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June 27, 2016 - 5:58am
6 min 2 sec ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A former Afghan warlord has announced that a much-touted peace deal between his militant group and the Kabul government is effectively "dead."

The comments by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar came after his Hezb-i-Islami effectively scuttled the deal, drafted weeks ago, with new demands.

Hekmatyar offered a lengthy diatribe against Kabul in the Daily Shahadat magazine belonging to his group. The article was published on Monday, under his pen name...

June 27, 2016 - 5:55am
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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say they have found 29 migrants with no documents and arrested a suspected people smuggler.

Police said Monday they discovered the migrants in a southern village near the border town of Presevo. They say migrants were packed in two cars with false plates. The man caught with the migrants faces charges of illegal crossing of the border and people smuggling.

The smuggling of migrants through the Balkans has been...

June 27, 2016 - 5:27am
6 min 2 sec ago

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian lawyers opposed to the government's decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia are accusing authorities of meddling in court proceedings over the case.

The islands' controversy has sparked large street protests. A lower tribunal struck down the handover deal but the government appealed that decision.

The lawyers submitted a seven-page motion asking the court's judges to recuse themselves, citing "unprecedented...

June 27, 2016 - 5:18am
6 min 2 sec ago

BEIJING (AP) — China has warned people to be aware of what it says are nefarious motives of the Dalai Lama after he met with Lady Gaga and spoke about love and compassion.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday that the purpose of the Dalai Lama's travels is to "promote his proposal for Tibetan independence."

Beijing regularly vilifies the Tibetans' spiritual leader as a political figure who advocates Tibetan independence from China. The...

June 27, 2016 - 5:04am
6 min 2 sec ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say young masked Palestinians threw stones and shot fireworks at police officers at a contentious Jerusalem holy site revered by Muslims and Jews. No injuries were reported.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the Palestinians, who were holed up in the Al Aqsa Mosque, attacked officers with fireworks and rocks they had stockpiled inside the mosque.

He says police then locked the protesters in the mosque and opened...

June 27, 2016 - 5:02am
6 min 1 sec ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says Pope Francis's recognition of the Ottoman-era killings of Armenians as genocide during his visit to Armenia won't help efforts to establish peace and stability in the Caucasus region.

A Turkish Foreign Ministry statement said Monday that the pope had again "disappointed" the Turkish people with remarks and accused him of "bias" and "religion-based discrimination" against Turkey.

Francis has said the 1915 slaughter by...

June 27, 2016 - 4:09am
16 min 1 sec ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president-elect says he will aggressively promote artificial birth control in the country even at the risk of getting in a fight with the dominant Catholic church, which staunchly opposes the use of contraceptives.

Duterte said Monday that having many children has driven families deeper into poverty, and he reiterated his recommendation for Filipinos to have three at most.

Duterte jokingly threatened to have...

June 27, 2016 - 4:01am
16 min 1 sec ago

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A top Chinese diplomat is visiting Vietnam amid a looming ruling by an international court on the South China Sea.

State Councilor Yang Jiechi's visit comes as the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague is expected to issue a ruling soon on a case filed by the Philippines contesting Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea.

Beijing says that more than 40 countries support its position, a claim doubted by experts....

June 27, 2016 - 3:35am
16 min 1 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Spain's ruling conservative Popular Party has won the country's unprecedented repeat elections but, falling far short of a majority, it remains to be seen if acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy can muster enough support to form a new government.

The Popular Party, in office since 2011, won 137 seats in Sunday's vote, 14 more than in December but still short of a 176-seat majority in the 350-seat Parliament.

Rajoy's party also won the...

June 27, 2016 - 3:14am
6 min 2 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

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The implications of Britain's departure from the European Union have started to bite on British businesses.

Real estate agent Foxtons has issued a profit warning, expressing concern that an upturn anticipated in the second half of the year is "now unlikely to materialize."

The parent company of...

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