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Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:57pm

The hill on which the young woman's shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under your feet. The threat of landslides is so dire that her neighbors have evacuated. Though living here could spell doom as the monsoon rains fall, she will live here anyway.

Rights groups urges Myanmar to make amends for seized land

Victoria Milko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:51pm

Myanmar's government should expedite restitution for past illegal confiscations of land, an international human rights group said Tuesday, detailing how previous land seizures there are still harming farmers under the civilian-led government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

ICC anniversary: Support for court, concern at challenges

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:05pm

On the 20th anniversary of the statute that created the International Criminal Court, supporters praised the tribunal's actions to punish perpetrators of the world's worst atrocities and expressed concerns about the enormous challenges and political attacks it faces.

Tumult of Trump's Europe trip smashes presidential precedent

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:31pm

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

Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

Luis Manuel Galeano and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:29pm

Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians on Tuesday laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government.

Russia's Trump takeaway: Putin basks in post-summit glow

Angela Charlton and Dmitry Kozlov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:05pm

While Donald Trump came home to criticism from left and right after his first summit with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president came home to universal praise.

Rescue group: Libya left migrants to die in Mediterranean

Aritz Parra and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:31pm

A migrant aid group has accused Libya's coast guard of abandoning three people in the Mediterranean Sea, including a woman and a toddler who died, after intercepting 160 Europe-bound migrants near the shores of the North African nation.

The Latest: Libya defends migrant rescue record at sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:13pm

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Writer removed from summit event says he only had a question

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:49pm

The writer and political activist who was forcibly removed from a room where U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were about to give a joint news conference said Tuesday he wasn't trying to protest.

Russia denies promoting Macedonia protests over name deal

Kosntantin Testorides and Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:43pm

The Russian Embassy in Macedonia on Tuesday denied the Macedonian prime minister's allegations that Moscow is involved in public protests of an agreement with Greece that would enable the former Yugoslav republic to join NATO.

UN urges 'political will' and compromise to reunify Cyprus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:40pm

The U.N. Security Council is calling on rival parties in Cyprus "to show real political will and responsibility and make the necessary compromises" to reunify the divided Mediterranean island.

Displaced Syrians march close to Israel; airstrike kills 10

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:37pm

Dozens of Syrians displaced by a government offensive marched toward the Israel-occupied Golan Heights in a rare peaceful protest on Tuesday, shortly after a suspected Russian airstrike hit a school serving as a shelter in southwestern Syria, killing at least 10 people, according to activists.

Obama delivers veiled rebuke to Trump in Mandela address

Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:13pm

In his highest profile speech since leaving office, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday denounced the policies of President Donald Trump without mentioning his name, taking aim at the "politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment," and decrying leaders who are caught lying and "just double down and lie some more."

Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:09pm

Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting.

UK politician convicted of killing wife after his affair

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:02pm

A former British politician has been found guilty of murdering his wife after she found out he had an affair with their son's partner, the mother of one of his grandchildren.

Poland finds thousands of remains while improving city park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:47am

Officials in central Poland have halted improvements at a city park after archeologists found human remains at the site, a former Evangelical cemetery which held tens of thousands of bodies that were supposed to have been exhumed and moved in the 1950s.

EU enlargement chief visits Macedonia, Albania

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:09am

The European Union's enlargement commissioner has arrived in Macedonia to formally announce the start of preparations for the Balkan country to open accession talks with the bloc next year.

Afghan officials: IS bomber kills 20, Taliban kill 9 police

Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:49am

An Islamic State suicide bomber killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, including a Taliban commander, while in southern Helmand province, a government commando unit freed 54 people from a Taliban-run jail, officials said.

Greece: Extradition hearing postponed for crime boss suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:29am

Greece's Supreme Court has postponed an extradition appeal hearing for the alleged head of an international crime ring after the suspect complained of feeling unwell and made his court appearance in a wheelchair.