Monday, June 18, 2018

World

UN chief warns Gaza violence is close 'to the brink of war'

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the escalation of violence in Gaza is a warning to all "how close to the brink of war the situation is," and he's urging Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers to recommit to the cease-fire that ended their 2014 war
Updated: 1 hour ago
Seismologists clarify Mexico soccer fans didn't cause quake

Seismologists clarify Mexico soccer fans didn't cause quake

Mexico's National Seismological Service says there was seismic activity around the country's capital Sunday, but it wasn't linked to soccer fans celebrating their country's game-winning goal vs. Germany at the World Cup
Updated: 2 hours ago
Geraldine McCaughrean wins Carnegie children's book prize

Geraldine McCaughrean wins Carnegie children's book prize

British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named winner Monday for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea
Updated: 2 hours ago

UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida

The U.N. spokesman says tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen's western coastline where the Saudi-led coalition backing Yemeni fighters are engaged in fierce battles with Iranian-backed Houthis rebels
Updated: 2 hours ago
Gunfire injures 5 in Sweden, police tell public not to worry

Gunfire injures 5 in Sweden, police tell public not to worry

Swedish police say several people were injured when shots were fired in Malmo, Sweden's third-largest city
Updated: 2 hours ago
Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."
Updated: 2 hours ago

Top Russian and US diplomats discuss Syria, North Korea

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has had a call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss Syria, North Korea and plans for future U.S.-Russian contacts
Updated: 2 hours ago
Spanish PM vows to exhume Franco from controversial site

Spanish PM vows to exhume Franco from controversial site

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says he wants to remove the remains of the late dictator Francisco Franco from a controversial mausoleum and turn the site into a monument for reconciliation
Updated: 2 hours ago

Carlotta weakens to tropical depression off Mexico's coast

Former Tropical Storm Carlotta is edging along Mexico's Pacific coast as a tropical depression, bringing heavy rains that pose a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore
Updated: 3 hours ago

Romania: Criminal justice revisions worsen graft worries

Romanian lawmakers approved criminal justice changes that critics called a setback for prosecuting corruption, votes that came after an American diplomat urged Romania to keep fighting corruption to prevent "hostile powers" from undermining the country
Updated: 3 hours ago