{FD} Cairo upset over latest US travel warning to Egypt

Egypt has expressed "discontent" over the latest U.S. travel warning to the Mideast country, saying the notice makes a false distinction between terrorist groups and violent political organizations.

{FD} The Latest: Austria to Italy: Stop migrants reaching Europe

The Latest on the migrant crisis in Europe (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Austrian foreign minister says he has told his Italian counterpart that migrants arriving by boat to Italy's islands should not be permitted to travel on to the mainland because that acts as a gateway for them to the rest of Europe.

{FD} East Timor vote highlights young nation’s uneven progress

Almost two dozen parties are contesting parliamentary elections in East Timor this weekend that are likely to return independence heroes to power despite frustration in the young democracy with lack of economic progress and warnings the country could be bankrupt within a decade.

{FD} North Korea firing squad carries out public executions in school yards, report says

Kim Jong Un's brutal North Korean regime shot so-called "criminals" to death in school yards and fish markets in a twisted attempt to create an "atmosphere of fear" throughout the dictatorship, a Wednesday report from a human rights group revealed.

{FD} On hot mic, Israeli PM raps ‘crazy’ EU, admits Syria strikes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been caught by a live microphone railing against the European Union's "crazy" insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties with the 28-state bloc, and trumpeting Israel as essential to its prosperity and survival.

{FD} Philippines cancels talks with communist rebels amid attacks

The Philippine government scrapped preliminary peace talks with communist rebel leaders in Europe due to continuing guerrilla attacks, including new violence Wednesday that killed a government militiaman and wounded at least four presidential guards in the country's south, officials said.

{FD} The Latest: Lecointre to be France’s top military official

The Latest on the departure of France's military chief (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Francois Lecointre, a career military officer who led the EU military training mission in Mali, is to be named France's new military official, after his predecessor quit in a dispute with President Emmanuel Macron.

{FD} China, Tunisia call for new efforts to stabilize Libya

The foreign ministers of China and Tunisia are calling for new efforts to reach a negotiated peace in Libya and prevent the unstable North African nation from dissolving into a humanitarian disaster on a level with Syria.

{FD} Trump administration letting Africa’s crises drift: Experts

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol.