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UN refugee agency 'deeply concerned' about US asylum curbs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:41am

The U.N. refugee agency says it's "deeply concerned" about new U.S. restrictions on asylum, saying it will put vulnerable families at risk.

Afghan radio station closes down following Taliban threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:43pm

The head of a local radio station in eastern Afghanistan says it was shut down after repeated threats from the area's Taliban commander.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:41pm

House Democrats are planning a vote on a resolution that condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments about four congresswomen of color. The proposed measure says Trump's words "have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color." A defiant Trump followed his weekend tweets about the women going back to their "broken" countries with remarks Monday that they should get out of the U.S. "right now." All are American citizens and three native-born.

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis

Michael Weissenstein and Joel Colon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:03pm

Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.

Quake damages buildings on Bali, other Indonesian islands

Firdia Lisnawati, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:01pm

An earthquake shook Bali and other Indonesian islands Tuesday, causing panic and damaging homes and other buildings, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Duterte 'seriously considering' cutting ties with Iceland

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:17pm

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is "seriously considering" cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland, which spearheaded a resolution that asked the U.N.'s top human rights body to look into the thousands of deaths of suspects under his anti-drug crackdown.

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis

Michael Weissenstein and Joel Colon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:07pm

Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.

Brazilian VP backs Bolsonaro's son as US ambassador

Diane Jeantet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:04pm

Brazil's vice president said Monday he didn't see "any problems" with President Jair Bolsonaro's possible nomination of his son as ambassador to the United States, rebutting accusations that nepotism had tainted the appointment process for a coveted diplomatic posting.

Fire rages through reserve in Mexico's resort-filled Yucatan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:53pm

A fire in the Sian Ka'an nature reserve on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula spread to more than 6,000 acres (2,500 hectares) on Monday, with just 30% under control.

France's Macron vows to help restart Serbia-Kosovo talks

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:11pm

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Monday to help jumpstart stalled negotiations to resolve Serbia's independence dispute with former province Kosovo so a lasting solution can be found for the decades-long Balkan crisis.

Moscow rally aims to get opposition candidates on the ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:49am

About 1,000 people are rallying in Moscow to support opposition candidates looking to run for the local legislature in a second day of protests in the Russian capital.

UK leadership contenders criticize Trump's lawmaker tweets

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:01am

British Prime Minister Theresa May and the two men competing to succeed her condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's berating of four female lawmakers of color but stopped short Monday of calling his remarks racist.

Hot chocolate: 17 tons of cocoa burns on German highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:47am

German authorities say a busy stretch of highway had to be shut down after a truck carrying 17 tons of cocoa caught fire.

Police say Greek man detained in American scientist's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:24am

A Greek man has been detained for questioning in the slaying of an American scientist on the island of Crete, police said Monday.

German defense minister resigns to pursue EU's top job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:15am

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen says she is resigning from Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet to focus on becoming the next head of the European Commission, the top job in the European Union.

Hamas rebuffs leader's call for worldwide attacks on Jews

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:13am

The militant Hamas group is distancing itself from a leader who called for the slaughter of Jews worldwide.

Palestinians denounce Trump tweets against local hero

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:46am

Palestinians on Monday denounced President Donald Trump's attack on U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, accusing him of racism and saying it once again proves his bias against the Palestinian people.

Philippine leader signs law punishing sexual harassment

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:29am

The Philippine president has signed a bill into law penalizing a range of acts of sexual harassment including catcalling, wolf-whistling and persistent telling of sexual jokes, which pro-women's groups have accused him of committing.

The Latest: Greece vows to speed up migrant deportations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:04am

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