International News International News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2016 EarthLink Networks Inc. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:26:01 EDT Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:27:14 EDT 5 Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive "so much cruelty" OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:26:01 EDT 20160729/4304b801-38c2-4798-b447-48874afeec5a By FRANCES D'EMILIO and VANESSA GERA Associated Press Turkey's Erdogan slams US reaction to failed coup ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president slammed the United States on Friday, claiming it was not standing firmly against a failed military coup and accused it of harboring the plot's alleged mastermind, as a government crackdown in the coup's aftermath strained Turkey's ties with key allies. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:16:08 EDT 20160729/58b6584a-deb6-40c2-8abb-5fc9a7aaf91b By SUZAN FRASER and ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Turkey's Erdogan dropping lawsuits for insults against him ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday he was dropping all lawsuits against those charged with insulting him. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:44:55 EDT 20160729/b52576cb-4f24-4c38-83f2-5e29ba0595fb Associated Press The Latest: Pope Francis: 'cruelty did not end in Auschwitz' OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Poland (all times local): 10:05 p.m. A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, says an estimated 800,000 people took part with Pope Francis in an artistic Way of the Cross ceremony at Blonia meadow in Krakow. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:08:01 EDT 20160729/5a4a9a22-e95e-4dc1-b2eb-70853b3d927a Associated Press UN Syria envoy tells Russia: Leave Aleppo corridors 'to us' GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria on Friday urged Russia to leave the creation of humanitarian corridors around Aleppo to the United Nations and its partners, issuing a gentle snub to Moscow, which had made the proposal a day earlier as pro-government troops tightened their encirclement of rebel-held parts of the northern Syrian city. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:40:43 EDT 20160729/a667391d-ce9f-4cfb-965e-ed79d9a83f1b By JAMEY KEATEN and SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press