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EU enlargement commissioner arrives in MacedoniaThe European Union's enlargement commissioner has arrived in Macedonia to formally announce the start of preparations for this Balkan country to open accession talks with the EU next year
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of the press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticismTrump's embrace of Putin, questioning of US intelligence agencies' findings of Russian election meddling cap a European tour marked by criticism
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this undated photo provided on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, third from right, speaks during a visit to the construction site of a hydroelectric power plant in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea. State media say that Kim has harshly reprimanded local officials over a delayed construction project. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plantNKorean leader blasts local officials over unfinished hydroelectric plant as he struggles to boost the economy
The Associated Press1 hour ago
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hand at the beginning of a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Russia's post-summit view: Praise for Putin, pity for TrumpFor Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, a Palestinian worker walks next to trucks loaded with sacks of cement at the Kerem Shalom border crossing on its way from Israel to Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Israel shut down the cargo crossing of Kerem Shalom 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. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba, File)
Israel shuts down cargo crossing into Gaza to punish HamasIsrael says it is closing its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip for several days to punish Hamas for its hostilities
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau wine are displayed in a wine store at Issy Les Moulineaux, outskirts of Paris. The European Union and Japan are signing a widespread trade deal Tuesday, July 17, 2018, that will eliminate nearly all tariffs, seemingly defying the worries about trade tensions set off by U.S. President Donald Trump's policies. Prices of European wine and pork will fall for Japanese consumers. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
Japan, EU to sign trade deal eliminating nearly all tariffsThe European Union and Japan are signing a trade deal that will eliminate nearly all tariffs, seemingly defying the worries about the impact of US trade moves
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this July 12, 2018 photo, Alicia Galicia, left, holds a sign as she waits for Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador outside the headquarters at the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. Alicia and others residents on Atenco, arrived to deliver a letter to the President Elect to ask him to stand against the construction of a new Mexico City airport. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Mexicans mob 'AMLO' HQ seeking help for matters big or smallEach morning hundreds of Mexicans crowd outside white, two-story offices of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in hopes he can help with everything from pensions to clemency for a jailed loved one or even offer a job
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The sister of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died after he was shot in the chest at a barricade during an attack by the police and paramilitary forces, cries at his burial in Masaya, Nicaragua, Monday, July 16, 2018. Tensions in Nicaragua erupted this spring after the government announced cuts to social security but then widened into a call for President Daniel Ortega to leave power. The crisis has left around 270 dead and more than 2,000 wounded as forces loyal to the government crack down on opponents. (AP Photo/Cristobal Venegas)
Families bury the dead after bloody weekend in NicaraguaFamilies began burying the dead 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
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this July 15, 2018, photo, pedestrians walking on a border bridge which link between Thailand and Myanmar near the border town of Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. At least 3 of the 12 boys and coach of a local team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last week are are-cross border and stateless, living in a limbo that puts serious restrictions not only on their upward mobility, but even on their right to travel outside of Chiang Rai, the northern province where they live. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Statelessness a hurdle for some boys rescued from Thai caveThe youth soccer teammates rescued from a Thai cave last week are a multiethnic, cross-border crew, but some cannot count on a permanent home because they are stateless
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Tourists Tried to Lift 'Souvenir' Bricks From AuschwitzTwo Hungarians have been convicted of trying to steal bricks during a tour of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. Per USA Today , the tourists told authorities they wanted to take the bricks home as souvenirs. Polish police reportedly said that officials were alerted to the pair's misdeeds when they...
Newser9 hours ago
Former US President Barack Obama, left and Auma Obama, right, help Obama's step- grandmother Sarah Obama  during an event in Kogelo, Kisumu, Kenya, Monday, July 16, 2018. Obama is in Kenya  to launch a sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama. (AP Photo Brian Inganga)
Obama praises Kenya's political reconciliationFormer 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
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Security personnel patrol near a park where a would-be attacker was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 16, 2018. A would-be suicide attacker was shot and killed by police in Kabul before he was able to get close to a gathering of supporters of the country's first vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, according to police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai. Dostum is currently in Turkey. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials sayU.S. officials say the United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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