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France bringing top Libyan rivals together in new initiative

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:42am

French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting of the two main rival leaders of chaotic Libya, his office said Monday, to try to "contribute to an end to the Libyan crisis," which is feeding Islamic militants, people traffickers preying on migrants and instability in the region.

The Latest: Israeli media: Cameras may secure holy site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:42am

The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):

Amid protests, Polish leader puts brakes on judicial shakeup

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:32am

Poland's president unexpectedly announced Monday that he will veto two bills that would have sharply curtailed the independence of the judiciary, a victory for peaceful protesters who had gathered by candlelight every night for more than a week.

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UK parents halt fight over experimental treatment for son

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:32am

The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard wept as they dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental medical treatment, acknowledging that the window of opportunity to help him had closed.

Brazil's 1982 World Cup goalkeeper dies after heart attack

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:21am

Former Brazil goalkeeper Waldir Peres, a member of three World Cup teams, died on Sunday at the age of 66 after a heart attack. His death was announced by his family.

Iran confiscates 30 horses, mules carrying weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:14am

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's border guards have confiscated 30 horses and mules that were carrying weapons and ammunition.

Tanzania opposition figure charged after rebuking president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:14am

A prominent opposition figure in Tanzania has been charged with using abusive language after he called the president a dictator.

Turkish president meets Qatari leader over Gulf dispute

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:11am

Turkey's president on Monday urged Qatar and Arab countries isolating it to negotiate an end to the crisis dividing them as he wrapped up a two-day Gulf tour.

Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24

Kathy Gannon and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:01am

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighborhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government's ability to protect Afghanistan's capital.

Prosecutor files request to resume landmark Srebrenica trial

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:51am

Serbia's new chief war crimes prosecutor has filed a request to resume the landmark trial of eight former Bosnian Serb police officers charged with taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:43am

House Speaker Paul Ryan says special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, isn't a biased partisan. Ryan's comments in a radio interview in Milwaukee come as President Donald Trump repeatedly has dismissed Mueller's investigation as a political witch hunt. When Ryan was asked why more Republicans aren't defending Trump on Russia, the speaker said Mueller is "anything but" a biased partisan and that the truth will come out.

The Latest: Dog-walker saw chainsaw suspect in Swiss woods

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:41am

The Latest on an attack in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen (all times local):

Nightclub shooting on Paraguay-Brazil border kills 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11am

Police in Paraguay say a shooting at a nightclub near Brazil has left four Brazilian citizens dead and 10 people wounded.

The Latest: Father says time to let Charlie Gard go

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11am

The Latest on the legal battle over critically ill baby Charlie Gard (all times local):

Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

Zaheeruddin Babar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11am

A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounded another 54, many of them police officers, an official said.

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:05am

In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave him before he died. He also bears a scar on his left cheek from a bomb disposal mission gone wrong.

Manchester City signs left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:50am

Manchester City announced the signing of left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco on Monday, continuing a summer of big spending on defense.

Duterte vows to continue drug war, end communist rebel talks

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:40am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs despite international and domestic criticism and warned that offenders will end up in "jail or hell." In his second state of the nation speech, Duterte also insisted he would not hold peace talks with communist rebels because of continuing attacks.

The Latest: Polish ministers, lawmakers meet president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:40am

The Latest on Poland's president vetoing bills that would have given politicians influence over the Supreme Court (all times local):