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Romania: Probe sought in communist-era deaths of 340 orphans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:30am

A Romanian government institute has asked prosecutors to investigate the deaths of 340 children at a communist-era orphanage.

South Sudan's rival leaders meeting again in Sudan for talks

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:22am

South Sudan President Salva Kiir met again with rival Riek Machar on Monday in neighboring Sudan amid fragile efforts to end their country's five-year civil war, while the new U.S. ambassador to Juba told The Associated Press the U.S. is skeptical of the latest talks.

Philippine military: troops kill 6 police in mistaken clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:16am

A Philippine army commander says troops killed six policemen and wounded nine others whom they mistakenly thought were communist guerrillas in the country's central hinterlands.

German train conductor sexually abused boys on 218 occasions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:13am

A court in southwestern Germany has convicted a train conductor of sexually abusing several children on 218 occasions between 2013 and 2017.

The Latest: 600 migrants rescued at sea by Spain amid uptick

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:06am

The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

Mexican state detains, disarms town's entire police force

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:54am

State police have detained and disarmed the entire police force of a town in western Mexico where a mayoral candidate was killed last week.

Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:50am

Rising waters prevented divers from moving deeper into a cave complex in northern Thailand flooded by heavy rains, forcing them to suspend their search Monday for 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been missing for two days, but officials said they believe they're still alive.

Rights official condemns deadly attack on Roma in Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:32am

A top European human rights official is condemning an attack on a Roma camp in western Ukraine that left one person dead and four others injured, including a 10-year-old boy.

EU slaps sanctions on Venezuelan vice-president, 10 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:26am

The European Union banned travel and froze the assets of 11 senior Venezuelan officials on Monday, including new Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, pressing the nation's leaders to hold fresh elections and return to democratic rule.

The Latest: Turkey to release formal election results July 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:24am

The Latest on Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey (all times local):

Algeria expels thousands of migrants in forced Sahara march

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:02am

From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world's most unforgiving terrain in the blistering sun.

German house explosion probe targets injured resident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:54am

German authorities say a resident of an apartment building that was destroyed in a weekend explosion is suspected of causing the blast by manipulating gas pipes.

Jordan says it won't take in Syrians fleeing new offensive

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:51am

Jordan will not take in Syrians fleeing their government's latest offensive in the country's south, officials said Monday, as violence in the Syrian province of Daraa claimed more lives and displaced thousands.

EU lawmakers vote for rule of law action against Hungary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:50am

European Union lawmakers have voted for launching action against Hungary over allegations that Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government is breaching the bloc's fundamental values.

Prince William tours Roman ruins in Jordan, meets refugees

Omar Akour, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:30am

Britain's Prince William on Monday toured Roman ruins in Jordan, chatted with Syrian refugee children and was greeted by ululating women at a community center for traditional arts and crafts.

Romania minister says country facing cyber-attacks, Russians

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:12am

Romania faces Russian aggression on a daily basis in the Black Sea, and is fending off a wave of cyber-attacks and political interference, the defense minister said Monday.

EU slaps sanctions on 7 Myanmar officials over repression

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:50am

European Union foreign ministers have slapped sanctions on seven high-level officials from Myanmar for their alleged involvement in atrocities targeting the Rohingya minority population.

2 dead after Zimbabwe campaign rally blast: State-run media

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:42am

Zimbabwe state-run media say two people have died of their injuries from Saturday's explosion at a presidential campaign rally.

International observers criticize uneven playing field in Turkish polls, say some election monitors obstructed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:39am

International observers criticize uneven playing field in Turkish polls, say some election monitors obstructed.