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Former Spanish king's ex-mistress says he laundered money

Madrid - Spain's former king Juan Carlos is once again in the spotlight after his former mistress claimed he was involved in money laundering, sparking calls for an investigation.

As ties thaw, Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, the latest in a series of dizzying peace moves after two decades of war between the neighbours.

'Paris won't die': Scenes of joy at Paris bar targeted by terror

Paris - Striking images of World Cup celebrations at a Paris bar targeted in the deadly November 2015 attacks ricocheted around social media Monday, potent symbols of France's resolve to not live in fear despite a persistent terror threat.

EU warns Airbnb to obey rules or risk fines

Apo - The European Union on Monday warned holiday rental site Airbnb to bring consumer terms in line with the bloc's rules or risk financial penalties.

Long-absent Syrian expats in emotional visit home from US

- Victoria Mubarakah sits in the shade of a grapevine in her ancestral village in Syria, nostalgic and happy after a long trip from her home in the United States.

Ex-Pinochet colonel captured in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Argentina says it has captured a former Chilean army colonel convicted of crimes against humanity during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Happy Helsinki summit fails to charm Trump and Putin

Apo - The United Nations may have judged Finland the happiest country in the world, but the Helsinki summit failed to make Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin smile.

Reuters journalist takes stand as Myanmar trial begins

One of two Reuters journalists charged in Myanmar with breaking a state secrets law while reporting on the Rohingya crisis protested his innocence Monday on the first day of a trial that has provoked global condemnation.

France set for heroes' welcome after thrilling World Cup win

Paris - The World Cup-winning French team were travelling home on Monday for a victory parade on the Champs Elysees following their triumph in Moscow that sparked wild celebrations nationwide.

Thai cave rescue divers given diplomatic immunity: report

Sydney - Two Australian divers who helped extract the young football team trapped in a Thai cave obtained diplomatic immunity before the rescue in case it failed, national broadcaster ABC reported Monday.

Putin says summit with Trump 'very successful'

Apo - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said his summit meeting with US leader Donald Trump was "very successful", following several hours of talks in Helsinki.

UK seeks to allay Brexit fears at Farnborough air show

Farnborough - Britain sought to project an image of aerospace prowess long after it leaves the European Union, at the Farnborough airshow on Monday, as Airbus and Boeing announced a raft of deals and issued optimistic outlooks for the global industry.

Former FARC leader accuses government of 'betrayal', declines Senate seat

Apo - Former FARC rebel leader Ivan Marquez announced on Monday that he won't take his seat in Colombia's Senate despite the historic peace deal ending decades of armed conflict, accusing the government of "betrayal.

EU warns Sri Lanka over death penalty

Colombo - EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it went ahead.

Putin says idea Russia has compromising material on Trump is 'nonsense'

Apo - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday scoffed at a suggestion that Moscow had any compromising material on Donald Trump, following talks with the US leader.

US challenges trade war counter-tariffs at WTO

Washington - The United States on Monday launched challenges at the World Trade Organization to hit back at the major trading partners who have retaliated against President Donald Trump's tariffs on metals and goods from China.

Iraqis demand change as protests run into second week

Basra - Protests in Iraq continued into their second week Monday following days of clashes that left eight people dead, with demonstrators rallying to put social problems in the spotlight.

Argentine Church spars with abortion campaigners ahead of debate

Buenos Aires - A crime or a right? That's the question posed by the influential Catholic Church three weeks out from a Senate vote on whether to adopt a bill that would decriminalize abortion in Argentina.

British caver says considering legal action after Elon Musk 'pedo' tweet

Bangkok - A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thai cave said Monday he may take legal action against Elon Musk after the entrepreneur called him a "pedo".
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