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Hong Kong government issues apology over handling of politically-charged legislation that sparked massive protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:19am

Hong Kong government issues apology over handling of politically-charged legislation that sparked massive protests.

Libyan navy says it intercepted 91 Europe-bound migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 6:43am

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted a rubber vessel carrying 91 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the country's Mediterranean coast.

Libya's Sarraj calls for elections in 2019 to end war

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 5:10am

The head of Libya's U.N.-supported government on Sunday proposed holding nationwide elections to end the war in the North African country, as the forces of the rival military commander Khalifa Hifter continue their two-month-long battle to take the capital, Tripoli.

UK Tories warned not to crown Boris Johnson without a fight

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 3:09am

Candidates seeking to beat favorite Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister warned Sunday that the Conservative Party needs a real leadership contest, not just a coronation for the flamboyant front-runner.

Israeli PM's wife sentenced for misusing state funds

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 2:23am

A Jerusalem magistrate court on Sunday sentenced Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to pay a fine of more than $15,000 for misusing state funds. The sentencing comes after she agreed to a plea bargain that ended the years-long saga of just one of the high-profile corruption cases involving the prime minister's family.

Aging grand hotel highlights the ethnic division in Cyprus

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 1:49am

With Italian chandeliers still hanging in the lobby, the Ledra Palace Hotel in Cyprus still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the shell craters and bullet holes that scar its sandstone facade.

Rights group: Pakistan shouldn't execute mentally ill man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:54pm

A rights group has urged the Pakistani government not to execute a prisoner with "clear symptoms of mental illness" scheduled to be hanged in two days.

The Latest: Hong Kong apologizes for handling of situation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:09pm

The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local):

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:41pm

Thousands of people have gathered outside Taiwan's parliament in solidarity with Hong Kong protesters who are marching against a proposed extradition bill. The crowd of Hong Kong students and Taiwanese supporters held a peaceful sit-in in Taipei, the capital of the independently governed island that China claims as its territory. The group that rallied Sunday said the legislation In Hong Kong also posed a risk to Taiwan.

Top contenders for president in Guatemala election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:34pm

Guatemalans head to the polls Sunday to choose their next president, as well as a vice president, congressional representatives and mayors. With 19 candidates in the race for president, a runoff vote is likely in August.

Guatemalans to choose president amid distrust, flight to US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:24pm

Guatemalans will vote for their next president Sunday in elections plagued by widespread disillusion and distrust, and as tens of thousands of their compatriots flee poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States.

UN anti-terror official makes controversial trip to Xinjiang

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:58pm

The U.N. counterterrorism chief visited Xinjiang last week despite protests from the U.S. and a rights group that the trip would be inappropriate in light of the human rights conditions in China's far west region.

Huge crowds march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader

Christopher Bodeen and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 8:13pm

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly clad in black despite the sweltering weather, jammed the city's streets Sunday in a vehement show of opposition to proposed legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony.

Over 40% of newly elected Indian lawmakers facing charges

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 7:34pm

India's recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world's largest democracy.

Activists blast Rio gov comment about slum missile strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 6:19pm

A human rights official and community activists are criticizing the governor of Rio de Janeiro state for saying that a missile could be sent to "blow up" drug traffickers in a local slum.

Guam Catholic group protests recruitment of abortion doctors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 4:41pm

A Catholic group has protested the governor of Guam's plan to recruit abortion providers to the U.S. territory where no doctors are currently willing to terminate pregnancies.

Brazil's Moro questions authenticity of leaked messages

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 4:27pm

Brazil's justice minister on Saturday questioned the authenticity of leaked personal messages published by a news website that appear to show him when he was still a judge improperly advising prosecutors in a case against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdown

Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 2:44pm

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence, even as it increases security and revisions to deter migrants from passing through Mexico on route to the U.S.

Hobby horse fans show off their skills in Finland

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 12:27pm

The 400 contestants at a sports arena in Finland show jumped, barrel raced and pranced in a dressage competition. They just didn't do it with live horses.