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New corruption allegations hit Puerto Rico's government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:57am

A top Puerto Rico official says he has 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

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

The United Nations refugee agency says about 7,500 Congolese refugees fleeing violence have arrived in Uganda since the beginning of June.

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.

Fiancee of Saudi Khashoggi seeks UN action over his killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:20am

The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has taken her campaign for justice over his grisly slaying to the U.N.'s top human rights body and urging the United Nations to take "the next step" following a blistering report from an independent investigator.

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

The 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 a summer heat wave.

Indian leftist groups protest US secretary of state's visit

Mariya Amrayeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:23am

Hundreds of supporters of left-wing groups marched in India's capital on Tuesday to protest a visit by the U.S. secretary of state and denounce American policies in the Middle East.

Boris Johnson again dodges questions over police visit

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:47am

Boris Johnson failed Tuesday to shift the subject away from his private life and back to Britain's pending departure from the European Union as a round of media appearances served only to bog him down further in questions about character and trust.

Germany: kaiser's descendant loses bid for return of castle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 2:29am

A descendant of the last German kaiser on Tuesday lost a court bid for the return of a castle overlooking the Rhine valley, part of which has been turned into a hotel.

UK F-35 fighters fly missions from Cyprus over Syria, Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 2:06am

Britain's most advanced military aircraft, the Lightning F-35B, has flown its first missions over Syria and Iraq as part of ongoing operations against remnants of the Islamic State group, the U.K.'s defense secretary said.

Iran's President Rouhani mocks President Trump, says the White House is 'afflicted by mental retardation'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:44am

Iran's President Rouhani mocks President Trump, says the White House is 'afflicted by mental retardation'

The Latest: France says 'grave error' if Iran breaches deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:53am

The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Albania president rejects ruling to hold municipal elections

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:53am

Albania's president on Tuesday condemned a decision by electoral authorities in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, calling on the ruling Socialists to hold talks and not carry out an "imaginary" voting process.

US National Security Adviser Bolton says US open to negotiations, all Iran needs to do is 'walk through that open door'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:38am

US National Security Adviser Bolton says US open to negotiations, all Iran needs to do is 'walk through that open door'

UN aid official: Yemeni rebels blocking food for thousands

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:35am

Yemen's rebels last month turned back a World Food Program shipment meant to feed some 100,000 families in the war-torn nation that's been pushed to the brink of starvation, a spokesperson for the aid agency said Tuesday.