ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) - President Barack Obama says he and French President Francois Hollande agree they have strong evidence of chemical weapon use by the Syrian government. But he's not publicly mentioning their current differing positions over whether to arm rebels.
Obama said the two leaders agree on the need to build a strong opposition that can function after Syrian leader Bashar Assad is removed from power. He was speaking to reporters at the end of a one-on-one meeting with Hollande on the sidelines of a gathering of leaders of the Group of 8 industrial nations. Obama reluctantly agreed to send arms to opposition forces last week. Hollande has not taken that step so far, but has suggested at the conference that he may be open to deeper support for the rebels.
LONDON (AP) - Police say The Sun newspaper's chief foreign correspondent has been charged over alleged corrupt payments to public officials. It's the latest in a series of bribery-related charges filed against senior members of the best-selling British tabloid. London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday that Nick Parker is accused of conspiring with prison and police officers to commit misconduct in public office at various periods between 2007 and 2009.
Half-a-dozen senior current and former reporters from The Sun have found themselves facing charges as a consequence of Britain's wide-ranging phone hacking scandal, which erupted two years ago. British authorities rarely confirm who is representing defendants. Parker's employer, Rupert Murdoch's News International, said it could not immediately say who, if anyone, was representing him.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The committee monitoring U.N. sanctions against Libya says a son and daughter of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi moved from Algeria to Oman in apparent violation of a U.N. travel ban. Rwanda's U.N. Ambassador Eugene Richard Gasana, who chairs the sanctions committee, told the Security Council Tuesday that Algeria's U.N. Mission confirmed on June 5 that Mohammed Gadhafi and Aisha Gadhafi had relocated to Oman along with other family members.
Aisha Gadhafi, a lawyer in her mid-30s, and Mohammed Gadhafi, in his early 40s, have been subject to an asset freeze and travel ban since early 2011. Both fled to Algeria after Moammar Gadhafi was ousted later that year. Gasana said the sanctions committee has directed its panel of experts to investigate their travel, which the U.N. did not authorize.