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Official: 54 released from Taliban prison in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:41am

At least 54 people, including security personnel and civilians, were released from a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province, a provincial official said Tuesday.

Israel shuts down cargo crossing into Gaza to punish Hamas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:05am

Israel shut down 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.

Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:14pm

President Donald Trump's embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin and questioning of American intelligence findings of Russian election meddling capped a European tour marked by criticism at home and abroad.

Mexicans mob 'AMLO' HQ seeking help for matters big or small

Joebill Munoz and Sofia Ortega, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:07pm

Each morning hundreds of Mexicans crowd at the gates of 216 Chihuahua Street in the capital, home to the white, two-story building that served as President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's campaign headquarters.

Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:13pm

In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean.

The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:27pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):

Families bury the dead after bloody weekend in Nicaragua

Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:47pm

Families began burying the dead Monday following a bloody weekend in Nicaragua as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by anti-government demonstrators demanding President Daniel Ortega's exit from office.

Statelessness a hurdle for some boys rescued from Thai cave

Johnson Lai, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:34pm

The 12 boys and coach of the Wild Boars soccer team who were rescued from a cave in Thailand last week share a characteristic with many of the professional European clubs its youthful members idolize: They are a multiethnic, cross-border crew.

Obama praises Kenya's political reconciliation

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:27pm

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.

UN envoy: 1.1 billion people face risks from lack of cooling

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:31pm

New data from 52 countries in hot climates reveals that over 1.1 billion people face "significant risks" from lack of access to cooling including death, a U.N. envoy said Monday.

The Latest: Putin again denies interference in US election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:13pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):

Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

Angela Charlton and Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:57pm

Russian media saw Monday's highly anticipated summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump as a heartening step forward, with the Kremlin leader as the more prominent figure.

Funeral home attack leaves 5 dead, 9 wounded in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:49pm

Gunmen burst into a funeral home in Mexico and attacked mourners, killing five people and wounding 17.

The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit

Ken Thomas and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:47pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his trademark macho posture converged with President Donald Trump and his classic power stance as the leaders met on the world stage in Finland.

Pakistan rights group issues warning ahead of polls

Kathy Gannon and Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:31pm

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.

Syrian government, rebels clash over recon base near Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:11pm

Syrian rebels and government forces clashed over a reconnaissance point near the frontier with Israel, a monitoring group said Monday, as the government pressed forward with military operations in the country's southwest.

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.

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):

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.