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ICC anniversary: Support for court, concern at challenges

Jul. 17, 2018 8:05 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — On the 20th anniversary of the statute that created the International Criminal Court, supporters praised the tribunal's actions to punish perpetrators of the world's worst atrocities and expressed concerns about the enormous challenges and political attacks it faces. General Assembly...

MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

Jul. 17, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. The company argues in lawsuits filed Friday in Nevada and California...

Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

Jul. 17, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians on Tuesday laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. Government forces began advancing on Masaya's Monimbo...

UK's May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill

Jul. 17, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down more rebellion Tuesday over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, as lawmakers narrowly rejected a measure that could have kept Britain in a customs union with the 28-nation bloc. This time, it was pro-EU lawmakers from both...

Displaced Syrians march close to Israel; airstrike kills 10

Jul. 17, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — 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...

The Latest: UK's May halts revolt over Brexit trade bill

Jul. 17, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit developments in Britain (all times local): 7:20 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has faced down a rebellion in Parliament over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, with lawmakers rejecting a key amendment on a Brexit trade bill. Pro-EU...

Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

Jul. 17, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — 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. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel...

Afghan officials: IS bomber kills 20, Taliban kill 9 police

Jul. 17, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

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...

Candidate from Sharif's party escapes gun attack in Pakistan

Jul. 17, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — 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. Local police official Mohammad Afzal said that Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, who served as a minister in...

France expels high-profile terror convict to Algeria

Jul. 17, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

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...