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Economy able, Cameron assures

updated: 06/28/2016 3:34 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Monday that Britain's vote to leave the European Union won't send the economy into a tailspin, even as the country was stripped of its top credit rating and stock markets and the pound continued a downward spiral.

Kremlin: Turkey 'sorry' over jet

updated: 06/28/2016 3:24 a.m. Discuss

MOSCOW -- Turkey's president has apologized for the downing of a Russian military jet at the Syrian border, the Kremlin said Monday.

Source of Fallujah fires under dispute

posted: 06/28/2016 3:22 a.m. Discuss

FALLUJAH, Iraq -- Dozens of homes were looted and burned as Fallujah was liberated from the Islamic State militant group, and Iraqi government forces Monday accused the retreating militants. Some provincial police, however, blamed the fires on Shiite militias operating with the federal police.

The world in brief

posted: 06/28/2016 3:20 a.m. Discuss

First lady in Liberia on ‘Girls Learn’ trip

Cameron: UK won't trigger exit talks right away

posted: 06/27/2016 9:56 a.m. Discuss

LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK will not trigger formal EU exit talks at this stage.

Leader: Scots can prevent exit from EU

posted: 06/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

LONDON -- Britain's decision to remove itself from the European Union produced more political turmoil Sunday as Scotland's leader threatened to block the move and the head of the opposition Labor Party faced opposition from his own legislators.

Iraqis declare Fallujah liberated

updated: 06/27/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

BAGHDAD -- After a military operation that lasted nearly five weeks, a senior Iraqi commander declared Sunday that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from the Islamic State group.

Panama debuts expanded canal

updated: 06/27/2016 2:52 a.m. Discuss

PANAMA CITY -- Under exploding fireworks and alongside waving flags, a Chinese ship carrying more than 9,000 containers on Sunday entered the newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal's capacity.

China on track for its 2nd space station

updated: 06/27/2016 2:52 a.m. Discuss

BEIJING -- China on Sunday recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new-generation rocket, marking another milestone in its increasingly ambitious space program that envisions a mission to Mars by the end of the decade.

Spanish election renews political uncertainty

updated: 06/27/2016 2:51 a.m. Discuss

MADRID -- Spain's repeat election on Sunday failed to clarify the political future of the European Union's fifth-largest economy, with the main parties placing roughly the same as in December's ballot, which brought six months of stalemate.

The world in brief

updated: 06/27/2016 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Bus crash kills 35, injures 20 in China

Official 1 of 15 slain at hotel in Somalia

posted: 06/27/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Somali Cabinet minister is among the 15 killed in an Islamic extremist attack on a hotel in the capital, police say.

EU 6: Hurry U.K. exit talks

updated: 06/26/2016 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Foreign ministers of the European Union's founding members on Saturday urged quick negotiations about Britain's departure from the bloc, saying the other 27 countries in the union need to move ahead and think about the future.

Eatery displaced by war takes kebabs to Baghdad

posted: 06/26/2016 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Long before Fallujah was known the world over for deadly jihadis, it was known all over Iraq for its kebab -- fatty lamb, ground and mixed with onion, grilled on a skewer over an open fire and served with a pinch of sumac -- at a joint called Haji Hussein.

In China, Putin puts emphasis on partnership

posted: 06/26/2016 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday emphasized economic ties with China and praised what he called Russia's "all-embracing and strategic partnership" with its neighbor, during a visit to Beijing that takes place against the background of a drop in trade and lingering mistrust.

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