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Cartel ex-boss 'La Tuta' sentenced to 55 years in Mexico

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:56pm

Mexican authorities say former Knights Templar cartel boss Servando Gómez has been sentenced to 55 years in prison.

Rockets land in an Iraqi military post home to US personnel

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:51pm

The Iraqi military says three rockets have hit an installation north of Baghdad used by Iraqi troops and where American trainers are also present. There was no immediate word on casualties.

Roma leave 2 Russian villages after fatal brawl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:35pm

Russian officials say all the Roma families in two villages have left after a large brawl that left one person dead.

Algeria's army chief renews push for presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:19pm

Algeria's powerful army chief is stressing the need for political dialogue that would lead to a presidential election, as a people's revolt for democracy remains at an impasse with the government.

EU to wait for official report on Iranian compliance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 12:24pm

The European Union said Monday that it will consider Iran to be complying with its obligations under a global nuclear deal up until the point scientific evidence emerges that it has breached its commitments.

Mexico's crackdown on migrants sends some heading south

Maria Verza and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 12:15pm

Mexico's efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory showed some bite Monday as some people turned around to head south in the face of increased enforcement, while government officials said they would target human smuggling rings.

Car bomb targets Indian army vehicle in Kashmir, 8 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:16am

A car bombing targeted an armored vehicle belonging to the Indian army in disputed Kashmir late Monday, wounding at least six soldiers and two civilians, officials said. Separately, an army officer and a suspected rebel were killed in a gunbattle.

British air force jets in Estonia intercept Russian jets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:00am

Britain's Royal Air Force said Monday that two of its jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in recent days to intercept Russian aircraft.

Sources: US to question Assange pal jailed in Ecuador

Joshua Goodman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:59am

U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking, The Associated Press has learned.

The Latest: Spain saves 292 migrants crossing Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:54am

The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local):

UN: World population expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:51am

The world's population is getting older and growing at a slower pace but is still expected to increase from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, the United Nations said Monday.

Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:18am

A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed 11 people and injured 122, the local government said.

US Geological Survey says magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits western China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:01am

US Geological Survey says magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits western China.

UN food agency accuses Yemen's Houthis of diverting food aid

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:49am

The head of the U.N. food agency accused Yemen's Houthi rebels on Monday of diverting food from the war-torn country's hungriest people and threatened to suspend food aid later this week unless they immediately implement registration and monitoring agreements.

UN Palestinian refugee agency urges donors to fill shortfall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:29am

The head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees says it is mobilizing to replenish a $211 million shortfall in the face of U.S. funding cuts.

Pakistan's top court halts execution of mentally ill inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:20am

A rights group says Pakistan's Supreme Court has halted the execution of a mentally ill prisoner.

Egypt agrees to pay Israel $500 million to end gas dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:12am

Egypt says it has struck a deal with the state-owned Israel Electric Corp to settle a fine for halting deliveries of natural gas.

Portugal's prime minister: wildfires require long-term fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:02am

Portugal's prime minister is warning against complacency in the fight against wildfires after huge blazes in 2017 that killed more than 100 people were followed by two years of much smaller charred areas and no deaths.

Fendi, Armani close Milan Fashion Week in fresh venues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:27am

Milan mainstays Fendi and Armani close out four days of menswear previews on Monday, capping a lighter-than-usual program with some of the Italian fashion world's top labels altering their show rhythms.