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China ambassador urges Australia against 'bias and bigotry'

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:30pm

China's ambassador to Australia said Tuesday that the strained diplomatic relationship between the two countries needed to move away from "bias and bigotry" and build trust.

Thai prison officials carry out first execution in 9 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:25pm

Prison officials in Thailand said they have carried out the country's first execution in nine years, putting to death a convicted murderer by lethal injection. The move drew condemnation from rights groups.

Former Tropical Storm Carlotta dissipates off Mexico coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:56pm

Former Tropical Storm Carlotta weakened into a remnant low off Mexico's southwestern Pacific coast Monday night, though forecasters said its rains still posed a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore.

Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China from Tuesday to Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:18pm

Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China from Tuesday to Wednesday.

AP Explains: War games between South Korea and United States

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:04pm

The United States has formally suspended a major military exercise with South Korea that was scheduled for August. President Donald Trump had pledged to stop the "war games" after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Pentagon said planning has been halted on the August drill but no decisions have been made on any other military exercises with South Korea.

US, Amnesty International call for justice in Honduras

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:58pm

The United States' top diplomat and a global human rights group called on the Honduran government Monday to hold members of its security forces responsible for alleged abuses after November's elections.

Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:09pm

There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday.

Court includes Ecuador's ex-President Correa in kidnap probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:55pm

Ecuador's highest court has ordered former President Rafael Correa included in an investigation into a 2012 botched kidnapping of an opposition lawmaker.

UN chief warns Gaza violence is close 'to the brink of war'

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:46pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the escalation of violence in Gaza is "a warning to all how close to the brink of war the situation is," and he is urging Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers to recommit to the cease-fire that ended their 2014 war.

UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:28pm

The U.N. spokesman said Monday that tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen's western coastline where Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition are engaged in fierce battles with Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

Gunfire injures 5 in Sweden, police tell public not to worry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:26pm

Swedish police say several people were injured when shots were fired Monday in Malmo, Sweden's third-largest city.

Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:24pm

A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday.

Top Russian and US diplomats discuss Syria, North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:21pm

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to discuss Syria, North Korea and plans for future U.S.-Russian contacts.

Spanish PM vows to exhume Franco from controversial site

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:14pm

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday he wants to remove the remains of the late dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from a controversial mausoleum and turn the site into a monument for reconciliation.

Romania: Criminal justice revisions worsen graft worries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:24pm

Romanian lawmakers approved revised criminal justice statutes Monday that critics called a setback for prosecuting corruption, votes that took place hours after an American diplomat urged Romania to keep fighting official corruption to prevent "hostile powers" from undermining the country.

Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election

Joshua Goodman and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:20pm

Uncertainty loomed over Colombia's fragile peace deal on Monday with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it emerges from decades of bloody conflict.

AP PHOTOS: European teams sweep Day 5 of World Cup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:02pm

Day 5 of the World Cup was a European sweep.

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:44pm

Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now.

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:39pm

German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls.