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Russia denies supplying weapons to Afghanistan's Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 8:02am

Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Moscow has never delivered weapons to the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, countering U.S. allegations.

US paratroopers injured in German training accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 5:38am

Six American soldiers were injured in a training accident in Germany when they drifted off course during a parachute drop, the military said Thursday.

European police crack encrypted phones, arrest hundreds

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 5:16am

European police delivered a major blow to organized crime after cracking an encrypted communications network, allowing them to covertly watch "over the shoulder” of criminals in real time as they planned drug trafficking, arms sales, assassinations and torture, officers announced Thursday.

China, pro-Beijing activists condemn 'meddling' in Hong Kong

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:20am

China's government and pro-Beijing activists in Hong Kong condemned what they called foreign meddling in the territory's affairs on Thursday, as countries moved to offer Hong Kongers refuge and impose sanctions on China over a new security law.

British judge denies Venezuela's Maduro gold in London bank

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:03am

A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the socialist leader since Britain does not recognize him as president of the Latin American nation.

British judge refuses to give Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro control of gold in Bank of England vault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 3:59am

British judge refuses to give Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro control of gold in Bank of England vault.

Photo of toddler sitting on slain grandpa angers Kashmiris

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 3:27am

A photo of a toddler sitting on the chest of of his dead grandfather has outraged residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir after the victim’s family accused government forces of shooting the 65-year-old man during a clash with rebels in the disputed region.

Rescue workers say death toll in landslide at Myanmar jade mine has surged to at least 113 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 2:57am

Rescue workers say death toll in landslide at Myanmar jade mine has surged to at least 113 people.

More than 80 reported killed this week in Ethiopia's unrest

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 2:05am

More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after a popular singer was shot dead this week, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says. Hachalu Hundessa was buried Thursday amid tight security.

Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 1:04am

Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged.

Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 12:57am

Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people.

Formula 1 season starts 4 months later in a different world

Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 11:05pm

Four months after the opening race was called off at the last minute, the Formula One season finally gets underway this weekend on another continent and in a different-looking world.

Lives Lost: Brazilian toddler was saying her first words

Leo Correa and Alan Clendenning, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 11:04pm

Vitoria Gabrielle crawled all the time and was starting to walk this year with a little help, hanging on to her 4-year-old brother's arm while exploring her mother's small apartment on a cobblestone street in Rio de Janeiro's working-class Piety neighborhood.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:40pm

U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the job market improved for a second straight month yet remained far short of regaining the colossal losses it suffered this spring. The nation has now recovered roughly one-third of the 22 million jobs it lost to the pandemic recession. And with confirmed coronavirus cases spiking across the Sun Belt states, a range of evidence suggests that a job market recovery may be stalling. In those states and elsewhere, some restaurants, bars and other retailers that had re-opened are being forced to close again.

24 shot to death in attack on drug rehab center in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:44pm

Gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico and opened fire Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding seven, authorities said.

Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into a drug rehab center and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:42pm

Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into a drug rehab center and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven.

Mexico cancels baseball season, marathon because of pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 1:04pm

For the first time in almost a century, Mexico has cancelled its professional baseball season, the Mexican Baseball League announced Wednesday.

UN demands halt to key global conflicts to tackle COVID-19

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:27am

The U.N. Security Council demanded an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in key conflicts including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo on Wednesday to tackle COVID-19 in its first resolution on the new coronavirus.

Danish authorities: No racial motive in man's slaying

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:20am

Danish authorities said Wednesday that the motive behind the slaying of a biracial man on a Baltic Sea island was a personal relationship gone wrong rather than a racially motivated killing.