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Mexico president-elect defends earthquake fund

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:05pm

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that a fund set up by his party to support those affected by last September's earthquake was above board and all transfers documented.

Peruvian villagers demand justice, set court files on fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:43pm

Hundreds of villagers in Peru's remote Sihuas province broke into offices of the local prosecutor and court Friday, destroying thousands of criminal case files to protest corruption in the judicial system, authorities said.

Colombian rebels-turned-politicians sworn into Congress

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:21pm

With the swipe of a taupe shade of eyeshadow and the swearing of an oath, Sandra Ramirez's transformation from rebel guerrilla to senator was complete.

The Latest: Baby didn't initially know parents at reunion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:19pm

The Latest on a family reuniting in Honduras after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):

US presses China and Russia to enforce sanctions on NKorea

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:27pm

The United States on Friday welcomed the U.N. Security Council's united support for the fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and pressed China and Russia to strictly enforce U.N. sanctions to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

Doctors Without Borders closing 2 hospitals in Haiti capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:45pm

Doctors Without Borders is closing two hospitals in Haiti's capital opened by the aid group in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake that devastated much of the city, an official with the organization said Friday.

Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:33pm

Israeli airstrikes pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza, killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, after Palestinian snipers killed an Israeli soldier near the border Friday, officials said.

Ecuador's ex-president seeks protection from arrest order

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:21pm

Ex-President Rafael Correa asked for international protection Friday after an Ecuadorean judge ordered that he be jailed for missing a court date, even though the former leader is living in Europe.

Baby whose US court appearance drew outrage over Trump's border separations is reunited with parents in Honduras

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:19pm

Baby whose US court appearance drew outrage over Trump's border separations is reunited with parents in Honduras.

The Latest: Macedonian police find 44 migrants inside truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:49pm

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

Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:41pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. said Friday.

Israeli military says Palestinian fire kills soldier near Gaza border, first Israeli killed there in months of violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:40pm

Israeli military says Palestinian fire kills soldier near Gaza border, first Israeli killed there in months of violence.

Poland's parliament OKs tighter grip on judicial branch

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:37pm

Poland's parliament voted Friday to approve legislation that will make it easier for the ruling party to appoint the president and members of the Supreme Court and influence judges.

Crisis for Macron as security aide is detained for beating

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:35pm

French investigators on Friday detained for questioning one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides who was caught on camera beating a protester in May, sparking a major political crisis for the French leader.

Rajoy says farewell as Spain's conservatives seek new leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:15pm

Former Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed loyalty to his Popular Party in an emotional farewell Friday as the conservative party seeks to retake power in Spain.

Iraqis take to the streets again to demand better services

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:14pm

Thousands have once again taken to the streets in the capital and the southern city of Basra demanding better public services and jobs.

Man with knife attacks bus passengers in Germany, 10 hurt

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:53pm

A man armed with a kitchen knife attacked passengers Friday on a crowded city bus in northern Germany before being overpowered and arrested, authorities said. Ten people were injured, three of them seriously.

EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:25pm

Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from the military, hundreds of volunteers and other European nations.

Melting of glacier causes flash floods in Pakistan's north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:03pm

Pakistani officials say the melting of a glacier has unleashed landslides and floods in the country's northern district of Ghizer, inundating dozens of homes and displacing hundreds of people.