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EU says new Israeli law risks undermining democracy

NetanyahuThe European Union on Tuesday criticized a new Israeli law that increases regulation of many human rights organizations, saying it risks "undermining" Israel's democratic ideals.

The law, passed late Monday, imposes new reporting requirements on nonprofit groups that receive more than half of their funding from foreign governments.

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Suicide bombing at outdoor market in Baghdad kills 11

Suicide bombing in BaghdadAt least 11 people died and 32 were injured Tuesday when a suicide attacker detonated a bomb in a pickup truck during morning rush hour at an outdoor market in Baghdad's predominantly Shiite al-Rashidiya district.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State has a history of carrying out similar attacks in the region. The Islamic State is predominantly a Sunni militant group, which considers Shiites to be heretics.

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Italy train crash: Deaths in head-on collision

Italy train crash - at least 20 deadAt least 20 people died and dozens were injured when two passenger trains collided head-on in southern Italy on Tuesday, according to fire service officials.

The crash on Tuesday happened on a single stretch of track in countryside between the towns of Corato and Andria.

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Court rules against Beijing in South China Sea row

China Seas rulingAn arbitration tribunal in The Hague has rejected China's claims to economic rights across large swaths of the South China Sea, in a ruling that will be claimed as a victory by the Philippines.

"There was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within the sea areas falling within the 'nine-dash line'," the Permanent Court of Arbitration said on Tuesday, referring to a demarcation line on a 1947 map of the sea.

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Israel NGO bill, seen as targeting left-wing groups, becomes law

Israel NGO billIsrael adopted a law on Monday that critics say targets Israeli rights groups critical of the right-wing government's policies and which supporters see as a blow against foreign interference in their country's affairs.

Called a "transparency bill" by its sponsor, far-right Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, it will require NGOs to give details of overseas donations if more than half their funding comes from foreign governments or bodies such as the European Union.

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Politicians, diplomats pen letter urging stronger ties with Iran

Burton Richter a signatoryWith the one year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal fast approaching, a bipartisan group of politicians, diplomats, military leaders and academics is calling for even closer relations between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic.

In a letter to President Barack Obama shared with POLITICO, more than 75 high-profile signatories praise the controversial nuclear accord and urge the president to bring the U.S. and Iran even closer together.

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Theresa May set to replace Cameron as rival quits UK PM race

Theresa MayInterior minister Theresa May is set to become Britain's first woman prime minister since Margaret Thatcher after her only rival abruptly quit the race on Monday, removing the need for a drawn-out leadership contest.

May, 59, was left as the only candidate to succeed David Cameron, who announced he was stepping down after Britons voted last month to leave the European Union. Britain's planned withdrawal has weakened the 28-nation bloc and created huge uncertainty over trade and investment.

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