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18th Jun 2018 Reports: Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case
German authorities have detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into manipulation of emissions controls. The dpa news agency said Volkswagen confirmed … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 EU extends sanctions against Russia for a year over Crimea
The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014. The EU said in a statement on Monday that it … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Have politicians learned from the 2016 email hacks? Experts not so sure
A new reality has set in to political campaigns: Candidates must expect that their private email accounts will be hacked, and the contents splashed onto the internet, possibly squandering their … Click to Continue »...

17th Jun 2018 The Latest: More than 210 injured in Osaka-area earthquake
The Latest on the earthquake in Japan (all times local): 3 p.m. Authorities in western Japan say the number of people treated for injuries suffered in a strong earthquake Monday … Click to Continue »...

17th Jun 2018 Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas
Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles … Click to Continue »...

17th Jun 2018 5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas
At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected "smuggling event" crashed while fleeing from Border … Click to Continue »...

17th Jun 2018 Scantily-clad fan on field during CFL game gets leveled by defensive back
A fan running on the field during a Canadian Football League game between the BC Lions and the Montreal Alouettes is nailed by Lions defensive back Marcell Young. … Click to Continue »...

17th Jun 2018 Trading bombs for beaches? Tracking North Korea?s tourism plans
Construction is underway in North Korea to build a sprawling resort complex near an area the military has used for testing missiles. The government said it hopes to attract a million tourists a year. From where remains unclear. … Click to Conti...

18th Jun 2018 Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem
The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls
A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300. A … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies
Syrian state media reported Monday that an airstrike against pro-government forces in the far east of the country caused casualties, while Iraqi officials said 20 Shiite paramilitaries were killed just … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Australian who irked Duterte wins appeal, still faces ouster
The Philippine justice secretary has invalidated an immigration expulsion order for an Australian nun who irked the Philippine president by joining political rallies but she still faces possible deportation. Justice … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges
Greek anti-terrorism police in Athens have arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked charges, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Spanish king's brother-in-law begins prison term for graft
The brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI has begun serving a nearly six-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion, Spanish prison authorities said Monday. An official with the Interior Ministry's … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Christine M. Flowers: Jeff Sessions' asylum decision hurts women most in need
I have seen a woman beaten, and I did nothing to stop it. It is hard, as a teenager, to know your power and to find your voice. Instead of … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Michael Jackson's elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo
An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens posted on Facebook that Ali the bull … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 UN rights chief: US policy on migrant kids 'unconscionable'
The U.N. human rights chief is urging the Trump administration to end new policies separating migrant children from their parents after entering the United States from Mexico, saying they've affected … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Billionaire group won't back GOP nom in Virginia Senate race
A tea party group backed by billionaire conservatives plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. News outlets report that Americans for Prosperity will not support Republican nominee … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Philippine airstrikes target IS-linked militants near Marawi
A Philippine military official says airstrikes and ground assaults have targeted a group of Islamic State group-linked militants, including their leader, who helped lead a five-month siege in southern Marawi … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming
James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't. NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Global warming cooks up 'a different world' over 3 decades
We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn't approaching ? it had already arrived. The … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Iran hangs Sufi over killing of 3 policemen
Iran has executed a member of a Sufi order who rammed a bus into police as they tried to disperse a rally, killing three of them. The official website of … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Difficult Merkel allies mull next move in German migrant row
Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies were expected Monday to decide how far to push in a dispute with the German leader over migration, a conflict that has escalated into a … Click to Continue »...

18th Jun 2018 Afghan Sikh leader holds out hope for dwindling minority
Avtar Singh Khalsa will represent Afghanistan's tiny Sikh and Hindu minority in the next parliament, where he says he hopes to serve the entire country. Few Afghans are as invested … Click to Continue »...

17th Jun 2018 1 dead, 3 injured in van crash at end of Dutch pop festival
A van has run into a small group of pop fans at a festival in the Netherlands, killing one and injuring three, before fleeing the scene. Police in the province … Click to Continue »...

17th Jun 2018 Turkey: Presidential candidate makes TV speech from prison
Turkey's state broadcaster aired a campaign speech by a jailed presidential candidate Sunday, a week before snap parliamentary and presidential elections. Selahattin Demirtas asked voters in the June 24 elections … Click to Continue »...

17th Jun 2018 2 Koreas discuss how to cooperate in Asian Games
Sports officials from the rival Koreas met at a border village on Monday to discuss how to cooperate in the Asian Games being held in Indonesia in August. A flurry … Click to Continue »...

17th Jun 2018 Peace convoy arrives in Afghan capital after 40-day march
Dozens of Afghans have arrived in Kabul after trekking across the country on foot calling for an end to the 17-year war. The Helmand Peace Convoy reached the capital on … Click to Continue »...

17th Jun 2018 Israel strikes Hamas targets in bid to deter burning kites
The Israeli military says it struck nine Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in a bid to deter Palestinians from launching incendiary kites and balloons into Israel. The army says … Click to Continue »...

17th Jun 2018 The Latest: SUV in fatal Texas crash suspected of smuggling
The Latest on the fatal SUV crash in South Texas (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The U.S. Border Patrol says the SUV that crashed, killing at least five people, was … Click to Continue »...

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