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(Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2019)

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Libya PM Serraj will not sit down with rival Haftar to end war
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj said on Sunday he was not prepared to sit down with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to negotiate an end to the two-month offensive against Tripoli. .. read more..

Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam apologized to its people on Sunday as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be sent to mainland China for trial. .. read more..

Hong Kong democracy activist freed from jail, vows to join mass protests
Monday, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, to step down. .. read more..

China state media criticize foreign 'hypocrisy' over Hong Kong after climbdown
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Foreign "meddling" in the affairs of Hong Kong is hypocritical and "ill-intentioned", and Beijing will continue to back embattled chief executive Carrie Lam despite calls for her to resign, the official China Daily said on Monday. .. read more..

Puerto Rico oversight board enters agreement to address debt claims
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Puerto Rico’s federally created financial oversight board said on Sunday it has entered into an agreement with bondholders to provide "a framework for a plan of adjustment" to address $35 billion of claims against the bankrupt U.S. territory. .. read more..

Suspected North Carolina burglar caught after being fought off by boy with ma...
Sunday, June 16, 2019

North Carolina police arrested a suspected burglar on Sunday who was fought off by an 11-year-old boy with a machete and sought treatment at a hospital for a head wound, but managed to flee before police could arrest him. .. read more..

Asian shares edge up, trade, geopolitical tensions cap gains; focus on Fed me...
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Asian stocks inched higher on Monday, with a rebound in the Hong Kong market helping the mood, as investors remained cautious ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve meeting. .. read more..

U.S. chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban: sources
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Huawei's American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said. .. read more..

Pressure builds on Hong Kong leader with democracy activist set to leave jail
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hong Kong's political crisis enters its second week on Monday as uncertainty grows over the fate of government leader Carrie Lam and the extradition bill she postponed at the weekend. .. read more..

Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response
Sunday, June 16, 2019

The United States does not want to go to war with Iran but will take every action necessary, including diplomacy, to guarantee safe navigation through vital shipping lanes in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. .. read more..

Chinese raids hit North Korean defectors' 'Underground Railroad'
Sunday, June 16, 2019

A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22-year-old son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China. .. read more..

Power mostly restored after massive blackout in Argentina, but questions remain
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday, but Argentine President Mauricio Macri said the cause of the "unprecedented" outage was still unclear. .. read more..

Taking aim at Johnson, British PM hopefuls make their Brexit case
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favorite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what. .. read more..

Runner-up Koepka says not winning U.S. Open 'doesn't sting'
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Brooks Koepka came close to winning a third consecutive U.S. Open on Sunday but while he had to settle for second place behind Gary Woodland the world number one was far from down on himself. .. read more..

Guatemala votes for new president, runoff likely to decide outcome
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Guatemalans on Sunday voted for a new president, who will face the daunting challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has ravaged the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States, stoking tensions with President Donald Trump. .. read more..

Woodland fends off Koepka to claim U.S. Open
Monday, June 17, 2019

Gary Woodland held his nerve to claim his first major with a three-shot victory at the U.S. Open on Sunday, bringing Brooks Koepka's two-year reign to an end. .. read more..

Mexico detains 791 undocumented migrants, National Guard starts to patrol sou...
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mexican officials detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants on Saturday, the government said, in one of the biggest swoops against illegal immigration in recent months, as members of the National Guard began patrolling the southern border. .. read more..

Woods closes on upbeat note, no happy birthday for Mickelson
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Tiger Woods made another awful start before turning on the afterburners to shoot two-under 69 in the final round at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on Sunday. .. read more..

Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown
Sunday, June 16, 2019

More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations' top human rights body to investigate Beijing's deadly crackdown 30 years ago. .. read more..

Guatemala's center-left candidate Torres takes early lead in election
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Early results from Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday showed center-left candidate Sandra Torres leading the race from her nearest conservative rival Alejandro Giammattei by more than seven percentage points. .. read more..

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