Blurred lines: Trump's UN choice and her coal magnate spouse
WASHINGTON (AP) — The email went out from senior Environmental Protection Agency officials to Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, responding to questions she had about a funding matter.
Europeans cool on Iran coalition talk, seek de-escalation
BERLIN (AP) — European officials on Monday appeared cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, with the German foreign minister warning that "maximum pressure" without diplomacy increases the risks of a war and several others stressing that their priority is to de-escalate tensions in the Middle East.
Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment
The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.
US pushes Palestinian economic plan amid doubts, hostility
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Despite withering criticism, charges of hypocrisy and outright rejection from the intended beneficiaries, the Trump administration is plowing ahead with a $50 billion economic proposal to aid the Palestinians and hopes it will drive a much-anticipated but unseen Mideast peace plan.
Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries.
Iranians say their 'bones breaking' under US sanctions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it's the average person who feels it the most. From a subway performer's battered leather hat devoid of tips, to a bride-to-be's empty purse, the lack of cash from the economic pressure facing Iran's 80 million people can be seen everywhere.
Trump signs order imposing sanctions on Iran supreme leader
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S.
Plotter of failed Ethiopia coup killed, 182 others arrested
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian army general accused of leading a failed coup in a restive northern region was killed Monday in a firefight with security forces amid a security crackdown in which more than 180 others have been arrested.
The Latest: Trump tightens sanctions on Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): Noon President Donald Trump has signed an executive order targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions.
Alerts issued in France as intense heat wave envelops Europe
PARIS (AP) — The sunset had an orange glow and so does the new heat alert level for Paris. More than half of France, including around Paris, was placed on an orange alert for intense heat Monday — the second-highest level on the scale — as very hot temperatures were predicted across continental Europe this week.
Dikembe Mutombo records Ebola messages for US officials
NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to send disease fighters to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history, U.S. health officials are turning to basketball hall of famer Dikembe Mutombo for help.
For Turkey's Erdogan, a challenge in former stronghold
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't lost many elections since the conservative party he co-founded took control of the government in 2002.
Cyprus court sentences serial killer to 7 life terms
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus criminal court on Monday sentenced an army captain to seven life terms in prison after he pleaded guilty to the premeditated murder and kidnapping of seven foreign women and girls.
Hunt steps up attacks on Johnson in UK leadership contest
LONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stepped up his attacks Monday on front-runner Boris Johnson in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, challenging him to face public scrutiny amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend that prompted a police visit.
Thai cave boys mark year since ordeal with Buddhist rites
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach who grabbed global attention last year when they were trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks marked the anniversary of their ordeal with a religious ceremony Monday.
Protesters block Hong Kong building access, plan new action
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government office building for nearly two hours Monday and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit this week.
Australia repatriating 8 youth from Islamic State families
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Eight Australian offspring of two slain Islamic State group fighters had been removed from Syria in Australia's first organized repatriation from the conflict zone, Australia's prime minister said on Monday.
Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on Everest
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — After every party it's time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world's highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
Chinese agricultural official picked to lead UN food agency
ROME (AP) — Qu Dongyu, China's deputy agricultural minister, was elected Sunday as the new director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the first person from a Communist country to hold the influential FAO post.
Chile's dictatorship-era children demand legal recognition
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Two months before Tamara Lagos was born in 1984, her father was killed by agents of the Chilean dictatorship of Gen.
In Mideast, Pompeo seeks a global coalition against Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran.
Underage fighters drawn into Indonesian separatist conflict
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The long-simmering armed conflict between Indonesia's military and Papuans seeking independence includes indigenous teenagers and boys who appear barely adolescent, The Associated Press has found, highlighting how Indonesia's heavy-handed attempts to extinguish the movement have produced a new generation of fighters.
Mexico officials detain more migrants as crackdown steps up
ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities reinforced efforts over the weekend to deter Central Americans and others from crossing Mexico to reach the United States, detaining migrants in the south and stationing National Guardsmen along the Rio Grande in the north.
Thailand's Wild Boars mark year since going missing in cave
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — When the 12 young boys and their soccer coach walked into a cave complex in northern Thailand a year ago Sunday, they didn't know their lives were going to forever change.
Yemeni rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of US-Saudi talks
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One person was killed and seven others were wounded in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on an airport in Saudi Arabia Sunday evening, the Saudi military said, as the U.S.