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TEL AVIV, Israel - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is harshly criticizing Iran's guardian council for eliminating hundreds of presidential candidates and, in his view, standing in the way of legitimate, representative democracy.
Two Muslim hardline preachers say that one of the suspects in the killing of a London soldier was interested in their teachings. And a British government official said one of the men tried to go to Somalia to train or fight with the terror group al-Shabab.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is traveling to Myanmar on the first visit to the country by a Japanese leader in 36 years, as Tokyo bids to reassert its position as a top economic partner after decades of frosty relations with the previous military regime.
Police say a suicide bomber walked up to a vehicle owned by an Afghan religious leader in northwestern Pakistan and set off his explosives, killing three people.
A senior American official on Friday praised India for reducing oil imports from Iran and said the U.S. government will decide soon on New Delhi's request to renew a waiver from sanctions on Tehran.
The price of oil was knocked lower Friday by a combination of ample supplies and lukewarm demand.
A top North Korean envoy delivered a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday as part of efforts to mend fences after Pyongyang angered Beijing with recent snubs and moves to develop its nuclear program.
Silvio Berlusconi's figure looms large over Rome's mayoral elections this weekend, even though the former premier isn't among the 19 candidates running.
Uganda's president has removed his top military commander and put him in a civilian role in a shuffle apparently prompted by an ongoing row over a rumored plan for President Yoweri Museveni to have his son succeed him.
An American man accused of killing a family of four in the Czech Republic has been arrested in the United States, police said Friday.