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Thai ex-prime minister vows to fight negligence charge

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:11am

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose bank accounts were frozen this week, says she will fight to prove her innocence as a trial that could put her in prison for 10 years enters its final stages.

EU enlargement commissioner voices "very strong concern" about detentions of journalists, academics, lawyers in Turkey.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:08am

EU enlargement commissioner voices "very strong concern" about detentions of journalists, academics, lawyers in Turkey.

Albania's premier urges Serbia to recognize breakaway Kosovo

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:02am

Albania's prime minister is urging Serbia to recognize Kosovo as a separate country, saying the acknowledgement would help stabilize the Balkan region.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:52am

President Donald Trump says "we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate!" on health care. Trump has been pressuring Senate Republicans to vote on a health care bill "after 7 years of talking." Trump says on Twitter Tuesday morning that Obamacare is "torturing" Americans. He says "I have pen in hand" to sign a bill and is urging a vote either to repeal, or to repeal and replace the Obama law.

The Latest: Vatican: Too late to start care for Charlie Gard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:51am

The Latest on the court hearing on critically ill British baby Charlie Gard (all times local):

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Official: US Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian ship

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:48am

A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that came close to it during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, an American defense official said.

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Parents ask court to let them take Charlie Gard home to die

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:32am

Charlie Gard's mother returned to a London court Tuesday to ask a judge to let her and the baby's father take their critically ill son home to die.

A Vatican hospital says experimental therapy "could have been an opportunity" to help Charlie Gard, but it was too late

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:32am

A Vatican hospital says experimental therapy "could have been an opportunity" to help Charlie Gard, but it was too late .

Macedonian court rejects custody for former prime minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:32am

A Macedonian appeals court has rejected a prosecutor's bid for former prime minister Nikola Gruevski to be remanded in custody pending trial on charges connected with a wiretapping scandal.

French leader plays peacemaker, hosting top Libyan rivals

Elaine Ganley and Nicholas Garriga, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:32am

President Emmanuel Macron opened meetings on Tuesday with the two main rival leaders of chaotic Libya, trying to play peacemaker for a country where the stakes are high for both Europe and Africa.

Kurdish official says US role essential in post-IS Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:13am

A senior Kurdish official says the U.S. role in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria's Raqqa must not end with the liberation of the city but continue as a guarantor of its future stability.

Knife-wielding man arrested in Spain, police officer injured

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:01am

A man was arrested after he held a large knife against his abdomen and shouted "Allahu Akbar" — "God is Great" in Arabic — at a busy Spanish frontier with Morocco, authorities in the Spanish enclave of Melilla said Tuesday.

Heavy monsoon rains lash western India, killing 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:44am

At least 16 people have been killed this week in heavy monsoon rains that have lashed western India, including the desert state of Rajasthan, with more than 24,000 villagers evacuated to higher ground, officials said Tuesday.

Fires hopscotch through touristic southern coast of France

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:36am

Hundreds of firefighters are battling blazes fanned by high winds in more than a dozen zones in the Riviera region of southern France. Four firefighters have been injured.

AP PHOTOS: Icebreaker leaves behind jagged Arctic icescape

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:29am

There's ice, and then there's ice.

Pakistani minister orders probe after reporters mistreated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:29am

Pakistan's interior minister has ordered a probe after three journalists were reported to have been mistreated by federal agents at a hospital in Islamabad.

In new court hearing, Charlie Gard's parents say they want to take their son home to die

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:29am

In new court hearing, Charlie Gard's parents say they want to take their son home to die.

Myanmar officials say 3 die of swine flu

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:20am

Health officials in Myanmar say the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, has killed three people out of 13 confirmed cases this month.

Syria activists: Despite truce, strikes near Damascus kill 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:20am

Airstrikes in a Damascus suburb have killed eight people, including children, the area's first casualties since Russia said three days ago that it reached an agreement with the Syrian opposition on the boundaries for a de-escalation zone in the capital's eastern suburbs, opposition activists and a paramedic group said Tuesday.