Suicide blasts kill dozens at Istanbul airport
ISTANBUL (AP) ? Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish officials said the massacre was most likely the work of the Islamic State group.
Scotland determined to stay in EU, Sturgeon says in BrusselsBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday on a short-notice visit to Brussels that Scotland was intent on remaining in the European Union, despite last week's British vote to quit the bloc. After meeting European Parliament President Martin Schulz, the pro-independence leader told reporters: "Scotland is determined to stay in the EU." Schulz said he had "listened and learned". (Reporting by Svebor Kranjc; Writing by Alastair Macdonald; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)
Istanbul airport attacks kill 36, Turkey blames IS
Turkey Wednesday pointed the finger of blame at Islamic State jihadists after a triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul's main international airport killed at least 36 people, including foreigners. Witnesses described scenes of terror and panic on Tuesday evening as the attackers opened fire and then blew themselves up at the entrance to the international arrivals terminal at Ataturk airport, one of Europe's busiest hubs. The assault, at the start of Turkey's crucial summer tourist season, was the deadliest of four attacks to rock the country's biggest city this year.
Italy recovers 2015 sunk migrant boat, hopes to ID victimsROME (AP) ? The Italian navy said Wednesday it has recovered the migrant ship that sank off Sicily last year with an estimated 700 people onboard in one of the worst known tragedies of the Mediterranean migrant crisis.
US-backed Syria rebels capture IS-held base near Iraq borderBEIRUT (AP) ? A spokesman for U.S-backed Syrian rebels and an activist group say the rebels have seized a small military base that was held by the Islamic State group near the Iraqi border.
California gets go-ahead to vote on legalization of marijuana
The proposed so-called "Adult Use of Marijuana Act," which is supported by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom among others, would allow people aged 21 and older to possess as much as an ounce of marijuana for private recreational use and permit personal cultivation of as many as six marijuana plants. "Today marks a fresh start for California, as we prepare to replace the costly, harmful and ineffective system of prohibition with a safe, legal and responsible adult-use marijuana system that gets it right and completely pays for itself," initiative spokesman Jason Kinney said in a statement. The measure would also establish a system to license, regulate and tax sales of marijuana, while allowing city governments to exercise local control over or disallow commercial distribution within their borders.
Israel: Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in LithuaniaJERUSALEM (AP) ? Israel's antiquities authority says an international research team has located a tunnel in Lithuania dug by Jewish prisoners trying to escape their Nazi captors during World War II.
North America leaders meet with trade threats, Brexit on their minds
By Roberta Rampton and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico gather on Wednesday to stress the importance of trade at a time of mounting international doubts about the benefits of globalization. The three nations belong to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to renegotiate or even scrap if he wins power. Trump says free trade has been disastrous for American workers, costing countless thousands of jobs and depressing wages.
AP NewsAlertROME (AP) ? Italian navy recovers migrant ship that sank in 2015 with 700 people aboard.
German consumer confidence rises but clouds on horizon
BERLIN (AP) ? A closely watched survey shows German consumer confidence has increased again, but its authors cautioned the British vote to leave the European Union could bring it down in coming months.