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Doubts looms over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election

Joshua Goodman and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:39pm

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.

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.

Report: Shooting in Sweden leaves 4 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:31pm

A Swedish newspaper is reporting that four people have injured in a shooting near a police station in the southern city of Malmo.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:23pm

Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:54pm

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

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.

New Survey: Over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:20pm

A new study of small arms estimates there are over 1 billion legal and illicit firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners.

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.

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

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:56am

The U.N. spokesman said on 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.

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.

Macedonian government submits deal on new name to parliament

Jasmina Mironski and Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:29am

Macedonia's government set in motion Monday the process of ratifying a pending agreement to change the country's name to "North Macedonia" in hopes of ending a bitter 27-year dispute with southern neighbor Greece.

Bosnian police block 100 migrants from reaching Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:06am

Bosnian border police on Monday stopped about 100 migrants from reaching the border with European Union member Croatia amid a rise in the influx of people heading through the Balkans toward Western Europe.

Top Russian and US diplomats discuss Syria, North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:04am

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

Israeli minister criticizes royal itinerary over Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:55am

The status of Jerusalem in the royal itinerary for Prince William's upcoming visit has angered an Israeli Cabinet member.

Ferry carrying 80 sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:37am

A night-time search and rescue effort is underway after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers sank Monday in a popular lake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least one person.