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Biden, Putin meet in high-stakes summit in Geneva

President Biden said it's "always better to meet face-to-face."
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VIDEO: Biden, Putin meet in high-stakes summit in Geneva
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Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire

Israeli airstrikes hit militant sites in the Gaza Strip, and Palestinians responded by sending a series of fire-carrying balloons back across the border for a second straight day
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An Israeli firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire caused by an incendiary balloon launched by Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, on the Israel-Gaza border, Israel, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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Banker arrested as Nicaragua crackdown expands

Nicaragua’s police have arrested a prominent banker in a sign the government’s pursuit of opponents is expanding beyond political leaders and potential challengers to President Daniel Ortega
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Biden says he told Putin he will always raise issues of 'fundamental human rights,' including Navalny, jailed Americans

Biden says he told Putin he will always raise issues of 'fundamental human rights,' including Navalny, jailed Americans
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Iran election race narrows but fears persist of low turnout

Iran is grappling with fears of low voter turnout, two days ahead of the country's presidential election
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In this picture made available by Young Journalists Club, YJC, presidential candidate for June 18, elections Mohsen Mehralizadeh speaks in the final debate of the candidates, at a state-run TV studio in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 12, 2021. Iran's seven presidential candidates offered starkly different views Saturday in the country's final debate, with hard-liners describing those seeking ties with the West as "infiltrators" and the race's sole moderate warning a hard-line government would only bring more sanctions for the Islamic Republic. (Morteza Fakhri Nezhad/ Young Journalists Club, YJC via AP)
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Biden meets Putin, a derailed train and a dry Lake Mead: World in Photos, June 16

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Biden meets Putin, a derailed train and a dry Lake Mead: World in Photos, June 16
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Ivory Coast's ex-president to return 10 years after arrest

Former President Laurent Gbagbo is returning home to Ivory Coast for the first time in nearly a decade
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FILE - In this April 11, 2011 file photo, former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, center, and his wife Simone, are seen in the custody of republican forces loyal to election winner Alassane Ouattara, at the Golf Hotel in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Gbagbo is scheduled to return home to Ivory Coast Thursday June 17, 2021 for the first time in nearly a decade. The move comes after his acquittal on war crimes charges was upheld at the International Criminal Court earlier this year. (AP Photo/Aristide Bodegla, File)
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ABC News Live Update: Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin

The leaders are expected to discuss Russia’s election meddling, human rights and the recent cyberattacks on U.S. infrastructure.
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VIDEO: ABC News Live Update: Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Putin holds press conference following meeting with President Biden

The Russian president gives his take on the highly anticipated summit.
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VIDEO: Putin holds press conference following meeting with President Biden
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German woman convicted of joining IS, holding Yazidi slaves

A German-Algerian woman has been convicted of membership in the Islamic State group and of holding Yazidi women as slaves in Syria after she traveled there as a teenager
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COVID hits Ecuador doctors who delayed wedding to treat sick

They were a pair of young doctors in love who put off marriage to save lives
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Doctor David Vallejo and his fiancee Doctor Mavelin Bonilla rest at home in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Doctor Vallejo and Doctor Bonilla suspended their wedding in order to tend to COVID-19 patients and in the process, Vallejo got sick himself with the disease, ending up in an ICU for several days. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
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Israel to halt nighttime 'mapping' of Palestinian homes

The Israeli military says it is reining in a controversial practice of conducting late-night raids of Palestinian homes in the West Bank that are aimed at gathering information about the houses and their inhabitants
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FILE - In this May 12, 2020 file photo, Israeli soldiers patrol after a soldier was killed when a rock thrown off a rooftop struck him in the head during an arrest raid, in the village of Yabad near the West Bank city of Jenin. The Israeli military says it is reining in a controversial practice of conducting late-night raids of Palestinian homes in the West Bank aimed at gathering information about the houses and their inhabitants. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
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Let the recovery begin: EU chief OKs first virus plans

European Union authorities are moving a step closer to deploying the bloc’s massive pandemic recovery fund
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European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen speaks during a joint news conference with European Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn on the Recovery Plan for Europe at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin: No hostility in meeting with US President Joe Biden; tone was constructive

Russian President Vladimir Putin: No hostility in meeting with US President Joe Biden; tone was constructive
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Russian President Putin says he and US President Biden agree to return ambassadors to posts in a bid to lower tensions

Russian President Putin says he and US President Biden agree to return ambassadors to posts in a bid to lower tensions
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Spain hopes to jumpstart electric car industry with EU funds

Spain is Europe's second-biggest car maker but lags behind when it comes to electric vehicles
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A man charges his electric car at an electrical charging point in Rivas Vaciamadrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Spain is Europe's second-leading car maker but it is lagging behind when it comes to electric cars, a situation that the government aims to change by using around five billion euros of the EU pandemic recovery funds to kickstart the electric car industry. The government plans to spend big, to install a network of public recharging stations and to convince customers about the benefits of buying electric or hybrid vehicles. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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French conspiracist accused in kidnapping expelled home

A Frenchman accused of inspiring the kidnapping of a young girl has arrived in his home country to face changes following his expulsion from Malaysia
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A police convoy carrying a Frenchman accused of inspiring the kidnapping of a young girl arrives at the hall of justice in Nancy, eastern France, Wednesday June 16, 2021. France had issued an Interpol arrest notice for Remy Daillet-Wiedemann, who was detained on immigration charges by Malaysia. Prosecutors accuse Daillet-Wiedemann of helping organize the abduction of an 8-year-old girl in eastern France on behalf of her mother, who had lost custody of the child. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
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Greece: Public workers strike over new labor law

A 24-hour public sector strike in Greece is disrupting transportation and other services
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A seaman cleans the entrance of a docked ferry during a 24-hour labor strike at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Greece's biggest labor unions staged a 24-hour strike to protest a labor bill being voted in parliament. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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Ukraine uncovers ring behind $500 million hacking operation

Ukrainian police say they have uncovered a ring of computer hackers responsible for cyberattacks that targeted the United States and South Korea and caused half a billion dollars in damage
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The Latest: Summit between Biden and Putin ends

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have concluded their high-stake summit in Geneva
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Russian president Vladimir Putin, center gets into his car after his arrival for the US - Russia summit with US President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP, Pool)
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Mexico's Cozumel port gets first cruise ship since pandemic

The Mexican resort of Cozumel has welcomed the first arrival of a cruise ship carrying passengers since the coronavirus pandemic essentially collapsed the industry
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Junta troops burn Myanmar village in escalation of violence

Government troops in Myanmar have burned down most of a village in the country’s central heartland in an apparent attempt to suppress local resistance against the ruling military junta
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Smoke rises from smoldering houses in Kinma village, Pauk township, Magwe division, central Myanmar on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Residents said people are missing after military troops burned the village the night before. (AP Photo)
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Malaysian king says Parliament must resume despite emergency

Malaysia’s king says Parliament, which has been suspended under a coronavirus emergency since January, must resume as soon as possible
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In this photo released by Malaysia's Department of Information, Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, center, salutes during the opening ceremony of the parliamentary session at parliament house in Kuala Lumpur, Monday, May 18, 2020. Malaysia's King said Wednesday, June 16, 2021, that Parliament, which has been suspended under a coronavirus emergency since January, must resume as soon as possible but stopped short of saying the emergency should end. (Shaiful Nizal Ismail/Malaysia's Department of Information via AP)
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Estonia says Russian planes violate its airspace, again

NATO member Estonia says two Russian fighter jets violated its airspace, in what it claimed was the fourth such incident this year
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Malaysian court rejects coroner's verdict in teen's death

A Malaysian high court says a coroner erred in ruling that the death of a French-Irish teenager whose body was found near a jungle resort was likely due to a misadventure that didn't involve other people
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In this image from video released by Malaysian Judiciary, High Court Judge Azizul Azmi Adnan, bottom center, Meabh Quoirin and Sebastian Quoirin, parents of French-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, second left frame in the middle, attend the verdict for inquest into the death of Quoirin Wednesday, June 16, 2021. A Malaysian High Court found Wednesday that a coroner erred in ruling that the death of the teenager whose body was found near a jungle resort was likely due to a misadventure that didn't involve other people. (Malaysian Judiciary via AP)
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EU urges members to stay united as ties worsen with Russia

The European Union's top diplomat is warning that the bloc's testy relations with Russia will probably get worse and that EU member countries must not let Moscow divide them
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European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Borrell unveiled a new set of proposals for the EU to deal with an increasingly authoritarian Russia, and his report will be discussed by the bloc's leaders at a summit next week. (Johanna Geron/Pool Photo via AP)
June 16

Dozens of sea lions swamp fishing boat

All aboard! Dozens of sea lions seeking to escape a pack of hunting killer whales in southern Chile surprised the crew of a fishing boat by trying to board it en masse.
June 16
All aboard! Dozens of sea lions seeking to escape a pack of hunting killer whales in southern Chile surprised the crew of a fishing boat by trying to board it en masse.
June 16

Ex-aide says Boris Johnson called health minister 'hopeless'

The former top aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ramped up his criticism of the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic
June 16
FILE - In this May 24, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior aid Dominic Cummings leaves 10 Downing Street, in London. The former top aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ramped up his criticism of the government’s handling of the coronavirus on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 releasing private message exchanges in which Johnson appeared to brand his health minister “hopeless.” Dominic Cummings, who was Johnson’s most senior adviser until November, published a screenshot of WhatsApp exchanges, apparently with Johnson, discussing problems securing protective equipment and increasing coronavirus testing in March 2020. In one message, Johnson said Health Secretary Matt Hancock was “totally (expletive) hopeless.” Johnson’s office would neither confirm nor deny that the messages were genuine. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)
June 16

Security flaw found in 2G mobile data encryption standard

Cybersecurity researchers in Europe say they've discovered a flaw in an encryption algorithm used by cellphones that may have allowed attackers to eavesdrop on some data traffic for more than two decades
June 16
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2009 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a cell phone with a photo of her on the screen during her opening walk at the CeBIT in Hanover, northern Germany. Cybersecurity researchers in Europe say they've discovered a flaw in an encryption algorithm used by cellphones that may have allowed attackers to eavesdrop on some data traffic for more than two decades. In a paper published Wednesday, researchers from Germany, France and Norway said the flaw affects the GPRS mobile data standard. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach, file)
June 16

German platoon ordered from Lithuania amid misconduct probe

Germany has ordered a military platoon stationed in Lithuania as part of a NATO mission to return home amid allegations of serious misconduct
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South Africa marks anniversary of Soweto student protests

South Africa's high rate of unemployment has cast a pall over Youth Day, the holiday honoring the 45th anniversary of the Soweto student protests which played a key role in ending apartheid, the previous regime of racist, minority rule
June 16
People attend a commemoration at the Hector Petersen Memorial in Soweto on the 45th anniversary of the Soweto uprising Wednesday, June 16, 2021. On the morning of June 16, 1976, thousands of black students went on a protest rally from their schools to Orlando Stadium. They were protesting against an official order which made Afrikaans compulsory in Black township schools throughout the country. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
June 16

China says nuclear fuel rods damaged, no radiation leak

The Chinese government says a nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked
June 16
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, then British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, left, chats with Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Co. Ltd. General Manager Guo Liming as he inspects a nuclear reactor under construction at the nuclear power plant in Taishan, southeastern China's Guangdong province. The Taishan nuclear plant near Hong Kong suffered five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government said Wednesday in its first confirmation of the incident that prompted concern over the facility’s safety. (AP Photo/Bobby Yip, Pool, File)
June 16

Leaders of Islamist group in Tanzania freed, charges dropped

Leaders of an Islamist group that advocated for independence for Tanzania’s semiautonomous region of Zanzibar have seen terrorism-related charges against them dropped
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June 16

China releasing metals stockpiles in bid to cool inflation

The Chinese government says it will release copper, aluminum and zinc from stockpiles to increase market supplies in a fresh effort to restrain surging prices that officials warn might disrupt a business revival
June 16
June 16

Biden and Putin meet with the press before high-stakes summit

Putin said he hopes their meeting will be "productive."
June 16
VIDEO: Biden and Putin meet with the press before high-stakes summit
June 16

Germany buys Dubai asset data in fight against tax evasion

Germany’s finance minister has ordered the purchase of data on Germans with assets in Dubai as part of efforts to combat tax evasion
June 16
June 16

Biden, Putin arrive for high-stakes summit in Geneva

The historic meeting is taking place during a period of rising tensions between the United States and Russia.
June 16
VIDEO: Biden, Putin arrive for high-stakes summit in Geneva
June 16

Experts: UK is losing race to adapt to climate change

A panel of experts says Britain is losing the race to adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change, including worsening heat and floods
June 16
FILE - In this Friday, June 11, 2021 file photo, a climate activist wears a protective face mask with a message which reads "The climate is changing, why aren't we?" during an action on Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, Cornwall, England. Britain is losing the race to adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change, including worsening heat and floods, a government-appointed panel of experts said Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The Climate Change Committee, set up to advise the government, said the level of global warming that is already inevitable would cause expensive and dangerous overheating in homes, power cuts and damage to nature, crops and food supplies. It said the government must act urgently to ensure Britain is prepared. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)
June 16

Malaysian PM switches back to real name after court bungle

Malaysia’s government has issued a directive ordering all civil servants to use the legal spelling of the prime minister’s name, after a court earlier squashed a detention order that was signed by the leader using his more widely known unofficial spelling
June 16
FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, thumbs up during a press conference at prime minister's office in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's government has issued a directive ordering all civil servants to use the legal spelling of the prime minister's name, Mahiaddin Yasin, after a court earlier squashed a detention order that was signed by the leader using his more widely known unofficial spelling as Muhyiddin Yassin. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
June 16

China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama

A brisk wind ruffles yellow prayer flags as dozens of Tibetans circle a shrine in a time-honored Buddhist ritual
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The Chinese flag flies at a plaza near the Potala Palace in Lhasa in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, as seen during a government organized visit for foreign journalists. High-pressure tactics employed by China's ruling Communist Party appear to be finding success in separating Tibetans from their traditional Buddhist culture and the influence of the Dalai Lama. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 16

British lawyer Karim Khan sworn in as ICC's chief prosecutor

British lawyer Karim Khan has been sworn in as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
June 16
FILE - In this Monday, June 4, 2007 file photo, lawyer Karim Khan adjust his headphones in the courtroom of the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, the Netherlands. Khan is being sworn in Wednesday, June 16, 2021 as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, taking leadership of a busy and financially stretched team that is probing alleged atrocities around the globe. Khan, a 51-year-old English lawyer, has years of experience in international lawyer as a prosecutor, investigator and defense attorney. He takes over from Fatou Bensouda of Gambia, whose nine-year term ended Tuesday. (AP Photo/Robert Vos, Pool, File)
June 16

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the venue for his summit with U.S. President Joe Biden in Geneva

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the venue for his summit with U.S. President Joe Biden in Geneva
June 16
June 16

Greece: Public workers strike over proposed labor law

A 24-hour public sector strike in Greece is disrupting transportation and other services
June 16
A seaman cleans the entrance of a docked ferry during a 24-hour labor strike at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Greece's biggest labor unions staged a 24-hour strike to protest a labor bill being voted in parliament. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 16

Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers, the army

Lebanon's economic meltdown threatens to undermine its military, a force that Lebanese have long considered an anchor for stability
June 16
In this undated photo released by the Lebanese Army official website, Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun poses for a picture, in Beirut, Lebanon. The currency collapse has wiped out the salaries of the U.S.-backed Lebanese military, placed unprecedented pressure on the army's operational capabilities with some of the highest attrition rates over the past two years, and raised concerns about its ability to continue playing a stabilizing role while sectarian tensions and crime are on the rise.(Lebanese Army Website via AP)
June 16

Amid pandemic, 'Me Too' comes to Egypt

A viral social media post sparked Egypt's own #MeToo movement.
June 16
Attorney and activist Noor El-Gohary in Cairo, May 21, 2021.
June 16

UK inflation up more than expected amid COVID fluctuations

British consumer prices rose by more than expected last month as fuel and clothing costs surged following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions
June 16
People sit at outdoor tables at a restaurant in Soho, in London, Monday, June 14, 2021. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed as a result of the spread of the delta variant first identified in India. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
June 16

Kim warns of 'tense' food situation, longer COVID lockdown

The North’s economy has deteriorated amid pandemic border closures.
June 16
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Kim warned about possible food shortages and called for his people to brace for extended COVID-19 restrictions as he opened a major political conference to discuss national efforts to salvage a broken economy. the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
June 16

N Korea's Kim looks much thinner, causing health speculation

The last time Kim Jong Un faced rumors about his health, it was because the North Korean leader walked with a cane, missed an important state anniversary or panted for breath
June 16
This combination of file photos provided by the North Korean government, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Workers' Party meetings in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb. 8, 2021, left, and June 15, 2021. Last time when Kim faced rumors about his health, the North Korean leader had walked with a cane, missed an important state anniversary or panted for breath. Now, the 37-year-old faces fresh speculation about his health because he looks thinner noticeably in recent state media images. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
June 16

Man charged after reporter hounded at anti-lockdown protest

Police have charged a 57-year-old man with abusive behavior after a journalist was harassed and chased by anti-lockdown protesters in London
June 16
June 15

Australia's highest court upholds foreign interference law

Australia’s highest court has rejected a challenge to foreign interference laws in a case that involved a U.S. conservative political organization and free speech arguments
June 15
FILE - In this May 6, 2021, file photo, Andrew Cooper, founder and president of libertarian group LibertyWorks, arrives at Federal Court in Sydney. Australia’s highest court on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 rejected a challenge to foreign interference laws in a case that involved a U.S. conservative political organization and free speech arguments. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)