The Latest: Muguruza into French quarters for 3rd year

Spain's Garbine Muguruza returns the ball to Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):



The Latest: Hollande, Merkel visit Verdun, WWI battle site

FILE - This undated file photo taken during the First World War shows French soldiers resting inside the Fort de Vaux, one of the second fortress to fall in the Battle of Verdun, eastern France. (AP Photo, File)VERDUN, France (AP) — The Latest on the ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Verdun in World War I (all times local):



Ukraine blaze kills 17 at elderly care home

View of Independence Square in KievSeventeen people died when a makeshift home for elderly people outside the Ukrainian capital Kiev caught fire in the early hours of Sunday, the latest tragedy to shake the conflict-riven country. The fire tore through the two-storey shelter for the elderly which is in the village of Litochky, located some 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Kiev. "The bodies of 17 people have been found at the site of the fire," the head of Ukraine's state emergencies service, Mykola Chechotkin, said in comments released by his office.



Erdogan ally wins vote of confidence in Turkish parliament

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a rally in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, Saturday, May 28, 2016. Erdogan pressed ahead with his criticism of the United States over the U.S. troops' wearing the patches of Syrian Kurdish forces, despite U.S. assurances. (Basin Bulbul, Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's new government, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's loyal ally, has easily won a vote of confidence in parliament.



Thousands flee IS offensive in northern Syria: monitor

Thousands have fled and at least 29 civilians have been killed since the Islamic State group launched its latest assault against non-jihadist rebels in northern SyriaThousands of civilians have fled an offensive by the Islamic State group against non-jihadist rebels in northern Syria into territory controlled by a US-backed Kurdish-led alliance, a monitor said on Sunday. The offensive against the towns of Marea and Azaz threatens to overrun the last swathe of territory in the east of Aleppo province held by non-jihadist rebels and bring IS to the doorstep of the Kurds' Afrin enclave. "More than 6,000 civilians, most of them women and children, were able to flee areas in the countryside of Aleppo province... especially from Marea town and Sheikh Issa village" to its west, the Britain-based monitoring group said.





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