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With no election winner, Mongolia sets runoff for July 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:41am

Mongolia will hold its first runoff election for president next month after none of the candidates attained the necessary majority in Monday's voting.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:41am

Iranians at Tehran's international airport say they don't expect to encounter any difficulties traveling to the United States despite the Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump's travel ban. The Iranian government did not immediately comment on the ban, which would apply to Iran and five other Muslim-majority countries. The ban would exempt those with "a bona fide relationship" with a person or entity in the United States.

The Latest: Activists say airstrike on IS-run jail kills 42

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:40am

The Latest on the White House saying it has "potential" evidence that Syria's government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times local):

France's new lawmakers open first parliament session

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:33am

France's newly elected lawmakers, most of them from President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party, are gathering their first parliament session.

Syrian activists say airstrike on Islamic State-run jail kills at least 42 prisoners in eastern Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:33am

Syrian activists say airstrike on Islamic State-run jail kills at least 42 prisoners in eastern Syria.

5-year-old boy identified as victim in London inferno

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:30am

British police have formally identified a 5-year-old boy as a victim in London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. An official says he died of smoke inhalation.

Questions raised about Liu Xiaobo's prison medical treatment

Didi Tang and Mark Schiefelbein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:24am

As recently as February, Liu Xiaobo's brother dismissed reports that the imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace laureate might be ill. Then came the bombshell on Monday that Liu has been diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer and transferred to a hospital on medical parole.

Dutch government partially liable in 300 Srebrenica deaths

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:24am

A Dutch appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government was partially liable in the deaths of some 300 Muslim men killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Kremlin dismisses US warning of chemical attack in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:20am

The Kremlin has dismissed the White House's warning of a new potential chemical attack in Syria and saying that President Bashar Assad "and his military will pay a heavy price."

Germany: Merkel's challenger sees quick vote on gay marriage

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:13am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left rivals said Tuesday they would seek a parliamentary vote this week on legalizing gay marriage after the German leader backed off her conservatives' long-standing refusal to budge on the issue.

China hits back at US on human trafficking downgrade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:22am

China has pre-emptively hit back at the United States for "speaking irresponsibly" ahead of an expected Trump administration move to declare China is among the world's worst human trafficking offenders.

Senior Ukrainian intelligence officer killed in car bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:20am

Ukrainian authorities say that a senior military intelligence officer has been killed in a car bomb in the country's capital.

Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs

Katy Daigle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:12am

President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger.

Mattis: US arms for Syrian Kurds will continue after Raqqa

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:12am

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that America will continue to provide weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters after the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syria, is over.

Dutch appeals court rules that government partially liable in 1995 deaths of about 300 Muslim men killed in Srebrenica

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:10am

Dutch appeals court rules that government partially liable in 1995 deaths of about 300 Muslim men killed in Srebrenica.

Albania Socialists win polls, can govern without partner

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:52am

Albania's left-wing Socialist Party has secured a second mandate in a general election, winning a majority of seats in parliament, nearly complete results showed Tuesday.

Spain says fire that threatened Donana park "under control"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:30am

Spain's interior minister says firefighters have brought under control a wildfire that threatened Donana National Park, a celebrated conservation wetland and home to the endangered Iberian lynx.

Second landslide hits stricken site in southwest China

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:03am

A second landslide struck the village in southwest China where rescue workers have been looking for nearly 100 people buried over the weekend by a massive wave of rocks and debris.

Questions raised about Liu Xiaobo's prison medical treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:03am

As recently as February, Liu Xiaobo's brother dismissed reports that the Nobel Peace laureate might be ill in prison. Then came the bombshell Monday that Liu has been diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer and released on medical parole.