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The Latest: EU foreign policy chief: US a 'friend' of the EU

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

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

Netanyahu visits southern region following Gaza escalation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:45am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with community leaders of southern Israeli towns bordering Gaza, warning that Israel is engaged in a "lengthy battle."

Amid investigations and tensions, Trump-Putin going 1-on-1

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:37am

President Donald Trump blamed the United States, and not Russian election meddling or the country's annexation of Crimea, for a low-point in U.S.-Russia relations hours before a summit with Vladimir Putin that played out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, a new peak in the Russia investigation and fears that Moscow's aggression may go unchallenged.

Migrants allowed to disembark in Sicily after sharing plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:33am

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

Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:21am

Malaysian lawmakers took their oath in Parliament on Monday, including former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been charged in a massive corruption scandal that led to his coalition's electoral defeat.

From jail, Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif appeals his sentence

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:11am

Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appealed his 10-year prison sentence on Monday, his party spokeswoman said, just days after returning to the country ahead of parliament elections later this month.

Afghan official: Taliban kill 7 police in eastern province

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:53am

The Taliban stormed a police checkpoint in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province and killed seven policemen, a provincial official said Monday.

In TV interview, Trump says queen called Brexit 'complex'

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:59am

President Donald Trump has told a British TV interviewer that Queen Elizabeth II told him Brexit is "complex."

Truck hits bus carrying wedding party, killing 15 Pakistanis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:01pm

Pakistani police say a trailer truck has hit a parked passenger bus carrying wedding guests on a busy highway near the southern city of Hyderabad, killing at least 15 people.

Mexican president-elect slashes his own salary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:58pm

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he plans to earn less than half of what his predecessor makes when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government.

The Latest: Supporters cheer as Trump nears Helsinki hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:53pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Pompeo: US, N. Korea hold 'productive' talks on war remains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:36pm

U.S. and North Korean officials held "productive" talks Sunday to discuss the return of U.S. service members' remains missing since the Korean War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Looming iceberg threatens Greenland village

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:33pm

Low-lying areas of a village in northwestern Greenland remain evacuated as villagers and local authorities monitor a vast iceberg for signs it could move closer or break apart, threatening the remote settlement.

AP Interview: Croatian leader says Trump, Putin key to peace

Angela Charlton and Amer Cohadzic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:25pm

Croatia's president hopes her American and Russian counterparts show "responsibility" and remember they are the guarantors of the whole world's stability when they hold their first summit Monday.

Syrian government targets rebels near Israel-occupied Golan

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:09pm

Syrian government forces unleashed hundreds of missiles on a rebel-held area near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, activists said, the latest phase in an offensive to clear southern Syria of insurgents.

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:47pm

President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Report: Syria blames Israel for strikes in north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:40pm

Syria's state news agency is reporting that Israeli missiles have hit a Syrian military base in the country's north, inflicting material damage.

Pakistanis mourning victims of carnage ahead of elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:01pm

Pakistanis observed a day of mourning on Sunday for the victims of the horrific weekend attacks that killed 153 people, including a provincial assembly candidate during an election rally in southwestern Baluchistan province.

Politics guide Syrians backing Croatia in World Cup final

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:49pm

Syrian troops based in this town near the capital Damascus had their eyes glued to the TV set when France scored its third goal against Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday. Four young men screamed in unison: "No!"