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Helmand provincial police chief says errant US airstrike confirmed by Pentagon kills 12 Afghan National Security Forces

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:13pm

Helmand provincial police chief says errant US airstrike confirmed by Pentagon kills 12 Afghan National Security Forces.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:55pm

President Donald Trump says Sean Spicer is a "wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media." Trump also says in a late Friday tweet that Spicer's future is "bright." Spicer resigned earlier in the day, six months into the administration, after Trump tapped New York businessman and political supporter Anthony Scaramucci for the job of White House communications director.

Mexico City sees drug-war-style violence come to the capital

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:02pm

Burnt-out vehicles. Road blockades. A raging gun battle between armored marines and gang members that left eight dead.

Poland's senators approve contentious court overhaul

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:10pm

Poland's Senate approved a contentious law on Saturday that gives politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court, in defiance of European Union criticism.

Army firing kills Kashmir man during anti-India strike

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:10pm

Indian soldiers fired at worshippers outside a mosque in disputed Kashmir on Friday, killing one man and wounding another after some threw rocks, police and residents said.

Polish senate approves bill giving politicians substantial influence over supreme court in defiance of EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:10pm

Polish senate approves bill giving politicians substantial influence over supreme court in defiance of EU.

Venezuela power struggle intensifies in Supreme Court battle

Fabiola Sanchez and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:01pm

The opposition-controlled congress named a slate of new judges Friday replace the government-stacked Supreme Court, which wasted no time in rejecting the move as an ongoing power struggle heats up between President Nicolas Maduro and his foes.

Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:21pm

The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency, according to court filings obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.

Court upholds prison sentence for Curacao's former leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:51pm

An appeals court in the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao has upheld the sentence of a former prime minister found guilty of corruption.

The Latest: Mexico jobseekers tricked into cartel boot camps

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:41pm

The Latest on drug cartel-fueled violence in Mexico (all times local):

The Latest: Neighbors ask Venezuela to put off vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:11pm

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):

Qatar's ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:59pm

Qatar's ruling emir said on Friday that his embattled Gulf nation remains open to dialogue with four Arab countries that have isolated it, but that any resolution to the crisis must respect his country's sovereignty.

Israel's rescue service: Palestinian stabbed 2 Israelis to death, wounded a third inside a West Bank settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:03pm

Israel's rescue service: Palestinian stabbed 2 Israelis to death, wounded a third inside a West Bank settlement.

Israeli military says a Palestinian has stabbed Israelis inside a West Bank settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:49pm

Israeli military says a Palestinian has stabbed Israelis inside a West Bank settlement.

Mexican government statistics show June was the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, with 2,234 murders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:39pm

Mexican government statistics show June was the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, with 2,234 murders.

Militant group claims attack on policemen in Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:31pm

An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack on a three-car police convoy that killed one policeman and wounded three others the day before.

Amnesty calls for inquiry into death in Egypt police custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:01pm

An international rights group has urged Egyptian authorities to investigate the death of a Coptic Christian man who died in police custody, apparently of torture.

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:42pm

The U.N. health agency and an international aid organization warned on Friday that Yemen's cholera epidemic, the world's worst since Haiti's 2010 outbreak, is likely to worsen in the rainy season.

Moldova: lawmakers demand Russia withdraws its troops

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:47am

Moldovan lawmakers have demanded that Russia withdraws its troops from the separatist region of Trans-Dniester, in a move that could heighten tensions between the pro-Western government and the president who favors closer relations with Moscow.