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  1. Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work

    06.19 / 16:50 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s foreign minister rejected President Donald Trump’s new policy toward the island, saying Monday that “we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat” and refusing to return U.S. fugitives who have received asylum in Cuba. In a hard-edged response to the policy announced Friday, Foreign […
  2. Russia warns US after downing of Syrian warplane

    06.19 / 14:56 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY NATALIYA VASILYEVA and BASSEM MROUE MOSCOW (AP) — Warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition operating over Syrian government-controlled areas west of the Euphrates River will be tracked as potential targets, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday, a day after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian air force jet. Moscow condemned the downing of the Syrian […
  3. Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning

    06.19 / 13:58 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says its ballistic missile strike targeting the Islamic State group in Syria was not only a response to deadly attacks in Tehran, but a powerful message to archrival Saudi Arabia and the United States, one that could add to already soaring regional tensions. The […
  4. 79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

    06.19 / 13:58 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    LONDON (AP) — London police said Monday that 79 people were now believed to have died in the high-rise apartment building fire. Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave the new figure during a statement outside Scotland Yard, saying it includes both people who were confirmed dead and others who are missing and presumed dead. It’s an […
  5. Portugal awaits foreign help to fight deadly wildfires

    06.19 / 13:58 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY BARRY HATTON and HELENA ALVES PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal (AP) — More than 2,000 firefighters in Portugal battled Monday to contain major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 people, while authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent the tragedy. Reinforcements, including more water-dropping planes […
  6. Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved

    06.19 / 13:58 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    HELSINKI (AP) — Religious and indigenous leaders worldwide are calling for an end to deforestation in an international multi-faith, multi-cultural plea to reduce the emissions that fuel climate change, which is killing tropical rainforests. Participants from 21 countries at a conference in the Norwegian capital of Oslo are hoping that billions of people of faith […
  7. So it begins: Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

    06.19 / 12:53 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY RAF CASERT BRUSSELS (AP) — A year after its historic vote, Britain on Monday finally opened negotiations with the other 27 European Union nations about leaving the bloc, with the final outcome, due in 2019, as globally important as it now seems unpredictable. The two chief negotiators, Michel Barnier of the EU and David […
  8. Expulsion of Qataris from Gulf states comes into effect

    06.19 / 12:53 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY AYA BATRAWY DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The deadline for Qataris to leave neighboring Gulf Arab states came into effect on Monday as the diplomatic standoff persisted with no end in sight despite multiple efforts at mediation. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar on June 5 and […
  9. Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship collision

    06.19 / 12:53 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY MARI YAMAGUCHI TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be reported. A coast guard official said Monday they are trying to find out what the crew of the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal was doing […
  10. Suspected jihadists attack popular resort in Mali’s capital

    06.18 / 21:55 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY BABA AHMED BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Suspected jihadists attacked a hotel resort Sunday in Mali’s capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. The number of casualties was unclear in the assault, which continued into the evening, authorities said. Gunfire first rang out at the Campement Kangaba on the outskirts […
  11. Tougher Trump line toward Cuba delights hardliners on island

    06.18 / 13:22 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ HAVANA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s announcement of a tougher line toward Cuba has delighted hardliners on the island, who say it reveals the long-held U.S. aim of imposing American will on Cuba and justifies their wariness toward Washington. The president’s speech to Cuban exiles in Miami has also […
  12. Russia says Trump is using ‘Cold War rhetoric’ on Cuba

    06.18 / 12:26 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry has criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze a detente with Cuba and his verbal attack on the Caribbean island’s leaders. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday that Trump is “returning us to the forgotten rhetoric of the Cold War.” The statement says that “It’s clear […
  13. Navy stops search for 7 missing sailors after bodies found

    06.18 / 12:26 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY MARI YAMAGUCHI YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The search for seven U.S. Navy sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan was called off Sunday after several bodies were found in the ship’s flooded compartments, including sleeping quarters. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the Navy’s 7th Fleet, described the […
  14. 58 dead in central Portugal wildfires; many killed in cars

    06.18 / 12:26 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY HELENA ALVES and ARMANDO FRANCA AVELAR, Portugal (AP) — Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 58 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called “the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years.” Nearly […
  15. UK government scrambles to limit fallout from London fire

    06.18 / 12:26 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY GREGORY KATZ LONDON (AP) — The British government Sunday scrambled to contain political fallout from the London high-rise inferno that has claimed at least 58 lives. The cause of Wednesday’s blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that exterior paneling used in an extensive renovation completed last […
  16. Rout by Macron’s party expected in French parliament vote

    06.18 / 12:26 naplesherald.com Naplesherald.com - World
    BY ELAINE GANLEY PARIS (AP) — French voters are casting ballots Sunday in the final round of parliamentary elections that could clinch President Emmanuel Macron’s hold on power, as his fledgling party appears set to rout mainstream rivals and turn politics as usual on its head. Pollsters say that after its dominant performance in last […