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American monitor killed in Ukraine when mine hits vehicle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:56pm

An American member of the OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine died Sunday and two others were wounded when their vehicle was blown up by a mine in the separatist Luhansk region.

For the first time in modern French history, no major-party candidate will advance to presidential runoff.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:54pm

For the first time in modern French history, no major-party candidate will advance to presidential runoff.

9 dead in apparent gang shootout in western Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:54pm

Prosecutors in western Mexico say nine people are dead following an apparent gang shootout in a rural area.

Defeated French conservative Fillon calls on supporters to support centrist Macron against the far-right leader Le Pen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:50pm

Defeated French conservative Fillon calls on supporters to support centrist Macron against the far-right leader Le Pen.

Centrist Macron, far-right leader Le Pen advance to French presidential runoff after major opponents concede defeat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:50pm

Centrist Macron, far-right leader Le Pen advance to French presidential runoff after major opponents concede defeat .

Pollsters project Macron vs. Le Pen in French runoff

John Leiceser and Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:41pm

Pollsters projected that pro-Europe centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to France's presidential runoff on May 7 — igniting wild cheering and singing at their respective headquarters.

US officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:41pm

Pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior U.S. officials said Sunday.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:41pm

Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Asia is offering evidence that he's becoming one of President Donald Trump's main emissaries on the global stage. Pence has been patching up relations, reassuring allies who wonder about Trump's unpredictable ways, and diving into international crises like North Korea.

French prime minister calls on voters to reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen in runoff and vote for Emmanuel Macron

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:24pm

French prime minister calls on voters to reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen in runoff and vote for Emmanuel Macron.

French Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon concedes defeat in presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:12pm

French Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon concedes defeat in presidential election .

Polling agency projections put centrist Macron, far-right leader Le Pen ahead in first-round French presidential vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:02pm

Polling agency projections put centrist Macron, far-right leader Le Pen ahead in first-round French presidential vote.

Israel marks Holocaust remembrance day with somber ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:55am

Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II.

Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:51am

The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday.

AP Explains: How Kenya's drought has turned into violence

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:42am

The shooting of a novelist and conservationist in Kenya has drawn attention to the violent tensions between landowners and herders who are trying to keep their animals alive in a widespread drought.

Army says bomb kills 4 soldiers in southwest Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:30am

The Pakistani army says a roadside bomb has killed four soldiers in a southwestern town near the Iranian border.

Sicily prosecutor probes possible NGOs-smuggler 'contacts'

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:12am

An investigation of humanitarian groups operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean has turned up evidence of contacts between some NGOs and Libyan-based human smugglers, a prosecutor based in Sicily said in comments published Sunday.

Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:53am

As French voters cast ballots for president Sunday, they're making a choice that will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.

Egypt president in Saudi Arabia to reaffirm ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:53am

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in his first visit to the kingdom since a rare public spat last year erupted over diverging policies on Syria.

German nationalists elect top duo for general election

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:33am

Germany's nationalist party Alternative for Germany on Sunday elected two new top candidates for the September general election after the party's best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said last week she would no longer be available.