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Bulgaria, Romanian leaders: we're not opposed to Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:25am

The presidents of Bulgaria and Romania insisted Wednesday that they weren't opposed to Russia, despite both Eastern European countries being members of NATO and the European Union.

German Cabinet approves plan to boost spending next year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:24am

Germany's Cabinet has approved a budget plan that foresees a 2.6 percent increase in spending next year and a balanced budget over the next four years.

2 people struck, killed on train tracks in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:20am

Two people were killed when they were hit by an Amtrak train that was approaching a station in Washington.

China frees 3 activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:06am

Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands.

The Latest: Online group re-emerges to taunt US intelligence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:06am

The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):

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

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:56am

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.

The Latest: Trump insists he's engaged with health care bill

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

The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):

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.

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.

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.

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."