• In this Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 file photo, a woman wears a shirt reading 'Trump Putin '16' while waiting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a campaign event at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H. Donald Trump just keeps giving Russian President Vladimir Putin more reasons to hope he wins the U.S. election, while raising serious questions about the Republican candidate’s intentions toward the Kremlin. In his most recent outreach to Putin, Trump not only refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula but said, if elected, he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory and lifting sanctions against Moscow. “We'll be looking at that. Yeah, we'll be looking,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues

    MOSCOW (AP) — Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series of statements that have raised eyebrows about the Republican candidate’s intentions toward the Kremlin.

    Updated: 6:57 pm

  • A woman walks past the headquarters of 'Zaman' newspaper, after being closed by the government in Istanbul, Thursday, July 28, 2016. The European Union has called the crackdown on media in Turkey "worrying" and warned Ankara to respect fundamental freedoms. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    EU calls Turkey’s crackdown on media “worrying”

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The European Union and journalist associations expressed concern Thursday about a widening crackdown on media in Turkey, calling on Ankara to respect fundamental freedoms.

  • CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER'S NAME - A sign reading in Turkish "Traitors' Cemetery" is seen in front of unmarked graves, built specifically to hold the bodies of coup plotters who died in the failed military coup of July 15, in eastern Istanbul Wednesday, July 27, 2016. In the week following the attempted coup, the local municipality announced it intended to set up a cemetery specifically for those involved - traitors who didn't deserve a decent burial. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

    Turkey creates ‘Traitors’ Cemetery’ for dead coup plotters

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Tucked in the back corner of a construction site for a new dog shelter in eastern Istanbul lies a freshly dug, unmarked grave — the first in the new “Traitors’ Cemetery,” created specifically to hold the bodies of coup plotters who died in the July 15 abortive putsch.

    Updated: 12:48 pm

  • In this Saturday, June 18, 2016 file photo, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, second left, visits the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Shoigu said on Thursday, July 28, 2016 that Russia and the Syrian government will open humanitarian corridors and offer a way-out for Islamic State fighters wanting to lay down their arms. (Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service Pool Photo via AP, file)

    The Latest: Syria’s Assad offers amnesty to rebels

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments related to the Syrian war and international effort on the crisis (all times local):

  • In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo, Israeli Dani Dayan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. For years, Dani Dayan was the West Bank settler movement’s face to the outside world. Next week, he’ll become the face of Israel to much of North America. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New York

    JERUSALEM (AP) — For years, Dani Dayan was the West Bank settler movement’s face to the outside world. Next week, he’ll become the face of Israel to much of North America.

  • This Wednesday, July 20, 2016 file picture shows soldiers patrolling the famed Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France. Since January 2015, IS-inspired attackers have killed at least 235 people in France, by far the largest casualty rate of any Western country. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)

    Many factors make France the top IS terror target in Europe

    PARIS (AP) — When militants loyal to the Islamic State group seek to inflict pain on Europe, France is their preferred target, a grim reality borne out yet again with Tuesday’s knife slaughter of a Catholic priest.

  • A Palestinian boy walks over the rubble of a house that overlooks the Israeli separation barrier, background, and was demolished by the Israeli army, in the West Bank village of Qalandia, near Ramallah, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Israeli army bulldozers demolished elven houses along side the Israeli separation barrier, at the village of Qalandia early morning. The Israeli B'Tselem rights group reported last Monday that Israeli authorities demolished 168 homes in the West Bank from January to the end of June this year. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Israeli military says it killed suspect behind deadly ambush

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces tracked down a group of suspects behind the deadly ambush of a family car in the West Bank earlier this month and killed the man who pulled the trigger in that attack in a shootout early on Wednesday, the military said.

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  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoganl left, greets Kemal Kilicdaroglu before a meeting n Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 25, 2016. Erdogan met Monday with leaders of the main opposition parties, Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, National Movement Party leader Devlet Bahceli and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. The meeting took place amid a government crackdown upon people suspected of links with Fethullah Gulen, a self-exiled cleric that Erdogan blames for the failed coup attempt.(Presidential Press Service, Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)

    AP interview: Turkish opposition warns govt about witch hunt

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s polarized factions should learn from their mistakes and overcome their antagonism, the main opposition leader said Tuesday, reflecting fragile efforts to reconcile in a shaken country where the opposition has for years accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of authoritarianism.

  • The Solar Impulse 2 plane flies over Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, shortly before landing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The world's first ever round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history with its landing in the Emirati capital, where it first took off more than a year ago. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck)

    Solar plane’s arrival highlights UAE’s clean-energy push

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy.