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UN expects movement soon on new Libya cease-fire talks

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 3:55pm

The United Nations said Tuesday it expects “things to get moving in the next few days” following the agreement by Libya’s warring parties to resume cease-fire negotiations following days of heavy fighting.

US court orders Iran, Syria liable for attacks in Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:03pm

A U.S. court has ruled that Iran and Syria are liable for compensation for American citizens wounded and killed in a series of attacks by Palestinians in Israel, including the killing of a U.S. Army veteran.

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in southern Gulf of Mexico, threat of dangerous flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:00am

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in southern Gulf of Mexico, threat of dangerous flooding.

Philippines suspends abrogation of defense pact with US

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:41am

The Philippine president has suspended his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of America’s oldest alliances in Asia.

Kenyans protest as police accused of killing homeless man

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 8:59am

Residents of a slum in Kenya's capital have protested the death of a homeless man who they said was killed by police for violating a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the coronavirus.

Hong Kong leader criticizes 'double standards' over protests

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:20am

Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday criticized the “double standards” of foreign governments regarding national security, pointing to the current unrest in the United States as an example of how attitudes differ when protests hit home.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:40pm

Thousands of protesters are massing across the street from Lafayette Park near the White House on Tuesday, as military and civilian law enforcement personnel stand on the other side of a black chain link fence that had been put up overnight to block access to the park. The crowd chanted the name of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter. Floyd is the black man who died while in police custody in Minnesota. The protesters stood in front of the historic church where President Donald Trump went for a photo op Monday night after the area around Lafayette Park was cleared of protesters by law enforcement officials using smoke canisters and pepper balls. 

UN: Libya's warring sides have agreed to restart peace talks

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 7:37pm

The United Nations said Libya's warring factions have agreed to resume cease-fire talks, following days of heavy fighting and eastern-based forces retaking a key town from their rivals after a string of setbacks.

Egypt's ex-PM faces torture allegation in American's lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 5:19pm

After his arrest in 2013 for documenting the deadliest crackdown on protesters in Egypt’s modern history, Mohamed Soltan landed in a notorious prison where he says he was brutally tortured for 21 months.

Tropical storm kills 17 in El Salvador and Guatemala

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 3:34pm

Rains from Tropical Storm Amanda left at least 17 dead and seven missing while causing extensive damage across El Salvador and Guatemala that pushed thousands of people into shelters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

South America ignores Europe and reopens as virus peak nears

Diane Jeantet and David Biller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 2:29pm

South American countries on Monday began easing COVID-19 restrictions even as the region hurtles toward its viral peak, disregarding the example set by European nations that were battered earlier by the virus.

Gunmen attack refugee camp in Niger, cut off water supply

Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 1:21pm

Dozens of armed men on motorcycles have attacked a town in western Niger that has been hosting 35,000 displaced people, killing three and cutting off the community's water supply, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday.

Spain reports no deaths in a 24-hour period from the new coronavirus for the first time since March

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 9:51am

Spain reports no deaths in a 24-hour period from the new coronavirus for the first time since March.

Congo now faces 2nd Ebola outbreak in northern province

Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 9:27am

Health officials have confirmed a second Ebola outbreak in Congo, the World Health Organization said Monday, adding yet another health crisis for a country already battling COVID-19 and the world's largest measles outbreak.

Russian general chafes at "provocative" NATO drills

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 8:05am

The Russian military on Monday accused the U.S. and its NATO allies of conducting “provocative” military drills near the nation's borders, a statement that reflected simmering Russia-NATO tensions.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 6:53am

Authorities say the driver of a semitrailer who rolled into the midst of thousands of people marching on a closed Minneapolis freeway over the death of George Floyd has been arrested on suspicion of assault. Authorities say it appeared no one was hurt Sunday, but some witnesses say a handful of people who were on Interstate 35W near downtown Minneapolis sought medical attention on their own. Officials initially said the truck appeared to have been on the freeway before barriers were put up to close it down, but State Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell said at a later briefing that the truck went around a traffic barrier to stay on the road.

Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 5:42am

Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday by organizers for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 10:40pm

Two people have been killed during unrest in the Chicago suburb of Cicero as protests continued over the death of George Floyd, according to a town official. Spokesman Ray Hanania says 60 people were arrested in the town of about 84,000 located west of Chicago. Hanania didn’t provide additional information about those killed or the circumstances of their deaths. The Illinois State Police and Cook County Sheriff’s Office were called in to help local police Monday as people broke into a liquor store and other businesses and stole items.

Long-haul carrier Emirates says it fires staff amid virus

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 10:14am

Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates said Sunday it fired an undisclosed number of employees as the coronavirus pandemic has halted global aviation, becoming the latest Mideast airline to shed staff over the outbreak.