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Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media — but the man he shoved aside took it in stride.

The Latest: Trump to review US sanctions on Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:10pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:50pm

President Donald Trump is opening the final leg of his maiden international trip, landing in Italy for meetings with the Group of 7 leaders. Trump and leaders from some of the world's wealthiest nations will hold wide-ranging talks on foreign affairs, including terrorism, trade and economic growth.

The Latest: Poland ready to boost military help in Mideast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:40pm

The latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local):

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:40pm

Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges "the people and taxpayers of the United States."

UK Labour chief says he'll end 'war on terror' if he governs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:15pm

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says his Labour Party will change U.K. foreign policy and abandon the "war on terror," if it wins next month's election.

Greek ex-prime minister hurt as letter bomb explodes in car

Elena Becatoros and Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:56pm

Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured after a letter bomb exploded inside his car in a central Athens on Thursday in an attack that also left two Bank of Greece employees wounded.

Iraqi forces release videos it says counters claims of abuse

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:45pm

An Iraqi Interior Ministry unit accused of abusing civilian detainees while fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul has released videos it says refutes the allegations reported by Germany's Der Spiegel magazine.

Troops pull out of Brazil capital; president under pressure

Eraldo Peres and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

Brazil's president on Thursday cancelled an order to deploy the military to the streets of the capital after criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to hold onto power amid increasing calls for his resignation.

2 smugglers who escaped US prison captured in Mexico

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

Federal police in Mexico City have captured two convicted cigarette smugglers who escaped a U.S. penitentiary in Virginia earlier this month, U.S. and Mexican authorities said Thursday.

NATO, the world's biggest military alliance, explained

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

It sounds strange to characterize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a huge gun club, but the comparison can be useful in understanding the world's biggest military alliance.

Turkey's leader confronted by France, Germany at NATO summit

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was confronted by key allies France and Germany with diplomatic complaints despite him traveling to Brussels to celebrate the unity of the NATO alliance.

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending

Lorne Cook and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:11pm

Meeting fellow NATO leaders for the first time, President Donald Trump aggressively challenged them Thursday to spend more on their own defense, putting the alliance under exceptional pressure to become tougher, sharper and newly relevant.

Hezbollah chief says dialogue with Iran is only way forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:50am

The chief of Lebanon's Hezbollah group is telling Saudi Arabia that dialogue with Iran is the only way forward, lashing out at the kingdom's lavish royal welcome of U.S. president Donald Trump.

Libyan anti-terror official says alleged Manchester bomber phoned mother hours before concert attack, said "forgive me"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:30am

Libyan anti-terror official says alleged Manchester bomber phoned mother hours before concert attack, said "forgive me"

Thousands honor Finland ex-president Koivisto before burial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10am

Tens of thousands of Finns have lined the roads in central Helsinki to honor former President Mauno Koivisto as his coffin was borne from the Helsinki Cathedral to the city's main cemetery.

Greek government spokesman describes explosion injuring former prime minister as an 'attack'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10am

Greek government spokesman describes explosion injuring former prime minister as an 'attack'

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

Backed by tanks and rocket-firing helicopters, Philippine troops launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear extremists linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a raid that failed to capture one of Asia's most-wanted militants.

Red Cross says it's stepped up aid across Syrian front lines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

Aid deliveries across front lines in war-torn Syria have significantly stepped up, compared to earlier years of the now 6-year-old conflict, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement Thursday.