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UN-hosted Cyprus talks resume in Swiss Alpine resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:51am

A new round of U.N.-sponsored peace talks between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders has opened in a Swiss Alpine resort, aiming to reunify their Mediterranean island after a decades-long split.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:42am

The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of 'Obamacare' is on the brink after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, shelved votes planned for this week. It was an embarrassing setback for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans on their No. 1 campaign promise, and prospects for reviving the legislation are uncertain.

Nuclear waste containers shipped on river in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:40am

A transport of three containers carrying nuclear waste is being shipped on the Neckar river in southwestern Germany with heavy police protection.

US envoy: China should allow Nobel laureate treatment abroad

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:40am

The new U.S. ambassador to Beijing said Wednesday that Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo should be allowed to receive treatment outside China after being diagnosed with cancer while in prison for advocating democratic reforms.

French chef Senderens, visionary and rebel, dies at age 77

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:34am

French chef Alain Senderens, who rejected his Michelin stars and was acclaimed as a visionary, rebel and a force in the development of nouvelle cuisine, has died. He was 77.

Police detain 6 IS suspects in Spain, Britain and Germany

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:34am

Police on Wednesday arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State group, four in Spain and one each in Britain and Germany, Spain's Interior Ministry said.

'Farm boy' from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisions

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:12am

A self-described "farm boy from Iowa" who befriended China's president three decades ago is tasked with smoothing relations between the world's two largest economies amid increased unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump.

Obama and family move from Bali to Java on Indonesia trip

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:52am

Former President Barack Obama and his family wrapped up their five-day vacation on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and headed to the historic city of Yogyakarta on Wednesday during a nostalgic trip to the country where Obama lived for several years as a child.

European court refuses to intervene over sick British baby

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:40am

The European Court of Human Rights says that a British hospital can end life support for a terminally ill baby whose parents waged a legal battle to take him to the U.S. for experimental treatment.

One Hong Kong, two sentiments after 20 years of Chinese rule

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:22am

Hong Kong is planning a big party as it marks 20 years under Chinese rule. But many people in the former British colony are not in the mood to celebrate.

Millions in Nepal vote in second phase of local elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:35am

Millions of people in Nepal were voting Wednesday in the second phase of local elections to choose municipal and village councils despite threats from ethnic groups that oppose the polls.

Turkey says it returns fire after attack by Syrian Kurds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:26am

Turkey's military says it has returned fire after a cross-border attack by Syrian Kurdish forces.

Rising violence takes huge psychological toll in Rio favelas

Yesica Fisch and Leo Correa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:54pm

Almir Arruda rode his bicycle quickly across the City of God slum in Rio de Janeiro when he heard there was shootout between drug traffickers and police near his 4-year-old daughter's preschool.

US envoy: China should allow Nobel laureate treatment abroad

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:12pm

The new U.S. ambassador to Beijing said Wednesday that Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo should be allowed to receive treatment outside China after he was diagnosed with cancer while in prison for advocating democratic reforms.

Maduro says helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:56pm

President Nicolas Maduro said a stolen police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court Tuesday in what he called a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power.

AP PHOTOS: A peek at The Peak in Hong Kong

Photos By Kin Cheung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:40pm

Visitors to The Peak on Hong Kong island look out over Victoria Harbor, beyond which lies the Kowloon district and the border with mainland China.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:43pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "good progress" was made during a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican senators. Trump invited them to meet after McConnell decided to delay a vote on a Senate health care bill because there aren't enough votes to pass it. McConnell says there's a "really good chance" of passing the bill, but it won't happen before July Fourth as he originally planned.

Iran accuses US of 'brazen' plan to change its government

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:04pm

Iran is accusing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of "a brazen interventionist plan" to change the current government that violates international law and the U.N. Charter.

UN envoy: Liberia's democratic future hinges of elections

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:47pm

Liberia's future as a stable democracy hinges on successful presidential and legislative elections in October and broad acceptance that they are free and fair followed by a smooth transfer of power, the U.N. envoy to the West African nation said Tuesday.