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Romania institute praises Moldova for condemning Holocaust

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:30am

The Elie Wiesel Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania has praised Moldova's Parliament for condemning the Holocaust in the country.

Philippine leader declares ceasefire with communist rebels

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:10am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral cease-fire with communist guerrillas effective immediately Monday and asked the rebels to do the same to end decades of deadly violence and foster the resumption of peace talks.

Indian police say men gang-raped Israeli tourist in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:01am

Police were questioning two men Monday in the alleged gang rape of a 25-year-old Israeli tourist who accepted a car ride while traveling in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:00am

China and the U.S. should deal with their differences candidly, U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, as ties were set to be tested after a tribunal invalidated Beijing's vast claims in the South China Sea.

German official says Ansbach bomber received 2 deportation orders, latest on July 13

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 5:30am

German official says Ansbach bomber received 2 deportation orders, latest on July 13.

The Latest: Bomber received 2 deportation orders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 5:30am

The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany in the past week (all times local):

Poland arrests foreigner for possession of explosives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 5:10am

A court spokesman in central Poland says that a 48-year-old foreigner, probably an Iraqi, has been arrested on charges of possessing explosives.

Former top Chinese general sentenced for taking bribes

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 5:01am

A Chinese military court on Monday sentenced a former top general to life in prison for taking bribes, concluding China's highest-level prosecution of a military figure in decades.

US-backed fighters renew offer for IS to leave Syrian town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:50am

U.S.-backed fighters in northern Syria have renewed an offer to Islamic State militants in the besieged northern town of Manbij, saying the extremists can leave it and would not be attacked.

UK leader May in Northern Ireland to allay Brexit concerns

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:50am

British Prime Minister Theresa May met Northern Ireland's leaders in Belfast Monday in a bid to allay Northern Irish concerns about Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Egypt's el-Sissi scraps attendance at summit in Mauritania

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:40am

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has canceled his visit to Mauritania to attend the Arab League summit there, sending instead his premier as the head of the delegation.

The end of the rat race? New Zealand aims to become rat free

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:10am

Their abilities to travel, multiply and spread disease have always made rats one of mankind's greatest pests.

Emergency on Greek island after fire threatens homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:50am

Authorities have declared a state of emergency on the Greek island of Chios after a forest fire fanned by high winds threatened homes overnight.

German official: man who blew himself up in Ansbach was to be deported to Bulgaria.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:50am

German official: man who blew himself up in Ansbach was to be deported to Bulgaria.

Vietnam's rubber-stamp assembly re-elects Quang as president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:40am

Tran Dai Quang was sworn in as Vietnam's president for the second time in four months after being re-elected Monday by the country's rubber-stamp National Assembly.

Philippine president declares government cease-fire and urges communist rebels to do the same to foster talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:50am

Philippine president declares government cease-fire and urges communist rebels to do the same to foster talks.

US Embassy in Myanmar apologizes after tear gas accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:40am

The U.S. Embassy in Myanmar issued a public apology Monday after a tear gas grenade accidentally exploded during a security exercise, sending fumes out onto the street and sparking rumors of a bomb.

Premier: France needs new security culture after Nice attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:00am

Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France needs to rethink its security culture, amid an escalating scandal over the government's handling of police deployment in Nice on the night of the deadly Bastille Day attack.

UN mission in Afghanistan finds children bear brunt of war

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 1:52am

The number of children killed or wounded in Afghanistan's conflict surged in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan said on Monday.