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North Macedonia police detain 50 migrants within days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 3:01pm

Police in North Macedonia say they apprehended 50 Europe-bound migrants who allegedly entered the country from Greece.

Paris zoo gives orangutan Nenette a 50th birthday party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:34am

Nenette, one of the world's oldest Borneo orangutans in captivity, has celebrated her 50th birthday at a zoo in Paris, where she has lived almost all her life.

Russians keep heat on police after reporter's case closed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:48am

About 1,500 people in Moscow have demonstrated against police abuse of power in the wake of a prominent Russian journalist's arrest on drug-dealing charges that the government admitted days later had no basis.

Sudan's Bashir appears in public for first time since ouster

Hussein Malla and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:32am

Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since his ouster, as he was led away to a prosecutor's office in a corruption probe.

Sudanese officials say deposed strongman Omar al-Bashir is being taken to the prosecutor's office for corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:22am

Sudanese officials say deposed strongman Omar al-Bashir is being taken to the prosecutor's office for corruption probe.

Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:15am

The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights.

Turkish post in Idlib hit 'deliberately' by Syrian attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:14am

Turkey said Syrian government forces "deliberately" attacked on Sunday a Turkish military observation post in northwestern Syria.

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.

2 killed in heavy storms in Switzerland, France

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 3:46am

Authorities say a tourist has drowned in Switzerland's Lake Geneva after her boat capsized in a driving storm, and another was killed in nearby France after high winds brought down a tree on her campsite.

Boris Johnson skips debate as Tory rivals quizzed on Brexit

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

Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate alongside his five rivals Sunday.

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 protest activists reject apology

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

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

The president of the Center for the Study of Energy Regulatory Activity in Argentina says that a massive blackout that left millions without electricity "has never happened" in the country. Raúl Bertero is a professor at the University of Buenos Aires. He said Sunday that systemic operational and design errors played a role in the power grid's collapse.

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 choose president amid distrust, flight to US

Sonia PÉrez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:24pm

Guatemalans voted for a new president Sunday following an electoral process that generated widespread disillusion and distrust, and came as tens of thousands were fleeing poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States.