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.
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.
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.
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 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.