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Mexico's senate approves trade deal with US, Canada

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Mexico's Senate has voted to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. More>>

US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies

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An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and computing technologies. More>>

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s plan to create a digital currency used across the world is already raising... (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s plan to create a digital currency used across the world is already raising...
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Facebook's plan to create a digital currency used across the world is already raising concern with financial regulators and privacy experts. More>>

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency.
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Facebook plans its own digital currency for use by 2 billion-plus people. More>>

'Joints will be separated': Jamal Khashoggi's murder, retold

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An independent U.N. human rights expert investigating the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is recommending an investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing "credible evidence.". More>>

UK Tory race down to 4 as rivals vie to catch Boris Johnson

(Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP). Britain's Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in south London, Wednesday June 19, 2019. Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime... (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP). Britain's Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in south London, Wednesday June 19, 2019. Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime...
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Britain's Conservative Party is set to kick one more candidate out of the contest to become the country's next prime minister, as rivals scramble to catch front-runner Boris Johnson. More>>

UN: Nearly 71 million now displaced by war, violence at home

(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan migrants line up for free bread and coffee, donated by a Colombian family from their car, at a gas station in Pamplona, Colombia. A record 71 million people have been displ... (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan migrants line up for free bread and coffee, donated by a Colombian family from their car, at a gas station in Pamplona, Colombia. A record 71 million people have been displ...
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The UN refugee agency says a record 71 million people have now been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence. More>>

US Navy: Mine in tanker attack bears Iran hallmarks

(AP Photo/Jon Gambrell). A fishing boat speeds past an oil tanker in the distance in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The Kokuka Courageous, one of two oil tankers targeted in an apparent attack in the Gulf of Oman, was brought ... (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell). A fishing boat speeds past an oil tanker in the distance in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The Kokuka Courageous, one of two oil tankers targeted in an apparent attack in the Gulf of Oman, was brought ...
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Iraqi official: Rocket hits oil-drilling site in Basra province, striking camp housing Exxon Mobil; 3 Iraqi workers hurt. More>>

Whales from Chinese aquarium starting retirement in Iceland

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Two beluga whales that performed at an aquarium in China off to retirement at a marine mammal sanctuary in Iceland. More>>

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi). From left to right, defendants Rashid Charles Mberesero, Hassan Aden Hassan and Mohamed Abdi Abikar, are led from the dock by a police officer, left, after their verdict at a court in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, June 19, 2019. T... (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi). From left to right, defendants Rashid Charles Mberesero, Hassan Aden Hassan and Mohamed Abdi Abikar, are led from the dock by a police officer, left, after their verdict at a court in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, June 19, 2019. T...
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3 found guilty in Kenya's Garissa University attack in 2015 that killed 148. More>>

Xi supports North Korea's direction on issues ahead of visit

(Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP, File). FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, poses with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a photo during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of t... (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP, File). FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, poses with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a photo during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of t...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping says North Korea is taking the "right direction" on issues ahead of his visit to meet with Kim Jong Un on Thursday. More>>

Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015

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A database tracking violence says at least 91,600 people have been killed in fighting in Yemen since the start of the civil war in 2015. More>>

4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner over Ukraine

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International investigators building criminal case against those responsible in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 set to announce progress in the probe, nearly 5 years after the plane was blown out of the sky above conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. More>>

Media in Russia's south protest journalist's arrest

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Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on charges of terrorism widely seen as trumped up. More>>

Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file). FILE - In this Tuesday April 23, 2019 file photo, climate change protesters march along Whitehall toward parliament, in London. Britain's prime minister has announced plans to eliminate the country's net contribution to cl... (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file). FILE - In this Tuesday April 23, 2019 file photo, climate change protesters march along Whitehall toward parliament, in London. Britain's prime minister has announced plans to eliminate the country's net contribution to cl...
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Experts are meeting in Germany for ten days of U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing pressure for governments to take drastic action to curb global warming. More>>

Turkey's Erdogan claims ex-Egyptian president was killed

(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Supporters join Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who attends funeral prayers in absentia for ousted former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, in poster, at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Funeral prayers... (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Supporters join Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who attends funeral prayers in absentia for ousted former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, in poster, at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Funeral prayers...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi did not die of natural causes but that he was killed. More>>

Sources: US to question Assange pal jailed in Ecuador

(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File). FILE - In this May 2, 2019 file photo, Swedish programmer Ola Bini, left back, arrives for a court hearing in which his lawyers are requesting his freedom, in Quito, Ecuador. U.S. investigators have requested permission ... (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File). FILE - In this May 2, 2019 file photo, Swedish programmer Ola Bini, left back, arrives for a court hearing in which his lawyers are requesting his freedom, in Quito, Ecuador. U.S. investigators have requested permission ...
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U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking. More>>

Boeing apologizes for Max crashes as Airbus rakes in sales

(Benoit Tessier/Pool via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron, center, French Defense Minister Florence Parly, left, and Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, attend the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Pari... (Benoit Tessier/Pool via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron, center, French Defense Minister Florence Parly, left, and Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, attend the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Pari...
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Boeing executives have apologized to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain trust of regulators, pilots and the global traveling public. More>>

UN: Venezuelans now file 1 in 5 of all new asylum claims

(AP Photo/Martin Mejia). Venezuelan migrants wait at an immigration control point on the Ecuador-Peru border, before the end of a special visa program and tightened entry requirements that demand passports, in Tumbes, Peru, June 14, 2019. Peru unexpect... (AP Photo/Martin Mejia). Venezuelan migrants wait at an immigration control point on the Ecuador-Peru border, before the end of a special visa program and tightened entry requirements that demand passports, in Tumbes, Peru, June 14, 2019. Peru unexpect...
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A United Nations report finds that Venezuelans now represent the largest group worldwide filing new asylum claims. More>>

Norway islanders want to go 'time-free' when sun doesn't set

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An Arctic Norwegian island with 69 days of constant light in the summer wants to become the world's first time-free zone. More>>

75 rescued migrants allowed to dock in Tunisian port

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The International Organization for Migration said an Egyptian ship carrying 75 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea docked in Tunisia's southern port of Zarziz. More>>

The Latest: 2 rockets land on oil company sites in Iraq

(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File). FILE - in this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, an Iraqi army soldier stand guard near a U.S.- made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet at the Balad Air Base, Iraq. Militants fired early Saturday, June 15, 2019,  three ... (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File). FILE - in this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, an Iraqi army soldier stand guard near a U.S.- made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet at the Balad Air Base, Iraq. Militants fired early Saturday, June 15, 2019, three ...
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The Latest: US Navy expert says mine used on Japanese-owned tanker last week has 'striking resemblance' to Iranian mines. More>>

38 dead in latest intercommunal violence in central Mali

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At least 38 dead in latest intercommunal violence in central Mali, authorities say. More>>

Huawei says US sanctions will cost it billions in revenue

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Huawei's founder has likened his company to a badly damaged plane and says revenues will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years. More>>

Serbia-Montenegro church row fuels Balkan tensions

(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File). In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 file photo, a worker fixes roof on Holy Sunday church in the 'Tsar's Village' complex near Sveti Stefan peninsula in Montenegro. A Serb official has branded Montenegro a "criminal" sta... (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File). In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 file photo, a worker fixes roof on Holy Sunday church in the 'Tsar's Village' complex near Sveti Stefan peninsula in Montenegro. A Serb official has branded Montenegro a "criminal" sta...
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A Serb official has branded Montenegro a "criminal" state and threatened a "fierce" response over the neighboring country's plans to introduce a church law. More>>

Spain says 22 migrants missing in the Mediterranean

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The German aid group Sea-Watch is urging European governments to agree to accept several dozen migrants that it rescued in the Mediterranean a week ago. More>>

Tourist douses fire in Austrian church with holy water

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Vienna's famous Dominican Church was saved from possible disaster after a tourist spotted fires in two confessional boxes and doused the flames with holy water. More>>

The Latest: UK prime minister pool cut to 4, Johnson at top

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham). British ruling Conservative party leadership and Prime Minister contender Rory Stewart speaks to the media as he leaves television news network studios in London, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party are set to... (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). British ruling Conservative party leadership and Prime Minister contender Rory Stewart speaks to the media as he leaves television news network studios in London, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party are set to...
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The contest to become Britain's next prime minister is down to four candidates, with Boris Johnson building on his commanding lead in a Conservative Party vote. More>>

Italian woman who was Europe's oldest person has died at 116

(Franco Cautillo/ANSA via AP). This photo taken on March, 19, 2018 shows Giuseppina Robucci from Poggio Imperiale, near Foggia, Southern Italy. A 116-year-old Italian woman who was the oldest person in Europe and the second-oldest in the world has died... (Franco Cautillo/ANSA via AP). This photo taken on March, 19, 2018 shows Giuseppina Robucci from Poggio Imperiale, near Foggia, Southern Italy. A 116-year-old Italian woman who was the oldest person in Europe and the second-oldest in the world has died...
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A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died. More>>

The Latest: Russia: MH17 charges 'absolutely unfounded'

(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File). FILE - In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 file photo, a man walks amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine. An international team of investigators building a criminal ... (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File). FILE - In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 file photo, a man walks amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine. An international team of investigators building a criminal ...
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The mother of one of the victims says at least four suspects are to be tried for murder over the 2014 downing of Malaysia Flight 17. More>>

Bosnian city of Mostar awash in trash amid landfill protest

(Foto FENA/Denis Leko). In this photo taken on Thursday, June 13, 2019, piles of trash are seen in the streets of Mostar, Bosnia. Uncollected thrash is piling up on the streets of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar - one of the Balkan nation’s main to... (Foto FENA/Denis Leko). In this photo taken on Thursday, June 13, 2019, piles of trash are seen in the streets of Mostar, Bosnia. Uncollected thrash is piling up on the streets of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar - one of the Balkan nation’s main to...
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Uncollected thrash is piling up on the streets of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar _ one of the Balkan nation's main tourist destinations _ since residents begun blocking access to the city's sole landfill, insisting that it poses serious risks. More>>

Spanish Socialists woo far-left party, offer no Cabinet jobs

(AP Photo/Jonathan Borg). Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrives for the Mediterranean Summit of Southern EU countries in Valetta, Malta, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg). Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrives for the Mediterranean Summit of Southern EU countries in Valetta, Malta, Friday, June 14, 2019.
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A senior official in Spain's center-left Socialist party says her party has offered "important administrative posts" to the far-left We Can party to secure its parliamentary support for a new government. More>>

Boeing signs first deal for 737 Max jet since deadly crashes

(AP Photo/Michel Euler). Visitors watch a demonstration flight at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The world's aviation elite are gathering at the Paris Air Show with safety concerns on many minds after two ... (AP Photo/Michel Euler). Visitors watch a demonstration flight at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The world's aviation elite are gathering at the Paris Air Show with safety concerns on many minds after two ...
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Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. More>>

Merkel: Feeling better after shaking raised health questions

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). German Chancellor Angela Merkel points as she arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). German Chancellor Angela Merkel points as she arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's doing fine, the day after concerns over her health were raised when she appeared unsteady and visibly shaking while meeting the Ukrainian president outside her Berlin office. More>>

New German justice minister as outgoing moves to EU politics

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has appointed a new justice minister, to succeed Katarina Barley who is moving on to serve in European Parliament. More>>

Hong Kong students issue government deadline over demands

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Hong Kong leader apologizes for her handling of unpopular extradition bill, says the city need... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Hong Kong leader apologizes for her handling of unpopular extradition bill, says the city need...
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Hong Kong lawmakers meet with no-confidence vote against leader Carrie Lam expected to fail. More>>

HRW calls for sanctions on Nicaragua's Ortega

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Human Rights Watch is calling on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and at least five high-level security officials for a crackdown on protests that began in April 2018. More>>

Thai vets nurture lost baby dugong with milk and sea grass

(Sirachai Arunrugstichai via AP). In this Thursday, May 23, 2019, photo, officials of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources feed milk to Marium, a baby dugong separated from her mother, on Libong island, Trang province, southern Thailand. The ... (Sirachai Arunrugstichai via AP). In this Thursday, May 23, 2019, photo, officials of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources feed milk to Marium, a baby dugong separated from her mother, on Libong island, Trang province, southern Thailand. The ...
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A baby dugong that has developed an attachment to humans after getting lost in the ocean off southern Thailand is being nurtured by marine experts in hopes that it can one day fend for itself. More>>

Guam Catholic group protests recruitment of abortion doctors

(AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa, File). FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, worshippers attend Sunday Mass at Blessed Diego de San Vitores Church in Tumon, Guam. No doctors are willing to perform abortions in the U.S. territory of Guam, and the isla... (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa, File). FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, worshippers attend Sunday Mass at Blessed Diego de San Vitores Church in Tumon, Guam. No doctors are willing to perform abortions in the U.S. territory of Guam, and the isla...
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Group protests Guam governor's plan to recruit abortion providers to the U.S. territory because no doctors on the island are currently willing to terminate pregnancies. More>>

US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought

(U.S. Department of Defense via AP). This image released by the U.S. Department of Defense on Monday, June 17, 2019, and taken from a U.S. Navy helicopter, shows what the Navy says is blast damage to the motor vessel M/T Kokuka Courageous, consistent w... (U.S. Department of Defense via AP). This image released by the U.S. Department of Defense on Monday, June 17, 2019, and taken from a U.S. Navy helicopter, shows what the Navy says is blast damage to the motor vessel M/T Kokuka Courageous, consistent w...
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It's a test of resolve and credibility for the United States and Iran as the two adversaries take steps sure to further inflame tensions in the Mideast and draw them closer to a flashpoint. More>>

LGBT refugees allege harassment in Kenya, a rare safe haven

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LGBT refugees allege harassment in Kenya, a rare safe haven but where gay sex remains illegal. More>>

Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Conservative Party leadership contender Andrea Leadsom arrives to launch her campaign, in London, Tuesday June 11, 2019. The Conservatives are holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as pa... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Conservative Party leadership contender Andrea Leadsom arrives to launch her campaign, in London, Tuesday June 11, 2019. The Conservatives are holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as pa...
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A former candidate to lead Britain's Conservative Party has thrown her support behind front-runner Boris Johnson. More>>

EU fights to keep nuclear deal alive amid US, Iran pressure

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
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A year after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement, the pact is at severe risk of collapse and the EU is caught in the middle, trying to keep economic supply lines to the Islamic Republic open under the threat of U.S. sanctions. More>>

German govt calls official's killing 'attack on all of us'

(Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP). FILE-In this June 13, 2019 file photo a picture of Walter Luebcke stands behind his coffin during the funeral service in Kassel, Germany. German authorities say they have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with their ... (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP). FILE-In this June 13, 2019 file photo a picture of Walter Luebcke stands behind his coffin during the funeral service in Kassel, Germany. German authorities say they have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with their ...
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Germany's top security official says the killing of a pro-migrant politician, allegedly at the hands of a violent neo-Nazi, illustrates the threat posed by far-right extremism. More>>

Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

(AP Photo/Fredrik Persson, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2012 file photo, then Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi holds a rally in Cairo, Egypt. On Monday June 17, 2019, Egypt's state TV says the country's ousted President Moham... (AP Photo/Fredrik Persson, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2012 file photo, then Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi holds a rally in Cairo, Egypt. On Monday June 17, 2019, Egypt's state TV says the country's ousted President Moham...
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A lawyer says Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who collapsed and died in a Cairo courtroom, has been buried. More>>

A soccer great is now touched by scandal

(AP Photo, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated  June 17, 1986, Michel Platini, left, of France dribbles past Italian forward Alessandro Altobelli in their World Cup eight finals in Mexico City's Azteca Stadium.  France won 2-0 to advance to the quar... (AP Photo, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated June 17, 1986, Michel Platini, left, of France dribbles past Italian forward Alessandro Altobelli in their World Cup eight finals in Mexico City's Azteca Stadium. France won 2-0 to advance to the quar...
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Michel Platini was a winner for club and country on the soccer field, and became one of the sport's most high-profile administrators off it. More>>

Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions

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U.N. diplomats say Russia and China have blocked the U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea from declaring that Pyongyang breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products. More>>

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File). FILE - In this Feb.22, 2014 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw in Nice, southeastern France. Former UEFA president Michel Plati... (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File). FILE - In this Feb.22, 2014 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw in Nice, southeastern France. Former UEFA president Michel Plati...
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A justice official in France says former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup. More>>

Hong Kong opposition movement largely without leaders

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Protesters march on the streets against an extradition bill in Hong Kong on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Hong Kong residents were gathering Sunday for another massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the ... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Protesters march on the streets against an extradition bill in Hong Kong on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Hong Kong residents were gathering Sunday for another massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the ...
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The largely youth-driven movement challenging Hong Kong's government over an unpopular extradition bill is operating largely without a clear leadership structure. More>>

Hong Kong protesters slam leader's apology, demand she quit

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Policemen stand guard in the rain as protesters gather near the Legislative Council continuing protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. A member of Hong Kong's Executive Council says the... (AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Policemen stand guard in the rain as protesters gather near the Legislative Council continuing protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. A member of Hong Kong's Executive Council says the...
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Hong Kong's government headquarters has reopened as the number of protesters gathered outside dwindled to a few dozen. More>>

UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

(Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committee via AP). In this photo provided by the International Rescue Committee, a Congolese refugee is screened for Ebola symptoms at the IRC triage facility in the Kyaka II refugee settlement in Kyegegwa District in ... (Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committee via AP). In this photo provided by the International Rescue Committee, a Congolese refugee is screened for Ebola symptoms at the IRC triage facility in the Kyaka II refugee settlement in Kyegegwa District in ...
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UN says expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola virus outbreak is a global emergency. More>>

Canada reapproves contentious Pacific coast pipeline

(Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press via AP). Liberal Party, of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau, speaks to supporters as Marc Miller, MP of Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Ile-des-Soeurs, looks on during an armchair discussion at an open Liberal Party fundraising ev... (Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press via AP). Liberal Party, of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau, speaks to supporters as Marc Miller, MP of Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Ile-des-Soeurs, looks on during an armchair discussion at an open Liberal Party fundraising ev...
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Canada's federal government has reapproved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. More>>

Perfectly preserved head of Ice Age wolf found in Siberia

(Valery Plotnikov/Mammoth Fauna Study Department at the Academy of Sciences of Yakutia via AP). The head of an Ice Age wolf, at the Mammoth Fauna Study Department at the Academy of Sciences of Yakutia, Russia, June 10, 2019. Experts believe the wolf ro... (Valery Plotnikov/Mammoth Fauna Study Department at the Academy of Sciences of Yakutia via AP). The head of an Ice Age wolf, at the Mammoth Fauna Study Department at the Academy of Sciences of Yakutia, Russia, June 10, 2019. Experts believe the wolf ro...
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Russian scientists have found the head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost. More>>

Women strike in Switzerland for fairer pay, more equality

(Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP). Women protest during a nationwide women's strike in Lucerne, Switzerland, June 14, 2019. There is list of several reasons motivating people to take part in the strike. These range from unequal wages to pressures on part... (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP). Women protest during a nationwide women's strike in Lucerne, Switzerland, June 14, 2019. There is list of several reasons motivating people to take part in the strike. These range from unequal wages to pressures on part...
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Women across Switzerland are walking off the job, burning bras and staging other demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence _ the first such protests in the country in 28 years. More>>

The Latest: UK candidates debate - what else - Brexit

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham). British Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson gets in a car as he leaves his home in south London, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Contenders for leadership in Britain's ruling Conservative Party to become the next Prime... (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). British Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson gets in a car as he leaves his home in south London, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Contenders for leadership in Britain's ruling Conservative Party to become the next Prime...
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Boris Johnson has increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, as one of his rivals was eliminated from the contest. More>>

EU ministers urge action over Turkey's drilling off Cyprus

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Cyprus' president says he believes the European Union will take a tougher line against Turkey over its bid to drill for gas in waters where the east Mediterranean island nation has exclusive economic rights. More>>

Kazakhstan updates tally of protest arrests to nearly 4,000

(AP Photo). Kazakh police detain demonstrators during an anti-government protest during the presidential elections in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Voters in Kazakhstan are choosing a successor to the president who had led the Central Asian... (AP Photo). Kazakh police detain demonstrators during an anti-government protest during the presidential elections in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Voters in Kazakhstan are choosing a successor to the president who had led the Central Asian...
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Kazakhstan's interior minister has updated the tally of arrests during protests before and after the presidential election earlier this month to nearly 4,000 people. More>>

Serbian students protest social media leak of key math exam

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Serbia's education minister has come under fire after tests were leaked for primary school graduation exams in mathematics. More>>

Who is still standing in the race to be UK prime minister?

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham). British Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson gets in a car as he leaves home in south London, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Contenders for leadership in Britain's ruling Conservative Party to become the next Prime Min... (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). British Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson gets in a car as he leaves home in south London, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Contenders for leadership in Britain's ruling Conservative Party to become the next Prime Min...
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The contest to be Britain's next prime minister down to xx candidates, with Boris Johnson in a commanding lead after two rounds of voting by Conservative Party legislators. More>>

Iranian president: Iran isn't seeking war against any nation

(AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin). Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a security alliance that bring... (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin). Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a security alliance that bring...
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President Rouhani: Iran not seeking to wage war against any nation, will withstand mounting US pressure. More>>

DR officials identify man believed to have paid Ortiz hitmen

(AP Photo/Roberto Guzman). Gabriel Alexander Pérez Vizcaino, alias "Bone," behind wearing helmet, a suspect in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, is taken to court in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, June 17, 2019. Ort... (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman). Gabriel Alexander Pérez Vizcaino, alias "Bone," behind wearing helmet, a suspect in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, is taken to court in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, June 17, 2019. Ort...
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Authorities in the Dominican Republic say they are closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the attempted killing of Red Sox baseball great David Ortiz as he recovers in a hospital in Boston. More>>

Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, listen to the national anthems during the welcoming ceremony, prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jun... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, listen to the national anthems during the welcoming ceremony, prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jun...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unwell as she met with Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Berlin, visibly shaking as she received the new Ukrainian president at the chancellery. More>>

Strong quake jolts northwest Japan; no major damage reported

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A powerful earthquake has jolted northwestern Japan, and officials are warning of a tsunami of up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. More>>

France plans to change jobless benefits, unions to protest

(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File). FILE - In this Feb.26, 2013 photo, a job seeker enters a job center (Pole Emploi), in Nice, southeastern France. French President Emmanuel Macron's government has unveiled its plan to tighten the country's unemploymen... (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File). FILE - In this Feb.26, 2013 photo, a job seeker enters a job center (Pole Emploi), in Nice, southeastern France. French President Emmanuel Macron's government has unveiled its plan to tighten the country's unemploymen...
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French President Emmanuel Macron's government has unveiled plans to make it more difficult for the unemployed to claim benefits. More>>

The Latest: Turkey president says Morsi didn't die naturally

(AP Photo/Fredrik Persson, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2012 file photo, then Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi holds a rally in Cairo, Egypt. On Monday June 17, 2019, Egypt's state TV says the country's ousted President Moham... (AP Photo/Fredrik Persson, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2012 file photo, then Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi holds a rally in Cairo, Egypt. On Monday June 17, 2019, Egypt's state TV says the country's ousted President Moham...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he doesn't believe that Egypt's former president Mohammed Morsi died of natural causes. More>>

About 160 dead after days of Congo intercommunal violence

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Governor says about 160 dead after days of intercommunal violence in northeastern Congo. More>>

EU court declares Germany's highway tolls illegal

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The European Court of Justice has ruled that highway tolls in Germany are illegal because they unfairly penalize drivers from other European Union countries. More>>

UK man fined for hurling milkshake at Brexiteer Nigel Farage

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file). FILE - In this Sunday, May 26, 2019 file photo, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks to the media in Southampton, England. A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to community service for dousing pro-Brexit politician N... (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file). FILE - In this Sunday, May 26, 2019 file photo, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks to the media in Southampton, England. A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to community service for dousing pro-Brexit politician N...
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A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to community service for dousing pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage with a milkshake. More>>

The Latest: Germany's Merkel blames dehydration for shaking

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, right, review the honour guards during the welcoming ceremony prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, right, review the honour guards during the welcoming ceremony prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says with a few glasses of water she's doing better, after starting to visibly shake when standing next to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the hot sun. More>>

The Latest: Pro-democracy HK lawmakers reject apology

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A man holds an umbrella outside the Legislative Council following last weekend's massive protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Hong Kong's government headquarters reopened Tuesday as... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A man holds an umbrella outside the Legislative Council following last weekend's massive protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Hong Kong's government headquarters reopened Tuesday as...
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam plans a news conference following massive protests against an extradition bill and calls for her to resign. More>>

Russia moves closer to pulling out of arms treaty with US

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Russia has moved closer to suspending its participation in a key nuclear arms treaty. More>>

Spain smashes prostitution ring that duped Ukrainian women

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Spanish police say they have freed 11 women, most of them Ukrainian, who traveled to Spain thinking they were taking jobs as hotel chambermaids but were forced to work as prostitutes. More>>

Sharer of New Zealand mosque shooting video gets 21 months

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A Christchurch businessman who shared a video of worshippers being slaughtered at a New Zealand mosque has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. More>>

Rescue efforts underway after China quake kills at least 12

(Zeng Lang/Xinhua via AP). In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescue workers search for trapped people at a collapsed building after an earthquake in Shuanghe Town in Changning County of Yibin City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Tuesda... (Zeng Lang/Xinhua via AP). In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescue workers search for trapped people at a collapsed building after an earthquake in Shuanghe Town in Changning County of Yibin City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Tuesda...
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Rescue efforts are underway after an earthquake in southwestern China that has left 12 people dead and 134 others injured. More>>

Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops

(European Commission via AP). This June 13, 2019 false-color image from the European Commission's Sentinel-2 satellite that was processed by Sinergise's Sentinel Hub website shows the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair, bottom right, ablaze with smoke ris... (European Commission via AP). This June 13, 2019 false-color image from the European Commission's Sentinel-2 satellite that was processed by Sinergise's Sentinel Hub website shows the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair, bottom right, ablaze with smoke ris...
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Spokesman for Iran's atomic agency: Iran will break uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal in next 10 days. More>>

Blackout in South America raises questions about power grid

(AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta). Technicians of Edenor electricity company stand under the rain as they work to fix a generator during a blackout in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, June 16, 2019. A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without e... (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta). Technicians of Edenor electricity company stand under the rain as they work to fix a generator during a blackout in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, June 16, 2019. A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without e...
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Authorities still in the dark over cause of massive power outage that left millions without electricity across South America. More>>

The Latest: Saudi Arabia say it intercepted 2 Houthi drones

(AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File). FILE - This Sept. 21, 1987 file photo shows mines aboard the Iranian ship Iran Ajr being inspected by a boarding party from the USS Lasalle in the Persian Gulf. Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait o... (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File). FILE - This Sept. 21, 1987 file photo shows mines aboard the Iranian ship Iran Ajr being inspected by a boarding party from the USS Lasalle in the Persian Gulf. Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait o...
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The Latest: Iran's nuclear spokesman says country needs uranium enriched up to 20%, step away from weapon-grade levels. More>>

Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

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The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has hit southwestern China and warns of possible casualties. More>>

Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File). FILE - In this July 13, 2012 photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi holds a news conference with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. On Monday, June 17, 2019, Egypt's state ... (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File). FILE - In this July 13, 2012 photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi holds a news conference with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. On Monday, June 17, 2019, Egypt's state ...
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Egypt's state TV says the country's first elected and ousted President Mohammed Morsi, has collapsed during a court session and died. More>>

China's Xi to visit North Korea as US nuke diplomacy stalls

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Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week. More>>

Protesters demand that embattled Hong Kong leader resign

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Protesters hold a banner during a march toward the Legislative Council as they continue to protest against the extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. Hong Kong police announced that they want to clear the streets o... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Protesters hold a banner during a march toward the Legislative Council as they continue to protest against the extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. Hong Kong police announced that they want to clear the streets o...
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Hong Kong police and protesters are facing off as authorities try to clear the streets of a few hundred people who stayed near the city government headquarters after massive demonstrations. More>>

White House: Israelis not invited to Mideast peace workshop

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A White House official confirms that Israeli representatives have not been invited to the Trump administration's Israeli-Palestinian peace conference in Bahrain next week. More>>

Fendi, Armani close Milan Fashion Week in fresh venues

(AP Photo/Luca Bruno). A model wears a creation as part of the Fendi men's Spring-Summer 2020 collection, unveiled during the fashion week, in Milan, Italy, Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno). A model wears a creation as part of the Fendi men's Spring-Summer 2020 collection, unveiled during the fashion week, in Milan, Italy, Monday, June 17, 2019.
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Milan mainstays Fendi and Armani close out four days of menswear previews on Monday, capping a lighter-than-usual program with some of the Italian fashion world's top labels altering their show rhythms. More>>

Rockets land in an Iraqi military post home to US personnel

(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File). FILE - in this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, an Iraqi army soldier stand guard near a U.S.- made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet at the Balad Air Base, Iraq. Militants fired early Saturday, June 15, 2019,  three ... (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File). FILE - in this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, an Iraqi army soldier stand guard near a U.S.- made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet at the Balad Air Base, Iraq. Militants fired early Saturday, June 15, 2019, three ...
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The Iraqi military says three rockets have hit an installation north of Baghdad used by Iraqi troops and where American trainers are also present. More>>

Fed likely to leave rates alone but signal readiness to cut

(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a conference involving its review of its interest-rate policy strategy and communications in Chicago. On Wednesday, June 19, the Fe... (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a conference involving its review of its interest-rate policy strategy and communications in Chicago. On Wednesday, June 19, the Fe...
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Fed is expected to leave rates alone but to signal willingness to ease credit to aid economy. More>>

The Latest: Airbus is ready for autonomous planes; are you?

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A Boeing executive is apologizing to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. More>>

Algeria's army chief renews push for presidential election

(AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum). Algerian protesters gather during an anti-government demonstration in the centre of the capital Algiers, Algeria, Friday, June 14, 2019.  Algeria is in the midst of an unprecedented anti-corruption crusade, sparked by a people... (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum). Algerian protesters gather during an anti-government demonstration in the centre of the capital Algiers, Algeria, Friday, June 14, 2019. Algeria is in the midst of an unprecedented anti-corruption crusade, sparked by a people...
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Algeria's powerful army chief is stressing the need for political dialogue that would lead to a presidential election, as a people's revolt for democracy remains at an impasse with the government. More>>

Ex-first lady heads to runoff in Guatemala presidential race

(AP Photo/Oliver de Ros). Sandra Torres, presidential candidate of the National Unity of Hope party, UNE, shows her ink stained finger to the press after casting her vote during general elections in Guatemala City, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Guatemalans ar... (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros). Sandra Torres, presidential candidate of the National Unity of Hope party, UNE, shows her ink stained finger to the press after casting her vote during general elections in Guatemala City, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Guatemalans ar...
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Early results in Guatemala's presidential election point to a businesswoman in the lead to oversee a nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence this year to seek a new life in the United States. More>>

EU to wait for official report on Iranian compliance

(IRIB via AP, File). FILE - In this June 6, 2018 frame grab from Islamic Republic Iran Broadcasting, IRIB, state-run TV, three versions of domestically-built centrifuges are shown in a live TV program from Natanz, an Iranian uranium enrichment plant, i... (IRIB via AP, File). FILE - In this June 6, 2018 frame grab from Islamic Republic Iran Broadcasting, IRIB, state-run TV, three versions of domestically-built centrifuges are shown in a live TV program from Natanz, an Iranian uranium enrichment plant, i...
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The European Union says it will respect the nuclear agreement with Tehran right until there is scientific evidence promises have been broken. More>>

Hong Kong protesters wary of Chinese surveillance technology

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung). In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, protesters flee after police fired tear gas during a massive demonstration outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Young Hong Kong residents protesting a proposed extradition... (AP Photo/Kin Cheung). In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, protesters flee after police fired tear gas during a massive demonstration outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Young Hong Kong residents protesting a proposed extradition...
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Young Hong Kong residents protesting a proposed law that would allow suspects to be sent to China for trial are seeking to safeguard their identities from potential retaliation by authorities employing sophisticated facial recognition and other technology. More>>

British air force jets in Estonia intercept Russian jets

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Two Royal Air Force jets deployed in Estonia were scrambled twice in recent days, bringing the number of intercepts of Russian aircraft to eight since taking over the Baltic policing mission in May. More>>

Right-wing extremist suspected of killing German official

(Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP). FILE-In this June 13, 2019 file photo a picture of Walter Luebcke stands behind his coffin during the funeral service in Kassel, Germany. German authorities say they have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with their ... (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP). FILE-In this June 13, 2019 file photo a picture of Walter Luebcke stands behind his coffin during the funeral service in Kassel, Germany. German authorities say they have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with their ...
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German federal prosecutors said Monday they're taking charge of the investigation into the killing of a regional official from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party amid reports that the slaying may have been politically motivated. More>>

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo Boeing planes displayed at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France. Uncertainty over a Boeing jet and apprehension about the global economy hover over the aircraft ind... (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo Boeing planes displayed at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France. Uncertainty over a Boeing jet and apprehension about the global economy hover over the aircraft ind...
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The CEO of Boeing says the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in 737 Max jets before two deadly crashes of the top-selling plane. More>>

France vows to help Ukraine peace efforts

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). French President Emmanuel Macron, left, greets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy before a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). French President Emmanuel Macron, left, greets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy before a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, June 17, 2019.
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French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to help Ukraine's new president in his efforts to bring peace in the east of the country and in talking to Russia. More>>

Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, his wife Sara , United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, left, his wife Tammy pose during the inauguration of a new settlement named after President Donald Trump in t... (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, his wife Sara , United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, left, his wife Tammy pose during the inauguration of a new settlement named after President Donald Trump in t...
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Israel moves to name Golan Heights settlement after Trump. More>>

Turkey: 12 dead, 31 rescued after migrant boat sinks

(Turkish Coastguard via AP). In this image taken from video made available by the Turkish Coastguard on Monday June 17, 2019, a coast guard boat approaches migrants in the Aegean Sea. A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Mon... (Turkish Coastguard via AP). In this image taken from video made available by the Turkish Coastguard on Monday June 17, 2019, a coast guard boat approaches migrants in the Aegean Sea. A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Mon...
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Turkey's coast guard says a boat carrying migrants to Greece has sunk off the Turkish coast, leaving at least 12 migrants dead. More>>

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo, Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to media at a court in Hong Kong. Members of his Demosisto party say the Hong Kong activist Wong, a leading figure in the 2014 Umbrella Move... (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo, Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to media at a court in Hong Kong. Members of his Demosisto party say the Hong Kong activist Wong, a leading figure in the 2014 Umbrella Move...
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Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, has been released from prison. More>>

The Latest: Spain saves 292 migrants crossing Mediterranean

(Turkish Coastguard via AP). In this image taken from video made available by the Turkish Coastguard on Monday June 17, 2019, a coast guard boat approaches migrants in the Aegean Sea. A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Mon... (Turkish Coastguard via AP). In this image taken from video made available by the Turkish Coastguard on Monday June 17, 2019, a coast guard boat approaches migrants in the Aegean Sea. A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Mon...
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Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued 292 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from North Africa. More>>

Kenya patient free of Ebola, as Congo, Uganda fight outbreak

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A Kenyan official says health experts are investigating a hospital patient who has Ebola-like symptoms. More>>

Opposition says 'injustice' will galvanize Istanbul voters

(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Istanbul's mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, accompanied by his wife, name not given, arrives for a televised debate with Binali Yildirim, of Turkey's ruling... (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Istanbul's mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, accompanied by his wife, name not given, arrives for a televised debate with Binali Yildirim, of Turkey's ruling...
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The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul says he believes "the injustice" caused by the cancellation of his win in March will galvanize voters in his favor in Sunday's rerun election. More>>

Portugal's prime minister: wildfires require long-term fight

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Portugal's prime minister is warning against complacency in the fight against wildfires after huge blazes in 2017 that killed more than 100 people were followed by two years of much smaller charred areas and no deaths. More>>

The Latest: Hong Kong police seek to defuse public anger

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Policemen stand guard on a road as protesters march toward the Legislative Council after they continue to protest against the extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. Hong Kong police announced that they want to clea... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Policemen stand guard on a road as protesters march toward the Legislative Council after they continue to protest against the extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. Hong Kong police announced that they want to clea...
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Protesters in Hong Kong have refused police requests to clear the streets after a few hundred stayed out overnight. More>>

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

(AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File). FILE - Franco Zeffirelli, seen in New York, in this Oct. 31, 1974 file photo. Italian film director Franzo Zeffirelli has died in Rome at the age of 96. Zefffirelli's son Luciano said his father died at home on Saturday at... (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File). FILE - Franco Zeffirelli, seen in New York, in this Oct. 31, 1974 file photo. Italian film director Franzo Zeffirelli has died in Rome at the age of 96. Zefffirelli's son Luciano said his father died at home on Saturday at...
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Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, famed for operas, films and television, has died in Rome at the age of 96. Zefffirelli's son Luciano said his father died at home at noon on Saturday. More>>

Former Slovak President Kiska creates new political party

(Dalibor Gluck/CTK via AP). Outgoing Slovak President Andrej Kiska accompanied by his wife Martina waves farewell in front of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava before new Slovak President Zuzana Caputova takes her presidential oath in Bratislava, S... (Dalibor Gluck/CTK via AP). Outgoing Slovak President Andrej Kiska accompanied by his wife Martina waves farewell in front of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava before new Slovak President Zuzana Caputova takes her presidential oath in Bratislava, S...
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Former Slovak President Andrej Kiska is kicking off a new centrist political party. More>>

UK Conservative hopefuls fight for No 2 spot against Johnson

(Jonathan Brady/PA via AP). Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Monday June 17, 2019. Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner... (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP). Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Monday June 17, 2019. Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner...
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Boris Johnson's bid to become Britain's next prime minister has been bolstered with fresh support from the country's health secretary. More>>

Austria's Kurz says emails linking him to scandal are fakes

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Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says emails suggesting his involvement in a scandal involving his previous coalition partners are fakes. More>>

France, Germany sign European jet fighter deal

(Benoit Tessier/Pool via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron, Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defense and Space, Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen an... (Benoit Tessier/Pool via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron, Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defense and Space, Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen an...
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France, Germany and Spain have agreed to develop a multibillion joint European fighter jet and air combat system that could also control drones and satellites in a move toward more strategic autonomy for Europe. More>>

Chadian rebel chief arrested in France on war crimes inquiry

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A Chadian rebel leader is among three people detained in France in an investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity. More>>

Albania's parliament starts procedure to oust president

(AP Photo/Hektor Pustina). Albanian President Ilir Meta speaks during a news conference in capital Tirana, Albania on Monday June 10, 2019. Albania's president says he has canceled upcoming municipal elections fearing a “social tension.” Ilir Meta said... (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina). Albanian President Ilir Meta speaks during a news conference in capital Tirana, Albania on Monday June 10, 2019. Albania's president says he has canceled upcoming municipal elections fearing a “social tension.” Ilir Meta said...
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Albania's parliament has started the lengthy procedure to oust the president for allegedly violating the constitution with his attempt to cancel upcoming municipal elections. More>>

30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing while watching TV match

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Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed by a suicide bomber. More>>

Vatican formally opens debate on married priests in Amazon

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis blesses the coffin as he celebrates the funeral service of Cardinal Leon Kalenga Badikebele, the Apostolic nuncio in Argentina, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis blesses the coffin as he celebrates the funeral service of Cardinal Leon Kalenga Badikebele, the Apostolic nuncio in Argentina, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, June 15, 2019.
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The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without Mass. More>>

Mexico reinforces checks amid US pressure over migrant flow

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Mexican authorities say they have intercepted four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. More>>

Correction: Bitcoin-Carbon Footprint story

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Researchers calculate that the electricity required for the virtual currency bitcoin generates as much carbon dioxide as cities like Las Vegas or Hamburg. More>>

Sudan's Bashir appears in public for first time since ouster

(AP Photo/Mahmoud Hjaj). Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir is escorted into a vehicle as he returns to prison following his appearance before prosecutors over charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency, in Khartoum the capit... (AP Photo/Mahmoud Hjaj). Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir is escorted into a vehicle as he returns to prison following his appearance before prosecutors over charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency, in Khartoum the capit...
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Sudan's detained former President Omar al-Bashir appeared in public for the first time since his ouster two months ago, as he was led to a prosecutor's office in a corruption investigation. More>>

The Latest: Ren says of US-Huawei fight 'no one will win'

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Huawei's founder says it never occurred to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government would be so determined to take extreme measures against it. More>>

Boris Johnson skips debate as Tory rivals quizzed on Brexit

(Yui Mok/PA via AP). Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson arrives for the Conservative National Convention meeting in central London, Saturday June 15, 2019.  Britain's Conservative Party is holding a contest to replace Prime Minister ... (Yui Mok/PA via AP). Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson arrives for the Conservative National Convention meeting in central London, Saturday June 15, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party is holding a contest to replace Prime Minister ...
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Contenders to become Britain's next prime minister are warning that the Conservative Party needs a real contest, rather than a coronation for front-runner Boris Johnson. More>>

Early results: Businesswoman ahead in Guatemalan election

(AP Photo/Oliver de Ros). Women walk on the pedestrian path next to campaign posters promoting the ruling party presidential candidate Estuardo Galdamez, in Guatemala City, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The road to Sunday's presidential election in Guatemal... (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros). Women walk on the pedestrian path next to campaign posters promoting the ruling party presidential candidate Estuardo Galdamez, in Guatemala City, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The road to Sunday's presidential election in Guatemal...
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Guatemalans will vote for their next president Sunday in elections plagued by widespread disillusion and distrust, and as thousands of their compatriots flee poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States. More>>

Massive blackout hits tens of millions in South America

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Argentina's main energy company said it was "slowly beginning to restore" electricity after a massive power failure left large swathes of the country and neighboring Uruguay without power. More>>

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the kingdom isn't seeking war in the region, but won't hesitate to deal with any threats to its people and vital interests. More>>

Hong Kong leader fights for political life after bill fiasco

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Residents watch a broadcast of Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaking at a press conference held in Hong Kong on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Lam said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely in response to widespread p... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Residents watch a broadcast of Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaking at a press conference held in Hong Kong on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Lam said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely in response to widespread p...
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Hong Kong's first female leader Carrie Lam is fighting for her political life, vulnerable to a public that never truly backed her and a leadership in Beijing eager for an end to destabilizing protests. More>>

Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media availability at the State Department, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media availability at the State Department, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil. More>>

The Latest: Argentine state news agency: power 90% restored

(AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta). A subway employee stands in the closed entrance of the Buenos Aires's subway during a blackout, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Argentina and Uruguay were working frantically to return power on Sunday, aft... (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta). A subway employee stands in the closed entrance of the Buenos Aires's subway during a blackout, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Argentina and Uruguay were working frantically to return power on Sunday, aft...
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Argentine energy company Edesur says that electricity has been restored to more than 1.5 million people. More>>

The Latest: Hong Kong police say want to clear protesters

(AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying). Supporters wear masks with bloody flowers painting for mourning to proposed extradition bill outside of the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Hong Kong residents Sunday continued their massive prote... (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying). Supporters wear masks with bloody flowers painting for mourning to proposed extradition bill outside of the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Hong Kong residents Sunday continued their massive prote...
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Hong Kong's China-backed government has apologized over the handling of politically charged legislation that sparked massive street protests over the past week. More>>

Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A protester waves a British flag outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely in response to wi... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A protester waves a British flag outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely in response to wi...
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Hong Kong is bracing for another massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill, a week after the crisis brought as many as 1 million into the streets. More>>

Candidate loses German election after film makers weigh in

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A 51-year-old immigrant has been elected mayor of a town in eastern Germany after beating a candidate from the far-right Alternative for Germany party in a runoff that drew international attention. More>>

The Latest: Pompeo stresses diplomacy in Gulf crisis

(AP Photo/Jon Gambrell). A wooden boat sits on the beach with the Port of Khorfakkan behind it in Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The Japanese owner of the Kokuka Courageous said Friday, June 14, 2019, that the vessel, one of... (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell). A wooden boat sits on the beach with the Port of Khorfakkan behind it in Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The Japanese owner of the Kokuka Courageous said Friday, June 14, 2019, that the vessel, one of...
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The Norwegian-owned oil tanker Front Altair, which caught fire after being apparently attacked last week in the Gulf of Oman, has arrived off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. More>>

Paris zoo gives orangutan Nenette a 50th birthday party

(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). Orangutan Nenette eats a cake as she celebrates her 50th birthday, at the Jardin des Plantes zoo, in Paris, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). Orangutan Nenette eats a cake as she celebrates her 50th birthday, at the Jardin des Plantes zoo, in Paris, Sunday, June 16, 2019.
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Nenette, one of the world's oldest Borneo orangutans in captivity, has celebrated her 50th birthday at a zoo in Paris, where she has lived almost all her life. More>>

Aging grand hotel highlights the ethnic division in Cyprus

(Press and informations Office, via AP). This Sept. 19, 1974, photo provided from the Cyprus' press and informations office shows the Ledra Palace Hotel in the background during the exchange captive soldiers and civilians between Turkish and Cypriots a... (Press and informations Office, via AP). This Sept. 19, 1974, photo provided from the Cyprus' press and informations office shows the Ledra Palace Hotel in the background during the exchange captive soldiers and civilians between Turkish and Cypriots a...
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Once the playground of Cyprus' elite, the Ledra Palace Hotel remains a poignant symbol of Cyprus' ethnic division. More>>

Grounding of Boeing plane hovers over big air show in Paris

(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo Boeing planes displayed at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France. Uncertainty over a Boeing jet and apprehension about the global economy hover over the aircraft ind... (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo Boeing planes displayed at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France. Uncertainty over a Boeing jet and apprehension about the global economy hover over the aircraft ind...
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At Paris Air Show, there's likely to be much new talk, but no big orders, for Boeing's grounded 737 Max airliner. More>>

Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

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The Notre Dame cathedral is holding its first mass since the April fire that ravaged the edifice's roof and caused its masterpiece spire to collapse. More>>

Pope dons helmet to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis walks in procession in front of the Cathedral of Camerino, Italy, as he arrives to celebrate mass, Sunday, June 16, 2019. The town of Camerino was heavily damaged by the 2016 earthquake that hit the central Ital... (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis walks in procession in front of the Cathedral of Camerino, Italy, as he arrives to celebrate mass, Sunday, June 16, 2019. The town of Camerino was heavily damaged by the 2016 earthquake that hit the central Ital...
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Pope Francis donned a white firefighter's safety helmet on Sunday and entered a damaged cathedral during a visit to central Italy where he is giving encouragement to people still struggling three years after devastating earthquakes struck. More>>

2 killed in heavy storms in Switzerland, France

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Authorities say a tourist has drowned in Switzerland's Lake Geneva after her boat capsized in a driving storm, and another was killed in nearby France after high winds brought down a tree on her campsite. More>>

Extinction Rebellion postpones Heathrow drone protest plan

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The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police. More>>

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

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The Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents. More>>

The Latest: Yemen's Houthi rebels launch Saudi drone attack

(U.S. Central Command via AP). This June 13, 2019, image released by the U.S. military's Central Command, shows damage and a suspected mine on the Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman near the coast of Iran. The U.S. military on Friday, June 14, 2019,... (U.S. Central Command via AP). This June 13, 2019, image released by the U.S. military's Central Command, shows damage and a suspected mine on the Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman near the coast of Iran. The U.S. military on Friday, June 14, 2019,...
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Crew members of the Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman have landed in Dubai after two days in Iran. More>>

Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai

(U.S. Central Command via AP). This June 13, 2019, image released by the U.S. military's Central Command, shows damage and a suspected mine on the Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman near the coast of Iran. The U.S. military on Friday, June 14, 2019,... (U.S. Central Command via AP). This June 13, 2019, image released by the U.S. military's Central Command, shows damage and a suspected mine on the Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman near the coast of Iran. The U.S. military on Friday, June 14, 2019,...
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The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against oil tankers inside UAE waters were "state-sponsored.". More>>

Top contenders for president in Guatemala election

(AP Photo/Oliver de Ros). A woman jogs past political campaign posters at Reforma avenue in Guatemala City, early Saturday, June 15, 2019. The road to Sunday's presidential election in Guatemala has been a chaotic flurry of court rulings and shenanigan... (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros). A woman jogs past political campaign posters at Reforma avenue in Guatemala City, early Saturday, June 15, 2019. The road to Sunday's presidential election in Guatemala has been a chaotic flurry of court rulings and shenanigan...
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Here is a look at the top contenders in Guatemala's presidential election. More>>

Knox accuses media of having built false story around her

(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). Amanda Knox gets emotional as she speaks at a Criminal Justice Festival at the University of Modena, Italy, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Knox, a former American exchange student who became the focus of a sensational murder case,... (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). Amanda Knox gets emotional as she speaks at a Criminal Justice Festival at the University of Modena, Italy, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Knox, a former American exchange student who became the focus of a sensational murder case,...
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Amanda Knox has accused the media of having built a false narrative around her, depicting her as guilty despite her proven innocence. More>>

Hobby horse fans show off their skills in Finland

(AP Photo/from APTN Video). Awards stand on a tray ahead of the awarding ceremony of the 8th Hobby Horse championships in Seinajoki, Finland, on Saturday, June 15, 2019. More than 400 hobby horse enthusiasts took part in the show, competing on stylish ... (AP Photo/from APTN Video). Awards stand on a tray ahead of the awarding ceremony of the 8th Hobby Horse championships in Seinajoki, Finland, on Saturday, June 15, 2019. More than 400 hobby horse enthusiasts took part in the show, competing on stylish ...
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Organizers say "the biggest hobby horse event in the world" has taken place in a Finnish town that is hosting the annual national championships in this sport by teen girls who simulate the gymnastic elements of real-life horseback riding. More>>

Activists push Sunday protest despite Hong Kong bill delay

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Hundreds of mothers protest against the amendments to the extradition law in Hong Kong on Friday, June 14, 2019. Calm appeared to have returned to Hong Kong after days of protests by students and human rights activists opposed to... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Hundreds of mothers protest against the amendments to the extradition law in Hong Kong on Friday, June 14, 2019. Calm appeared to have returned to Hong Kong after days of protests by students and human rights activists opposed to...
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Pressure on Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam has been mounting, with signs emerging that she may delay an unpopular extradition bill that has drawn hundreds of thousands of people into the streets in protest. More>>

Peru starts demanding passports, visas from Venezuelans

(AP Photo/Martin Mejia). A Venezuelan migrant carrying her son, stands on the Pan-American Highway outside an immigration office in an attempt to cross from Ecuador into Peru moments after stricter entry requirements went into effect, in Tumbes, Peru, ... (AP Photo/Martin Mejia). A Venezuelan migrant carrying her son, stands on the Pan-American Highway outside an immigration office in an attempt to cross from Ecuador into Peru moments after stricter entry requirements went into effect, in Tumbes, Peru, ...
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Riot police are guarding Peru's northern border to ensure that only Venezuelan migrants who hold a passport and humanitarian visa can enter the country. More>>

11 killed, 25 hurt as explosions rock Somalia's capital

(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh). Medical workers help a man who was wounded in a bomb attack, at a hospital in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh). Medical workers help a man who was wounded in a bomb attack, at a hospital in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, June 15, 2019.
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8 killed, at least 16 wounded as explosions rock Somalia's capital. More>>

US diplomat wants 'credible' probe into Sudan crackdown

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Top U.S. diplomat to Africa says there needs to be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp in Khartoum last week. More>>

Passengers subdue chaotic man on board Turkish Airlines jet

(AP Photo/Hussein Malla). The scene as Associated Press photographer Hussein Malla observes as passengers and crew aboard a Turkish Airlines jetliner subdue a man who started screaming a few minutes after takeoff from Istanbul. Turkey, Friday June 14, ... (AP Photo/Hussein Malla). The scene as Associated Press photographer Hussein Malla observes as passengers and crew aboard a Turkish Airlines jetliner subdue a man who started screaming a few minutes after takeoff from Istanbul. Turkey, Friday June 14, ...
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An Associated Press photographer says passengers on board a Turkish Airlines flight to Sudan had to subdue a man who started screaming soon after takeoff and began rushing toward the cockpit. More>>

Husband says British woman held in Iran begins hunger strike

(Jonathan Brady/PA via AP). Richard Ratcliffe starts a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in London Saturday June 15, 2019, where he is on hunger strike in solidarity with his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has informed the Iranian judiciary she... (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP). Richard Ratcliffe starts a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in London Saturday June 15, 2019, where he is on hunger strike in solidarity with his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has informed the Iranian judiciary she...
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The husband of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for over three years says she has begun a hunger strike to protest her detention. More>>

Syria violence kills dozens of troops and civilians in north

(Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP). This photo posted and provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Civil Defense worker searching for victims under t... (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP). This photo posted and provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Civil Defense worker searching for victims under t...
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Syrian opposition activists say government airstrikes and intense shelling on rebel-held areas in northwest Syria have claimed the lives of dozens of people. More>>

10 Kenyan police officers killed in blast near Somalia

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10 Kenyan police officers killed when vehicle strikes explosives near border with Somalia. More>>

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

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The Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents. More>>

The Latest: Activists say shelving bill is not enough

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Police officers watch over an area near the Legislative Council, in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Pressure on Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam was mounting Saturday, with signs emerging that she may delay an unpopular... (AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Police officers watch over an area near the Legislative Council, in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Pressure on Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam was mounting Saturday, with signs emerging that she may delay an unpopular...
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Hong Kong leader suspends proposed extradition bill indefinitely. More>>

Mortar attack on Iraqi base home to US troops; no casualties

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The Iraqi military says three mortar shells have hit an air base just north of Baghdad where American trainers are present, causing a small fire but no casualties. More>>

German stunt pilot killed as plane plunges into Polish river

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A Polish radio station says the pilot of a small stunt plane was killed after it plunged into the Vistula River during a performance at an air show in central Poland. More>>

US has 'deep concerns' about UN official's trip to China

(AP Photo/Andy Wong, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing.  Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shu... (AP Photo/Andy Wong, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shu...
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The U.S. has expressed deep concerns to the U.N. about a reported trip by the U.N. counterterrorism chief to the restive Xinjiang region in China's far west. More>>

Major oil companies commit to carbon pricing at Vatican

(Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP). Activists hold up signs outside the Vatican as Pope Francis meets with oil executives, Friday, June 14, 2019. The meeting marked the second year that Francis has invited oil and financial sector executives to the Vatican to ... (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP). Activists hold up signs outside the Vatican as Pope Francis meets with oil executives, Friday, June 14, 2019. The meeting marked the second year that Francis has invited oil and financial sector executives to the Vatican to ...
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Pope Francis is warning oil executives that a "radical energy transition" to clean, low-carbon power sources is needed to stave off the effects of a rapidly warming planet. More>>

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday June 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday June 12, 2019, in Washington.
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President Donald Trump calls Iran 'a nation of terror' and says its responsibility for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman was 'exposed' by the United States. More>>

US says video shows Iran removing mine from stricken tanker

(Frontline via AP). In this photo dated Thursday June 13, 2019, made available by the Norwegian shipowner Frontline, showing the crude oil tanker Front Altair after the fire aboard was extinguished onboard the Norwegian ship in the Gulf of Oman.  The U... (Frontline via AP). In this photo dated Thursday June 13, 2019, made available by the Norwegian shipowner Frontline, showing the crude oil tanker Front Altair after the fire aboard was extinguished onboard the Norwegian ship in the Gulf of Oman. The U...
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The U.S. military's Central Command has released a video is says shows Iranian forces removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two ships suspected to have been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. More>>

Mexico migration chief resigns, prisons director tapped

(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). A local resident relaxes beside the Suchiate river in Frontera Hidalgo, Mexico, on the border with Guatemala, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Mexico announced recently that it’s sending National Guard agents to its southern regio... (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). A local resident relaxes beside the Suchiate river in Frontera Hidalgo, Mexico, on the border with Guatemala, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Mexico announced recently that it’s sending National Guard agents to its southern regio...
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Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that officials will tighten security at 68 border crossings where controls are lax. More>>

The Latest: UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency

(Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committee via AP). In this photo provided by the International Rescue Committee, Congolese refugees wash their hands before being screened for Ebola symptoms at the IRC triage facility in the Kyaka II refugee settlemen... (Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committee via AP). In this photo provided by the International Rescue Committee, Congolese refugees wash their hands before being screened for Ebola symptoms at the IRC triage facility in the Kyaka II refugee settlemen...
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The Latest: World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak is not yet a global emergency. More>>

Venezuelans rush to Peru before new requirements take effect

(AP Photo/Martin Mejia). Venezuelan migrants rest while another group stands in line to enter am immigration office in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezuelan citizens are rushing to enter Peru before the implementation of new entry requirement... (AP Photo/Martin Mejia). Venezuelan migrants rest while another group stands in line to enter am immigration office in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezuelan citizens are rushing to enter Peru before the implementation of new entry requirement...
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The United Nations refugee agency says that a record number of Venezuelan migrants have crossed into Peru. More>>

The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to 'be careful'

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite, U.S. Navy via AP). In this June 13, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge render aid to the crew of the Kokuka Courage... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite, U.S. Navy via AP). In this June 13, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge render aid to the crew of the Kokuka Courage...
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Saudi Arabia says its military intercepted five drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting the kingdom. More>>

UN: Bosnia moves migrants to area infested with land mines

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Bosnian police has found 282 migrants staying illegally in two privately owned houses in the northwestern town of Bihac and moved them to a location described by the U.N. office in the country as "unsuitable for human habitation.". More>>

Calls mount for compromise over unpopular Hong Kong bill

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Riot police check the bags of protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Thursday, June 13, 2019. After days of silence, Chinese state media is characterizing the largely peaceful demonstrations in Hong Kong as a "r... (AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Riot police check the bags of protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Thursday, June 13, 2019. After days of silence, Chinese state media is characterizing the largely peaceful demonstrations in Hong Kong as a "r...
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Calm appeared to return to Hong Kong after days of protests against an extradition bill, but the prospect of weekend protests loomed large. More>>

UN court rejects UAE request in Qatar dispute

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The highest U.N. court has rejected a request by the United Arab Emirates for interim measures to be imposed on Qatar in a racial discrimination dispute. More>>

Campaign chaos sows disillusion ahead of Guatemala vote

(AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Sandra Torres, presidential candidate of the National Unity of Hope party, UNE, waves to supporters during her closing campaign rally prior to Sunday's general elections, in Villanueva, Guatemala, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Sandra Torres, presidential candidate of the National Unity of Hope party, UNE, waves to supporters during her closing campaign rally prior to Sunday's general elections, in Villanueva, Guatemala, Friday, June 14, 2019.
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The road to Sunday's presidential election in Guatemala has been a flurry of court rulings and shenanigans, illegal party-switching and allegations of malfeasance that torpedoed some candidacies. More>>

Britain bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes in advertisements

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Hapless husbands and housework-burdened moms are being banished from British advertising, as a crackdown on "harmful" gender stereotypes comes into force. More>>

Future of left-wing mayors of Madrid, Barcelona in balance

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The future of the left-wing mayors of Spain's two biggest cities is being decided as political parties work against the clock to determine who will govern the country's municipal governments. More>>

Southern EU leaders seek united policy front at meeting

(AP Photo/Jonathan Borg). Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, is welcomed by Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on the occasion of the Mediterranean Summit of Southern EU countries in Valetta, Malta, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg). Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, is welcomed by Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on the occasion of the Mediterranean Summit of Southern EU countries in Valetta, Malta, Friday, June 14, 2019.
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The leaders of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Malta have gathered in Valletta for the 6th South European Union summit on Friday, to work on building a united front on key economic and political issues. More>>

Moldova caretaker govt to resign but demands an early vote

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A former ruling party in Moldova says its government will resign in order to end a political deadlock that has heightened political tensions in the impoverished ex-Soviet republic. More>>

High-rise fires still a major worry 2 years after Grenfell

(Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP). A service of remembrance takes place at St Helen's church to mark the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower apartment block fire, near to the site of the fire in London, Friday June 14, 2019.  Two years after the 24-s... (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP). A service of remembrance takes place at St Helen's church to mark the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower apartment block fire, near to the site of the fire in London, Friday June 14, 2019. Two years after the 24-s...
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Two years after a tower block fire in London killed 72 people, safety experts warned that hundreds of apartment buildings around Britain remain at risk of a similar devastating blaze. More>>

Russian fire teams save 300 cats from burning animal shelter

(Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP). In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service, a cat waits to evacuate from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019... (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP). In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service, a cat waits to evacuate from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019...
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Russian emergency workers have rescued hundreds of cats and several dogs from a fire that engulfed an animal shelter. More>>

Serb leader urges Trump to bring Kosovo back to negotiating

(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, file). FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 file photo, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic gestures during a news conference in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's leader is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to put pressure on Kosovo... (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, file). FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 file photo, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic gestures during a news conference in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's leader is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to put pressure on Kosovo...
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Serbia's leader is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to put pressure on Kosovo to return to negotiations amid a months-long deadlock. More>>

Man accused in New Zealand mosque killings pleads not guilty

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The man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques has pleaded not guilty to all the charges that have been filed against him. More>>

Sudan military acknowledges violations in sit-in dispersal

(AP Photo). Sudan's ruling Military Council spokesperson Shamseddine Kabbashi makes a speech as he holds a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo). Sudan's ruling Military Council spokesperson Shamseddine Kabbashi makes a speech as he holds a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, June 13, 2019.
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Sudan's ruling military acknowledges security forces committed violations during dispersal of protest sit-in. More>>

AP Explains: Why is there a general strike in Brazil?

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Brazil kicked off a general strike Friday that is likely to paralyze major cities across Latin America's largest country. More>>

Gynecologists in Germany fined for abortion advertising

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A German court has fined two gynecologists for violating a ban on advertising abortions, the first such case to be tried since the rules were loosened earlier this year. More>>

Vatican investigator of child sex abuse meets Polish bishops

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The Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, met with Poland's Catholic bishops to share his experience in tracking crimes after the Polish church admitted knowing about hundreds of cases where priests abused minors. More>>

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