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Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling

Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:18pm

Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

Shooting erupts as Nicaraguan forces move into symbolic city

Luis Manuel Galeano and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:47pm

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.

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."

The Latest: Libya reports 165 migrants rescued, child death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:09pm

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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):