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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.

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.

Officials say 7 mine workers kidnapped in Nigeria freed

Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 4:52pm

Three Australians, a New Zealander, a South African and two Nigerians were freed on Sunday, four days after they were kidnapped in an ambush on a police convoy in southeastern Nigeria that killed a driver, officials said.

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.

Fallujah fully liberated from IS group, Iraqi commander says

Sinan Salaheddin and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:11pm

Five weeks after a military operation began, a senior Iraqi commander declared Sunday that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from the Islamic State group, giving a major boost to the country's security and political leadership in its fight against the extremists.

Somali minister among 15 killed in extremist attack on hotel

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 10:41am

A Somali Cabinet minister is among the 15 killed in an Islamic extremist attack on a hotel in the capital, police say.

Italian police capture fugitive mob boss sought for 20 years

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 9:50am

Italy's second most sought-after fugitive, a convicted, ruthless 'ndrangheta crime syndicate boss, was captured Sunday as he slept in his bed in a hideout in the rugged Calabrian mountains, police and prosecutors said.

Strong earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan, no injuries reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 9:00am

A strong earthquake has hit southern Kyrgyzstan, but emergency officials say there are no immediate reports of any damage or injuries in the remote corner of the Central Asian nation.

Egypt defends transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudis

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:51am

Egypt's government on Sunday defended its decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia at an appeals court hearing after the move was struck down by a lower court last week.

Academic declares victory in Icelandic presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:31am

Historian and associate university professor Gudni Johannesson has declared victory in Iceland's presidential election, with early results showing him capturing 39 percent of the vote to beat eight other candidates.

IS video shows killing of 5 captured Syrian media activists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:21am

A graphic video emerged Sunday showing the killing of five Syrian media activists captured by the Islamic State group last year.