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Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Jun. 17, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country's first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died Monday, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just...

Car bomb targets Indian army vehicle in Kashmir, 8 injured

Jun. 17, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A car bombing targeted an armored vehicle belonging to the Indian army in disputed Kashmir late Monday, wounding at least six soldiers and two civilians, officials said. Separately, an army officer and a suspected rebel were killed in a gunbattle. The Indian army said the attack was...

Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries

Jun. 17, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses are imploring President Donald Trump not to expand his tariffs to $300 billion in goods from China that have so far been spared in his trade war with Beijing. These companies warn that the additional tariffs would drive up prices for consumers, squeeze profits and leave...

Prince Harry champions mother's cause: clearing land mines

Jun. 17, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has offered his support to a new initiative to clear land mines from a wilderness area in Angola, saying it will protect lives and help communities. In backing the 47 million pound ($60 million) initiative of the Angolan government and the Halo Trust, Harry continued work on a...

Syrian insurgents shell government-held rural area, kill 12

Jun. 17, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian insurgents fired rockets into residential parts of the government-held northern province of Aleppo, striking a wedding party and killing at least 12 civilians and wounding 15, state media said Monday. The attack late Sunday took place in the village of Wadehi, south of Aleppo...

Protesters demand that embattled Hong Kong leader resign

Jun. 17, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered Monday outside the office of the city's leader, demanding that she step down in the crisis over a highly unpopular extradition bill that has tested the durability of China's promises to respect the former British colony's quasi-autonomy. The mostly young...

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

Jun. 17, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They didn't set out to change history; they weren't the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. Yet the June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgender people in New York City, clashing with police near a bar called the Stonewall Inn, was a vital catalyst in expanding LGBT...

Chadian rebel chief arrested in France on war crimes inquiry

Jun. 17, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Chadian rebel leader is among three people detained in France in an investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity. The Paris prosecutor's office and the national gendarmerie confirmed the arrest Monday of Mahamat Nouri and the two others in three separate locations around France...

Qatari envoy delivers aid to Gaza in cease-fire effort

Jun. 17, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Qatari envoy has delivered $25 million to the Gaza Strip to help shore up a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers. An official at the Qatari Gaza Reconstruction Committee said Monday that part of the money was being delivered to thousands of...

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Jun. 17, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers around the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world...