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Turkey's Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

ISTANBUL/ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.

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French president's support rating inches up despite Nice attack: poll

PARIS French President Francois Hollande's popularity rating has inched up from a record low this month, despite the heavy criticism he has received over security matters since the Bastille Day attack in Nice, a poll showed on Saturday.

1:32pm EDT

ASEAN in discord ahead of meeting with top China, U.S. diplomats

VIENTIANE Southeast Asian nations were thrown into disarray after Cambodia on Saturday blocked them from issuing a statement referring to an international court ruling against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, diplomats said.

China 8:37am EDT

Thirteen Welsh teenagers injured in French bus crash

PARIS A bus from Wales tipped over on its side in eastern France on Saturday, injuring 13 people, two of them seriously, a French police official said.

1:25pm EDT

FBI led Brazil to suspected militants mulling Olympic attack: prosecutor

RIO DE JANEIRO The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation gave Brazil the tip that led to arrests this week of 11 suspected militants who had discussed a possible attack on the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to a Brazilian prosecutor.

Sports, Brazil 12:54pm EDT

Putin, Netanyahu discuss cooperation against Middle East terrorism -agencies

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a phone conversation on Saturday, discussed cooperation in fighting terrorism threats in the Middle East, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying.

12:52pm EDT

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