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India creates new ministry to tackle growing water crisis

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has created a new ministry to respond to a growing water crisis, with more than 60% of the country's 1.3 billion people dependent on...
Jun. 20, 2019

China rejects threats, tariffs as way to resolve trade war

BEIJING (AP) — China's Commerce Ministry says officials on both sides are preparing for a meeting of Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping next week in Osaka, but that threats...
Jun. 20, 2019

American charged with spying in Russia appeals to Trump

MOSCOW (AP) — An American man kept behind bars in Russia on spying charges has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump for help. Paul Whelan, who also holds British, Irish...
Jun. 20, 2019

German cabin crew union threatens strike in July over pay

BERLIN (AP) — A union representing German cabin crew is threatening to stage a strike at the height of the summer travel season amid negotiations with airlines over pay. The...
Jun. 20, 2019

After a 50-year wait, 'Stonewall' opera was written in weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — The world premiere of an opera based on the Stonewall riots has been timed for the uprising's 50th anniversary. "Stonewall" premieres Friday at the Time Warner...
Jun. 20, 2019

Hamas chief: Israel ignoring cease-fire terms for Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' chief says Israel is ignoring the terms of an indirect cease-fire agreement for the Gaza Strip. Ismail Haniyeh told foreign reporters in Gaza...
Jun. 20, 2019

Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than...
Jun. 20, 2019

Hungary: Human traffickers get life sentences for 71 deaths

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court has extended the prison sentences of four human traffickers convicted last year for their roles in a 2015 in which 71 migrants suffocated...
Jun. 20, 2019

China's Xi Jinping holds talks with Kim Jong Un in N. Korea

BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of China and North Korea met in the North's capital on Thursday, their fifth meeting in 15 months, with stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington expected...
Jun. 20, 2019

Putin promises social spending boost in annual call-in show

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin is promising to boost spending on social programs as part of the government's modernization efforts. Speaking in an annual live call-in show Thursday, Putin...
Jun. 20, 2019

China's Xi holds talks with Kim Jong Un in North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of China and North Korea were talking in the North Korean capital Thursday, with stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington expected to be on the agenda...
Jun. 20, 2019

No Hong Kong response as activists' deadline passes

HONG KONG (AP) — A deadline imposed by activist groups for Hong Kong's government to meet demands including the scrapping of controversial extradition legislation has passed without an official response...
Jun. 20, 2019

Libyan commander marching on Tripoli dismisses negotiations

CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan commander whose forces are fighting to take the country's capital of Tripoli from militias allied with a U.N.-backed government based there has dismissed an initiative...
Jun. 20, 2019

World shares gain on Fed reassurance, hopes for trade truce

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares advanced on Thursday on hopes that a meeting between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping next week might bring about a truce in...
Jun. 20, 2019

Malaysia: 'No proof' of Russian involvement in MH17 downing

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday rejected the implication that Russia may have been involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine,...
Jun. 20, 2019

EU leaders set for major battle over bloc's top jobs

BRUSSELS (AP) — With several top officials on their way out of the European Union by the end of fall, EU leaders are gathering Thursday for a major political horse-trading...
Jun. 20, 2019

India creates new ministry to tackle water crisis

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has created a new ministry to grapple with a growing water crisis, with more than 60% of the country's 1.3 billion people dependent on...
Jun. 20, 2019

UK Treasury chief issues stiff no-deal Brexit warning

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief is warning that leaving the European Union without a deal would damage the economy and ultimately risk the break-up of the United Kingdom. Philip...
Jun. 20, 2019

Georgia woman fatally bit by rattlesnake while gardening

WAVERLY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman who was bitten by a rattlesnake while gardening has died. News outlets report 62-yaer-old Priscilla Meridith was bitten last month and suffered an...
Jun. 20, 2019

Turkey says it will ensure Morsi's death is not forgotten

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is determined to ensure that the "drama" surrounding former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi's death is not forgotten. Erdogan made...
Jun. 20, 2019

Boeing eyes more 737 Max sales after post-crash drought

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Boeing says it's discussing possible sales of the 737 Max with several customers as it tries to rebuild trust after two deadly crashes. The plane...
Jun. 20, 2019

The Latest: Saudis: Yemen rebels targeted desalination plant

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Saudi Arabia...
Jun. 20, 2019

UK Tories to pick final 2 contenders for prime minister

LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservatives are set to pick two candidates who will square off to become the country's next prime minister. Lawmakers will vote Thursday to eliminate two...
Jun. 20, 2019

Saudi Arabia says Yemen's rebels fired a rocket at a Saudi desalination plant, but no one was wounded, no damage caused

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says Yemen's rebels fired a rocket at a Saudi desalination plant, but no one was wounded, no damage caused.
Jun. 20, 2019

Sacramento police officer shot during domestic call has died

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento police officer who was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday evening by a rifleman who blasted away at officers trying to rescue her has died,...
Jun. 20, 2019

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