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Pakistan rights group issues warning ahead of polls

Kathy Gannon and Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:09pm

Pakistan's independent Human Rights Commission warned Monday of "blatant, aggressive and unabashed" attempts to manipulate the results of elections set for later this month, with prominent activist I.A. Rehman calling it "the dirtiest election" in the country's troubled relationship with democratic rule.

Ex-rebel leader in Colombia refuses Senate seat in protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:09pm

A former rebel leader recently elected to Colombia's Senate said Monday he's refusing to take office out of protest.

5 killed, 9 wounded after gunmen attack Mexican funeral home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:46am

Five people were killed and nine wounded after gunmen burst into a funeral home and attacked mourners in the north-central Mexican state of Zacatecas.

The Latest: Captain says Italy, Malta aim to hide sea deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:33am

The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local):

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Putin says he wanted Trump to win in 2016, didn't interfere

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:19am

Russia's Vladimir Putin said Monday he did want Donald Trump to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election but took no action during the campaign to make it happen. He said he favored the celebrity businessman because of his policies.

Iran: If Trump wants to talk, he'll have to call

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:51am

Iran said Monday that if President Donald Trump wants to negotiate after pulling the United States out of the international deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons, he'll have to initiate the call.

Rights group: At least 10 shot dead in Nicaragua violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:50am

At least 10 people were shot dead in Nicaragua as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by anti-government demonstrators demanding President Daniel Ortega's exit from office, a rights group said.

Migrants disembark in Sicily after EU sharing plan reached

Nicole Winfield and Gino MacEli, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:49am

About 400 migrants aboard two border patrol ships disembarked in a Sicilian port Monday after a half-dozen European countries promised to take some of them in rather than leave Italy alone to process their asylum claims.

Gunmen attack village, kill 12 in northeastern Mali

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:44am

A Tuareg leader says that gunmen have killed at least 12 civilians in an attack on Mali's northeastern village of Injagalane near the country's border with Niger.

Egypt lawmakers decry bill 'selling' foreigners citizenship

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:24am

Egypt's parliament on Monday passed a draft bill that grants foreigners citizenship if they deposit the sum of at least 7 million Egyptian pounds, or about $391,000, in a local bank, save it there for five years and reside in the country during that period, among other criteria.

Italy's Salvini doesn't exclude EU veto on Russia sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:03am

Italy's populist government is hoping to convince the European Union to lift sanctions against Russia but won't rule out using its veto if diplomacy fails.

Trump welcomes Putin suggestion to exchange access to accused hackers, Putin critics as 'incredible offer'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:57am

Trump welcomes Putin suggestion to exchange access to accused hackers, Putin critics as 'incredible offer' .

Disputing US intelligence community, Trump says 'I don't see any reason why' Russia would interfere in 2016 election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:54am

Disputing US intelligence community, Trump says 'I don't see any reason why' Russia would interfere in 2016 election.

Putin offers to interrogate 12 named in US indictments but calls claims of collusion with Trump campaign 'nonsense'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:46am

Putin offers to interrogate 12 named in US indictments but calls claims of collusion with Trump campaign 'nonsense'

At press conference with Russian president, Trump calls probe of Russian election meddling 'a disaster for our country'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:39am

At press conference with Russian president, Trump calls probe of Russian election meddling 'a disaster for our country'

Trump says he raised election meddling with Putin, doesn't condemn Moscow's conduct publicly

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:30am

Trump says he raised election meddling with Putin, doesn't condemn Moscow's conduct publicly.

Obama praises Kenya's political reconciliation

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:29am

Former U.S. President Barack Obama Monday praised Kenya's president and opposition leader for working together but said this East African country must do more to end corruption.

President Trump says U.S., Russia must find ways to 'cooperate in pursuit of shared interests'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:27am

President Trump says U.S., Russia must find ways to 'cooperate in pursuit of shared interests'

Putin says he and Trump agreed on securing Israel's border with Syria in line with 1974 deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:26am

Putin says he and Trump agreed on securing Israel's border with Syria in line with 1974 deal.