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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.

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.

The Latest: Syria rejects US chemical attack allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:50am

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

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:43am

Without citing evidence or going into details, the Trump White House has released a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Press secretary Sean Spicer says U.S. officials have "potential" evidence that Syria is getting ready for another chemical weapons attack. He adds that the U.S. "identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime." Spicer also said that would likely "result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children."

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.

US Navy holds memorial service for 7 sailors killed in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:51am

The U.S. Navy has paid tribute to the seven sailors killed when their warship collided with a merchant ship off Japan.

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.

14-year-old excites country with record Japanese chess debut

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:51am

A 14-year-old boy is taking his country by storm with a record-breaking start to his pro career in the Japanese version of chess.