Top Iran diplomat says talks on ballistic missiles possible
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has for the first time suggested his country's ballistic missile program could be on the table for negotiations with the U.S.
Former Mitsubishi workers seek assets sale for forced labor
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Colonial-era Korean laborers are seeking a court's approval for the sales of local assets of their former Japanese employer after it refused to comply with a court order to compensate them for forced labor decades ago.
UN refugee agency 'deeply concerned' about US asylum curbs
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says it's "deeply concerned" about new U.S. restrictions on asylum, saying it will put vulnerable families at risk.
'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov.
Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis
BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand.
Salvadoran accused of abortion faces retrial, hefty sentence
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman who gave birth to a baby in an outhouse toilet in El Salvador was back in court Monday facing a second trial for murder in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's highly restrictive abortion laws.
Philippine leader signs law punishing sexual harassment
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has signed a bill into law penalizing a range of acts of sexual harassment including catcalling, wolf-whistling and persistent telling of sexual jokes, which pro-women's groups have accused him of committing.
Hong Kong leader thanks police after clashes with 'rioters'
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam thanked police on Monday after violent scuffles erupted between law enforcement officers and protesters demanding her resignation.
EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over gas drilling off Cyprus
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights.
Trump moves to effectively end asylum at southern border
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing decades of U.S. policy, the Trump administration said Monday it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border — the president's most forceful attempt yet to block asylum claims and slash the number of people seeking refuge in America.
Congo tracing contacts of first Ebola case in eastern city
BENI, Congo (AP) — After feeling sick for several days the pastor boarded a bus to eastern Congo's largest city. Only upon arrival at his destination did anyone suspect he had the highly deadly and infectious Ebola virus.
Government restrictions on religion increasing worldwide
NEW YORK (AP) — Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe's democracies, according to a report surveying 198 countries that was released Monday.
China's growth cools further as tariff war pressures mount
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington.
The Latest: Mexico 'does not agree' with new US asylum rule
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's new rule for Central American migrants seeking U.S. asylum (all times local): 2:25 p.m.
Police say Greek man detained in American scientist's death
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek man has been detained for questioning in the slaying of an American scientist on the island of Crete, police said Monday.
EU works to save unraveling nuclear agreement with Iran
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations threw their diplomatic weight behind the unraveling Iran nuclear deal on Monday, trying to rescue the pact from collapsing under U.S.
Italian police clear migrant squatters amid burning debris
ROME (AP) — Migrants and squatters set up burning barricades at an abandoned school outside Rome on Monday after police were ordered to clear the site.
Russian planes continue to deliver S-400 parts to Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey hopes to co-produce high-tech weaponry systems with Russia in the future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, further defying its NATO ally the United States, which has warned the country of possible sanctions over its purchase of a Russian-made missile defense system.
Ugandan singer Bobi Wine plans to run for president in 2021
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said Monday he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in a 2021 election "on behalf of the people."
Cuban singer becomes pioneer of #MeToo movement on island
HAVANA (AP) — Dianelys Alfonso has a bold presence — brightly colored tattoos, spandex bodysuits, Technicolor hair — and a clarion voice that won her the label "Goddess of Cuba" for her turns on songs ranging from ballads to reggaeton.
The Latest: US, EU promise support to tackle Ebola
BENI, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Ebola (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The top U.S. diplomat in Geneva says the United States will "provide more in the coming months" to help respond to the Ebola outbreak, while the European Union ambassador says the bloc will examine possibilities to scale up its response.
Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push back
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran's streets without a compulsory headscarf, or hijab.
Police stop 4 kids who drove SUV 600 miles down Aussie coast
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Four children aged 10 to 14 packed fishing rods in a parent's SUV, left a farewell note then drove more than 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) down the Australian east coast before they were stopped by police the next day after two fuel thefts and one aborted pursuit, officers said on Monday.
2 people dead, dozens of homes damaged in Indonesian quake
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake in eastern Indonesia killed two people and damaged at least dozens of homes, a disaster official said Monday, as the government declared a seven-day emergency response period.