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Indonesia military: Use of child soldiers a rights violation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:49am

An Indonesian military spokesman says any use of child soldiers by Papuan independence fighters would be a violation of human rights that implicates both the rebels and state institutions.

US National Security Adviser Bolton says 'all options remain on the table' if Iran exceeds uranium enrichment limit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:49am

US National Security Adviser Bolton says 'all options remain on the table' if Iran exceeds uranium enrichment limit.

Orangutans make a splash at Vienna zoo as Europe swelters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:25am

Orangutans at Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo are keeping cool with buckets of water as much of Europe swelters in a summer heat wave.

Indian leftist groups protest US secretary of state's visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:23am

Hundreds of supporters of left-wing groups have marched in India's capital to protest a visit by the U.S. secretary of state and denounce American policies in the Middle East.

Boris Johnson again dodges questions over police visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:47am

U.K. Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson has again refused to address questions on his private life, despite an ongoing clamor to face public scrutiny amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend that prompted a police visit.

China hoping Trump-Xi meeting will help bridge differences

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:39am

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.

Germany: kaiser's descendant loses bid for return of castle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 2:29am

A descendant of the last German kaiser on Tuesday lost a court bid for the return of a castle overlooking the Rhine valley, part of which has been turned into a hotel.

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

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

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

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: Russia appeals for restraint toward Iran

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

Yemen's rebels last month turned back a World Food Program shipment meant to feed some 100,000 families in the war-torn nation that's been pushed to the brink of starvation, a spokesperson for the aid agency said Tuesday.

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 6:40 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.