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Head of beleaguered Hungary university appeals for EU help

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:10am

The head of a Hungary-based university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros appealed Tuesday for European Union support to fight a new law he says is aimed at shutting the school down.

At meat market, the far-right Le Pen backs "eating French"

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen has called for more food to be produced and consumed in the country known as the gastronomic center of the Western world.

Russia rereleases reports of NGOs linked to PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

Russia's justice ministry has restored public access to the financial reports of charities linked to the prime minister after taking them off its website following claims of corruption.

UN hosts aid conference for beleaguered Yemen

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

The U.N. secretary-general is appealing to dozens of countries to boost aid to war-torn Yemen, which faces "the world's largest hunger crisis."

27 people killed in bus-trailer truck collision in Kenya

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

Kenyan police say 27 people have been killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer truck.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:43am

Democratic negotiators are getting closer to working out a budget deal in hopes of preventing a partial federal shutdown this weekend. They overcame a major hurdle when President Donald Trump backed away from insisting that money for a border wall with Mexico be included in the budget. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says administration negotiators including Trump's budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, "feel very confident" that a shutdown won't occur.

Lawmaker in Hungary's ruling party indicted for corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:40am

Prosecutors in Hungary say they have indicted a lawmaker from the ruling Fidesz party and six others for attempting to embezzle public funds.

Cremation of Thailand's late king to be held on Oct. 26

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:34am

Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be cremated this October as part of a five-day funeral ceremony, a government spokesman said Tuesday.

South African suspect in ax murders is taken to crime scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:34am

A South African man on trial for allegedly murdering his father, mother and brother with an ax has returned under escort to the scene of the killings.

3 men convicted in Swedish rape livestreamed on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:21am

A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced three men aged 18-24 for participating in a gang rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group.

Israeli official: Netanyahu cancels meeting with German foreign minister to protest contacts with Israeli rights group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:20am

Israeli official: Netanyahu cancels meeting with German foreign minister to protest contacts with Israeli rights group.

Council of Europe assembly wants to monitor Turkey again

Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:10am

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.

Turkey hits Kurdish areas in Iraq's Sinjar, northeast Syria

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:34am

Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on Tuesday against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria, the military said, in a bid to prevent militants from smuggling fighters and weapons into Turkey.

Thai gov't approves purchase of $393M submarine from China

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:34am

Thailand's government has approved the purchase of its first submarine in more than half a century, the country's top defense official said Tuesday, calling the $393 million deal with China necessary and a bargain.

Trump asked to work for release of 2 jailed by Iran

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:34am

A relative of two Iranian-American citizens imprisoned in Iran says their health is failing rapidly due to inhumane conditions and is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to take "personal responsibility" for their lives.

Greece rejects new Turkish extradition bid for servicemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:20am

A Greek court has rejected a new Turkish extradition bid for three of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece by helicopter after last year's failed military coup in Turkey.

The Latest: France's Marine Le Pen gets criticism from dad

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:00am

The Latest on the French presidential runoff on May 7 (all times local):

Australian prime minister looking forward to meeting Trump

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:51am

Australia's prime minister said Tuesday he is looking forward to meeting soon with U.S. President Donald Trump, three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal.

Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern province

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:15am

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 on Tuesday.