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North Korea vows to execute former South Korean president

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:17am

North Korea on Wednesday vowed to execute South Korea's former president and her spy director, accusing them of planning to assassinate its supreme leadership.

The Latest: US envoy meets with Raqqa officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:17am

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The Latest: London police raise Grenfell fire toll to 80

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:17am

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Kenya 1st in Africa to use generic of current AIDS drug

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:10am

Kenya is the first country in Africa to introduce a generic version of the current drug of choice for people living with HIV, officials said Wednesday.

AP PHOTOS: Music, art help deal with violence in Rio slum

Leo Correa and Yesica Fisch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:10am

In a small and crudely painted green room called "the bunker," 18-year-old Lucas dos Santos da Cruz and his friends go over rhymes in their heads.

Philippine leader tells troops not to fear civilian deaths

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:55am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte assured troops on Wednesday that he would protect them from any legal action if they accidently kill civilians while battling militants who have besieged a southern city.

One Hong Kong, two sentiments after 20 years of Chinese rule

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:45am

Hong Kong is planning a big party as it marks 20 years under Chinese rule. But many people in the former British colony are not in the mood to celebrate.

Mattis says Syria's government taking US threat seriously

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:45am

Syria's government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:45am

President Donald Trump is taking issue with a New York Times story that portrays him as disengaged in the push for the Senate Republican health care bill. The Times also reported that an unidentified senator who left a White House meeting with the president thinking Trump did not understand the Senate bill. Early Wednesday, Trump tweeted that "Some of the Fake News Media likes to say that I am not totally engaged in healthcare. Wrong, I know the subject well & want victory for U.S."

Rising violence takes huge psychological toll in Rio favelas

Yesica Fisch and Leo Correa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:31am

Almir Arruda rode his bicycle quickly across the City of God slum in Rio de Janeiro when he heard there was a shootout between drug traffickers and police near his 4-year-old daughter's preschool.

Serbia's next premier: EU membership, modernization priority

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:03am

Serbia's prime minister designate said Wednesday her future government's goal is membership in the European Union along with modernization of the troubled Balkan country.

Poland's anti-government leader Kijowski charged with fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:02am

Poland's prosecutors said Wednesday they have charged the former leader of a massive anti-government movement with misappropriation of the movement's funds and false statements in its financial documents.

Targeted Shiites take their protest to Pakistani capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:00am

Battered by bombings that have killed scores of people, Pakistan's Shiite Muslims on Wednesday took their protests to the Pakistani capital. Meanwhile in the majority Shiite Kurram tribal region, thousands of residents have been staging daily sit-ins.

Swedish lawmaker convicted of violence after night out

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:42am

A member of Sweden's Parliament for the anti-immigration and euroskeptic Sweden Democrats has been convicted for hitting a man in the face outside a nightclub in Stockholm last year.

Zimbabwe pastor and anti-government activist freed on bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:40am

A Zimbabwean pastor and anti-government activist who was arrested for addressing protesting university students has been freed on bail.

More UK buildings fail fire tests as politicians trade blame

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:33am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says that 120 high-rise buildings in 37 parts of Britain have failed fire-safety tests — a 100-percent failure rate.

New leftist govt named in Romania, many ministers keep posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:33am

The chairman of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party has named the new leftist government, and many ministers are set to keep their jobs despite being criticized for alleged underperformance.

Cluster bombs kill at least 15 in eastern Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:16am

A cluster bomb attack on an Islamic State-held village in eastern Syria killed at least 15 people on Wednesday, activists said, the latest in a series of devastating airstrikes along the Euphrates River Valley

UN-hosted Cyprus talks resume in Swiss Alpine resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:14am

Talks aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island of Cyprus resumed Wednesday with crucial discussions over future security arrangements set to top the agenda.