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Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

By HAMZA HENDAWI

Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression under the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reached "alarming" and "unprecedented" levels, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views.

Greece to move 2,000 out of overcrowded Lesbos migrant camp

By ELENA BECATOROS and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS

Some 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month, a Greek official said Tuesday as charities slammed conditions at the camp, which has raw sewage running out of its main entrance.

Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib deal

By BASSEM MROUE

Syria welcomed Tuesday the Turkey-Russia deal declaring a demilitarized zone around Idlib province but vowed to keep up its campaign against "terrorism," either through military action or reconciliation deals with the opposition.

EU enlargement chief urges Macedonians to back name deal

Macedonia will take a big step to joining the European Union if the country supports a name change to "North Macedonia," the official in charge of the bloc's enlargement negotiations said Tuesday.

Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

By NICOLE WINFIELD

Pope Francis decreed on Tuesday that ordinary Catholics should be consulted about issues facing the Catholic Church and that bishops gathering for periodic meetings can make binding decisions on church teaching.

North Korea state media blasts US 'gangster logic' hours before Kim Jong Un praises June summit with Trump

By Katherine Lam

Hours after his state media apparatus blasted the United States for spewing "gangster-like" rhetoric that has "deadlocked" denuclearization talks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un credited the "historic" June summit with President Trump as helping to stabilize the region.

Venezuelan opposition leader laments "genocide" in his country, reveals his escape from detainment

By Hollie McKay

The people of Venezuela are the victims of genocide and first- narco-dictatorship of the 21st century, claims prominent opposition leader and former political prisoner, Antonio Ledezma.

Pope role in study of Argentine sex abuse case in spotlight

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and NICOLE WINFIELD

Pope Francis' role in Argentina's most famous case of priestly sex abuse is coming under renewed scrutiny as he faces the greatest crisis of his papacy over the Catholic Church's troubled legacy of cover-up and allegations he himself sided with the accused.

US Energy Sec'y: Europe should cut dependence on Russia gas

By ALISON MUTLER

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday said Europe should lessen its dependence on Russian gas and diversify energy sources, speaking at a summit to improve ties between eastern Europe and the U.S. and the European Union.

Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm

By AARON FAVILA and JOEAL CALUPITAN

A Philippine police officer who tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a powerful typhoon approached said Tuesday they refused to leave, and a day later the storm triggered a huge landslide that buried dozens of people.

'Highly plausible' Pussy Riot member was poisoned, doctor says

By Ryan Gaydos

It's "highly plausible" a member of anti-Putin feminist punk band Pussy Riot was poisoned in Moscow, doctors said Tuesday, presenting a diagnosis that would make the rocker only the latest in a string of Russian government foes to mysteriously fall ill.

Korean leaders meet in Pyongyang for potentially tough talks

By ERIC TALMADGE and HYUNG-JIN KIM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in began his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday with possibly his hardest mission to date — brokering some kind of compromise to keep North Korea's talks with Washington from imploding and pushing ahead with his own plans to expand economic cooperation and bring a stable peace to the Korean Peninsula.

Defense lawyer casts Ugandan war crimes defendant as victim

By MIKE CORDER

A lawyer defending an alleged commander in Uganda's shadowy Lord's Resistance Army accused of crimes including murder, sexual slavery and using child soldiers cast him Tuesday him as a victim of the rebel group and its brutal leader, Joseph Kony.

The Latest: Kim says summit with Trump stabilized region

The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 6:45 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his June summit with U.S. President Donald Trump has stabilized the regional security situation.

Nearly 90 elephants slain in Botswana amid anti-poaching unit disarmament

By Lukas Mikelionis

Nearly 90 elephants have been found dead in Botswana, the last safe place for the endangered animals, in the wake of the president’s decision in May to disarm its anti-poaching unit.

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