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Senior Ukrainian intelligence officer killed in car bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:32am

A senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer was killed in a car bombing in the country's capital Tuesday morning, authorities said.

UN envoy: Up to Cyprus leaders to make most of peace summit

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:32am

The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus have to step up, take responsibility and make the most of a peace summit that's the "best chance" for a breakthrough deal reunifying the east Mediterranean island, a United Nations envoy said Tuesday.

Openly gay Serbia premier-designate to head pro-Russia gov't

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:32am

Serbia's future prime minister on Tuesday proposed a staunchly pro-Russia official as the defense minister, damping hopes in the West that her nomination signaled a shift away from Moscow's influence.

IS counterattacks in retaken parts of Mosul stall Iraq push

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:32am

Counterattacks by Islamic State militants on the western edge of Mosul have stalled Iraqi forces' push in the Old City, the last IS stronghold in the battle, an Iraqi officer said Tuesday.

Germany praises nuclear deal with Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:30am

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says a nuclear deal with Iran has helped lower the risk of a major conflict in the Mideast and that Germany will do whatever is possible to hold all parties to it.

Romania: police find 91 migrants from Syria, Iraq in truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:30am

Romanian border police have found 91 migrants from Iraq and Syria hidden in a truck transporting auto parts. They told police they were trying to reach the visa-free Schengen travel zone.

Spain wildfire that threatened national park 'under control'

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:22am

Spanish firefighters worked Tuesday to fully extinguish a wildfire that threatened Donana National Park, a renowned conservation wetland and home to the endangered Iberian lynx, officials said.

Britain's May demands major investigation after deadly fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:22am

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday there must be a "major national investigation" into the use of potentially flammable cladding fitted to high-rise towers across the country, as police formally identified a 5-year-old boy as one of youngest victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

Scottish leader to speak on 2nd independence referendum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:10am

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is set to outline her position on holding a second independence referendum at the Scottish Parliament later Tuesday.

Correction: Britain-London Fire story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:03am

In a story June 26 about a company that makes paneling for buildings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company, Arconic, supplied the fire resistant paneling model Reynobond FR for use on Grenfell Tower. It supplied the model Reynobond PE.

The Latest: May calls for major investigation of cladding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:53am

The Latest on the deadly tower block fire in London (all times local):

UK leader: 'major national investigation' into use of high-rise cladding should take place after London high-rise fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:53am

UK leader: 'major national investigation' into use of high-rise cladding should take place after London high-rise fire.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:44am

The U.S. military says it will assess allegations that a coalition airstrike may have killed over 40 prisoners held in an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria. Central Command confirmed to the AP on Tuesday that it struck IS facilities in the town of al-Mayadeen in the province of Deir El-Zour the day before. Syrian activists reported an IS jail was struck in the area on Monday, and said at least 42 prisoners were killed, along with several IS fighters.

Dutch government partially liable in 300 Srebrenica deaths

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:34am

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

2 leopard cubs make public debut in Germany, names sought

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:34am

Two Amur leopard cubs have made their public debut at the zoo in the German city of Leipzig. Now the search is on for their names.

With no election winner, Mongolia sets runoff for July 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:24am

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

Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs

Katy Daigle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:13am

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

The Latest: Kremlin slams US warning of Syria attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:00am

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

Kremlin dismisses US warning of chemical attack in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:51am

The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed the White House's warning that the Syrian government is preparing a new chemical attack and that President Bashar Assad and his military "will pay a heavy price" if it goes ahead.