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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):

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Out of hospital, Thai boys recount moment they were found

Tassanee Vejpongsa and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:44am

Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave in northern Thailand, 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 - 9:43am

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.

The Latest: Thai youth soccer team meets with the media

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:24am

The Latest on Thai youth soccer players and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave (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.

Curious path of Siberian gun lover accused of spying on US

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:54am

By her early 20s, Maria Butina appeared to have a budding political career and a mini furniture empire in her remote Siberian hometown. Then she abandoned both to pursue her passion for gun rights — and, prosecutors say, to spy on the United States.

Nigeria arrests Boko Haram members linked to Chibok attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:49am

A Nigerian police official says authorities have arrested 22 Boko Haram extremist leaders and fighters responsible for the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok and more than 50 suicide bombings.

Afghan officials: Gunmen abduct 12 de-miners in the east

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:47am

Afghan officials say gunmen have abducted a team of 12 mine-clearing workers in eastern Kunar province.

1st commercial flight from Ethiopia to ex-rival Eritrea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:32am

Hailed as "the bird of peace," the first commercial flight from Ethiopia to former rival Eritrea landed on Wednesday as air links resumed after the swift and stunning end of a 20-year state of war.

In battle for Putin's affections, cupid favors Xi over Trump

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:19am

In the race to woo Vladimir Putin, China's Xi Jinping is beating Donald Trump.

Armenia seeks Red Cross help over man held in Azerbaijan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:36am

Armenia is seeking international help in securing the return of a man accused of crossing illegally into neighboring Azerbaijan and being a spy.

Turkish Cypriot official: 16 drowned, 105 rescued, up to 30 missing after migrant boat capsizes off Cyprus' north coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:07am

Turkish Cypriot official: 16 drowned, 105 rescued, up to 30 missing after migrant boat capsizes off Cyprus' north coast.

Soviet-era fighter jet crashes in India; pilot killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:37am

An Indian air force MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in a village field in northern India on Wednesday, killing its pilot.