Delegates boo Cruz, Pence tries to unite at convention

Delegates at the Republican National Convention thunderously booed Ted Cruz for refusing to endorse Donald Trump Wednesday — clouding an evening intended to highlight vice presidential candidate Mike Pence as a unifying force for the party. The disorder provided fresh reminders of the fissures that remain.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Trump hedges on NATO protection against Russian aggression

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican nominee Donald Trump hinted at a new world order if he becomes president, saying the United States, under his leadership, might not come to the defense of some NATO members if Russia were to attack them.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press

Turkish lawmakers set to give Erdogan sweeping new powers

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish lawmakers convened Thursday to endorse sweeping new powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that would allow him to expand a crackdown in the wake of last week's failed coup.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

New Zealand invite to US Navy marks end to nuclear stalemate

SYDNEY (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. had accepted an invitation to send a Navy ship to New Zealand for the first time in three decades, signaling an end to a stalemate between the two countries that was sparked by New Zealand's anti-nuclear policy.