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Turkish court hands down life sentences in coup trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 1:54am

Turkey's state-run news agency says a court in Ankara has sentenced several people accused of being the ringleaders of the 2016 failed military coup to life terms in prison.

Revolutionary Guard commander says while Iran has no intention of war with anyone, it's 'ready for war'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 1:36am

Revolutionary Guard commander says while Iran has no intention of war with anyone, it's 'ready for war'

Iran's Revolutionary Guard commander says the shooting down of US drone sends 'a clear message' to America

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 1:31am

Iran's Revolutionary Guard commander says the shooting down of US drone sends 'a clear message' to America.

China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:44am

Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime, a Chinese court said Thursday.

Chinese court says former Interpol President Meng Hongwei has confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:40am

Chinese court says former Interpol President Meng Hongwei has confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes.

The Latest: Iranian commander: Downed drone a message to US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:30am

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

US official tells AP that US drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in international airspace over Strait of Hormuz

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:21am

US official tells AP that US drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in international airspace over Strait of Hormuz.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:41pm

A U.S. official says that an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down a U.S. drone flying in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. The official spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity as the information had yet to be cleared for release to the public.

Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:12pm

Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, while disputing the circumstances of the incident.

The Latest: China, North Korean leaders hold talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:09pm

The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to North Korea (all times local):

Iran state news agency says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone; US military declines to immediately comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:03pm

Iran state news agency says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone; US military declines to immediately comment.

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:55pm

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013.

China's Xi holds talks with Kim Jong Un in North Kora

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:41pm

The leaders of China and North Korea were talking in the North Korean capital Thursday, with stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington expected to be on the agenda.

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:31pm

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea.

UN envoy: Goal now must be Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:53pm

All peace efforts in Afghanistan including a new initiative by Germany and Qatar for talks among Afghans must be aimed at starting formal negotiations between the government and the Taliban, the U.N. envoy for the war-torn country said Wednesday.

Brazil's Moro says 'nothing to hide' about leaked messages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:43pm

Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said Wednesday there is nothing improper about alleged conversations he had with prosecutors when he was a crusading anti-corruption judge.

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela

Scott Smith and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:32pm

The United Nations' top human rights official arrived in Venezuela Wednesday for a visit that comes amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessive violence.

Mexico's migrant shelters overwhelmed in crackdown

MarÍa Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:24pm

Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, even spilling into the kitchen and the chapel, as an over-capacity crowd of migrants tries to find space to sleep.

ICC prosecutor: Sudan authorities should hand over ex-leader

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:08pm

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged Sudan's transitional authorities on Wednesday to hand over or prosecute ousted President Omar al-Bashir and four others for alleged war crimes in Darfur.