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The Latest: Thai youth soccer team meets with the media

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:55pm

The Latest on Thai youth soccer players and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave (all times local):

Under Assad's grip, uneasy co-existence with former rebels

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:47pm

Former rebel commander Omar Melhem has nearly come full circle.

Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello'

Tassanee Vejpongsa and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:55pm

Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be quiet.

19 dead, 25 missing as migrant boat capsizes north of Cyprus

Menelaos Hadjicostis and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:41pm

Nineteen people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people who were thought to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus, a Turkish Cypriot official said Wednesday.

Colombia: Number of Venezuelan migrants continues to rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:37pm

The number of Venezuelans fleeing into neighboring Colombia continues to rise, with over 50,000 arriving in less than a month.

Hungary's hard-line PM Orban visits Israel amid criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:34pm

Hungary's hard-line Prime Minister Viktor Orban is in Israel for a two-day visit that has drawn criticism over the populist, right-wing politician's views.

Correction: EU-Trump-Putin-Man Removed story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:48am

In a story July 17 about the writer who was forcibly removed from the room where the U.S. and Russian presidents were about to give a news conference, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Sam Husseini's explanation of the paper he held up at the time. Husseini told the AP he wanted to ask a question "on serious nuclear policy," not "on Syria's nuclear policy."

Rescuers find 6 bodies after 2 building collapse in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:16am

Rescuers found six bodies and were digging through a mound of rubble after the collapse of two multi-story buildings east of New Delhi, police said Wednesday.

UK extremist convicted of plotting to kill prime minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:57am

An extremist loyal to the Islamic State group has been found guilty of plotting to kill the British prime minister.

European Commission gives OK to Kosovo's visa liberalization

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:53am

A top European Commission official says that Kosovo has met all standards to enjoy visa liberalization.

Syrian forces' bombing intensifies in southern rebel holdout

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:27am

Syrian government forces determined to retake the largest opposition holdout in the country's southwest unleashed an intense bombing campaign, killing at least a dozen people and wounding over 100 in a densely populated town, activists and rescuers said Wednesday.

Gaza startup struggles to recover after Israeli airstrike

Najib Jobain and Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:21am

A Palestinian startup company touted as a model for Gaza entrepreneurship is struggling to recover after its office was badly damaged last weekend in an Israeli airstrike.

German foreign minister unconvinced by Trump about-turn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:15am

Germany's foreign minister says President Donald Trump's walking back of comments on whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election "doesn't appear particularly convincing."

Dozens of wildfires rage in Sweden amid Nordic heat wave

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:13am

Sweden says it has mobilized all available resources to put out dozens of wildfires raging across the country.

Russia offers to help refugees return, resettle in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:04am

Russia's Defense Ministry has offered to help organize the return of Syrian refugees who fled during their country's civil war and want to go home.

Yemeni military commander dies in central province

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:04am

Yemen's Shiite rebels claim they killed a prominent military commander but the country's internationally recognized government disputes that, saying he died during an army drill.

The Latest: EU border guards may be deployed in Macedonia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:01am

The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:13am

Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump.

Turkish opposition accused of insulting Erdogan via cartoons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:08am

Turkey's state-run news agency says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed complaints against the main opposition party leader and 72 legislators accusing them of insults for posting and sharing a cartoon on social media that depicts him as a variety of different animals.