Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World Briefs: 'Trooping the Color' in London for Queen's Official Birthday

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World Briefs: 'Trooping the Color' in London for Queen's Official Birthday

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U.S. soldiers wounded in insider attack in Kabul

An Afghan soldier opened fire on American soldiers on Saturday, injuring at least seven, the U.S. military said. It was the second insider attack in the past week.

Abdul Qahar Araam, spokesman for the 209th Army corps, confirmed that an insider attack took place at a camp in Mazar-e Sharif. Araam said the soldiers returned fire and killed the attacker.

Gen. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, also confirmed the attack.

The Resolute Support mission announced on its Twitter feed that seven U.S. service members were wounded but said there were no U.S. fatalities. It said an Afghan soldier was killed and one wounded.

Last week three U.S. soldiers were killed by an Afghan soldier in eastern Nangarhar province.

Queen's birthday celebrated * Queen Elizabeth II and senior royals have marked her official birthday in the annual Trooping the Color celebration.

The monarch, 91, was greeted Saturday by hundreds of well-wishers on a sunny day in the heart of ceremonial London. She rode with her husband, Prince Philip, in an open carriage in the procession along Horse Guards Parade. Prince William and Prince Charles were on horseback. William's wife, Kate, and Charles' wife, Camilla, rode in a carriage with Prince Harry.

The queen traditionally celebrates her official birthday in June when the weather can be balmy rather than in April, the month of her actual birth.

Protesters back refugees in Spain * Protesters are marching in Madrid to urge Spain's conservative government to fulfill its pledge to give shelter to refugees from war-torn countries such as Syria.

Braving temperatures that reached 104 degrees on Saturday, several thousand marchers followed a huge banner that read "We Want To Welcome Them Now! Enough Excuses, No More Barriers" in the Spanish capital.

Spain has taken in fewer than 10 percent of the refugees it pledged to accept by September. It has relocated or resettled 1,304 of the 17,337 people 15,888 from camps in Italy and Greece and 1,449 from Turkey and Libya that it promised to take in September 2015.

Rwanda's president will pursue third term * Rwanda's ruling party chose on Saturday longtime President Paul Kagame as its candidate for the August election, where he is expected to face a handful of challengers who either represent small parties or are independent. …

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