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military

The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy ship named for the late Sen. John McCain hidden from view during a presidential visit.

A defense official said Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is also considering sending out formal guidance to military units in order to avoid similar problems in the future.

Shanahan, who was traveling to South Korea on Sunday, confirmed details about a Navy email that said the White House military office wanted the USS John McCain kept “out of sight” when President Donald Trump visited Japan about a week ago. The internal Navy email came to light last week, triggering a storm of outrage.

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Cruise ship plows into tourist boat in Venice

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news Cruise ship plows into tourist boat in Venice VENICE, Italy fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/world fnc/world fnc Associated Press article 5367d275-43a8-5993-b678-2f7594cc8cf4

A towering cruise ship has struck a dock and a tourist river boat on a busy canal in Venice. Italian media report that at least five people have been injured in the crash.

The collision happened about 8:30 a.m. Sunday on the Giudecca Canal, a major thoroughfare that leads to Saint Mark’s Square in the northeastern Italian city. Video of the crash shows the cruise ship, apparently unable to halt its momentum, plowing into the much smaller river boat and the dock as dozens of people run away in panic.

Venice is a tremendously popular site for both tourists and cruise ships, especially during the summer tourist season.

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Pompeo, Swiss FM in talks likely dominated by Iran tensions

Westlake Legal Group ContentBroker_contentid-c63b7c0f63a344d39ad22ec0e31793bb Pompeo, Swiss FM in talks likely dominated by Iran tensions MATTHEW LEE fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/world/world-regions/americas fox-news/world fox-news/us fnc/world fnc Associated Press article 995c1702-71d7-5765-91ff-1e377786d0d4

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is holding talks with his Swiss counterpart that are expected to focus on Iran.

Amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran that have sparked fears of conflict, Pompeo was meeting Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis in the southern Swiss town of Bellinzona. Switzerland represents U.S. interests in Iran.

Although the U.S. says it won’t relent in its campaign to pressure Iran, President Donald Trump has signaled a willingness to talk with Iran’s leadership.

Pompeo has been coy about communicating with Iran through Switzerland, but the U.S. has previously relied on Swiss discretion to do so.

The two were meeting at Castelgrande, a medieval castle in Cassis’ home canton of Ticino, an Italian-speaking area of Switzerland near Italy’s lakes region.

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India rescuers search for missing climbers on Himalayan peak

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news India rescuers search for missing climbers on Himalayan peak LUCKNOW, India fox-news/world/world-regions/asia fox-news/world/environment fox-news/world fnc/world fnc c510f8cd-1e88-5154-a179-365352f37145 Associated Press article

An Indian official says rescuers are trying to find eight mostly foreign mountaineers who went missing while attempting to scale India’s second-highest mountain.

The team, led by British climber Martin Moran, began its ascent May 13 to summit up a previously unclimbed peak on Nanda Devi East at 6,477 meters (21,250 feet), according to Moran Mountain, Moran’s Scotland-based company. The team comprises four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian liaison officer.

Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a civil administrator in northern India’s Uttarakhand state, says four other team members who stayed back at base camp were brought down Sunday. He says a search is ongoing for the eight missing.

Nanda Devi is sandwiched between India and China and is the world’s 23rd-highest peak, reaching 7,816 meters (25,643 feet).

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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

Westlake Legal Group ContentBroker_contentid-0ad4a4e30a1743618520d649588b95bd-1 Pope to beatify 7 Romanian martyrs in deeply symbolic Mass fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/world/religion fox-news/world fnc/world fnc BLAJ, Romania Associated Press article 7f093a82-04ae-509f-8763-ed7608093307

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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