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

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

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

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: Iran's Rouhani disparages Trump over sanctions

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

A World Food Program spokesperson says Yemen's rebels have blocked a shipment meant to feed some 100,000 families in the war-torn nation that's been pushed to the brink of starvation.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says latest US sanctions on country's leaders mean 'permanent closure' of diplomacy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:04pm

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says latest US sanctions on country's leaders mean 'permanent closure' of diplomacy.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:41pm

Iran's president is mocking President Donald Trump, going so far as to say that the White House is "afflicted by mental retardation." The comments by Hassan Rouhani came after the Trump administration sanctioned Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday.

American accused of Vietnam overthrow plot gets 12-year term

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:31pm

A Vietnamese court has sentenced an American to 12 years in jail for what was described as an attempt to overthrow the Communist nation's government.

Iran says talks with US impossible; US says it wants talks

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:44pm

Iran's U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation in the Persian Gulf is "very dangerous" and called talks with the U.S. impossible in the face of escalating sanctions and intimidation, while the U.S. envoy said the Trump administration's aim is to get Tehran back to negotiations.

Brazil says deaths from dengue up 163% in first half of year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:01pm

Brazil's health ministry says deaths from dengue fever in the last six months have risen 163% from the same period last year.

Nuevo Laredo says it will receive migrants returned from US

Michael Krumholtz and Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:08pm

The border city of Nuevo Laredo is to begin receiving migrants returned from the United States as early as this week to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims wind their way through U.S. courts, Mexican officials said Monday.

5 endangered black rhinos relocated from Europe to Rwanda

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:42pm

Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries were transported to Rwanda's Akagera National Park on Monday.

What's an advanced Russian warship doing in Havana harbor?

Michael Weissenstein, Andrea Rodriguez and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:13pm

One of the Russian navy's most advanced warships entered Havana's harbor Monday and docked at the port used until this month by U.S. cruise lines. Here are some questions and answers about the Admiral Gorshkov's travels through the Caribbean.

Italian mobster Rocco Morabito escapes from Uruguayan prison

Leonardo Haberkorn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 2:43pm

A top Italian organized crime boss escaped during the night from the Uruguayan prison where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, Uruguay's interior ministry said Monday.

Driver with Ebola team severely injured by mob

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:54am

A driver working with an Ebola response team is in critical condition after angry crowds hurled rocks at him and set his vehicle on fire.

Governor in Russia's North Caucasus quits following protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:41am

A governor in Russia's North Caucasus responsible for an unpopular land swap deal has stepped down.

Man who pushed pensioner onto subway tracks convicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:38am

A British judge has sentenced a paranoid schizophrenic to at least 12 years in custody for pushing a 91 year-old man onto the subway tracks in London.

Mexico newspaper's printing director dies after attack

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:18am

A newspaper in Mexico says one of its staffers has died days after he was shot in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas.