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Northern Ireland party leader in talks with Conservatives

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:16am

The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party is in London to finalize an agreement with Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative-led government to support it in a crucial vote on the government's legislative package later this week.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:41am

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way to ensure it could carry on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. The move Monday clears the way for a takeover of most of Takata's assets by Chinese-owned Key Safety Systems.

Romania: president, political parties in talks over new PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:30am

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis is meeting political party leaders before formally nominating a new prime minister after the previous government was dismissed by the ruling party.

Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu in protest

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:20am

A high-profile group of Jewish leaders cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall.

The Latest: Santos: 6 dead, 31 missing in Colombia capsizing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:10am

The Latest on the sinking of a tourist boat in Medellin, Colombia (all times local):

German nationalist party warns prominent member on chat leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:10am

The nationalist Alternative for Germany party has given a prominent member an official warning after the leak of a WhatsApp chat in which he was shown using the slogan "Germany for the Germans."

Albania's governing Socialists far ahead in early vote count

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:03am

Preliminary results show that Albania's left-wing Socialist Party appeared headed for a new governing mandate in crucial elections in the country's bid to launch membership negotiations with the European Union.

Lawyer says jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after diagnosis of terminal liver cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:50am

Lawyer says jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after diagnosis of terminal liver cancer.

China landslide site evacuated over concerns of 2nd slide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:44am

Rescue crews were ordered on Monday to evacuate the site of a deadly landslide in southwestern China over concerns of a second landslide, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

New Zealand law student launches climate change court case

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:13am

A New Zealand law student is taking the government to court in hopes of forcing it to set more ambitious climate change targets.

Tropical Storm Dora strengthens off Mexico's Pacific coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:18pm

Tropical Storm Dora was strengthening quickly off Mexico's Pacific coast of Mexico and forecasters said it could become a hurricane on Monday, bringing heavy rains without making a direct hit on land.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:42pm

President Donald Trump says he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on passing a health overhaul to replace "Obamacare," which he says is dead. Trump tells "Fox and Friends" he believes his majority party is "going to get there." But GOP lawmakers acknowledge that it could be difficult.

Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Luis Benavides and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:34pm

A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said.

Vietnamese dissident recounts forced deportation to France

Philippe Sotto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:54pm

A Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said he is determined to continue his activity as a pro-democracy blogger.

Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found

Han Guan By and Didi Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:56pm

Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 missing people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China.

Police commander among at least 10 killed in Mexican state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:32pm

Gunmen burst into a restaurant and killed the federal police commander for Veracruz and a second officer in another bloody day for the troubled Mexican state.

Center-right set to win top race in Italian mayoral runoffs

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:03pm

Exit polls early Monday indicated that center-right forces, including an anti-immigrant party, were headed to victory in several key mayoral runoffs, two weeks after a first round of voting saw most populist candidates eliminated in all big cities up for grabs.

Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:42pm

Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.

Tropical Storm Dora forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:01pm

Newly formed Tropical Storm Dora was gathering force off the Pacific coast of Mexico on Sunday, and forecasters said it was expected to bring heavy rains without making a direct hit on land.