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Brazil's Supreme Court rejects another attempt by ex-President da Silva to get out of jail in corruption case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:26pm

Brazil's Supreme Court rejects another attempt by ex-President da Silva to get out of jail in corruption case.

Egypt officials say militants kill 6 police in north Sinai

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:06pm

Militants attacked three police checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula late Tuesday, killing at least six policemen and wounding eight other officers, security officials said.

UN votes to establish political mission in Haiti

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:00pm

The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday establishing a political mission in Haiti starting Oct. 16 that will officially replace all U.N. peacekeeping activities in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

Uruguayan prison chief quits after Italian mobster escapes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:28pm

The director of Uruguay's prison system has resigned following the escape of a top Italian organized crime boss from the jail where he was being held while awaiting extradition to Italy.

Guatemala ready for 'vote-by-vote election recount

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 2:30pm

Guatemalan officials say they will begin on Wednesday a "vote-by-vote" recount of the country's June 16 general election results.

Father-daughter border drowning highlights migrants' perils

Peter Orsi and Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:39pm

The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments.

Donors pledge $113 million to help Palestinian refugees

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:42pm

The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said donors pledged $113 million Tuesday to help over 5 million Palestinians this year, calling it an encouraging step but short of alleviating a "precarious" funding situation.

Pompeo says US hoping for Afghan peace pact before Sept 1

Kathy Gannon and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:08pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that Washington is hopeful a peace agreement to bring an end to the 17-year war in Afghanistan can be reached before Sept. 1.

Court frees Turkish civil society leader pending verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:29am

A Turkish court has decided to release a civil society leader from detention but kept prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala behind bars pending the outcome of their trial.

Ukraine recalls Council of Europe envoy over Russia vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:29am

Ukraine's foreign minister has recalled the country's permanent representative to the Council of Europe after the human rights organization's assembly approved a resolution to restore Russia's participation.

Mexico arrests couple with $1 million at northern border

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:13am

Mexican authorities say they have arrested a couple trying to enter into the country with more than $1 million hidden in their car.

Cypriots mourn ex-President Dimitris Christofias at funeral

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:16am

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, trade unionists, European communists and politicians and leaders from Cyprus' breakaway Turkish Cypriot community were among those attending a funeral service Tuesday for the country's former president, Dimitris Christofias.

Ex-Armenian President Kocharian behind bars again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:42am

Former Armenian President Robert Kocharian has been jailed for a third time in a case that he contends is political revenge by the country's current leadership.

Mexico says immigration efforts focused on southern border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:02am

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Mexico's tightening of immigration controls has focused "more than anything" on regulating entries at its southern border.

Zimbabwe president praises re-introduction of local currency

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:01am

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday praised the re-introduction of the Zimbabwe dollar as the sole legal tender in the troubled country as a "return to normalcy."

China hoping Trump-Xi meeting will help bridge differences

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:01am

China hopes a meeting later this week between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will help build trust and resolve "outstanding issues," a foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

New corruption allegations hit Puerto Rico's government

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:57am

A top Puerto Rico official said Tuesday that he appeared before a federal grand jury investigating a former government adviser in the latest corruption allegation to hit the U.S. territory this week.

UN says thousands flee Congo violence, seek asylum in Uganda

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:16am

About 7,500 Congolese fleeing violence have arrived in Uganda since the beginning of June, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday, urging the international community to give more toward humanitarian efforts.

Israel restricts power to Gaza after balloons spark fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:58am

Israel says it has cut off fuel shipments to the Gaza Strip in response to the launch of incendiary balloons, resulting in new power cuts in the impoverished territory.