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Top China envoy visits Vietnam amid looming court ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:10am

A top Chinese diplomat is visiting Vietnam amid a looming ruling by an international court on the South China Sea.

Spain conservatives win vote but face problems to form gov't

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:40am

Spain's ruling conservative Popular Party has won the country's unprecedented repeat elections but, falling far short of a majority, it remains to be seen if acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy can muster enough support to form a new government.

A look at Iraq's war against IS after Fallujah

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:40am

Iraqi forces say they have completely liberated the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group after a monthlong operation, marking one of their biggest victories since the extremists swept across large parts of the country in 2014.

Suicide bombers kill 5 in eastern Lebanon, near Syria border

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:30am

A group of suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a northeastern Lebanese village near the border with Syria on Monday, killing five people and wounding at least 15, a Lebanese military official and paramedics said.

IS claims responsibility for Jordan border attack last week

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 12:30am

The extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for last week's deadly suicide attack on a Jordanian army post on the Syrian border, posting a video online Monday it said shows the car bomb blast.

Officials say 7 mine workers kidnapped in Nigeria freed

Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 12:11am

Three Australians, two Nigerians, a New Zealander and a South African were in a "safe location" on Monday a day after they were freed from kidnappers who ambushed a police convoy last week in southeastern Nigeria and killed a driver, officials said.

Lebanese news agency says 5 people have been killed in successive suicide bomb blasts near the border with Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:00pm

Lebanese news agency says 5 people have been killed in successive suicide bomb blasts near the border with Syria.

Pope: Gays and others marginalized deserve an apology

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 6:31pm

Pope Francis says gays — and other people marginalized by the church like the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology.

Israeli official: Reconciliation deal reached with Turkey

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 6:10pm

Israel has reached a reconciliation deal with Turkey to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers, an official said Sunday.

New election fails to clarify Spain's political future

Barry Hatton and Teresa Medrano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:11pm

Spain's repeat election Sunday failed to clarify the political future of the European Union's fifth-largest economy, as another inconclusive ballot compelled political leaders to resume six months of negotiations on who should form a government.

The Latest: Rajoy demands 'right to govern' after election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 4:50pm

The Latest on Spain's national election (all times local):

Leader of Spain's conservative Popular Party demands 'the right to govern' after election win

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 4:40pm

Leader of Spain's conservative Popular Party demands 'the right to govern' after election win.

The Latest: Greek police arrest 5 for migrant smuggling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 3:31pm

The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

Spain: 92 percent of votes counted, conservative Popular Party leads with 32 percent of vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:51pm

Spain: 92 percent of votes counted, conservative Popular Party leads with 32 percent of vote.

German defense minister wants to visit Turkish air base

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 1:32pm

Germany's defense minister wants to visit a Turkish base where German troops are stationed — an announcement that comes days after a German deputy defense minister and lawmakers were denied a visit there by Turkey.

No food, little water for Syrians stranded on Jordan border

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 1:10pm

No food and little water have reached 64,000 Syrian refugees stuck in the desert since Jordan sealed its border last week in response to a suicide attack, aid officials said Sunday.

UN chief urges Yemen's warring sides to reach peace deal

Hussain Al-Qatari and Ahmed Al-Qaj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:30pm

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urged Yemen's warring factions to keep working toward a comprehensive agreement, warning that "time is not on the side of the Yemeni people," in remarks Sunday to delegates taking part in peace talks that began in Kuwait two months ago.

Forest fire threatens Turkish resort; tourists evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:30pm

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities are evacuating residents and tourists from a resort in the Mediterranean coastal province of Antalya that is being threatened by a forest fire.

Exit poll indicates conservative Popular Party wins most votes in Spanish election but needs support to form govt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:11pm

Exit poll indicates conservative Popular Party wins most votes in Spanish election but needs support to form govt.