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Djibouti asks UN help to end border dispute with Eritrea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:27pm

Djibouti is asking U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to help peacefully resolve a border dispute with Eritrea following the recent end to its 20-year border dispute with Ethiopia.

As state of emergency ends, Turkey mulls new terror laws

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:35pm

As Turkey's two-year state of emergency comes to an end, the government is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws it says are needed to deal with continued security threats. The opposition insists the laws are just as oppressive as the emergency powers they will replace.

Brazil reports at least 744 infected with measles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:01pm

Brazil's Health Ministry says at least 744 people have been infected with measles in a growing outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela.

Russia: Greece taking part in 'dirty provocations' for NATO

Angela Charlton and Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:59pm

Russia stepped up its criticism of Greece over the expulsion of two of its diplomats, accusing the Greek government Wednesday of participating in "dirty provocations" around Macedonia's plan to become a NATO member.

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

Tassanee Vejpongsa and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:47pm

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.

Mere gun lover, or Siberian spy? Maria Butina's curious path

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:33pm

Maria Butina seemed destined for bigger things than her Siberian outpost of a hometown. In her early 20s, she built a budding political career, a mini furniture empire and a Russian gun rights movement — and she's now in jail on suspicion of spying on the United States.

Mexico president-elect gives "blank check" for peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:57pm

Mexico's future interior secretary says President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given her "a blank check" to seek ways to pacify the violence-wracked country.

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.

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."