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Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 22:42
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained Wednesday, security officials said in the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year. 2018-05-23T12:37:00-04:00 2018-05-23T16:37:11-04:00

Yulia Skripal says recovery from poisoning 'slow, painful'

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:32
LONDON (AP) — Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in a nerve agent attack, said Wednesday her recovery has been "slow and painful," and that she hopes to return to her home in Russia someday. 2018-05-23T11:13:00-04:00 2018-05-23T15:13:28-04:00

US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreads

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:19
GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump's top health official said Wednesday that the U.S. and global partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, asserting that the fight against infectious diseases is one of the administration's top priorities for the World Health Organization, the U.N. agency taking the lead. 2018-05-23T11:06:00-04:00 2018-05-23T15:06:44-04:00

Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:19
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained on Wednesday, security officials said, the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year. 2018-05-23T11:01:00-04:00 2018-05-23T15:01:39-04:00

Italy steps toward populist government as Conte gets mandate

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 20:52
ROME (AP) — Italy's president asked political neophyte Giuseppe Conte to try to form a government Wednesday, giving the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and anti-immigrant League a shot at running western Europe's first populist government. 2018-05-23T10:38:00-04:00 2018-05-23T14:38:01-04:00

Yulia Skripal says recovery from poisoning 'slow, painful'

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 20:24
LONDON (AP) — Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in a nerve agent attack, said Wednesday her recovery has been "slow and painful," and that she hopes to return to her home in Russia someday. 2018-05-23T10:19:00-04:00 2018-05-23T14:19:54-04:00

Syrian official rejects US demand for Iranian withdrawal

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:57
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country. 2018-05-23T09:43:00-04:00 2018-05-23T13:43:12-04:00

The Latest: Populists' premier gets presidential mandate

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:43
ROME (AP) — The Latest on discussions to form a new government in Italy (all times local): 2018-05-23T09:28:00-04:00 2018-05-23T13:28:16-04:00

Yulia Skripal says nerve agent recovery slow and painful

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:17
LONDON (AP) — Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her father in a nerve agent attack, says their recovery has been slow and painful, in her first public statement since the poisoning. 2018-05-23T09:00:00-04:00 2018-05-23T13:00:51-04:00

Pakistani teen slain at Texas school is buried in hometown

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:35
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of people in Karachi attended the funeral Wednesday for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school. 2018-05-23T08:22:00-04:00 2018-05-23T12:22:00-04:00

2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:07
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment center in a Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group said Wednesday while asserting that "forced hospitalization is not the solution to this epidemic." 2018-05-23T07:55:00-04:00 2018-05-23T11:55:05-04:00

Pakistani teen slain at Texas school is buried in hometown

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:07
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of people in Karachi attended the funeral Wednesday for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school. 2018-05-23T07:54:00-04:00 2018-05-23T11:54:37-04:00

2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:53
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment center in a Congo provincial capital later died, an aid group said Wednesday, as experts emphasized that more community engagement is needed to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. 2018-05-23T07:48:00-04:00 2018-05-23T11:48:07-04:00

Ebola response on 'knife's edge' as timing key, WHO says

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:59
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is accelerating its efforts with nine countries neighboring Congo to try to prevent the current Ebola outbreak from spreading beyond the border, WHO's director for Africa said Wednesday, as a colleague warned that the next few weeks will determine whether the virus can be kept under control. 2018-05-23T06:28:00-04:00 2018-05-23T10:28:34-04:00

US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:45
BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill. 2018-05-23T06:30:00-04:00 2018-05-23T10:30:52-04:00

Pakistan teen killed at Texas school is laid to rest

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:05
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas was laid to rest Wednesday in her hometown of Karachi. 2018-05-23T05:51:00-04:00 2018-05-23T09:51:35-04:00

Critics see no end to foreign favors to Trump businesses

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese smartphone maker accused of espionage. "Too many jobs in China lost," he wrote. 2018-05-23T05:29:00-04:00 2018-05-23T09:29:19-04:00

Foreign media depart on train for North Korean nuclear site

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:56
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them. 2018-05-23T04:50:00-04:00 2018-05-23T08:50:09-04:00

German city partially evacuated after WWII bomb found

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:56
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have evacuated a downtown area of the eastern city of Dresden after an unexploded World War II-era bomb was found during construction work. 2018-05-23T04:51:00-04:00 2018-05-23T08:51:54-04:00

Foreign media depart on train for North Korean nuclear site

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:43
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them. 2018-05-23T04:32:00-04:00 2018-05-23T08:32:49-04:00

Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:43
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained on Wednesday, security officials said, the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year. 2018-05-23T04:38:00-04:00 2018-05-23T08:38:54-04:00

Ebola response on 'knife's edge' as timing key, WHO says

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:31
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is accelerating its efforts with nine countries neighboring Congo to try to prevent the current Ebola outbreak from spreading beyond the border, WHO's director for Africa said Wednesday, as a colleague warned that the next few weeks will determine whether the virus can be kept under control. 2018-05-23T03:37:00-04:00 2018-05-23T07:37:52-04:00

Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:29
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained on Wednesday, security officials said, the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year. 2018-05-23T04:17:00-04:00 2018-05-23T08:17:47-04:00

Philippines struggles with evacuees, bombed city after siege

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:35
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of displaced remain in emergency shelters and the threat of Islamic extremists and unexploded bombs lingers in the rubble of a southern Philippine city, where survivors on Wednesday remembered a disastrous five-month siege by Islamic State group-aligned fighters that began a year ago. 2018-05-23T03:22:00-04:00 2018-05-23T07:22:49-04:00

Foreign media depart on train for North Korean nuclear site

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:28
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them. 2018-05-23T02:24:00-04:00 2018-05-23T06:24:23-04:00

French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camp

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:59
PARIS (AP) — A burgeoning migrant camp in Paris, on a canal used by joggers and cyclists, is at the center of a tug-of-war over how best to respond to the unrelenting arrivals of migrants in the French capital — with humanity or with muscle. 2018-05-23T01:50:00-04:00 2018-05-23T05:50:25-04:00

France's Macron takes on Facebook's Zuckerberg in tech push

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:50
PARIS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may finally find a friendly face when he meets French President Emmanuel Macron. Or not. 2018-05-23T01:06:00-04:00 2018-05-23T05:06:27-04:00

Australian archbishop steps down after cover-up conviction

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:04
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop said on Wednesday he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse. 2018-05-22T18:33:00-04:00 2018-05-22T22:33:07-04:00

Body of Pakistani killed at Texas school arrives in Karachi

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:02
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas arrived before dawn Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, where her family lived and where she was being buried. 2018-05-22T22:00:00-04:00 2018-05-23T02:00:45-04:00

Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:54
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 1,200 violent incidents against hospitals and medical personnel have taken place in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding that combatants protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick, the Red Cross said Tuesday. 2018-05-22T17:10:00-04:00 2018-05-22T21:10:38-04:00

Can anything stop foreign government favors to Trump?

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese smartphone maker accused of espionage. "Too many jobs in China lost," he wrote. 2018-05-22T20:39:00-04:00 2018-05-23T00:39:00-04:00

Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:18
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's army was not the only group that slaughtered civilians in the country's volatile west last year, Amnesty International said in a new report accusing ethnic Rohingya insurgents of massacring dozens of Hindus during an escalation of a long-running communal conflict in Rakhine state. 2018-05-22T20:02:00-04:00 2018-05-23T00:02:21-04:00

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:09
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy Tuesday for allegedly conspiring against the socialist government and trying to sabotage the weekend presidential election. 2018-05-22T17:30:00-04:00 2018-05-22T21:30:12-04:00

NKorea allows SKorean journalists to cover nuke test closing

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:27
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul says North Korea has allowed South Korean journalists to join the small group of foreign media being allowed to cover the dismantling of its nuclear test site. 2018-05-22T18:20:00-04:00 2018-05-22T22:20:21-04:00

Italy: PM pick had library pass, no official status at NYU

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 03:32
MILAN (AP) — A law professor put forward as Italy's next premier faced suspicions Tuesday that he overstated his academic credentials, including referring on his resume to seven summers of studies at New York University that turned out to involve only having library privileges there. 2018-05-22T13:51:00-04:00 2018-05-22T17:51:12-04:00

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

AP - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 03:32
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy Tuesday for allegedly conspiring against the socialist government and trying to sabotage the weekend presidential election. 2018-05-22T16:53:00-04:00 2018-05-22T20:53:02-04:00

US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. 2018-05-22T12:35:00-04:00 2018-05-22T16:35:18-04:00

Venezuelan President Maduro expels top US diplomat, deputy

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:44
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy Tuesday for allegedly conspiring against the socialist government and trying to sabotage the weekend presidential election. 2018-05-22T12:32:00-04:00 2018-05-22T16:32:18-04:00

Mormon missionaries pulled from Nicaragua due to unrest

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:44
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is pulling 169 missionaries from Nicaragua because of growing political instability in the Central American country. 2018-05-22T12:37:00-04:00 2018-05-22T16:37:17-04:00

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:15
BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg's "digital monster," and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and sweep up people's personal data. 2018-05-22T12:06:00-04:00 2018-05-22T16:06:17-04:00

Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged crimes by Israel

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:15
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Accusing Israel of systematic crimes, including apartheid in the occupied territories, Palestinians on Tuesday urged the International Criminal Court to open an investigation that could ultimately lead to charges against Israeli leaders. 2018-05-22T12:03:00-04:00 2018-05-22T16:03:36-04:00

US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 21:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. 2018-05-22T10:54:00-04:00 2018-05-22T14:54:01-04:00

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. 2018-05-22T10:44:00-04:00 2018-05-22T14:44:34-04:00

Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last week

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:26
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is holding and interrogating at least 10 women's rights activists — seven women and three men — without any access to lawyers, according to people familiar with the arrests. The detentions are seen as a culmination of a steady crackdown on perceived critics of the government. 2018-05-22T10:10:00-04:00 2018-05-22T14:10:05-04:00

Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:46
BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International said Wednesday that Myanmar's army was not the only group that has slaughtered civilians in the country's volatile west. In a new report, it accused ethnic Rohingya insurgents of carrying out at least one brutal massacre when the long-running conflict in Rakhine state exploded last year. 2018-05-22T09:41:00-04:00 2018-05-22T13:41:29-04:00

Palestinians want international court to investigate Israel

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:50
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Calling it a "historic step" toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an "immediate investigation" into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people. 2018-05-22T06:23:00-04:00 2018-05-22T10:23:03-04:00

The Latest: Zuckerberg tells EU lawmakers 'I'm sorry'

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:50
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's meeting with European Union officials (all times local): 2018-05-22T08:35:00-04:00 2018-05-22T12:35:13-04:00

Prince Harry, Meghan at first royal event as newlyweds

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:24
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have arrived at their first royal event as newlyweds. 2018-05-22T08:10:00-04:00 2018-05-22T12:10:33-04:00

The Latest: International court prosecutor won't be rushed

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:24
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the Palestinians' complaint against Israel before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands (all times local): 2018-05-22T08:07:00-04:00 2018-05-22T12:07:09-04:00

Officials: 9 anti-pollution protesters killed in south India

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:54
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police opened fire Tuesday on protesters demanding the closure of a south Indian copper plant, killing nine people, officials said. Dozens more people were reportedly injured. 2018-05-22T07:38:00-04:00 2018-05-22T11:38:47-04:00

Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:28
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. 2018-05-22T07:22:00-04:00 2018-05-22T11:22:07-04:00

Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:00
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. 2018-05-22T06:49:00-04:00 2018-05-22T10:49:46-04:00

Correction: Denmark-Minister-Ramadan story

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:19
HELSINKI (AP) — In a story May 21 about a Danish minister's comments on Ramadan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Denmark's government has been formed of only Liberal Party representatives since 2015. In November 2016, Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen expanded his Liberal Party government into a three-way coalition with the center-right Liberal-Alliance and the Conservative Party. 2018-05-22T06:15:00-04:00 2018-05-22T10:15:32-04:00

Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester anniversary

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:57
LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande shared a message of hope with fans Tuesday on the anniversary of the bombing at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people. 2018-05-22T04:17:00-04:00 2018-05-22T08:17:29-04:00

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:44
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse in a test case that holds to account church hierarchy that kept silent in the face of an international pedophile crisis. 2018-05-22T04:36:00-04:00 2018-05-22T08:36:42-04:00

Palestinians ask ICC for 'immediate' probe against Israel

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:15
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Calling it a "historic step" toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an "immediate investigation" into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people. 2018-05-22T04:00:00-04:00 2018-05-22T08:00:38-04:00

Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester anniversary

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:47
LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande shared a message of hope with fans Tuesday on the anniversary of the bombing at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people. 2018-05-22T03:34:00-04:00 2018-05-22T07:34:45-04:00

Palestinians ask ICC for 'immediate' probe against Israel

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:33
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Calling it a "historic step" toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an "immediate investigation" into alleged Israeli "crimes" committed against the Palestinian people. 2018-05-22T03:18:00-04:00 2018-05-22T07:18:32-04:00

Palestinian leader's health apparently improving in hospital

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:06
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appears to be making a swift recovery in hospital from his latest health troubles. 2018-05-22T02:40:00-04:00 2018-05-22T06:40:08-04:00

Palestinians ask ICC for 'immediate' probe against Israel

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:53
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an "immediate investigation" into alleged Israeli "crimes" committed against the Palestinian people. 2018-05-22T02:48:00-04:00 2018-05-22T06:48:19-04:00

Former Malaysian leader Najib grilled by anti-graft agency

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:53
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was grilled for more than four hours Tuesday over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him, while the country's new anti-graft chief said investigations into the case were suppressed by intimidation during Najib's rule. 2018-05-22T02:44:00-04:00 2018-05-22T06:44:25-04:00

Palestinians ask ICC for 'immediate' probe against Israel

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:26
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an "immediate investigation" into alleged Israeli "crimes" committed against the Palestinian people. 2018-05-22T02:18:00-04:00 2018-05-22T06:18:07-04:00

The Latest: Israel urges ICC to reject Palestinian request

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:13
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the Palestinians' complaint against Israel before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands (all times local): 2018-05-22T02:01:00-04:00 2018-05-22T06:01:52-04:00

Former Malaysian leader Najib grilled by anti-graft agency

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:59
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was grilled for more than four hours Tuesday over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him, while the country's new anti-graft chief said investigations into the case were suppressed by intimidation during Najib's rule. 2018-05-22T00:23:00-04:00 2018-05-22T04:23:56-04:00

German court rejects call for Puigdemont to be rearrested

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:17
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has rejected a request from prosecutors to take former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont back into custody pending a decision on whether he is extradited to Spain. 2018-05-22T01:05:00-04:00 2018-05-22T05:05:27-04:00

US bishop at royal wedding thought invitation was a prank

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:17
LONDON (AP) — The American bishop whose sermon caused a stir at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle thought the invitation was a prank. 2018-05-22T00:39:00-04:00 2018-05-22T04:39:02-04:00

As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:03
TOKYO (AP) — North Korean media stepped up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning Tuesday that a budding detente could be in danger. 2018-05-22T00:53:00-04:00 2018-05-22T04:53:23-04:00

In sharp turn, North Korean media return to angry tone

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:37
TOKYO (AP) — North Korean media are stepping up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning that a budding detente could be in danger. 2018-05-22T00:25:00-04:00 2018-05-22T04:25:38-04:00

Palestinian foreign minister asks ICC to investigate Israel

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:22
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has arrived at the International Criminal Court to call on prosecutors there to open an immediate investigation into Israel's settlements in the Palestinian territories. 2018-05-22T00:16:00-04:00 2018-05-22T04:16:42-04:00

US hikes tariffs on Chinese steel exported via Vietnam

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has raised tariffs on steel from Vietnam that Washington says originated in China and evaded anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel. 2018-05-21T22:52:00-04:00 2018-05-22T02:52:34-04:00

Former Malaysian PM Najib questioned by anti-graft agency

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:19
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was interrogated Tuesday over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him as the country's new anti-graft chief said investigations into the case were suppressed by intimidation during Najib's rule. 2018-05-21T22:12:00-04:00 2018-05-22T02:12:03-04:00

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 07:11
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country's nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate. 2018-05-21T20:56:00-04:00 2018-05-22T00:56:16-04:00

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 07:11
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse and faces a potential two years in prison when he is sentenced next month. 2018-05-21T20:58:00-04:00 2018-05-22T00:58:20-04:00

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:42
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country's nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate. 2018-05-21T20:37:00-04:00 2018-05-22T00:37:16-04:00

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:17
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country's nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate. 2018-05-21T20:01:00-04:00 2018-05-22T00:01:55-04:00

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 05:35
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Foreign journalists have arrived in North Korea to cover the dismantling of the country's nuclear test site later this week. 2018-05-21T19:29:00-04:00 2018-05-21T23:29:33-04:00

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 05:35
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday and faces a potential two years in prison. 2018-05-21T17:34:00-04:00 2018-05-21T21:34:36-04:00

Can the 'dealmaker' president deliver on North Korea?

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 04:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before his planned North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker's worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering. 2018-05-21T18:02:00-04:00 2018-05-21T22:02:32-04:00

Can the 'dealmaker' president deliver on North Korea?

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 02:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before his planned North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker's worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering. 2018-05-21T14:32:00-04:00 2018-05-21T18:32:21-04:00

Dealmaker president contends with North Korea expectations

AP - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 00:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before his planned North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker's worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering. 2018-05-21T14:06:00-04:00 2018-05-21T18:06:58-04:00

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:51
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. 2018-05-21T13:49:00-04:00 2018-05-21T17:49:13-04:00

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. 2018-05-21T13:25:00-04:00 2018-05-21T17:25:52-04:00

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. 2018-05-21T12:58:00-04:00 2018-05-21T16:58:10-04:00

Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:12
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's fractured opposition emerged even more powerless Monday, a day after an election it boycotted propelled socialist President Nicolas Maduro to an easy victory amid a crushing economic crisis. 2018-05-21T13:03:00-04:00 2018-05-21T17:03:45-04:00

Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workers

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 22:17
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo began an Ebola vaccination campaign Monday in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to stem an outbreak that has already made its way from rural towns into a city of more than 1 million people. 2018-05-21T10:52:00-04:00 2018-05-21T14:52:19-04:00

Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:09
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State militants following a ruinous monthlong battle, bringing the entire capital and its far-flung suburbs under full government control for the first time since the civil war began in 2011. 2018-05-21T09:56:00-04:00 2018-05-21T13:56:58-04:00

The Latest: Iran says 'sham' US policy to reap 'ill rewards'

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times local): 2018-05-21T09:37:00-04:00 2018-05-21T13:37:00-04:00

The Latest: Netanyahu praises Pompeo's firm speech on Iran

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times local): 2018-05-21T08:46:00-04:00 2018-05-21T12:46:15-04:00

International outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 17:23
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A growing roster of nations condemned Venezuela's presidential election Monday and threatened to ramp up diplomatic and economic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's already embattled government. 2018-05-21T07:15:00-04:00 2018-05-21T11:15:10-04:00

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration's temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement. 2018-05-21T06:19:00-04:00 2018-05-21T10:19:04-04:00

The Latest: Pompeo offers concessions if Iran makes changes

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times local): 2018-05-21T05:31:00-04:00 2018-05-21T09:31:43-04:00

The Latest: Syrian military declares victory in capital

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:23
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2018-05-21T05:07:00-04:00 2018-05-21T09:07:46-04:00

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:47
TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump next month. 2018-05-21T03:32:00-04:00 2018-05-21T07:32:26-04:00

Economic talks between US and China lead to trade war truce

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing. 2018-05-21T03:34:00-04:00 2018-05-21T07:34:21-04:00

Russian billionaire Abramovich runs into UK visa issues

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:47
MOSCOW (AP) — Many wondered why Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich wasn't in the stands to see his Chelsea soccer club win England's FA Cup this weekend, and an associate confirmed Monday that his British visa hasn't been renewed. 2018-05-21T02:43:00-04:00 2018-05-21T06:43:33-04:00

Economic talks between US-China result in truce in trade war

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing. 2018-05-20T21:08:00-04:00 2018-05-21T01:08:30-04:00

Abbas, 83-year-old Palestinian leader, still in hospital

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:44
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian president's condition has seen a "clear improvement" after he was taken to hospital with a fever, an Arab lawmaker in Israel's parliament with close ties to Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday. 2018-05-21T00:33:00-04:00 2018-05-21T04:33:21-04:00

In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:29
TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump next month. 2018-05-21T00:21:00-04:00 2018-05-21T04:21:03-04:00

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:29
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he pieced together crucial nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea following a year of intense animosity. 2018-05-21T00:16:00-04:00 2018-05-21T04:16:08-04:00

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

AP - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:17
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he pieced together crucial nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea following a year of intense animosity. 2018-05-21T00:04:00-04:00 2018-05-21T04:04:53-04:00

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