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The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

Jul. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump...

Lebanon must investigate torture claims by actor, HRW says

Jul. 16, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The New York-based Human Rights Watch called Monday on Lebanese authorities to investigate allegations of torture made by a well-known actor who was detained and later exonerated of charges of spying for Israel. Ziad Itani, a stage actor from Beirut, was arrested in November and released four...

Syrian government, rebels clash over recon base near Israel

Jul. 16, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and government forces clashed over a reconnaissance point near the frontier with Israel, a monitoring group said Monday, as the government pressed forward with military operations in the country's southwest. Government forces bombed villages and rebel positions around Tell...

Putin says he and Trump agreed on securing Israel's border with Syria in line with 1974 deal

Jul. 16, 2018 11:25 AM EDT
HELSINKI (AP) — Putin says he and Trump agreed on securing Israel's border with Syria in line with 1974 deal.

Finland protests: Human rights for all _ and save the planet

Jul. 16, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — One sign in Helsinki read: "Build saunas not war!" Activists used Monday's summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold two days of high-profile protests in the Finnish capital over a variety of grievances. Abortion-rights activists dressed up...

Netanyahu visits southern region following Gaza escalation

Jul. 16, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a southern Israeli town bordering Gaza on Monday that was pummeled with rockets from the strip over the weekend and told community leaders there that Israel is engaged in a "lengthy battle." Netanyahu's visit to Sderot comes a day after an informal...

Contentious bill defines Israel as Jewish nation-state

Jul. 16, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli parliamentary committee deliberated Monday on the final draft of a contentious legislation that would define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The government says the bill will merely enshrine into law the country's existing character. But critics say it excludes...

School starts early in West Bank village set for demolition

Jul. 16, 2018 6:30 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian ministry of education has decided to start the schoolyear early in a Bedouin village in the West Bank that is slated for demolition. The ministry says it's trying to pre-empt any Israeli move by starting school early for 170 elementary students in Khan al-Ahmar and four...

Review: Sacha Baron Cohen back with old style, same results

Jul. 15, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen has rebooted his ambush chat show and before any judgment is made about the wisdom of that decision, you have to admire the sheer perseverance of not only the host but also his so-called guests. Fifteen years after the British comedian leapt to America as...

Syrian government targets rebels near Israel-occupied Golan

Jul. 15, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — 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. The government's push came after it had secured control of most of Daraa...