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Russia reports successful test launch of hypersonic missile

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military reported another successful test launch of a new hypersonic cruise missile on Monday. Russia's Defense Ministry said the Zircon missile was launched from the Admiral Groshkov frigate in the White Sea. The ministry said the missile flew at a speed seven ...

Nicaragua marks 1979 revolution date with opponents jailed

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Nicaraguan government organized rallies and festivities Monday to mark the anniversary of the July 19, 1979, revolution that overthrew dictator Anastasio Somoza. But with most opposition leaders jailed, many Nicaraguans say President Daniel Ortega is acting much ...

UN rights chief alarmed by reported use of powerful spyware

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief voiced alarm Monday over the reported use of military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's comments ...

Turkish president: Two-state deal only way for Cyprus peace

PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) — The only route to lasting peace on ethnically divided Cyprus is through the international community's acceptance of two separate states on the east Mediterranean island nation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. Erdogan said that a "permanent and ...

Serbia-Kosovo talks, brokered by EU, produce no result

BRUSSELS (AP) — A meeting Monday between Serbia and Kosovo that is part of the European Union-brokered negotiations aimed at resolving a long-lasting dispute that remains a source of tensions in the volatile Balkans produced no progress. The negotiations were headed by the EU foreign policy ...

Belarus arrests 3 journalists in continuing media crackdown

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus raided offices of an independent newspaper and detained three of its journalists Monday as part of a relentless crackdown on media outlets and civil society activists. Alyaksandr Mantsevich, the editor of the Regionalnaya Gazeta (Regional ...

Red Cross staff to join migrant rescue boat in Mediterranean

ROME (AP) — A France-based migrant rescue organization soon will be getting medical and other assistance aboard its charity ship in the Mediterranean. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, known as IFRC, said Monday that its teams will go aboard the Ocean ...

Colombia announces police reforms aimed at stemming abuses

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque on Monday announced reforms to the nation's police forces that are meant to improve accountability and decrease human rights abuses, following weeks of protests in which officers were accused of killing at least two dozen ...

UK opts not to vaccinate most under-18s against COVID-19

LONDON (AP) — The British government has decided not to inoculate most children and teenagers against COVID-19 until more safety data on the vaccines become available. Children as young as 12 with severe neuro-disabilities, Down syndrome, immunosuppression and multiple or severe learning ...

Iraqi officials: Roadside bomb kills 30 in Baghdad market

BAGHDAD (AP) — A roadside bomb attack targeted a Baghdad suburb Monday, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens of others at a crowded market, Iraqi medical officials said. The attack took place in the Wahailat market in Sadr City, Iraq's military said in a statement. Two medical ...