US rapper fined for indecent language charges in St. Kitts
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis (AP) ? A representative for U.S. rapper 50 Cent says he's paid a fine and is on his way home after he and a member of his entourage were detained in St. Kitts and Nevis for using "indecent language" during a performance at a music festival.
Shaq brings US basketball diplomacy to Cuban capital
Spain exit poll: Popular Party gets most votes in election
MADRID (AP) ? Spain's conservative Popular Party collected most votes in the country's general election Sunday but didn't get enough seats in Parliament to form a government on its own, an exit poll for Spain's public broadcaster indicated.
Iraq takes full control of Fallujah from IS
Iraqi forces took the Islamic State group's last positions in the city of Fallujah Sunday, establishing full control over one of the jihadists' most emblematic bastions after a month-long operation. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had already declared victory on June 17 after IS defences collapsed, with Iraqi forces facing only limited resistance in subsequent clearing operations. The offensive saw tens of thousands of civilians risk death to flee their homes, leaving Iraq to grapple with a humanitarian crisis as its forces prepare to attack the country's last remaining major IS hub of Mosul.
Officials: California wildfire destroys 200 homes, buildings
Firefighters start to get deadly California blaze under control
(Reuters) - Firefighters have begun to contain a wildfire in central California that has killed at least two people and destroyed 200 structures, fire officials said on Sunday, as six other blazes raged in the state in an already intense wildfire season. The intense conflagration known as Erskine, about 110 miles (180 km) north of Los Angeles, has melted steel, exploded structures and reduced homes to ash. The Erskine fire is 10 percent contained after ripping through 36,810 acres - or nearly 60 square miles - the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), said on Sunday.
EU says to wait for talks while Britain in 'deep crisis'By Alastair Macdonald and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain is in a "deep political crisis" following its referendum vote to leave the EU and so European leaders must give it some time to launch the formal divorce process, a senior EU official involved in preparing their next summit said on Sunday. Briefing reporters ahead of Tuesday's meeting in Brussels, where Prime Minister David Cameron will speak to fellow leaders on the Brexit vote, the official said the EU did not expect him to make a formal notification of intention to withdraw from the bloc, and understood Britain needed time to organize itself.
Forest fire threatens Turkish resort; tourists evacuated
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities are evacuating residents and tourists from a resort in the Mediterranean coastal province of Antalya that is being threatened by a forest fire.
Slick Germany ease into Euro quarter-finals
Jerome Boateng scored his first international goal to set Germany on their way to a 3-0 win against Slovakia at Euro 2016 on Sunday as the world champions cruised into the quarter-finals. Boateng opened his account eight minutes into his 63rd international appearance and Joachim Loew's side never looked back against outclassed opponents. Mesut Ozil had a penalty saved soon after but Julian Draxler set up Mario Gomez to double the lead two minutes before half-time and the impressive Draxler then completed the scoring just after the hour mark.
UK sherpa out in the cold as EU Leave journey startsNegotiators from 27 European Union states met in Brussels on Sunday to discuss Brexit at the first such meeting after Britons voted to leave the bloc, and a senior official said London's envoy was not invited. Britons voted by 52 to 48 percent to leave the European Union, an unprecedented blow to Europe's post-war order, leaving politicians in EU capitals and Brussels pondering how to handle what they expect to be a long and painful divorce. It will be held without the British leader for the first time - a practice likely to become the new normal in Brussels.