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Russia denies promoting Macedonia protests over name deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:36am

The Russian Embassy in Macedonia has 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.

Shooting erupts as Nicaraguan forces move into symbolic city

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:30am

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

Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:23am

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.

Rescue group: Libya left migrants to die in Mediterranean

Aritz Parra and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:41am

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.

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.

The Latest: Spain reports 328 migrant rescues at sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:57am

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

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.

Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values

Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:35am

Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in an impassioned address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth.

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.

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

Joebill Munoz and Sofia Ortega, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:23am

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.

Russian prosecutors want to question US intel agents

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:21am

Russian prosecutors are pushing to question U.S. intelligence agents and a former ambassador to Moscow in their investigation of an influential foe of Vladimir Putin.

Brazil's Lula is in jail but never far from the headlines

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:19am

He's tweeting about the politics of the day. He's offered commentary on the World Cup. And he's leading polls for October's presidential election.

Candidate from Sharif's party escapes gun attack in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:15am

A candidate running for a seat in Pakistan's parliament from former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political party escaped an assassination attempt in eastern Punjab province, police said Tuesday.

Poland finds thousands of remains while improving city park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:15am

Officials in central Poland have halted improvements at a city park after archeologists found possibly tens of thousands of remains at the site of an old Evangelical cemetery that were supposed to have been exhumed and moved in the 1950s.

The Latest: Obama notes politicians' 'utter loss of shame'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:03am

The Latest on former U.S. President Barack Obama's speech in South Africa (all times local):

Obama notes 'utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:59am

Obama notes 'utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down'

Russian military offers to cooperate with US in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:57am

Russia's Defense Ministry says it's ready to boost cooperation with the U.S. military in Syria, following talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia's post-summit view: Praise for Putin, pity for Trump

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:43am

For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself.

France expels high-profile terror convict to Algeria

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:35am

An Algerian-born man twice convicted in France on terror charges and for years a high-profile figure in the underground world of terrorism has been expelled to stand trial in his homeland.