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The Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 17th - 7:41am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the international community should reinstate sanctions if Iran follows through on its threats to step up uranium enrichment. Speaking at a government ceremony Monday, Netanyahu called for the immediate imposition of "snapback sanctions" if Iran breaks the stockpile limits set in the 2015 nuclear deal.

Officials in Pakistan say an avalanche has struck 4 Italian climbers, 3 Pakistanis in the country's mountainous north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:40am

Officials in Pakistan say an avalanche has struck 4 Italian climbers, 3 Pakistanis in the country's mountainous north.

Opposition says 'injustice' will galvanize Istanbul voters

Ayse Wieting, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 17th - 7:33am

The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul said Monday he believes "the injustice" caused by the cancellation of his electoral win in March will galvanize voters in his favor in Sunday's rerun election.

UK Conservative hopefuls fight for No 2 spot against Johnson

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 17th - 7:24am

Contenders for leadership in Britain's Conservative Party jostled for attention Monday as the race narrowed into a contest to seize the mantle of challenger to front-runner Boris Johnson.

Syrian insurgents shell government-held rural area, kill 12

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 17th - 7:23am

Syrian insurgents fired rockets into residential parts of the government-held northern province of Aleppo, striking a wedding party and killing at least 12 civilians and wounding 15, state media said Monday.

Turkey: 12 dead, 31 rescued after migrant boat sinks

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 17th - 7:23am

A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Monday, leaving at least 12 migrants dead, Turkey's coast guard said.

State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 17th - 7:19am

Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill.

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Iran says it will break uranium stockpile limit in 10 days

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:54am

Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, the spokesman for the country's atomic agency said Monday while also warning that Iran could enrich uranium up to 20% — just a step away from weapons-grade levels.

Chadian rebel chief arrested in France on war crimes inquiry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:52am

A Chadian rebel leader is among three people detained in France in an investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity.

Political motive seen in killing of Merkel party official

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 17th - 6:49am

German federal prosecutors said Monday they're taking charge of the investigation into the killing of a regional official from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, amid reports that the slaying may have been politically motivated.

Sudan protesters urge night rallies amid standoff with army

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:41am

Sudan's protest leaders are calling for nighttime demonstrations and marches in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country, amid a tense standoff with the ruling military.

Ex-first lady leads Guatemala president vote; runoff likely

Sonia Pérez D., Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 17th - 6:21am

A former first lady led early Monday in voting counting from Guatemala's presidential election, although a runoff ballot appeared likely to determine the next leader of this Central American nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence this year to seek a new life in the United States.

Qatari envoy delivers aid to Gaza in cease-fire effort

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:21am

A Qatari envoy has delivered $25 million to the Gaza Strip to help shore up a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers.

Albania's parliament starts procedure to oust president

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 17th - 5:51am

Albania's parliament on Monday started the lengthy procedure to oust President Ilir Meta for allegedly violating the constitution with his attempt to cancel upcoming municipal elections.

30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing while watching TV match

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 5:43am

Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed by a suicide bomber.

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 5:09am

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week.

Iran nuclear spokesman says country has a need for uranium enriched up to 20%, only a step away from weapon-grade levels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:30am

Iran nuclear spokesman says country has a need for uranium enriched up to 20%, only a step away from weapon-grade levels.

Iranian atomic agency spokesman says Tehran will increase uranium enrichment levels 'based on the country's needs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:18am

Iranian atomic agency spokesman says Tehran will increase uranium enrichment levels 'based on the country's needs'

Iranian atomic agency spokesman says the country will break its uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal in 10 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:05am

Iranian atomic agency spokesman says the country will break its uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal in 10 days.