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  • 7 suspected gunmen killed in clash with Mexican army

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua say an army patrol was attacked by gunfire, setting off a shootout that killed seven armed men in their 20s. The state prosecutor's office says the shootout occurred ...

  • Aussie's arrest in Colombia aims light on foreign drug mules

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The family of an Australian woman arrested in Colombia for trying to board a flight with almost 6 kilograms of cocaine is mounting a campaign to defend her against what they consider trumped-up charges. Cassandra Sainsbury ...

  • French forces kill 20 jihadists on Mali-Burkina Faso border

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — French forces fighting extremism in Africa's Sahel region say they have killed at least 20 jihadists in a forest on the border between Mali and Burkina Faso. A statement Sunday from Operation Barkhane says soldiers also ...

  • Bag with 2 embryos in jars found outside Greek cemetery

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say a black bag left outside a village cemetery in northern Greece contained two jars, each with an embryo in formaldehyde. The shepherd who found the bag Saturday while tending to his flock in ...

  • Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests

    3 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is hiking salaries and handing out free homes as he tries to counter a strengthening protest movement calling for his removal. Maduro said on his Sunday TV show that the minimum wage ...

  • Israel stops to honor fallen soldiers and terror victims

    5 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is honoring its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism on its annual Memorial Day. Sirens wailed across the country at 8 p.m. Sunday prompting Israelis to stop in their tracks and stand silently with heads bowed ...

  • Saudi police arrest 46 cell members linked to Medina bombing

    6 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's security forces say they have arrested 46 people suspected of belonging to a terrorist cell responsible for a stunning attack outside of one of Islam's holiest sites last year. Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. ...

  • Suspected US airstrike kills 4 al-Qaida operatives in Yemen

    6 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni tribal and security officials say a suspected U.S. airstrike has killed four al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's east. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media, say ...

  • Albanian opposition given time to register for June 18 polls

    6 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's election authorities have extended for a few days the registration period for candidates for the June polls in an attempt to get participation from the opposition. The Central Election Commission on Sunday said that political ...

  • 15 charged in attack on Macedonian parliament that hurt 100

    6 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian police say they've filed criminal charges against 15 people suspected of being involved in a violent attack against the parliament three days ago. Police said Sunday the group was charged for "participation in a mob ...

  • Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes

    6 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — The Pentagon says investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that coalition airstrikes killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the city of Mosul. In a statement released Sunday, the Pentagon says in each incident "all ...

  • Merkel ally: 'Enlightened patriotism' part of German culture

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says "enlightened patriotism" should be part of Germany's national culture. Thomas de Maiziere, Germany's interior minister, says Nazi-era nationalism and the hesitancy that followed "are all over now, especially ...

  • AP Explains: What is May Day?

    7 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters in U.S. cities are set to protest Monday against immigration policies to mark May Day. It's an event that will also generate heated protests around the world as unions ...

  • UK: Police arrest woman who was shot during police raid

    7 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested a woman who was shot and seriously injured during a counter-terrorism raid in London earlier this week. Scotland Yard said the 21-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of preparing or instigating ...

  • Turkey arrests Iranian, seizes anti-tank missile parts

    7 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have arrested an Iranian national who they say tried to smuggle in parts of a Russian-made anti-tank missile system with the suspected aim of delivering them to a terror organization. The Customs and Trade ...

  • Candidates invoke Trump's name, God in Alabama Senate race

    8 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate and ex-Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is putting his own spin on President Donald Trump's populist slogan "Make America Great Again." Moore says it's time to make America good again, and he's campaigning ...

  • Germany's Merkel begins Gulf trip with stop in Saudi Arabia

    9 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks with the oil-rich kingdom's monarch, beginning a two-nation trip to the Gulf. Merkel was greeted by King Salman and other top officials upon ...

  • The Latest: US won't seek South Korean money for THAAD

    9 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Seoul's presidential Blue House says White House National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster has confirmed that the U.S. will not be seeking ...

  • Multiple car collision kills 11 on Indonesia's Java island

    10 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police say a multiple car collision has killed at least 11 people on Indonesia's main Java island. Police say the brakes likely malfunctioned on a tour bus from Jakarta packed with passengers and it slammed into ...

  • Egypt court sentences cleric to death in absentia

    10 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a hard-line cleric to death in absentia on charges of establishing a "terror group" after the 2013 overthrow of an elected Islamist president. Wagdi Ghoneim, who currently lives in Turkey and is ...

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