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US F-35 stealth fighters arrive in Estonia for NATO drills

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:47am

Two U.S. F-35 fighter jets arrived on Tuesday in NATO member Estonia to take part in the military alliance's drills as the aircraft saw their first operational deployment in continental Europe.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:47am

A hardball health care tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump's budget priorities may backfire. The White House has toyed with the idea of eliminating billions of dollars in disputed "Obamacare" subsidies. But a study from a nonpartisan group suggests that stopping the Affordable Care Act payments at issue may actually cost taxpayers billions more than it would save.

Council of Europe assembly votes to monitor Turkey again

Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:47am

Legislators representing Europe's top human rights body on Tuesday voted in favor of re-opening monitoring procedures in Turkey in a move that reflects its strong concern over the functioning of democratic institutions in the country.

Austrian police arrest 2 people suspected of terror links

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:47am

Austrian law enforcement officials say police have arrested two people on suspicion of belonging to a terror organization.

Tanzania expels country head of UN Development Program

Sylivester Domasa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:25am

Tanzania's government on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of the head of the United Nations Development Program in this East African country.

UN chief says Yemen aid conference draws $1.1B in pledges

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:08am

International donors have pledged $1.1 billion for war-torn Yemen, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, appealing to the fighting sides to grant access to humanitarians and revive diplomatic efforts to end a conflict that has killed over 10,000 civilians.

Suicide bomber kills 4 tribesmen in Egypt's Sinai

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:07am

Egyptian security officials say an Islamic State suicide bomber has killed four members of a local tribe and wounded others in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

UN rights expert urges Swiss not to extradite Basque woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:57am

A U.N. human rights expert is calling on Switzerland to reverse its decision to extradite a Basque nationalist to Spain, arguing that her transfer could lead to a conviction based on a confession made under torture.

Brazil police arrest 9 men suspected of stealing millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:49am

Brazil's Federal Police say they have arrested nine men suspected of stealing millions of dollars in an explosive assault of an armored car company in neighboring Paraguay.

Anti-Semitism group says 10 tombstones smashed in Romania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:38am

An anti-Semitism organization says vandals have smashed 10 tombstones at a cemetery in the Romanian capital in "a premeditated act."

Israel PM cancels talk with German FM in rare spat with ally

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:29am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly canceled talks Tuesday with the German foreign minister over the visiting diplomat's plans to sit down with an Israeli rights group, sparking a rare diplomatic feud with one of Israel's closest and most important allies.

A look at the conflict in Yemen as donors pledge $1B in aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:28am

For more than two years, Yemen has been in the grip of a conflict between a Saudi-led military coalition and Shiite rebels that has driven the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of famine.

Slovenian leader wants talks on EU systematic border checks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:15am

Slovenia's prime minister said Tuesday he wants discussions over increased border controls that have led to huge lines of cars forming on the country's border with Croatia.

Germany's Merkel to face challenger Schulz in Sept. 3 debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:45am

German broadcasters say that Chancellor Angela Merkel will face challenger Martin Schulz in a single televised debate three weeks before the country's national election.

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:34am

Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin.

UK man jailed for running global cyberattack business

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:30am

A British man has been sentenced to two years in prison for creating and selling a program used in online attacks around the world.

Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:25am

A man in Thailand upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself, police said Tuesday.

Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern province

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said Tuesday.

UAE serviceman killed on duty in domestic mission

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

The United Arab Emirates military says one of its servicemen has died while on duty in the Gulf nation.