MADRID (AP) - 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. Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish rescue group, said it found one woman alive Tuesday and another dead, along with the body of a toddler, amid the drifting remains of a destroyed migrant boat some 80 nautical miles from the Libyan coast.
JERUSALEM (AP) - In a story July 16 about a contentious legislation that would define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, The Associated Press incorrectly referred to the coastal city of Tel Aviv as Israel's capital. It is the country's commercial center. A corrected version of the story is below: Contentious bill defines Israel as Jewish nation-state Israeli parliament committee mulls contentious bill that would define Israel as nation-state of Jewish people.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) - 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. Johannes Hahn on Tuesday congratulated Macedonia for recently signing a deal with Greece resolving a decades-old dispute over the country's name. He urged the public to vote in favor of the deal, which changes the name to North Macedonia, in a referendum this fall.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - 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. In southern Kandahar province, the Taliban attacked a police checkpoint in Arghistan district late on Monday night, killing nine policemen and wounding seven, according to Daud Ahmadi, the spokesman for the provincial governor.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unbowed by the broad condemnation of his extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that his summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin went "even better" than his meeting with NATO allies last week in Brussels.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - 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.
SAO PAULO (AP) - 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. Yes, he's still in jail. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - universally known as Lula - has not faded from the headlines during his three months behind bars.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - 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.
MOSCOW (AP) - For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself. While the U.S. leader went home to widespread criticism after their Monday meeting, the Russian president came home to universal praise in Moscow - even though there were no major breakthroughs.
PARIS (AP) - 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. Djamel Beghal was expelled by France on Monday, ending years of wrangling over his fate, Algeria's official APS news agency reported.