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  • In New Zealand, Johnson parries queries on British politics

    3 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson brushed aside questions about infighting in his Conservative Party and speculation about him making a leadership bid during a visit to New Zealand. Johnson used his renowned wit to parry ...

  • Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program has died at the company's San Antonio park. The Orlando-based company says 3-month-old Kyara died Monday. A SeaWorld news release says veterinarians were treating ...

  • Ex-Gitmo detainee deported from Morocco, returns to Uruguay

    3 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan authorities say a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was resettled in the South American country has returned after being deported from Morocco. An interior ministry official said Monday that Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab was ...

  • US soldier pleads not guilty to terrorist support charges

    4 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier based in Hawaii is pleading not guilty to charges of attempting to support the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arraigned in federal court in Honolulu Monday after a grand ...

  • Cyprus police: Woman from China killed in boating accident

    6 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say a woman originally from China has been killed in a speedboat accident in a remote corner of the east Mediterranean island. A Greek Cypriot man was driving the boat when the accident occurred ...

  • Israel says embassy staffers have safely returned to Israel from Jordan, ending diplomatic standoff

    7 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says embassy staffers have safely returned to Israel from Jordan, ending diplomatic standoff.

  • Judge clears way for Trump commission to collect voter data

    8 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge has cleared the way for President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud to resume collecting detailed voter information from the states. The commission asked states last month to provide publicly available data including ...

  • Getting stuck in the icy Arctic means you're on your own

    9 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) THE ARTIC CIRCLE (AP) — The MSV Nordica is as robust a ship as you can find, but striking out to sea —especially in the remote and icy Arctic— always carries a risk. What if something goes wrong? Who do ...

  • 8 hurt in riot, escape at Guatemala youth detention center

    9 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala say at least eight people have been injured in a riot at a youth detention center after inmates attempted to escape. Volunteer firefighters spokesman Oscar Franco says several minors are being treated for ...

  • Jordan release security footage of shooting of 3 US troops

    9 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's military has released security camera footage of a shooting last year in which a Jordanian soldier killed three U.S. military trainers at the entrance to an air base in the kingdom. The video had previously ...

  • Turkish parliament debates new bylaws; critics see muzzle

    9 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament has begun debating a series of controversial changes to its bylaws that critics say aim to further curtail opposition voices. Legislators on Monday took up 18 proposed amendments that would reduce the times allocated ...

  • President's vetoes mark latest stage in Polish legal battle

    10 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A legislative package that would have put Poland's judicial system under the control of the country's governing party has sparked mass protests across the country. Critics who argued that it would give politicians undue influence victory ...

  • Ministers of Europe, Africa meet to tackle migrant crisis

    10 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Interior ministers from 14 nations and the EU have decided at a meeting in Tunisia to boost cooperation to tackle the migrant crisis along the often deadly central Mediterranean route, with commitments to treat the causes ...

  • Albania's new President Ilir Meta is sworn in

    10 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's new president has been sworn in during an extraordinary session of parliament. President Ilir Meta on Monday formally took the post after swearing that he would "abide by the country's Constitution and the laws, will ...

  • GOP Rep. Brooks uses audio of Scalise shooting in Senate ad

    10 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks is using audio of last month's shooting involving GOP Whip Steve Scalise and other Republican congressmen in a campaign ad touting his support for gun rights. Brooks is running in a Senate Republican ...

  • UN: No reviving failed Cyprus peace talks anytime soon

    10 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy says he sees little chance of failed talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus restarting anytime soon. Espen Barth Eide said after meetings with the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot ...

  • Fire on Danube River cruise ship: 8 suffer smoke inhalation

    10 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — Austrian emergency crews say a fire has broken out on a Danube River cruise ship, forcing the evacuation of nearly 200 people. They say eight people had to be treated for smoke inhalation. They say the blaze ...

  • Iran confiscates 30 horses, mules carrying weapons

    11 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's border guards have confiscated 30 horses and mules that were carrying weapons and ammunition. The Monday report quotes the border guards' chief, Gen. Qassim Rezai, as ...

  • Tanzania opposition figure charged after rebuking president

    11 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A prominent opposition figure in Tanzania has been charged with using abusive language after he called the president a dictator. Tundu Lissu of the Chadema party had been in police custody since Thursday. A ...

  • Israel, Jordan ties seen as strategic, if occasionally rocky

    12 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — A diplomatic standoff between Israel and Jordan over a deadly shooting at Israel's embassy in the kingdom once again tests the strategic, if turbulent ties forged in a 1994 peace treaty. In the past, Israel was willing ...

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