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Regional bloc says South Sudan's rebel leader not welcome

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:53am

East Africa's leaders say South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar is not welcome in their countries except to join peace talks on his country's five-year civil war.

The Latest: Italy's 5-Stars: Migration 'hypocrisy' must end

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:49am

The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local):

Youth soccer players feared trapped in Thailand cave

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:49am

Search and rescue teams are looking for a dozen members of a youth soccer team who are missing and believed to be trapped in a cave in northern Thailand.

Israel opposition leader named head of Jewish Agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:19am

Israel's opposition leader has been appointed chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, a non-governmental organization responsible for bridging Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.

Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey's high-stakes votes

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:59am

Turkey held high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday that could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions. Opposition leaders cast their ballots vowing to be vigilant against voting fraud.

Zimbabwe rules out delaying election after blast at rally

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:53am

Zimbabwe's presidential spokesman is ruling out an election delay or a state of emergency after an explosion at the president's campaign rally on Saturday that state media called an assassination attempt.

Mini-migration summit: EU nations try to resolve differences

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:22am

The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migration ahead of a full EU summit that starts next Thursday.

The Latest: Erdogan votes in Turkey, reports high turnout

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:19am

The Latest on Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local):

Israel fires missile at drone near Syria frontier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:16am

The Israeli military says it fired a Patriot missile at an unmanned aircraft that approached its airspace near the Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights.

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:37am

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:11am

Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday.

German police: 25 injured, four severely, when an explosion destroys a building in the western city of Wuppertal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:32am

German police: 25 injured, four severely, when an explosion destroys a building in the western city of Wuppertal.

2nd person dies after blast at Ethiopia rally, minister says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:45am

Ethiopia's health minister says a second person has died after Saturday's explosion at a massive rally in the capital for the new prime minister.

In about-face, Iraq's maverick al-Sadr moves closer to Iran

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:21am

Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric who emerged as the main winner in Iraq's parliamentary elections last month, campaigned on a platform to end sectarian politics and replace it with a government that puts Iraqis first.

Polls open in Turkey's high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 11:04pm

Polls open in Turkey's high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections.

Malaysian political icon Anwar Ibrahim hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 8:27pm

Prominent Malaysian politican Anwar Ibrahim was taken to a hospital after complaining of back and shoulder pain.

US moves 100 coffins to N. Korean border for war remains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:31pm

The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War.

Violence claims more lives in Nicaragua as unrest continues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:30pm

A fresh wave of violence claimed at least seven lives in Nicaragua as international criticism mounted against the government of President Daniel Ortega over its response to protests.

Macedonia: Thousands protest over new name deal with Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 2:41pm

Thousands of people have protested outside Macedonia's parliament building in Skopje against a deal with Greece aimed at ending a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name.