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AP Explains: Role of DUP, new partner in UK government

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:12am

A small party from Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party, has signed an arrangement that will prop up the Conservative government led by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Without the smaller party's 10 votes, the Conservatives would fall short of a needed majority. Put together, the two parties will have enough seats in the House of Commons to command a majority in Parliament on key votes.

UK prime minister wins N Ireland party's support govt

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:03am

Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal Monday with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to support her minority government and ensure passage of her legislative agenda later this week.

5 rare Barbary lion cubs go on show at zoo in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:00am

Five rare Barbary lion cubs have been shown to the public for the first time at a zoo in southwestern Germany, delighting visitors as they clumsily plodded through their enclosure.

UN: Half of world's population growth is likely to occur in Africa

Yemisi Adegoke, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:00am

Nigeria will overtake the United States to become the third-most populous country in the world by 2050, according to a United Nations report.

French president pushes for further peace talks over Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:56am

Further peace talks over the Ukrainian crisis will be held in the coming days, French president Emmanuel Macron said Monday, following a meeting in Paris with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.

First witnesses face Poland's special restitution probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:50am

A Polish commission investigating the irregular restitution of seized property to private owners is trying to determine the role of Warsaw mayor in the process as it questions its first witnesses.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:43am

President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections.

Cyprus' president rejects UN document prior to peace summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:30am

The Greek Cypriot president of Cyprus has rejected a United Nations document that was supposed to act as a guide during a crucial summit later this week that will likely determine whether a deal reunifying the ethnically divided island is possible.

15 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Luis Benavides and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:53am

Scuba divers on Monday continued searching for bodies in a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin where a tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized, leaving at least six people dead and 15 missing.

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

Didi Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:50am

Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his former lawyer said Monday.

Romania's largest party nominates ex-minister as next PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:43am

Romania's largest party on Monday nominated a former economy minister to be the next prime minister.

Germany: don't expect Turkish bodyguards at G-20

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:30am

The German government says it doesn't expect to see Turkish security agents accused of attacking protesters in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Hamburg.

Greece: Garbage piles mount in capital as heatwave looms

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:23am

With a heat wave expected later this week, Greece's government on Monday failed to persuade striking garbage collectors to return to work after a 10-day protest left huge piles of trash around Athens.

Battle resumes to extinguish fire near Spain national park

Ciaran Giles and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:21am

Spanish authorities were hopeful Monday that dropping temperature and favorable winds would help firefighters battling to extinguish a forest fire on the fringes of the Donana National Park, a celebrated conservation wetland and home to the endangered Iberian lynx.

Trump's Indonesian business partner slapped with travel ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:21am

Authorities in Indonesia have issued a travel ban against the Indonesian business partner of U.S. President Donald Trump after he was accused of threatening a deputy attorney general, officials said Monday.

First woman leads UK Changing of the Guard ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:10am

A Canadian soldier has made history as the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at London's Buckingham Palace.

London protests over man's death leave 4 police hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:30am

Four police officers have been hospitalized and two others less seriously injured following a series of protests in London over the death of a 25-year-old man.

Obama and family go river rafting during Indonesia vacation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:22am

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were seen on a river rafting trip Monday as they vacationed in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child.

Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu in protest

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:12am

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.