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US tourist wounded in beach killings in Cancún, Mexico

Jun. 11, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. tourist was wounded in a shooting attack Friday that killed two men at a beach in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Cancún. The prosecutor’s office in the state of Quintana Roo, where Cancún is located, said the two men apparently died...

Lisbon mayor criticized after Russian dissident data shared

Jun. 11, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lisbon's mayor has come under fire after admitting that municipal employees shared with Russian officials personal details of at least three Lisbon-based dissidents who organized protests in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The...

Cambodia limits US diplomat's scrutiny of controversial base

Jun. 11, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Efforts by Cambodia to assuage U.S. concerns about China's right to use a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand suffered a setback Friday when an American diplomat invited to inspect it was allowed only limited access, according to the U.S. Embassy. ...

Leftist teacher inches toward victory in disputed Peru vote

Jun. 10, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru finished tallying votes in the country’s tight presidential contest Thursday but no winner was declared, with electoral authorities saying they were scrutinizing a small number of ballots amid unproven claims of possible vote tampering leveled by the apparent loser....

Woman wanted by Vatican asks Italian government to intervene

Jun. 10, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Lawyers for an Italian intelligence analyst wanted by the Vatican on embezzlement-related charges have asked Italy's government to press papal prosecutors to decide whether to put her on trial or archive the case. In a June 8 registered letter and an email...

In retaliation, Russia expels diplomat from North Macedonia

Jun. 10, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s foreign ministry said Thursday that Russia has expelled a diplomat from the small Balkan country, weeks after a Russian embassy official was ordered to leave Skopje. The acting ambassador at North Macedonia’s embassy...

Mini Lady Liberty statue heads to US for July 4 celebrations

Jun. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A replica of the Statue of Liberty, smaller but based on the original plaster cast of its big sister on Liberty Island, a gift from France, was given a sendoff Monday before a trip to the United States where it will be displayed for Independence Day. The...

US pullout from Afghanistan half done, but questions remain

Jun. 08, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is more than half done, and U.S. officials say that while it could be completed by July 4, the final exit of equipment and troops more likely will be later in the summer. As early as this week, the top U.S....

Amid brutal case surge, Afghanistan hit by a vaccine delay

Jun. 05, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan is battling a brutal surge in COVID-19 infections as health officials plead for vaccines, only to be told by the World Health Organization that the 3 million doses the country expected to receive by April won’t be delivered until August. ...

UK 'people's tribunal' hears claims China abused Uyghurs

Jun. 04, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A “people’s tribunal” set up to assess whether China’s alleged rights abuses against the Uyghur people constitute genocide opened in London on Friday, with witnesses alleging that inmates at detention camps for Uyghurs were routinely humiliated, tortured and abused. ...