UN health agency: Measles has killed 35 children in Europe


LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says measles has killed 35 children in Europe in the last year, calling it an "unacceptable tragedy" that deaths are being caused by a vaccine-preventable disease.


Senate GOP leaders hope for health care vote next week


WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders are hoping to stage a climactic vote on their health care bill next week, though internal rifts over divisive issues like coverage requirements and Medicaid cuts leave the timing and even the measure's fate in question.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER , Associated Press

White House criticizes Russia sanctions stalled in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new package of economic sanctions on Russia and Iran unacceptably constrains the president's authority, the White House says, as Democrats complain that the Trump administration is trying to weaken the penalties.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Top US diplomat holds talks in Qatar to tackle Gulf rift


DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday took his mission to break the deadlock between Qatar and four Arab states to the tiny, energy-rich nation at the heart of the dispute, putting pressure on the American allies to patch up their differences.

  • Written by By ADAM SCHRECK and MAGGIE HYDE , Associated Press

Sporadic clashes in Iraq's Mosul after victory declaration


MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Sporadic clashes erupted in Mosul on Tuesday, a day after Iraq's prime minister declared "total victory" over the Islamic State group, with several airstrikes hitting the Old City neighborhood that was the scene of the fierce battle's final days.


  • Written by By BRAM JANSSEN , Associated Press