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Donors pledge over $110 million to help Palestinian refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:42pm

Donors have pledged over $110 million to help some 5 million Palestinian refugees, an amount the head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees called encouraging.

Court frees Turkish civil society leader pending verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:29am

A Turkish court has decided to release a civil society leader from detention but kept prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala behind bars pending the outcome of their trial.

Ukraine recalls Council of Europe envoy over Russia vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:29am

Ukraine's foreign minister has recalled the country's permanent representative to the Council of Europe after the human rights organization's assembly approved a resolution to restore Russia's participation.

Mexico arrests couple with $1 million at northern border

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:13am

Mexican authorities say they have arrested a couple trying to enter into the country with more than $1 million hidden in their car.

Cypriots mourn ex-President Dimitris Christofias at funeral

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:16am

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, trade unionists, European communists and politicians and leaders from Cyprus' breakaway Turkish Cypriot community were among those attending a funeral service Tuesday for the country's former president, Dimitris Christofias.

Ex-Armenian President Kocharian behind bars again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:42am

Former Armenian President Robert Kocharian has been jailed for a third time in a case that he contends is political revenge by the country's current leadership.

Mexico says immigration efforts focused on southern border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:02am

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Mexico's tightening of immigration controls has focused "more than anything" on regulating entries at its southern border.

Zimbabwe president praises re-introduction of local currency

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:01am

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday praised the re-introduction of the Zimbabwe dollar as the sole legal tender in the troubled country as a "return to normalcy."

China hoping Trump-Xi meeting will help bridge differences

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:01am

China hopes a meeting later this week between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will help build trust and resolve "outstanding issues," a foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

New corruption allegations hit Puerto Rico's government

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:57am

A top Puerto Rico official said Tuesday that he appeared before a federal grand jury investigating a former government adviser in the latest corruption allegation to hit the U.S. territory this week.

UN says thousands flee Congo violence, seek asylum in Uganda

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:16am

About 7,500 Congolese fleeing violence have arrived in Uganda since the beginning of June, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday, urging the international community to give more toward humanitarian efforts.

Israel restricts power to Gaza after balloons spark fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:58am

Israel says it has cut off fuel shipments to the Gaza Strip in response to the launch of incendiary balloons, resulting in new power cuts in the impoverished territory.

US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:28am

The U.S. envoy to NATO said Tuesday that Turkey will be axed from the high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air defense missiles.

Slain journalist's fiancee wants Saudis pressured at G-20

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:20am

The fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi said she hopes Group of 20 leaders put pressure on Saudi Arabia at a summit this week to divulge more information about the killing, ratcheting up a campaign for justice that she also brought to the U.N.'s top human rights body Tuesday.

Turkey's leader vows to heed 'messages' of Istanbul election

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:18am

In his first public appearance since a crushing defeat in a rerun election for mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to draw lessons and make adjustments in line with "the messages given by the people."

NATO chief calls for Gulf calm, ahead of US visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:54am

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is calling for calm in the Gulf region but says the military alliance has no formal role to play there amid a standoff between the United States and Iran.

Indonesia military: Use of child soldiers a rights violation

Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:49am

An Indonesian military spokesman said Tuesday that any use of child soldiers by Papuan independence fighters would be a violation of human rights that implicates both the rebels and state institutions.

US National Security Adviser Bolton says 'all options remain on the table' if Iran exceeds uranium enrichment limit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:49am

US National Security Adviser Bolton says 'all options remain on the table' if Iran exceeds uranium enrichment limit.

Orangutans, polar bears make a splash as Europe swelters

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:25am

Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered Tuesday in an early summer heat wave.