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White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:12am

President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, kicked off a swing through the Middle East on Tuesday, meeting with Jordan's king as part of a broader effort to lay the groundwork for an expected Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Prince Harry, Meghan join queen at Royal Ascot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:06am

The former Meghan Markle visited Britain's Royal Ascot for the first time Tuesday, receiving a rapturous welcome as she and Prince Harry joined Queen Elizabeth II for the opening day's carriage procession.

Romania: human rights group slams secret phone tapping deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:30am

A human rights group is criticizing a phone tapping agreement between Romania's intelligence agency and the high court, saying it exposes ordinary citizens to potential abuse.

The Latest: Coalition says Iran is arming Yemen rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:08am

The Latest on the battle for the Yemeni port town of Hodeida (all times local):

Afghan officials in Pakistan for talks on peace efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:02am

An Afghan official says top security officials are in Pakistan for talks on reviving the peace process with the Taliban.

Macedonian parliament starts debate on name deal with Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:47am

Macedonia's parliament on Tuesday started debating a law ratifying an agreement with neighboring Greece designed to end a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name.

UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:46am

The number of countries involved in "violent conflicts" is the highest in 30 years, while the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday.

Coronation plans threaten Thai election schedule

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:38am

Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday his military government will hold elections only after a coronation ceremony for the new Thai king takes place, casting fresh doubt on promises the polls will be held by February next year.

Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:36am

Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni military officials said.

EU court orders French far-right leader to repay $346,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:16am

A top European Union court has ruled that French far-right leader Marine le Pen must return 300,000 euros ($346,000) to the European Parliament for funds incorrectly paid to an assistant.

Algeria to block internet to stop high school exam leaks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:14am

Algeria's education minister says the Algerian government is taking the "extreme measure" of temporarily suspending the entire country's internet connection during national high school exams to stop cheating and the leaking of answers.

Slain Mongolian model's father seeks Malaysia to reopen case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:12am

The father of a Mongolian model whose murder touched off a scandal in the highest levels of Malaysia's recently ousted ruling party said Tuesday he will ask new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to reopen the investigation into his daughter's death.

Guard chief says Iran won't increase missile range

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:09am

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country has no plan to increase the range of its missiles.

Versailles Palace and Orsay museum closed due to a strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:08am

The Palace of Versailles, one of France's top tourist attractions, and the Orsay museum in Paris were closed to visitors on Tuesday due to a strike of employees.

China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome

Christopher Bodeen and Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:49am

Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week's nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees.

Greek far-left terrorist granted new furlough from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:49am

A convicted Greek far-left terrorist serving multiple life terms for a string of assassinations has temporarily walked free after being granted a two-day furlough, the third since late last year.

France's Macron tells teenager: Call me 'monsieur'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:34am

A video of French President Emmanuel Macron admonishing a teenager who called him by a nickname went viral on social media Tuesday.

German mayor suspended over ties to extremist movement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:26am

German authorities have suspended a Bavarian village mayor over her alleged support of an anti-government extremist group.

UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids

Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:24am

The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use.