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Official: Taliban kills 15 Afghan soldiers in Kandahar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:07am

Taliban fighters attacked an army camp in the southern Kandahar province Friday, killing at least 15 soldiers, said an Afghan official.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:00am

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to "enhance" sanctions on North Korea, including targeting entities that support North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs. That's according to a White House readout of the pair's meeting ahead of the G-7 summit of wealthy nations. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently told a U.N. gathering that the U.S. would not hesitate to sanction other countries that support the North's illegal activities. Trump and Abe also discussed counter-terror efforts in the wake of the Manchester concert attack.

The Latest: Boehner: Trump wishes Muslims 'joyful' Ramadan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:00am

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South African opposition leader barred entry to Zambia

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:55am

The leader of South Africa's main opposition party on Friday sharply criticized Zambian officials who denied him entry to their country as he tried to show support for a jailed opposition leader.

UK politics resume after attack; Corbyn links terror to wars

Gregory Katz and Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:49am

Four days after a suicide bombing plunged Britain into mourning, political campaigning resumed Friday for next month's general election with the main opposition leader linking deadly terrorism at home to foreign wars like the one in Libya.

91 killed, 110 missing in Sri Lankan floods, mudslides

Bharatha Mallawarachi and Eranga Jayawardena, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:48am

Floods and torrents of mud unleashed by heavy rains in Sri Lanka killed 91 people and left 110 others missing Friday. Authorities appealed for international help for rescue and relief operations.

Polish police officers fired over 2016 detainee death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:48am

A new police commander in Poland says he is firing employees at the police station where a 25-year-old detainee died last year after repeated shocks from a Taser.

UN envoy calls off Cyprus talks, no deal on peace summit

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:26am

A United Nations envoy called off talks with the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus on Friday after failing to find "common ground" on convening a final summit to aim for an overall reunification deal.

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:18am

The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:18am

When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

Estonia to expel 2 Russian diplomats, report says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:18am

Estonia has informed Russia that two of its diplomats in the country will be expelled, the Baltic region's largest news agency said Friday.

Switzerland returns millions linked to ex-leader to Tunisia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:18am

Switzerland is transferring 3.5 million euros ($3.9 million) to Tunisia that had been frozen in connection with a close relative of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

Ali Kotarumalos and Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:55am

Indonesian police arrested three suspects Friday for alleged involvement in twin suicide bombings that killed three policemen in Jakarta, while the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Civilians bear brunt as fresh Syria strikes kill 35, says UN

Bassem Mroue and Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:46am

A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and a monitoring group reported Friday, the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating attacks against the Islamic State group in the country.

IOM: More than 60,000 migrants reach Europe by sea in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:36am

The International Organization for Migration says more than 60,000 migrants have reached the shores of Europe so far in 2017, a sizeable decrease compared to the same period last year.

Sri Lankan government says death toll from floods, mudslides has risen to 91; 110 are missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:36am

Sri Lankan government says death toll from floods, mudslides has risen to 91; 110 are missing.

Spain marks WWI anniversary of boat's sinking near Cape Town

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:56am

Spanish officials in South Africa are marking the centenary of the sinking of a steamer vessel that killed 134 Spanish passengers and crew members during World War I.

Attempt to broker South Sudan political agreement fails

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:26am

South Sudan's government and opposition groups have failed to reach a political agreement mediated by Uganda's president in the latest setback to efforts to end the country's civil war.

The Latest: US says 3 IS fighters killed in last 2 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:26am

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