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Merkel before G20: Paris accord irreversible, not negotiable

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:27am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union is "more determined than ever" to make the Paris accord against climate change a success following the U.S. decision to withdraw from the agreement.

Vatican cardinal denounces sex assault charges against him

Nicole Winfield and Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:13am

Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of "historical" sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.

Israel's ex-PM Ehud Olmert granted early release from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:13am

The parole board of Israel's Prison Service has granted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert early release from prison.

Israel parole board grants former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert early release on 27-month corruption sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:10am

Israel parole board grants former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert early release on 27-month corruption sentence.

Vatican says finance reforms will continue in Cardinal George Pell's absence, expresses respect for Australian justice.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 12:50am

Vatican says finance reforms will continue in Cardinal George Pell's absence, expresses respect for Australian justice.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 12:43am

The Trump administration is following up on a Supreme Court ruling that permits some elements of its travel ban to go into effect. Officials have established new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees. A principal guideline requires a person to have a "close" family or business tie to the United States. President Donald Trump's travel ban was widely criticized as a prohibition on Muslims entering the country.

Vietnam puts prominent blogger on trial for anti-state acts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 12:40am

A lawyer says a prominent Vietnamese blogger is being tried for her Facebook posts that prosecutors say distorted government policies and defamed the regime.

AP PHOTOS: After UK handover, Hong Kong in uneasy transition

Photos By Vincent Yu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:02pm

Twenty years since the handover of power from Britain to China, Hong Kong remains a place undergoing an uneasy transition.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:41pm

The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims.

Car rams gate at Brazil president palace, driver in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:50pm

Security forces in Brazil's capital have detained a minor who allegedly rammed a car through a gate in an apparent attempt to reach the presidential palace.

Prosecutor calls for 20-year sentence for Suriname president

Pieter Van Maele, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:34pm

A prosecutor on Wednesday recommended a 20-year prison sentence for President Desi Bouterse for his role in the December 1982 killing of 15 prominent political opponents in this South American country.

Australian police say they are charging a top Vatican cardinal with historical sexual assault offenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:11pm

Australian police say they are charging a top Vatican cardinal with historical sexual assault offenses.

The Latest: Actor says Venezuelan pilot unhappy over crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:54pm

The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local):

North Korea warns US it will keep building nuclear arsenal

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:04pm

North Korea's U.N. ambassador warned the United States and the rest of the world Wednesday that his country will keep building up its nuclear arsenal regardless of sanctions, pressure or military attack.

The Latest: Syrian fire hits Golan during Netanyahu visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:40pm

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Security remains a stumbling block in Cyprus peace talks

Menelaos Hadjicostis and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:12pm

Turkish proposals on how to maintain security in Cyprus if a deal reunifying the ethnically divided island nation is reached fell short of its president's expectations Wednesday.

Greek authorities ban clashing police union, anarchist meets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:12pm

Hoping to defuse a highly explosive mix in central Athens, Greek authorities have banned separate gatherings planned by police unionists and anarchists — both ostensibly themed against violence.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian who shot at them, army says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:00pm

Israel's military says its forces have shot and killed a Palestinian who opened fire on them in the West Bank.

Iraqis fight house to house for costly victory in Mosul

Maya Alleruzzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:33pm

Gunfire echoes through the pockmarked streets as Maj. Ihab Jalil al-Aboudi's soldiers fight block by block for the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, occasionally pausing to help terrified families flee to safety across the rubble.