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UN: Colombian rebels have handed over almost all weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:34pm

The United Nations say that leftist rebels in Colombia have turned over almost all of their fighters' individual weapons as part of a historic peace deal reached with the government last year.

Canada nurse gets life for killing 8 people in her care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:14pm

A former nurse convicted of killing eight elderly people in her care was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment without possibility of parole for 25 years.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:44pm

The imam of a Hawaii mosque who is a plaintiff in the state's challenge to the travel ban says he hopes his Syrian mother-in-law will be granted a visa. The nation's highest court on Monday said it would let a limited version of Trump's ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries take effect.

Merkel: Gay marriage could get 'question of conscience' vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:50pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time seems to have softened her previous opposition toward legalizing same-sex marriages.

9 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Luis Benavides and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:44pm

Scuba divers on Monday continued their search for bodies from a submerged boat in Colombia as authorities turned their attention to what led the tourist ferry to sink with more than 150 passengers on board, leaving at least seven people dead and nine missing.

Charred body identified as missing Mexican journalist

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:36pm

A charred body found in western Mexico has been identified as the owner and director of a local television station abducted in May, the seventh journalist killed so far this year in the country.

Israel: Projectile from Gaza lands in southern Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:52pm

The Israeli military says a projectile fired from the Gaza Strip has landed in southern Israel.

Germany's Merkel doesn't tweet, but checks Trump on Twitter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:50pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she doesn't really do Twitter, but sometimes visits the site to check out what U.S. President Donald Trump has to say.

Argentine officials: at least 15 die when bus flips, 21 hurt

Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:42pm

A bus carrying students, parents and teachers from a dance school flipped on a provincial highway in Argentina, killing at least 15 people, officials said on Monday.

Jewish groups cancel meetings with Netanyahu in protest

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:12pm

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.

Israeli minister: Trump pressure on settlements disappoints

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:00pm

A senior Israeli Cabinet minister is expressing some disappointment with the White House, saying the election of Donald Trump has not brought about the boom in West Bank settlement construction many had expected.

Theresa May details post-Brexit plans for EU citizens in UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:43pm

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.

Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:34pm

A Swedish man kidnapped by Islamic militants in northern Mali nearly six years ago has been released from captivity, the Swedish government confirmed Monday.

UK's May makes deal she needs to govern, but critics abound

Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:24pm

Prime Minister Theresa May forged a deal with a Northern Ireland party Monday that should give her struggling minority government enough votes to get her agenda endorsed, but at a high cost: more than 1 billion pounds in new funds for Northern Ireland and resentment from Britain's other regions.

Albania's governing Socialists far ahead in early vote count

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:24pm

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.

Brazil leader defiant amid possible charges, mounting woes

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:09pm

Facing possible corruption charges and tanking popularity, beleaguered Brazilian President Michel Temer on Monday said his government couldn't be toppled and Latin America's largest nation had no "Plan B."

Romania president nominates ex-economy minister as premier

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:07pm

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Monday nominated the outgoing economy minister as the new prime minister, saying the country needed to end a political crisis.

Woman leads UK Changing of the Guard ceremony

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:35am

A Canadian captain made history Monday by becoming the first female infantry officer to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.

French president pushes for further peace talks over Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:23am

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.