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Albania opposition blocks main roads ahead of June 18 vote

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:02am

Albanian opposition supporters have blocked the country's main road links, demanding that a caretaker Cabinet be allowed to govern until the parliamentary election in June.

Russia vows to get Ukrainian separatists to comply with deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:00am

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has vowed to use Moscow's influence to get Ukraine's separatist rebels to comply with a cease-fire deal.

Kashmir students, Indian forces clash as protests continue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:50am

Anti-India protests have triggered clashes between students and government forces in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as authorities reopened schools after a weeklong suspension of classes.

The Latest: EU commission backs Macron

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:50am

The Latest on the French election (all times local):

Elon Musk steps out in Australia with Amber Heard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:50am

Billionaire Elon Musk is getting close with actress Amber Heard.

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:42am

Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said.

3 African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:42am

Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest risk of death.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:42am

For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has startled world leaders with his unpredictability, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. He's been embraced by business executives, but not always by his own Republican Party. Trump said in an Oval Office interview with The Associated Press that he questions "the first 100 days" as a meaningful measure.

Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:33am

Israel came to a standstill on Monday as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of the Holocaust's 6 million Jewish victims.

6 bodies recovered off Greek island of Lesbos, 1 woman saved

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:33am

The bodies of six people believed to be migrants were recovered Monday from the sea off the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos, while authorities rescued one person, a pregnant woman.

US Defense Sec'y Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:22am

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan on Monday to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops.

Militants ambush convoy with off-duty Iraq soldiers, kill 10

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:12am

Militants in Iraq ambushed a convoy of off-duty soldiers near a town in the country's sprawling western desert, killing at least 10 and wounding 20, officials said on Monday.

Italian journalist home after 2 weeks detention in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:10am

An Italian journalist has returned to Italy after being detained for two weeks in Turkey, apparently because he entered an area near the Syrian border without proper permission.

South African man pleads not guilty in family axe murder

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:51am

A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax pleaded not guilty on Monday, saying he fought with a laughing attacker during the slaughter at their upscale home.

Israel indicts hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42am

Israel indicted an 18-year-old American-Israeli Jew on Monday for a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States that stoked fears of a rising wave of anti-Semitism.

Xi urges restraint on North Korea in phone call with Trump

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:31am

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint in dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese state media reported Monday, amid speculation that the North could soon carry out a sixth nuclear test.

London nightclub acid attack suspect charged with 15 crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:30am

British police say the suspect in a nightclub acid attack that injured many people has been charged with multiple crimes.

Family: Iran rejects detained British-Iranian woman's appeal

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:21am

A British-Iranian woman detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter has exhausted all chance of having her five-year prison sentence overturned in court, her family said on Monday.

Al-Qaida leader tells fighters to prepare for long Syria war

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:10am

Al-Qaida's leader has urged his followers and all militants in Syria to unite ranks and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war.