A $400 million cash payment to Iran has little precedent


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A $400 million cash payment to Iran has little precedent
Legal experts and historians agree a $400 million cash delivery to repay Iranian claim may be unprecedented in recent US history

EU trade negotiator plays down reports of EU-US pact failure
The EU’s lead negotiator in trade talks is downplaying assertions from the German economy minister that negotiations on the pact have failed

German prosecutors file terror charge against teenage girl
German prosecutors have indicted a teenage girl on charges of attempted murder and supporting a terrorist organization

Austria flights resume in Vienna after day of disruption
Austrian airline officials say technical problems that left hundreds of passengers stranded at Vienna’s airport have been resolved and flights are back to normal

Russian athletes visit air base in Syria used to strike IS
Russian athletes have visited an air base in Syria that Russia uses to target Islamic State fighters

France meets Muslim leaders, experts after burkini row
France’s Interior minister is meeting leaders of the country’s Muslim community, experts and lawmakers following public tensions over burkinis

Human rights activists condemn secret detentions in Ukraine
International rights group are raising the alarm about secret detentions in Ukraine

East Timor, Australia open talks on maritime border dispute
East Timor and Australia have begun conciliation talks in their bitter legal battle to set a permanent maritime boundary that will carve up billions of dollars in oil and gas reserves underneath the sea bed

Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don’t retreat
Turkey has ordered predominantly Kurdish Syrian militants to withdraw east of the Euphrates river “immediately” or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week

Tomorrow’s Wars and the American Cybersoldiers Who Will Fight Them
The military is experimenting with drones, censors and new tactics designed to defeat digital enemies on tomorrow’s battlefields.

Kerry Washington: ‘Two pregnancies have been very different’
It’s a busy time for Kerry Washington _ juggling shoots for the hit show “Scandal,” the Emmy season, and her second pregnancy

Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment
Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness

The Latest: Clinton rolls out plan for mental health care
Clinton announcing new plan to step up treatment for people with mental health problems

German plan would make mothers reveal child’s biological dad
Germany’s justice ministry says mothers should be required to help identify their child’s biological father to settle disputes over support payments

Uzbek president’s daughter says he suffered brain hemorrhage
The Uzbek president’s daughter says her father is in the hospital with a brain hemorrhage

Mylan launching generic version of EpiPen
Mylan says it will launch a generic version of its EpiPen

IS suicide attack in Yemen kills 45 government fighters
A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Yemen’s southern city of Aden has killed at least 45 pro-government troops who had been preparing to travel to Saudi Arabia to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen’s north

Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway
More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway in what wildlife officials say was an unusually large natural disaster

Pro wrestling’s Mr. Fuji dies at 82
World Wrestling Entertainment says the former star wrestler and manager Harry Fujiwara, better known as Mr. Fuji, has died at age 82

Canada orders independent probe of switched-at-birth case
The Canadian government is setting up an independent investigation after DNA evidence indicated two men from a northern Manitoba indigenous community were switched at birth

Iran deploys S-300 air defense around nuclear site
Iranian state media says the military has begun deploying a Russia-supplied S-300 air defense system around the underground Fordo nuclear facility

Italy seeks better ways to house people homeless from quake
Italian authorities are debating how to provide warmer, sturdier housing for people rendered homeless by last week’s earthquake

Gabby Douglas hospitalized, misses MTV Video Music Awards
Olympic gymnastics star Gabby Douglas was hospitalized Sunday night, forcing her to miss a scheduled appearance with her U.S. teammates at the MTV Video Music Awards

“Worn out” Ortiz still producing in last year with Red Sox
David Ortiz says he sometimes wishes he hadn’t pronounced this his final season because all the farewells have left him “a little worn out.”

The Latest: Police find no gunman at Los Angeles airport
Police say no gunman has been found and no shots were fired at Los Angeles International Airport after reports of an active shooter brought a scare to hundreds of travelers

Kerry arrives for Bangladesh talks amid terrorism concerns
Kerry arrives in Bangladesh for talks with leaders amid concerns about terrorist threats

Boston duck boat fails to clear overpass, damages roof
Part of the roof of a Boston duck boat was torn off after a driver failed to clear a bridge while out on a tour in the city

What to watch Monday at US Open: Djokovic, Nadal left wrists
All eyes will be on a very important pair of left wrists during Day 1 of the U.S. Open _ those belonging to Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal

Reed gets off the bubble and into victory mode
Patrick Reed occupied the eighth and final spot in the Ryder Cup standings going into the final qualifying event, which brought him the attention no one wants

Asian stocks lower, except for Tokyo, on Yellen speech
Most Asian stocks slipped Monday on remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week that the case has strengthened for raising interest rates, except for the Tokyo market that gained on prospects for a strong dollar

GOP presidential nominee Trump plans major ad buy Monday
Donald Trump’s campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date: upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week

Clinton hits Trump by recalling her father’s business
Hillary Clinton is invoking memories of her father’s drapery business as she questions Donald Trump’s economic record and promotes her small business plans

Prosecutors: Brussels attack was probably arson, not a bomb
The Belgian prosecutor’s office says reports of a bomb outside Belgium’s criminal institute early Monday are probably false

Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul
Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers raise new questions about ‘Obamacare’

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