China lashes out at Hong Kong protest targeting its office
HONG KONG (AP) — China on Monday harshly criticized a weekend demonstration in which eggs were thrown at its office in Hong Kong, accusing the demonstrators of violence without mentioning a violent attack against protesters and civilians the same night.
Ukrainian leader's party on track to win parliament majority
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The party of Ukraine's president was on track Monday to win an absolute majority in parliament, a first in the country's modern history that would hand President Volodymyr Zelenskiy a clear mandate for change.
Britain's May chairs emergency session on seized tanker
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May chaired an emergency security session on Monday to discuss how to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.
IAEA chief Yukiya Amano who oversaw Iran deal dies at 72
VIENNA (AP) — Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and the cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, has died at 72, the agency announced Monday.
Iran says it arrested 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Monday it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country's nuclear and military sites, and that some of them have already been sentenced to death.
Syrian activists say airstrikes kill 27 in rebel-held town
BEIRUT (AP) — Multiple Airstrikes hit a busy market in a rebel-controlled town in northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least 27 people and turning several buildings into piles of rubble, according to opposition activists and a war monitor.
Firefighters battle wildfire in Portugal, 31 people hurt
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters on Monday were battling a major wildfire amid scorching temperatures in Portugal, where forest blazes wreak destruction every summer.
AP Explains: Deadly mega-fires bring new challenge to Europe
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The European Union describes wildfires as "a serious and increasing threat" across the continent. Most alarmingly, forest blazes are growing in intensity, especially in southern countries such as Greece, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal but also in Scandinavia.
Israeli crews demolish Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years.
India launches moon mission a week after it was aborted
NEW DELHI (AP) — India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon on Monday, a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem.
The Latest: India sends unmanned mission to moon's far side
SRIHARIKOTA, India (AP) — The Latest on India's launch of an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon (all times local): 2:55 p.m.
A tiny, unrepresentative electorate picks UK's new leader
LONDON (AP) — Britain's next prime minister will govern a nation of 66 million people, but only 0.25% of them had a say in the choice.
South Korea detains 6 for illegally entering Japan consulate
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police on Monday detained six people for allegedly illegally entering a Japanese diplomatic facility in South Korea and staging an anti-Tokyo demonstration there.
Proposed New Zealand law says owning guns is not a right
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership in a law proposed Monday that emphasizes owning guns is a privilege and not a right.
With a wide smile for his mom, Prince George turns 6
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace has released three new photographs before Prince George's birthday. The future king turns 6 on Monday.
Papua New Guinea open to Chinese and Australian investors
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea's prime minister said Monday his South Pacific island nation was open to investment from China, Australia and any other country that is willing to work within the country's rules.
Teen mom, newborn eye new life from Tijuana migrant shelter
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The tiny, month-old boy slept soundly on the bottom bunk, seemingly undisturbed by the squealing Central American toddlers running by and a kitten leaping from the neighboring bed.
Abe's coalition still short of votes to change constitution
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan's upper house of parliament in elections Sunday, but it lost ground and fell short of the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions, according to vote counts by public television and other media.
Clashes involving Hong Kong's protest movement grow violent
HONG KONG (AP) — Clashes involving Hong Kong's protest movement escalated violently late Sunday as police launched tear gas at protesters who didn't disband after a massive march and subway riders were attacked by masked assailants who appeared to target the pro-democracy demonstrators.
Ukraine president's party buoyed by exit poll after election
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party was headed to win the biggest share of votes in the Ukraine's snap parliamentary election, according to an exit poll Sunday, but it was unclear if the party nailed down a solid majority in the legislature.
The Latest: Ukraine's president outlines main priorities
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's parliamentary election (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Ukraine's president, buoyed by an exit poll showing his party taking the largest share of votes in parliamentary elections, says fighting corruption and establishing peace in the war-wracked east will be the country's top tasks.
1,800 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — About 1,800 firefighters were struggling to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have already injured 20 people, including eight firefighters, authorities said Sunday.
New audio shows UK could not prevent Iran takeover of tanker
LONDON (AP) — The release Sunday of an audio recording has shed new light on the seizure of a British-flagged tanker at the hands of Iran's Revolutionary Guard as tensions flare in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
Pakistani hospital hit by female suicide bomber, 9 killed
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30.
Teen climate activist gets Normandy's first Freedom Prize
PARIS (AP) — Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has received the first Freedom Prize awarded by France's Normandy region, which last month commemorated the 75th D-Day anniversary.