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Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:01am

Russia's Defense Ministry said Saturday an agreement has been reached with the Syrian opposition on the boundaries for a de-escalation zone for the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus while the Syrian army command said it has ceased military operations in several areas near the capital.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:46am

President Donald Trump is calling a new state-of-the art aircraft carrier "A 100,000-ton message to the world" of American military might. Trump spoke Saturday during the commissioning ceremony for the USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk, Virginia. He said: "Wherever this vessel cuts through the horizon our allies will rest easy and our enemies will shake will fear because everyone will know that America is coming and America is coming strong."

The Latest: Amid bloodshed, Israel sends troops to West Bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:58am

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The Latest: Lebanese town official slain in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:51am

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Quake rattles Italian town devastated by 2016 temblor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:34am

An earthquake has rattled Amatrice, the central Italian town that was devastated by a much more powerful temblor in 2016.

Experts inspect Greek quake damage; islanders sleep outdoors

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:20am

Crews of experts on Saturday began examining the damage to infrastructure and cultural monuments on the eastern Greek island of Kos after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey's sprawling coast.

The Latest: Walesa supports Poland's new political struggle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:45am

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Spain rescues 57 migrants from 2 boats in Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 6:06am

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 57 migrants from two boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco.

Polish president sees flaws in contentious law on top court

Monika Scislowska and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 6:00am

Polish democracy icon and former president Lech Walesa on Saturday joined the protests that have broken out across Poland over plans by the populist ruling party to put the Supreme Court and the rest of the judicial system under the party's political control.

The Latest: Turkish quake victim's father on Greek island

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 5:40am

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Egyptian court sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:50am

An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death for their involvement in the assassination of the country's prosecutor general in 2015.

MSF says opening clinic is first step to new trauma hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:18am

The Geneva-based international health organization Medicins Sans Frontieres — also known as Doctors Without Borders — says it has opened an outpatient clinic in the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan.

Poland's senators approve contentious court overhaul

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:10am

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

Turkey reissues warrant for 4 activists after release

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:30am

Turkey's official news agency says a court has reissued detention warrants for four human rights activists who were released earlier this week.

Police: Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:22am

An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others, Helmand provincial police chief Abdul Ghafar Safi said Saturday.

The Latest: Fighting in Afghan province kills 6 soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 12:20am

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Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 12:20am

Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.

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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.