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Russian police detain opposition leader, dozens of protesters

MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG Police detained dozens of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

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Turkey summons Swiss ambassador over anti-Erdogan protest in Bern: sources

ANKARA The Turkish foreign ministry summoned Switzerland's ambassador to Ankara on Sunday over a protest in Bern that it said was organized by supporters of terrorist groups and targeted President Tayyip Erdogan, foreign ministry sources said.

10:19am EDT

Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel ties

DUBAI Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to a move by Washington.

Israel 8:00am EDT

France's Fillon 'very likely' wiretapped, ally says

PARIS It is "extremely likely" that French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been the subject of wiretapping in the course of a judicial investigation, a campaign aide said on Sunday, in the latest accusations to be made by the Fillon camp against the authorities.

8:32am EDT

Spanish Socialist heavyweight Diaz to run in divisive primaries

MADRID An influential regional leader in Spain's Socialist party, Susana Diaz, threw her hat in the ring on Sunday to lead the center-left force before a primary that could hold the key for the country's political stability.

Spain 10:20am EDT

Iraqi military says 61 bodies found in Mosul district, combat around key mosque

MOSUL, Iraq Iraq's military said on Sunday that 61 bodies were recovered from a collapsed building that Islamic State had booby-trapped in west Mosul, but there was no sign the building had been hit by a coalition air strike.

Iraq 10:17am EDT

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