Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department looks forward to defending the travel ban when the Supreme Court hears arguments in the case in October. For now, the court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. Sessions says the decision is "an important step toward restoring the separation of powers between the branches of the federal government" by recognizing the president's right to protect national security.
Luis Benavides and Christine Armario, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 26th - 11:45am
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 capsized, leaving at least seven people dead and 13 missing.
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.
British Prime Minister Theresa May tried Monday to reassure European Union citizens living in Britain that their lives and those of their family will not be disrupted when Britain leaves the EU in 2019.
Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 26th - 11:07am
British Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party Monday that is designed to give her minority government enough support in Parliament to endorse her legislative agenda later this week.
At least 44 people were detained during a march for LGBT rights that the governor of Istanbul had banned, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Monday, while Europe's top human rights organization criticized the country for barring the event for a third year running.
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.
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.
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.
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.