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Biden arrives in Geneva for highly-anticipated Putin meeting

Jun. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for a much-watched meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, fresh from days of alliance-building sessions between the American leader and his European allies. Biden is making his first trip to Europe...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jun. 15, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Many are in a needless panic about critical race theory. Legislators must instead stand up for common sense. Moral panics don’t produce good policy. Neither does banning things. ...

Report: Gang violence displaces thousands in Haiti's capital

Jun. 15, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Escalating gang violence has pushed nearly 8,500 women and children from their homes in Haiti’s capital in the past two weeks, according to a UNICEF report. Officials say the gangs' fight over territory in Port-au-Prince has forced...

The Latest: Spain upset about field conditions in Seville

Jun. 15, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Spain has complained about the field conditions at the stadium where it is hosting its European Championship matches. Spain coach Luis Enrique and some players say they are not...

Hungary: Lawmakers pass law barring LGBT content for minors

Jun. 15, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lawmakers in Hungary passed legislation Tuesday that prohibits sharing with minors any content portraying homosexuality or sex reassignment, something supporters said would help fight pedophilia but which human rights groups denounced as anti-LGBT discrimination. ...

Suicide bomber kills at least 15 at Somalia military site

Jun. 15, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Police in Somalia say at least 15 people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a military training center in the capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday. Police spokesman Sadiq Ali Aden told reporters that the...

Rise in far-right extremists seen in Germany last year

Jun. 15, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany said Tuesday that the number of far-right extremists in the country increased last year as neo-Nazis sought to join protests against pandemic-related restrictions. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said authorities counted...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 15, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Parson’s signature on gun bill violates US Constitution, makes Missourians less safe Missouri’s dangerous dance with anti-constitutionalism continued unabated Saturday, when Gov. Mike Parson signed the...

NMacedonia wants Austria's Arnautović punished for outburst

Jun. 15, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The North Macedonian soccer federation has submitted a request to UEFA asking for Austria striker Marko Arnautović to be punished for a nationalist outburst after he scored a goal at the European Championship. The federation said the outburst...

Philippines: Int'l court probe of drug killings is insulting

Jun. 15, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will never cooperate with a possible International Criminal Court investigation into the thousands of killings under his anti-drugs crackdown, his spokesman said Tuesday, calling an international inquiry insulting to the...