Hamas reveals weak spot in Netanyahu re-election campaign
JERUSALEM (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu locked in a tight race for re-election, the Hamas militant group has suddenly emerged as a major vulnerability for the Israeli leader.
EU parliament backs copyright bill targeting US tech giants
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Union lawmakers approved a copyright bill Tuesday to give writers and artists more protection of their creative rights and incomes, an intensely contentious measure that could have major trans-Atlantic implications for American technology companies.
Lebanon president criticizes Trump decision on Golan Heights
MOSCOW (AP) — Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Tuesday joined critics of U.S. President Donald Trump's formal recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, saying that the move trampled on international law.
EU ignores US calls to ban Huawei in 5G security blueprint
LONDON (AP) — The European Commission ignored U.S. calls to ban Chinese tech supplier Huawei as it announced Tuesday a series of cybersecurity recommendations for next-generation mobile networks.
Syrians protest Trump's decision on Golan Heights
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Thousands of Syrians gathered Tuesday in different cities to protest President Donald Trump's formal recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, a move that sparked widespread international condemnation, including from a number of U.S.
El Chapo seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct
NEW YORK (AP) — Defense attorneys asked a federal judge Tuesday to grant a new trial to the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, saying jurors improperly followed media coverage of the sensational drug conspiracy case.
UK government defiant as Parliament takes control of Brexit
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers were preparing to blow open the Brexit process and put a host of rejected options back on the table — including keeping the U.K.
Algerian army chief wants president declared unfit to lead
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's powerful army chief said Tuesday he wants to trigger the constitutional process that would declare President Abdelaziz Bouteflika unfit for office, after more than a month of mass protests against the ailing leader's long rule.
Ukraine's integration into West dashed by war and corruption
MOSCOW (AP) — Five years into Ukraine's conflict with Russia, Moscow seems to have Ukraine pinned against the ropes. Ukraine's ambition of joining the European Union and NATO is indefinitely stalled.
Back in Israel, PM consults with military on Gaza violence
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned home from Washington on Tuesday, heading straight into military consultations and vowing further action after a night of heavy fire in which Israeli aircraft bombed Gaza targets and Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel.
APNewsBreak: Founder, board of Vatican women's magazine quit
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The founder and all-female editorial board of the Vatican's women's magazine have quit after what they say was a Vatican campaign to discredit them and put them "under the direct control of men," that only increased after they denounced the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy.
2 officers wounded in dispute at Turkish airport
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A police officer fired a gun at a colleague at Kayseri Airport in central Turkey on Tuesday and then turned the weapon on himself, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.
As new blackout hits, Venezuelans brace for more hardship
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Much of Venezuela remained without electricity Tuesday as a new power outage spread across the country in what many feared will be a repeat of the chaos during the nation's largest-ever blackout earlier this month.
What Next? UK lawmakers seize control, aim to unblock Brexit
LONDON (AP) — With the date and terms of Britain's departure from the European Union mired in uncertainty, Parliament has seized control of the political process so lawmakers can try to hammer out a way forward.
US House passes bills meant to pressure Venezuela's Maduro
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved three bills aimed at stepping up U.S. pressure against the government of Venezuela's embattled president, Nicolas Maduro (nee-koh-LAHS' mah-DOO'-roh).
Trial begins against Turkish employee of US Consulate
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul appeared in court Tuesday charged with espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government in a case that further frayed ties between the two NATO allies.
Election observers say Thai vote count was flawed
BANGKOK (AP) — A group of international observers criticized vote counting in Thailand's first election since a 2014 military coup, saying Tuesday that the "tabulation and consolidation of ballots were deeply flawed" though it had no reason to believe the issues affected overall results.
Austrian far-right activist probed over ties to NZ suspect
BERLIN (AP) — Austria's leader called Tuesday for authorities to "ruthlessly" investigate possible ties between an Austrian nationalist group and the alleged Christchurch mosque gunman, after it emerged that a prominent far-right activist in the Alpine nation had received a donation in the suspected shooter's name.
Myanmar Supreme Court agrees to rule on journalists' appeal
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule on an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on Myanmar's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
The Latest: Vatican editor denies interfering in women's mag
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of the editorial board at the Vatican's women's magazine (all times local): 12 p.m.
Australian party accused of asking US gun lobby for money
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Tuesday accused an influential minor political party of trying to "sell Australia's gun laws to the highest bidders" by asking the U.S.
Israel, Gaza militants in 2nd day of cross-border fighting
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel early Tuesday, the second day of cross-border fighting that erupted in the last stretch of a closely contested race for Israeli prime minister between the long-serving incumbent and an ex-army chief.
Large new blackouts strike Venezuelan capital, provinces
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking communications offline and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation's largest-ever blackout.
Thai parties jostle for power after 1st election since coup
BANGKOK (AP) — The two top parties began angling for the upper hand in forming a new government in Thailand on Monday after partial results showed no group won a majority of seats in the country's first national election since a 2014 military coup.
Canada takes refugee who sheltered Snowden
TORONTO (AP) — A Filipino woman who helped shelter former NSA contractor Edward Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong has been granted refugee status in Canada.