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Jewish groups cancel meetings with Netanyahu in protest

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:56am

Two high-profile groups of Jewish leaders on Monday canceled meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall.

First woman leads UK Changing of the Guard ceremony

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:56am

A Canadian soldier made history Monday by becoming the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

Didi Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:56am

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:44am

The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. The action Monday is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. The court will hear arguments in the case in the fall.

Witnesses face panel in Poland property restitution probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:30am

A Polish commission investigating alleged irregularities in the restitution of property seized by the state during World War II tried Monday to determine the role of Warsaw's mayor in the process as it questioned its first witnesses.

Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:30am

A Swedish man kidnapped by Islamic militants in northern Mali nearly six years ago has been released from captivity, the Swedish government confirmed Monday. There was no immediate word on the fate of a second hostage, from South Africa, who was also seized in Timbuktu.

At least 9 dead in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:20am

Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least nine people have been killed by suicide bombers in a series of attacks in the area.

German hiker missing on dormant Indonesian volcano

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:19am

Rescuers in Indonesia are searching for a German hiker who has been missing for five days since he began climbing a dormant volcano, an official said Monday.

UK to test hospitals and schools for flammable cladding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:58am

Hospitals and school buildings across Britain will have their exterior cladding tested for flammability as part of an urgent nationwide push to increase fire safety.

Thai democracy activist indicted on year-old charges

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:45am

A Thai court on Monday heard year-old charges against a pro-democracy activist arrested over the weekend, as the military government sought to discourage commemorations of the anniversary of the country's 1932 transition from an absolute to constitutional monarchy.

Albania's governing Socialists far ahead in early vote count

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:42am

Albania's left-wing Socialist Party appeared headed for a new governing mandate based on preliminary election results Monday from an election seen as crucial to the country's bid to launch membership negotiations with the European Union.

15 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Luis Benavides and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:32am

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.

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.

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.

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.