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Police commander, at least 10 others killed in Mexican state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 12:16pm

Gunmen burst into a restaurant and killed a state commander for federal police and two other officers on another bloody day in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

Vietnamese dissident recounts deportation to France

Philippe Sotto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 12:04pm

A Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said Sunday he is determined to continue his activity as a pro-democracy blogger.

Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 12:00pm

A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday.

Iran's president condemns 'siege' of Qatar by Arab nations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:42am

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has told the Qatari Emir that the "siege of Qatar is not acceptable for us," according to the office of the presidency's website.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:42am

President Donald Trump is bemoaning what he calls "the level of hostility" that he says has stymied bipartisanship in Washington. While discussing the Republican health bill during an interview on "Fox & Friends," Trump said it would be great if lawmakers from both parties could "come up something that everybody's happy with." Trump says the Democrats' "theme is resist" and that "if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote" from them.

Turkey rejects Arab terms to Qatar, US says are 'difficult'

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:20am

Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as "difficult to meet."

LGBT activists prevented from assembling in Istanbul

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:54am

Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.

Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:54am

The Israeli military on Sunday said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day.

Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found

Han Guan By and Didi Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:54am

Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 missing people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China.

Italy makes available 5.2 billion euros in resources to keep 2 banks operative after ECB ruled them 'failing'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:40am

Italy makes available 5.2 billion euros in resources to keep 2 banks operative after ECB ruled them 'failing'

Tropical Storm Dora forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:23am

Newly formed Tropical Storm Dora was gathering force off the Pacific coast of Mexico on Sunday, and forecasters said it was expected to bring heavy rains without making a direct hit on land.

Merkel challenger calls Trump 'will-o-the-wisp' president

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:02am

Martin Schulz, the center-left challenger running against Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowed Sunday to get his Social Democratic party into power despite weak poll numbers ahead of Germany's national election in September.

Rebels kill 1 Indian soldier, wound 3 in Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:54am

Indian security forces put an outskirt of Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, under security lockdown as they battled two rebels who took shelter in a school building after killing one paramilitary officer and wounding another soldier.

Cable car crashes in tourist resort in Kashmir, killing 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:52am

Four Indian tourists and three local residents died on Sunday when a cable car came crashing down from a height of at least 30 meters (100 feet) in a tourist town in the Indian portion of Kashmir.

Cambodian local election results offer hope to opposition

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:53am

Final results released Sunday from Cambodia's local elections this month confirmed the dominance of Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party, but a strong showing by the opposition saw its prospects boosted for next year's general election.

Italy holds mayoral runoffs after populists are eliminated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:53am

Italian towns are holding mayoral runoffs after the first round of voting eliminated populist candidates in all the big cities up for grabs.

China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:22am

China's foreign minister says Beijing will hold a dialogue with Afghanistan and Pakistan to help improve relations between the two South Asian neighbors.

Iran mocks reports its Syria missile strikes fell short

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:10am

Iran said Sunday the two-stage missiles it fired at Islamic State targets in Syria broke apart over the Iraqi desert as planned, mocking reports that some of the projectiles fell short.

Militants hit Indonesia police; 1 officer, 1 attacker dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:13am

Two suspected militants attacked a provincial police headquarters in western Indonesia on Sunday, leaving an officer and an assailant dead during Islam's most important holiday, an official said.