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Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:50pm

A South Korean court has sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:41pm

Medical organizations and other interest groups are weighing in on the Senate Republican health care bill, and they have problems with the proposal. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the bill would hurt children by scaling back Medicaid. The Association of American Medical Colleges says it would leave millions of people without health coverage. AARP agrees with that assessment and is calling on every senator to vote no.

Philippine military says Malaysian militant who helped finance monthlong siege on city believed killed in fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:41pm

Philippine military says Malaysian militant who helped finance monthlong siege on city believed killed in fighting.

Friend of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to prison in first case over misusing their ties.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:40pm

Friend of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to prison in first case over misusing their ties.

US envoy: Guatemala lawmakers who hired lobby firm 'idiots'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:32pm

A Guatemalan congressman demanded an apology from the U.S. ambassador after the diplomat called him and three colleagues "idiots" in an audio recording that was made public Thursday.

US, Cuba still cooperating on stopping drug smugglers

Andrea Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:55pm

The U.S. and Cuba are still cooperating to intercept drug smugglers even through the Trump administration has halted high-level meetings on stopping the flow of narcotics through the Caribbean, a top Cuban anti-drug official said Thursday.

US envoy urges global action on worsening Venezuela crisis

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:08pm

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged the international community to take action to deal with the worsening crisis in Venezuela as the South American nation's embattled president railed against attempts by the U.S. and others to allegedly foment violence in the country.

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake recorded off Guatemalan coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:57pm

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off Guatemala's Pacific coast Thursday, shaking much of the country and neighboring El Salvador. Officials said four people were injured and only minor damage was reported.

Chile police declassify World War II-era files on Nazi plots

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:08pm

The Chilean equivalent of the FBI declassified World War II-era files on Thursday that show Nazi agents in the South American country's main port of Valparaiso plotted to destroy the Panama Canal.

World Court opinion sought on UK-Mauritius islands dispute

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:07pm

In a setback for the United Kingdom, the General Assembly voted Tuesday to seek an opinion from the top U.N. court on Mauritius' claim that Britain illegally maintains sovereignty over the Chagos Islands, including Diego Garcia, where the United States has a major military base in the Indian Ocean.

Guatemala high court denies bid to probe president in fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:54pm

Guatemala's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to have President Jimmy Morales' immunity of office lifted to permit an investigation of him in connection with a fire that killed 41 girls at a home for troubled youth.

Merkel: Britain's prime minister promises that EU citizens living five years in U.K. will be able to retain full rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:27pm

Merkel: Britain's prime minister promises that EU citizens living five years in U.K. will be able to retain full rights.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel call U.K.'s offer on post-Brexit rights of EU citizens "a good start."

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:27pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel call U.K.'s offer on post-Brexit rights of EU citizens "a good start."

European Union chief says members will decide in November where EU agencies now based in Britain will be relocated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:07pm

European Union chief says members will decide in November where EU agencies now based in Britain will be relocated .

Burkina Faso to invest $700 million to fight extremism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:25pm

Burkina Faso's government has announced it will invest more than $700 million over four years to eradicate poverty in the Sahel and northern region of the West African country to prevent youth from joining jihadi groups.

Report: Israel gearing up to build in east Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

An Israeli newspaper says the government is preparing to authorize construction of 7,000 new homes in Jewish areas of east Jerusalem — a move that could complicate the efforts of U.S. envoy Jared Kushner to restart peace talks.

German parliament votes to annul gay men's convictions

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:32pm

German lawmakers on Thursday approved a plan to annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was enforced enthusiastically in post-World War II West Germany.

Israel: Hezbollah uses NGO to conceal border posts

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:32pm

Israel has filed a complaint with the U.N. Security Council accusing the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of setting up observation outposts along the border on land purportedly used by an environmental advocacy group.

Indian convicted of spying seeks pardon from Pakistan

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:27pm

Pakistan's military said Thursday that an Indian naval officer who was sentenced to death by a military court on charges of espionage and sabotage had submitted a petition for mercy to the country's army chief, seeking a pardon.