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American charged with spying in Russia appeals to Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:22am

An American man kept behind bars in Russia on spying charges has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump for help.

Hungary: Human traffickers get life sentences for 71 deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:04am

A Hungarian court has extended the prison sentences of four human traffickers convicted last year for their roles in a 2015 in which 71 migrants suffocated in the back of a refrigerated truck found on a highway in Austria.

No Hong Kong response as activists' deadline passes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:27am

A deadline imposed by activist groups for Hong Kong's government to meet demands including the scrapping of controversial extradition legislation has passed without an official response.

Libyan commander marching on Tripoli dismisses negotiations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:23am

A Libyan commander whose forces are fighting to take the country's capital of Tripoli from militias allied with a U.N.-backed government based there has dismissed an initiative by its prime minister for negotiations to end the crisis.

India creates new ministry to tackle water crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:18am

India's government has created a new ministry to grapple with a growing water crisis, with more than 60% of the country's 1.3 billion people dependent on farming and good monsoon rains.

Turkey says it will ensure Morsi's death is not forgotten

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:51am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday his country is determined to ensure that former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's dramatic death in a Cairo courtroom is not forgotten.

Saudi Arabia says Yemen's rebels fired a rocket at a Saudi desalination plant, but no one was wounded, no damage caused

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:40am

Saudi Arabia says Yemen's rebels fired a rocket at a Saudi desalination plant, but no one was wounded, no damage caused.

Malaysia: 'No proof' of Russian involvement in MH17 downing

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:04am

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday rejected the implication that Russia may have been involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine, after international prosecutors charged with murder four men — three of them Russians with military or intelligence backgrounds — in the 2014 missile attack that killed all 298 people aboard.

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: Saudis: Yemen rebels targeted desalination plant

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 5:40 a.m. EDT

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

Saudi Arabia says Yemen's Houthi rebels have fired a rocket into the kingdom targeting a desalination plant, but that no one was wounded and the rocket caused no damage. The state-run Saudi Press Agency on Thursday reported the attack, quoting military spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki.

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.