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UK prosecutors to outline plans on Hillsborough charges

11 min 55 sec ago
U.K. prosecutors are set to announce whether they plan to lay charges in the deaths of 96 people in the Hillsborough stadium crush.

Cambodia conservationists find rare cache of crocodile eggs

11 min 55 sec ago
Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they’ve found a clutch of eggs from one of the world’s most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild.

Biggest South African airport probes possible insider crime

11 min 55 sec ago
South African authorities are investigating whether any workers at Johannesburg’s main international airport have helped robbers who follow arriving travelers to their homes before mugging them.

Obama and family move from Bali to Java on Indonesia trip

31 min 49 sec ago
Former President Barack Obama and his family have wrapped up their five-day vacation on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali and headed to the historic city of Yogjakarta.

The Latest: Work at Indian container port stalled by malware

31 min 49 sec ago
The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):

Police detain IS suspects in Spain, Britain and Germany

31 min 49 sec ago
Spain’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State armed group, four of them in Spain and one each in Britain and Germany.

European court refuses to intervene over sick British baby

51 min 55 sec ago
The European Court of Human Rights says that a British hospital can end life support for a terminally ill baby whose parents waged a legal battle to take him to the U.S. for experimental treatment.

Iran says US travel ban is ‘racist’ and ‘unfair’

1 hour 21 min ago
Iran says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate parts of a travel ban applied to six Muslim-majority countries is “racist” and “unfair.”

Global share sell-off hits Asia after Wall St, Europe losses

2 hours 1 min ago
A global stock market sell-off pulled shares lower in Asia on Wednesday as investors grew cautious following losses on Wall Street sparked by a delayed health care vote. Sentiment was dented in Europe by speculation that European Central Bank stimulus may be wound down if conditions improve.

Turkey says it returns fire after attack by Syrian Kurds

2 hours 1 min ago
Turkey’s military says it has returned fire after a cross-border attack by Syrian Kurdish forces.

Rising violence takes huge psychological toll in Rio favelas

3 hours 11 min ago
Almir Arruda rode his bicycle quickly across the City of God slum in Rio de Janeiro when he heard there was shootout between drug traffickers and police near his 4-year-old daughter’s preschool.

AP PHOTOS: Music, art help deal with violence in Rio slum

3 hours 19 min ago
In a small and crudely painted green room called “the bunker,” 18-year-old Lucas dos Santos da Cruz and his friends go over rhymes in their heads.

Millions in Nepal vote in second phase of local elections

3 hours 31 min ago
Millions of people in Nepal are voting in the second phase of local elections to choose municipal and village councils despite threats from ethnic groups that oppose the polls.

American health care is a bad case of American exceptionalism

3 hours 45 min ago
There is no other major nation in the world where the very idea of universal coverage provokes such partisan division.

Global share sell-off hits Asia after Wall St, Europe losses

4 hours 1 min ago
A global stock market sell-off pulled shares lower in Asia on Wednesday as investors grew cautious following losses on Wall Street sparked by a delayed health care vote. Sentiment was dented in Europe by speculation that European Central Bank stimulus may be wound down if conditions improve.

‘Farm boy’ from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisions

4 hours 21 min ago
A self-described “farm boy from Iowa” has arrived as the new U.S. ambassador to China at a time of greater unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump.

China navy launches latest generation destroyer

4 hours 21 min ago
China’s increasingly powerful navy has launched its most advanced domestically-produced destroyer at a time of rising competition with other naval powers such as the United States, Japan and India.

The Latest: Venezuela minister says chopper fired 15 shots

4 hours 51 min ago
The Latest on a helicopter attack on Venezuela’s Supreme Court. (all times local):

Venezuelan Minister: Helicopter fired 15 shots at Interior Ministry, 4 grenades at Supreme Court

4 hours 51 min ago
Venezuelan Minister: Helicopter fired 15 shots at Interior Ministry, 4 grenades at Supreme Court.

Toshiba pushes back closing deal on memory unit sale

5 hours 53 min ago
Japanese electronics and energy giant Toshiba has delayed its deadline for reaching an agreement on selling its lucrative computer memory chip business.

Iran accuses US of ‘brazen’ plan to change its government

5 hours 53 min ago
Iran is accusing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of “a brazen interventionist plan” to change the current government that violates international law and the U.N. Charter.

Helicopter flies against Maduro, heightening tensions in Venezuela

6 hours 5 min ago
Coup rumors race as military deploys to ‘keep the peace.’

Toshiba pushes back closing deal on memory unit sale

6 hours 13 min ago
Japanese electronics and energy giant Toshiba has delayed its deadline for reaching an agreement on selling its lucrative computer memory chip business.

Board rejects Puerto Rico budget because of overspending

6 hours 33 min ago
A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances rejected the U.S. territory’s proposed budget on Tuesday because it said it lacks at least $200 million in specific cost-saving measures and contains nearly $120 million in overspending and ineligible expenditures.

US: Nobel laureate should be allowed treatment outside China

6 hours 33 min ago
The newly arrived U.S. ambassador in Beijing says a Nobel Peace Prize laureate should be allowed to get treatment outside China after he was diagnosed with cancer while imprisoned for subversion.

One Hong Kong, two sentiments after 20 years of Chinese rule

7 hours 13 min ago
Hong Kong is planning a big party as it marks 20 years under Chinese rule. But many people in the former British colony are not in the mood to celebrate.

Maduro says helicopter fired on Venezuela’s Supreme Court

7 hours 55 min ago
President Nicolas Maduro says a helicopter fired on Venezuela’s Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he claimed was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government.

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

8 hours 3 min ago
A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe.

AP PHOTOS: A peek at The Peak in Hong Kong

8 hours 3 min ago
Visitors to The Peak on Hong Kong island look out over Victoria Harbor, beyond which lies the Kowloon district and the border with mainland China.

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

8 hours 25 min ago
A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh cyber-assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt.

Board rejects Puerto Rico budget because of overspending

9 hours 45 min ago
A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances rejected the U.S. territory’s proposed budget on Tuesday because it said it lacks at least $200 million in specific cost-saving measures and contains nearly $120 million in overspending and ineligible expenditures.

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

10 hours 25 min ago
A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe.

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

10 hours 45 min ago
Workers at a Chinese factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands tell The Associated Press of overtime that stretches past midnight, steep production quotas and crude verbal abuse. The low point, however, was when a manager hit a worker on the head with a high heel, drawing blood.

UN envoy: Liberia’s democratic future hinges of elections

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:50
The U.N. envoy in Liberia says the country’s future as a stable democracy hinges on successful presidential and legislative elections in October and broad acceptance that they are free and fair.

Mexican ex-governor accepts extradition from Guatemala

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:30
The fugitive former governor of Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz has accepted extradition from Guatemala to face some corruption charges.

How a 91-year-old imam came to symbolize the feud between Qatar and its neighbors

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:48
This hard-line cleric has riled neighbors for years. Will Qatar be forced to shut him down?

Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:44
The hack hit Ukraine hardest Tuesday, but it also affected computers from Russia to Britain. 

The Latest: Brazil president: corruption charge a ‘fiction’

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:18
The Latest on Brazil’s political crisis (all times local):

Mossad launches fund to invest in firms developing spy tech

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:28
Israel’s Mossad is launching an investment fund for start-ups developing “groundbreaking” technologies that could be used by the spy agency.

UN envoy hopes key new meetings will spur Syria peace talks

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:18
The U.N. special envoy for Syria expressed hope Tuesday that a first-ever U.N. meeting of feuding opposition groups and an upcoming meeting to put “de-escalation zones” into operation will spur progress at next month’s peace talks in Geneva.

Brazil president calls corruption charge against him “fiction,” says no proof he received bribes

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:18
Brazil president calls corruption charge against him “fiction,” says no proof he received bribes.

Macron invites Trump to Bastille Day to honor US WWI troops

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:58
French President Emmanuel Macron has invited U.S. President Donald Trump to a Bastille Day celebration next month to celebrate the arrival 100 years ago of the American troops who fought alongside the French during World War I.

Romania: US soldier critically injured after electric shock

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:48
U.S. military officials say an American soldier has been hospitalized in Romania in critical condition after suffering an electric shock while working at a railway station near the Hungarian border.

Greek weapons enthusiast charged over balcony shooting range

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:30
Greek police say they have arrested an elderly man for allegedly setting up an improvised firing range on his balcony in a densely populated area and using guns he owned illegally for target practice.

Yellen says reforms have made financial system safer

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:30
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says banking reforms now in place have made the financial system safer, and the world should be able to avoid the type of devastating crisis that struck the global economy in 2008.

German city evacuates 11-story building, fearing repeat of Grenfell blaze

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:04
Its exterior insulation is similar to materials that allowed the deadly fire that torched London’s Grenfell Tower to spread.

Protests, looting, gov’t offices burned in Venezuela

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:58
A total of 68 stores have been looted and several government offices have been burned following anti-government protests in the city of Maracay, west of Venezuela’s capital of Caracas.

A look at some of the firms, agencies hit by the cyberattack

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:38
As a new cyberattack hits companies and government agencies around the world, here is a look at some of those that have confirmed they are affected.

Kissinger: Chaos in the west could give boost to Russia

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:18
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Tuesday warned of Russia’s simmering alienation from its western neighbors but said he believed that President Vladimir Putin will ultimately work toward cooperative relationships with countries on its borders.

UK doctors’ union calls for change in abortion law

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:18
The British Medical Association, which represents the country’s doctors, says abortions should not be a criminal offense and is calling for them to be regulated in the same way as other health procedures.

Mali bishop pledges to make cardinal’s ceremony amid scandal

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:10
An ailing Mali archbishop facing allegations of financial impropriety has assured the Vatican he plans to show up at St. Peter’s Basilica to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis.

German city evacuates apartment block over insulation worry

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:48
A western German city decided Tuesday to evacuate an 11-story apartment block because of concerns over exterior insulation similar to that of London’s Grenfell Tower.

Amnesty International won’t comply with Hungary NGO law

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:48
Amnesty International has joined a boycott of new, mandatory reporting rules for foreign-funded civic groups in Hungary.

United Nations says it has concluded rebel disarmament process in Colombia

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:30
United Nations says it has concluded rebel disarmament process in Colombia.

At least 13 killed in violence in southeast Turkey

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:30
Turkey’s military says 10 Kurdish militants have been killed in aerial operation in southeast Turkey. Three soldiers meanwhile, died in an attack by suspected Kurdish insurgents.

Road bomb in Kenya’s Lamu County kills 8, including 4 kids

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:10
A senior Kenyan police official says four policemen and four children were killed when a lorry they were traveling in ran over an improvised bomb in Kenya’s southern coastal area.

‘Embarrassing’ Berlin police removed from G20 security duty

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:00
A group of Berlin police officers helping with security ahead of next week’s Group of 20 summit in Hamburg has been sent home after some reportedly partied excessively at the barracks where they were staying.

German city of Wuppertal to evacuate 11-story building because of exterior insulation similar to London’s Grenfell Tower

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:00
German city of Wuppertal to evacuate 11-story building because of exterior insulation similar to London’s Grenfell Tower.

FIFA has published investigator Michael Garcia’s report into World Cup bidding won by Russia and Qatar

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:26
FIFA has published investigator Michael Garcia’s report into World Cup bidding won by Russia and Qatar.

More Australians now identify as nonreligious than anything else

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:24
For the first time down under, Catholics are outnumbered.

Mexico consumer agency targets airline bag fees, delays

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:18
Mexico’s consumer agency has announced fines and new rules meant to protect travelers from airlines, especially in the areas of bag fees and delays.

South Africa re-opens apartheid-era case of activist’s death

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:10
A South African court has re-opened an inquiry into the 1971 death of an anti-apartheid activist whose family believes he was tortured and killed by police and did not commit suicide by jumping from a 10th-floor window as authorities said at the time.

Egypt army: 12 vehicles destroyed crossing from Libya

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:10
Egypt’s military says its air force destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunitions and explosives, after receiving intelligence that “criminal elements” were attempting to cross the western border with Libya.

Pakistan holds collective burial for 130 killed in fuel fire

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:50
Thousands of mourners in Pakistan have attended the collective funeral for 130 victims of a massive fuel tanker fire on a central highway earlier this week.

The Latest: Man held in Italy for alleged migrant torture

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:50
The Latest on Europe’s response to the large numbers of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent (all times local):

Chemical weapons activity monitored at Syrian air base, U.S. officials say

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:34
The announcement follows a White House warning that the Syrian government would paya  “heavy price” for fresh strike

Merkel ally becomes governor of most populous German state

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:28
A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party has been elected governor of Germany’s most populous state following an election last month that produced an unexpected center-right majority.

Ukraine’s government, key infrastructure hit in massive cyberattack

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:26
The hack spread through government ministries, banks, airports and mobile providers in the country of 45 million.

For the seventh time this year, a Mexican journalist is slain

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:26
Armed men abducted local television journalist Salvador Adame Pardo in the violent Mexican state of Michoacán last month.

Polish police chief fired after far-right attack

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:16
Poland’s government has fired a local police chief following a weekend clash in which far-right nationalists attacked an anti-government protest.

Colombia takes big step to peace as rebels lay down guns

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:16
Guerrillas from Colombia’s largest rebel army no longer carry their guns along the road miles from the nearest city, a byway with mud so deep that even earth-moving equipment are paralyzed when it rains.

UK Treasury chief: keep British economy ‘anchored’ in Europe

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:06
Britain’s Treasury chief has told a German audience that his country wants to keep its economy “anchored” in the European mainstream as it leaves the European Union.

The Latest: Scottish leader delays second independence vote

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:06
The Latest on Scotland’s relationship with Britain amid the country’s departure from the European Union (all times local):

Hackers strike across Europe, sparking widespread disruption

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:58
Hackers have caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon delays legislation that would have sought a second independence referendum

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:58
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon delays legislation that would have sought a second independence referendum.

Shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk says its IT systems have been disrupted by hacking

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:36
Shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk says its IT systems have been disrupted by hacking.

Thai court reverses verdict against alleged ‘Popcorn Gunman’

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:36
Thailand’s Appeals Court has overturned the guilty verdict of man convicted of wounding four people, one fatally, by opening fire with an assault rifle concealed in a sack during a political confrontation in 2014.

Germany, Iran call for negotiations in crisis with Qatar

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:36
Germany’s foreign minister says the crisis over Gulf Arab state’s dispute with Qatar will only get worse the longer it lasts, and appeals on all sides to engage in direct dialogue.

Indian PM Modi meets his Dutch counterpart for talks

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:26
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met his Dutch counterpart during a brief stop in the Netherlands on his way home from meeting President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C.

51 migrants presumed dead after abandonment in Niger desert

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:26
The International Organization for Migration says 51 migrants are presumed dead in the Sahara Desert in Niger after smugglers abandoned them during their journey north to Libya.

Jury to deliberate in Nemtsov murder case

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:46
A jury is expected to begin deliberating in the trial of five men accused of involvement in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Germany praises nuclear deal with Iran

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:46
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says a nuclear deal with Iran has helped lower the risk of a major conflict in the Mideast and that Germany will do whatever is possible to hold all parties to it.

Israel is still floating a plan for Gaza island. And now there’s a video.

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:34
Israeli minister Israel Katz says an artificial island for Gaza would provide Palestinians with a "humanitarian, economic and transportation gateway to the world."

Scottish leader to speak on 2nd independence referendum

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:28
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is set to outline her position on holding a second independence referendum at the Scottish Parliament later Tuesday.

AP Explains: Who is Salahuddin, rebel named terrorist by US?

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:28
Hours before the United States designated Kashmir rebel leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist, he appeared in a video calling for strikes in the Himalayan territory in remembrance of another rebel leader whose killing by Indian forces last July triggered months of deadly protests.

The Latest: May calls for major investigation of cladding

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:06
The Latest on the deadly tower block fire in London (all times local):

UK leader: ‘major national investigation’ into use of high-rise cladding should take place after London high-rise fire

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:06
UK leader: ‘major national investigation’ into use of high-rise cladding should take place after London high-rise fire.

10 more mass graves uncovered in restive central Congo

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:56
Authorities say 10 more mass graves have been uncovered in the restive region of central Congo where the Catholic church has estimated more than 3,300 people have died.

2 leopard cubs make public debut in Germany, names sought

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:56
Two Amur leopard cubs have made their public debut at the zoo in the German city of Leipzig. Now the search is on for their names.

Draghi: Considerable stimulus still needed despite recovery

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:56
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the bank’s stimulus efforts are still needed even as the economy gathers speed and that any scaling back will come gradually.

Merkel’s pivot boosts hopes for gay marriage in Germany

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:26
Under pressure from coalition partners and popular opinion, Merkel’s view of gay marriage appears to be shifting.

UN envoy: Up to Cyprus leaders to make most of peace summit

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:26
A United Nations envoy says Cyprus’ rival leaders have to step up, take responsibility and make the best of a peace summit aiming at a breakthrough deal reunifying the ethnically divided island.

IS counterattacks in retaken parts of Mosul stall Iraq push

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:16
An Iraqi officer says counterattacks by Islamic State militants on the western edge of Mosul have stalled Iraqi forces’ push in the Old City — the last IS stronghold in the city.

Spain: Poor English may have caused bungee-jumping death

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:06
A Spanish court says a bungee jumping instructor’s poor English may have led a 17-year-old Dutch woman to jump to her death without being connected by rope to a viaduct in northern Spain two years ago.

5-year-old boy identified as victim in London inferno

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:46
British police have formally identified a 5-year-old boy as a victim in London’s Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. An official says he died of smoke inhalation.

Syrian activists say airstrike on Islamic State-run jail kills at least 42 prisoners in eastern Syria

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:46
Syrian activists say airstrike on Islamic State-run jail kills at least 42 prisoners in eastern Syria.

U.S. urges China to allow jailed Nobel laureate get cancer treatment abroad, but is it too late?

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:44
The case of Liu Xiaobo could test U.S.-China ties as Trump charts Asia strategy.

A look back at the EU’s 7 years of legal battle with Google

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:38
As the European Union fines Google for abusing its dominance in online searches, here is a look back at the key dates in the bloc’s legal tussle with the technology company.

E.U. announces record $2.7 billion antitrust fine on Google over search results

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:20
European regulators claim Google illegally steered users toward its shopping website. The company is expected to appeal.

The Latest: Syria rejects US chemical attack allegations

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:06
The Latest on the White House saying it has “potential” evidence that Syria’s government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times local):

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