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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, as Pompeo arrives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, June 24, 2019.   Pompeo is conducting consultations during a short tour of the Middle East, including visits to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia as Iran threatens US dronesUS Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia as Iran's navy chief warns Iranian forces could down more American spy drones
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Supporters of Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, CHP, celebrate in central Istanbul, Sunday, June 23, 2019. In a blow to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Imamoglu declared victory in the Istanbul mayor's race for a second time Sunday after Binali Yildirim, the government-backed candidate conceded defeat in a high-stakes repeat election. (AP Photo/Lefteris Piarakis)
For Turkey's Erdogan, a challenge in his former strongholdThe landslide win for the opposition in Istanbul has fueled speculation that Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamic-leaning Justice and Development Party may be facing a real challenge
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 24, 2019. Shares were wavering in Asia on Monday as investors watched for movement in the China-U.S. trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping planned for later this week in Osaka, Japan, at the Group of 20 summit. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
World shares waver ahead of Trump-Xi meet at Osaka G-20World shares mixed ahead of Trump-Xi meeting in Osaka
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
Russia starts army drills to respond to Central Asia threatsThe Russian military has launched a massive exercise to simulate a response to possible security threats in Central Asia
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
Death toll from building collapse in Cambodia rises to 26Rescuers are searching the rubble of a building that collapsed in a Cambodian beach town after finding 26 bodies so far
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
German business confidence dips further to near 5-year lowA closely watched survey is showing a further dip in German business confidence, which hit a nearly five-year low as managers' outlook for the next six months darkens
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
UN rights chief: Relatives of ex-IS fighters should go homeThe U.N. human rights chief says thousands of relatives of former foreign fighters in the Islamic State group should be repatriated, insisting that children in particular face "grievous violations" of their rights
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks by the media as he prepares to board a plane headed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
The Latest: Iran envoy to Japan seeks support over US crisisThe Latest: Iran's envoy to Japan seeks international support over tensions with Washington, crisis in Persian Gulf
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Protesters sit down to block the entrance to the Hong Kong Revenue Tower in Hong Kong on Monday, June 24, 2019. Hong Kong has been rocked by major protests for the past two weeks over legislative proposals that many view as eroding the territory's judicial independence and, more broadly, as a sign of Chinese government efforts to chip away at the city's freedoms. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Protesters block Hong Kong building access, plan new actionProtesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government building for nearly two hours and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit
The Associated Press1 hour ago
16 stand trial in Turkey over anti-government protestsThe trial against 16 people accused of terror charges and organizing anti-government protests in 2013 has begun in Turkey as rights groups say the allegations are baseless.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking during a forum on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Sanders, progressives unveil bill to cancel student debtAhead of first Democratic presidential debate, Sanders, Omar and Jayapal roll out free-college bill that would cancel student debt
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Diane Foley, mother of journalist James Foley, who was killed by the Islamic State terrorist group in a graphic video released online, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The U.S. must do a better job communicating with families of American hostages held overseas, including telling “hard truths” about the chances for rescue and clarifying the government’s position on ransom payments to captors, according to a new report from the  James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Report: US must communicate better with hostage familiesThe U.S. must do a better job communicating with families of American hostages held overseas, including telling "hard truths" about the chances for rescue and clarifying the government's position on ransom payments to captors, according to a new report
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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