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EU prolongs Russia economic sanctions by 6 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:37am

The European Union has officially extended economic sanctions against Russia by six months for destabilizing Ukraine.

UN expert: Al-Jazeera should not be closed in Qatar standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:04am

An U.N. human rights expert says it would be a "major blow against media pluralism" if Qatar shutters the Al-Jazeera network as demanded by other Arab states.

Greece 'on target' to tap bond markets by the end of year

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:55am

Greece is on target to tap bond markets for money again by the end of this year and exit its bailout program next summer, representatives from the country's European creditors said Wednesday.

Transit agency: Human error caused subway train derailment

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:52am

A subway train derailment in New York City that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked major delays is being blamed on human error, not a track defect.

UK's fragile government faces challenge over austerity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:50am

Britain's Conservative minority government is facing its first test in Parliament since the June 8 election, as lawmakers vote on an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts.

The Latest: Crews still working to repair derailment damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:44am

The Latest on a subway train derailment in New York City that left more than 30 people injured (all times local):

Biggest South African airport probes possible insider crimes

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:32am

South African authorities are investigating whether any workers at Johannesburg's main international airport have helped robbers who follow arriving travelers and mug them at their homes or other destinations.

Man hit and killed by train in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:24am

Officials say a man has been fatally struck by a train in Florida.

NATO chief: US allies to spend $12 billion more this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:14am

NATO's chief says U.S. allies are projected to spend around $12 billion more on defense this year, after President Donald Trump berated them for failing to boost military budgets.

Global stocks fall on jitters over central bank tightening

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:06am

Shares skidded in Europe and Asia on Wednesday as investors fretted over the possibility of a policy shift toward tightening by central banks. The delayed health care vote and comments by the U.S. and European central bank chiefs spurred the retreat.

China's navy launches latest-generation destroyer

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:06am

China's increasingly powerful navy launched its most advanced domestically produced destroyer on Wednesday, at a time of rising competition with other naval powers such as the United States, Japan and India.

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:54am

A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe.

Macron's government kicks off controversial labor reform

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

President Emmanuel Macron's government is launching an effort to redesign French labor rules, one of the most important and divisive promises of his presidency.

Amtrak: 2 people struck on train tracks in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:50am

Amtrak says there's been a fatal incident involving two people who were struck while on the train tracks in Washington.

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:21am

A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power.

Activists protest for legal migration policies ahead of G20

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:10am

More than 30 activists have protested against the upcoming Group of 20 summit in the northern German city of Hamburg by hanging a large banner from a bridge across the Elbe river that reads "Build bridges, not walls."

Romania, Bulgarian presidents talk NATO, Black Sea security

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:01am

The presidents of Bulgaria and Romania have discussed NATO, security in the Black Sea region, trade and European Union issues.

Toshiba sues Western Digital in feud over memory unit sale

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:01am

Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it is suing its joint venture partner Western Digital over the U.S. company's opposition to a plan to sell the Japanese electronics and energy giant's memory chip unit.

GOP 'Obamacare' repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:40am

The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise.