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UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:28pm

The U.N. spokesman said Monday that tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen's western coastline where Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition are engaged in fierce battles with Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:24pm

A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday.

Top Russian and US diplomats discuss Syria, North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:21pm

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to discuss Syria, North Korea and plans for future U.S.-Russian contacts.

Spanish PM vows to exhume Franco from controversial site

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:14pm

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday he wants to remove the remains of the late dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from a controversial mausoleum and turn the site into a monument for reconciliation.

Carlotta weakens to tropical depression off Mexico's coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:31pm

Former Tropical Storm Carlotta edged along Mexico's Pacific coast as a tropical depression Monday, bringing heavy rains that posed a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore.

Romania: Criminal justice revisions worsen graft worries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:24pm

Romanian lawmakers approved revised criminal justice statutes Monday that critics called a setback for prosecuting corruption, votes that took place hours after an American diplomat urged Romania to keep fighting official corruption to prevent "hostile powers" from undermining the country.

Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election

Joshua Goodman and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:20pm

Uncertainty loomed over Colombia's fragile peace deal on Monday with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it emerges from decades of bloody conflict.

Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:10pm

There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday.

AP PHOTOS: European teams sweep Day 5 of World Cup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:02pm

Day 5 of the World Cup was a European sweep.

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:44pm

Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now.

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:39pm

German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls.

Israel PM, Jordan king meet after months of strained ties

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:36pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jordan's King Abdullah II that he is committed to the status quo at holy sites in contested Jerusalem, trying to reassure the monarch in a rare meeting after months of strained relations.

US serial sperm donor banned from donating in Israel

Caron Creighton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:47pm

Serial sperm donor Ari Nagel, an American who has fathered 33 children, with 10 more on the way, has been banned from donating his sperm in Israel, where he first fathered a child using artificial insemination.

Greece: 2 face racism charges over beatings of immigrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:45pm

Greek police say they have arrested one suspected extreme nationalist and are seeking a second as suspects in a pair of attacks on immigrants in Athens.

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:34pm

Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migrants with other European countries instead of turning them back unilaterally at Germany's border.

Mexico arrests ex-prosecutor in disappearance cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:58am

Mexican police have arrested a former state prosecutor in the forced disappearance of over a dozen people.

Italy's interior minister turns gaze to 'Roma question'

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:54am

Italy's hard-line interior minister, who recently sparked a multinational showdown by refusing entry to a Mediterranean Sea rescue boat packed with 630 migrants, is now taking aim at Italy's minority Roma community.

The United Nations says over 25,000 people have fled the fighting at Yemen's port city of Hodeida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:38am

The United Nations says over 25,000 people have fled the fighting at Yemen's port city of Hodeida.

Israel arrests former government minister for Iran spying

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:36am

A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country's internal security agency said Monday.