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U.S. threatens Syria, says Assad is planning chemical weapons attack

WASHINGTON The White House warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducted a chemical weapons attack and said the United States had reason to believe such preparations were underway.

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U.S. to list China among worst human trafficking offenders: sources

WASHINGTON The United States plans to place China on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labor, said a congressional source and a person familiar with the matter, a step that could aggravate tensions with Beijing that have eased under President Donald Trump.

China Jun 26 2017

Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City: Iraqi general

MOSUL, Iraq The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days, the Iraqi military said on Monday, as elite counter-terrorism units fought militants among the narrow alleyways of the historic Old City. | Video

Iraq Jun 26 2017

UK's May strikes $1.3 billion deal with Northern Irish party to prop up government

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government by agreeing to at least 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) in extra funding for Northern Ireland in return for the support of the province's biggest Protestant party. | Video

Jun 26 2017

Mexico to seek FBI's help on government spying probe

MEXICO CITY Mexico's attorney general said on Monday it will request help from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate accusations the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto spied on private citizens.

Mexico Jun 26 2017

Search continues for missing after Colombia tourist boat accident

GUATAPE, Colombia Rescue workers searched on Monday for two people missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir in north-central Colombia, killing seven.

Jun 26 2017

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