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Warsaw denounces Macron for comparing Polish leader to Putin

By VANESSA GERA, Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron made an "unacceptable" comparison when he likened Poland's government to the "regimes" of Russia's Vladimir Putin and Hungary's Viktor ...

Turkey’s president rejoins ruling party after referendum win

By SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Tuesday rejoined the ruling party he co-founded in a step on his path toward solidifying his grip on power, following his narrow victory in last month's referendum. Most of the constitutional changes ushering in a ...

Tear gas in France as Le Pen, Macron hold May Day rallies

By ELAINE GANLEY and ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — With just six days until a French presidential runoff that could define Europe's future, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron held high-stakes rallies Monday that overlapped with May Day marches and ...

May Day marked with defiant rallies for worker rights

ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march. Garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and ...

5 things to know as Princess Charlotte turns 2

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — It's nearly party time for Britain's Princess Charlotte, who celebrates her 2nd birthday on Tuesday. Her parents marked the occasion Monday by distributing a snapshot of Charlotte taken by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. Here are five ...

Rights group: Syria used suspected nerve agents in 4 attacks

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New evidence indicates that the Syrian government used suspected nerve agents in four chemical weapons attacks since December including one in an opposition-held town April 4 that killed nearly 100 people, a human rights group said ...

Minibus overturns in Iran, killing 2 German tourists

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media say a speeding minibus has overturned on a slippery road, killing two German tourists and injuring 18 other people. The semi-official ISNA news agency quotes Col. Ahmad Ahmadi, police chief of the southern Fars province, as saying that two of those injured ...

Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China's president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs. In an ...

Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck killed near Mount Everest

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said. Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks said Steck was killed at Camp 1 of ...

Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she’s ‘out there’

By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who vanished during a family vacation to Portugal in 2007, say they are still hopeful they will one day be reunited with their daughter as they mark the 10th anniversary of her ...

Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board

By RAMON ESPINOSA, Associated Press CARAMBOLA, Cuba (AP) — A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said. Cuba's military said in a statement that the Soviet-made AN-26 took off from the Playa ...

UN Security Council to confer on North Korea nuclear program

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the U.N. Security Council on Friday to increase economic pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, leaning on ...

Pope Francis in Egyptian capital for historic 2-day visit

By NICOLE WINFIELD and BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim-majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. The Catholic pontiff is ...

UK jury convicts doctor of performing unnecessary surgeries

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated LONDON (AP) — A prominent breast surgeon whose victims accused him of playing God with their lives faces a life sentence after a jury convicted him Friday of carrying out unnecessary operations that maimed some of his victims for life. The Nottingham Crown Court ...

Macedonian opposition chief shuns emergency political talks

By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES, Associated Press SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's opposition chief rejected the president's call for emergency party leaders' talks Friday, hours after demonstrators — mostly supporters of the country's dominant conservative party — invaded parliament and ...

Pope faces balancing act in Egypt amid security fears

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is facing a religious and diplomatic balancing act as he heads to Egypt this weekend, hoping to comfort its Christian community after a spate of Islamic attacks while seeking to improve relations with Egypt's Muslim ...

‘I cannot go back’: South Sudan refugee clan begins new life

By JEROME DELAY, Associated Press IMVEPI, Uganda (AP) — Eighty-year-old Alfred Wani walks across the wooden bridge over the Kaya River, the border between South Sudan and Uganda, clinging to his Bibles and family photo album, with his wife, three goats and 27 relatives in tow. Missing are a ...

Syrian media: Israel attacked installation near Damascus

By PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media blamed Israel on Thursday for an early morning missile attack on a military installation near Damascus International Airport that shook the capital with the force of the blasts. Israeli Minister of Intelligence Yisrael Katz ...

2 police wounded in shooting on French island of Reunion

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — A man suspected of links to radical Islam and of glorifying terrorism shot two police officers on the French island of Reunion during an arrest Thursday, officials said. Police managed to detain the man and his mother, and found weapons and ...

Russia says naval reconnaissance ship damaged in Black Sea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense ministry says a naval reconnaissance ship is in danger of sinking in the Black Sea after colliding with another vessel. The ministry says the Liman has a hole as a result of the collision that occurred Thursday about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the ...