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More than 100 Nobel laureates take on Greenpeace over GMO opposition

Whole Foods says consumers have the right to know how their food is produced and whether it contains Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs.

More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

On Ireland's border, Britain's EU exit threatens jobs, peace

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, Hugh Maguire inspects a week-old calf on his Northern Ireland border farm. Northern Ireland farmer Hugh Maguire like many residents along the United Kingdom�s virtually unmarked land border with the Republic of Ireland, faces the risk of financial ruin if Britain proceeds with plans to exit the European Union

Hugh Maguire can't believe the British really did it.


Congo president: Nothing can stop November elections

Congo's president says nothing can stop long-awaited elections from taking place even as fears mount of a possible delay.


3 killed, 6 hurt in attack on Malian military near Timbuktu

The Malian military says a convoy came under attack not far from the town of Timbuktu in the country's volatile north.


UN extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur

The U.N. Security Council has voted to extend its peacekeeping mission in Darfur for a year.


The Latest: In speech, Obama stresses US, Canada ties

The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's summit Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (all times local):


North America leaders urge against Trump's isolationism

President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against the isolationist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have roiled Britain and been championed by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The leaders warned against easy solutions peddled by "demagogues" who feed on economic anxiety.


Clashes rage in Rio as police try to capture drug trafficker

Police attempts to recapture a drug trafficker who escaped from a Brazilian hospital have led to more than a week of deadly gunbattles in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, which is hosting the Olympics in August.


Haiti's bickering lawmakers avoid vote on interim leader

Haiti's fragmented Parliament failed again Wednesday to decide what to do about the caretaker president whose term has expired but remains in office in the absence of a vote resolving the latest leadership disorder.


Suriname president acts to again avoid trial in 1982 deaths

President Desi Bouterse sought again Wednesday to prevent authorities from putting him back on trial for the abduction and summary execution of 15 political opponents when he was the military dictator of this South American nation.


Rights groups: Saudis should not be on Human Rights Council

Saudi Arabia should be suspended from the U.N.'s top human rights organization because of indiscriminate airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen that have killed hundreds of civilians, including women and children, human rights groups said Wednesday.


Giant diamond doesn't find buyer at Sotheby's sale in London

Turns out the largest diamond discovered in over a century may not be worth all that much.


Families march for improved prison conditions in El Salvador

Some 300 people have marched to El Salvador's presidential residence demanding improved prison conditions for gang members, including better medical care and family visits.


Former assistant state prosecutor assassinated in Mexico

Mexican authorities say the former assistant prosecutor of Baja California Sur state has been assassinated just a few months after he was fired for alleged ties to the Sinaloa Cartel.


Right groups: Police responsible for 3 men missing in Kenya

Kenyan police are responsible for the disappearance of three men, including a human rights activist with the U.S.-based International Justice Mission, 10 local and international human rights groups say.


Ivory Coast: Gay men attacked over event for Orlando victims

Gay men in Ivory Coast say they've been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the U.S. Embassy published a photo of them signing a condolence book for victims of this month's killings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.


Investigators: EgyptAir wreckage shows heat damage, smoke

Egyptian investigators said Wednesday that wreckage from the EgyptAir flight that crashed in May shows "signs of damage because of high temperature" and that a flight data recorder indicates there was smoke on board.


IS repels advance by US-backed Syria rebels near Iraq border

Islamic State militants on Wednesday pushed back U.S.-trained Syrian rebels from the outskirts of a town on the Iraqi border, in a setback to a budding offensive that aims to sever the militants' transit link between the two countries, a rebel spokesman said.


Raw: Video shows moments after Turkey explosion

Video filmed in the immediate aftermath of the suicide attack on Turkey's Ataturk Airport shows bodies lying on the floor and emergency workers at the scene.