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OSCE monitor killed in Ukraine when mine blows up vehicle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:02am

A member of the OSCE's arms monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine has died and two others have been wounded after their vehicle was blown up by a mine in the separatist Luhansk region.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:44am

Even though the northern French town of Henin-Beaumont is presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's bastion, that's no guarantee of votes for the far-right contender. Voters trickled in Sunday in a steady stream to an elementary school where Le-Pen had voted earlier in the day in the first round of France's presidential election. Valerie Hosaert, 48-year-old insurance company worker, says "there are 11 candidates and not one that pleases me ... so I'm voting for the least bad."

North Korea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held there

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:34am

North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there.

Corpses being sent home for burial after Taliban attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:34am

Dozens of corpses are being sent to different provinces around the country for burial two days after a Taliban attack on a northern Afghanistan army base left at least 100 soldiers and others dead or wounded.

The Latest: Voters in northern France pick "the least bad"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:34am

The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local):

Plight of Palestinian refugees now spans 5 generations

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:50am

As a boy, Palestinian Abdullah Abu Massoud fled the war over the birth of Israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby Gaza Strip.

Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:41am

A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested Sunday, the latest violence in a wave of attacks by Palestinians in the last year and a half, Israeli police said.

German nationalists elect top duo for general election

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:41am

Germany's nationalist party Alternative for Germany on Sunday elected two new top candidates for the September general election after the party's best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said she would no longer be available.

Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:31am

As French voters cast ballots for president Sunday, they're making a choice that will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.

Duterte says he can be 50 times more brutal than terrorists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:04am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Sunday that he could be "50 times" more brutal than Muslim militants who stage beheadings and said he could even "eat" the extremists if they're captured alive by troops.

Pentagon chief visits African nation home to key US base

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:22am

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday visited Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that is home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, including drones.

Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls

Ariel David, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:52am

Violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, but other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. university campuses, according to a report released Sunday.

Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 72 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:40am

Holocaust survivors and officials have gathered at the memorial sites of former concentration camps Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany and Sachsenhausen near Berlin to commemorate the liberation of the camps 72 years ago.

Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police say

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:10am

A Somali police official says a roadside bomb in a remote town in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland has killed eight soldiers and injured three others.

Syrian troops capture central town after heavy clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:01am

Syrian government forces have captured a central town and adjacent villages, boosting security in nearby areas loyal to President Bashar Assad, and marched deeper into a rebel-held neighborhood of Damascus, Syrian state media and an opposition monitoring group said Sunday.

Human rights advocate found stabbed to death in the Maldives

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:51am

Police in the Maldives said Sunday that they're investigating the stabbing death of a prominent blogger and human rights advocate.

Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:51am

Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree late Saturday naming one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U.S.

Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:31am

The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday.

FBI boss Comey arrives in New Zealand ahead of conference

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:21am

FBI Director James Comey arrived in New Zealand on Sunday ahead of a conference, although officials were being cagey about the exact nature of his visit.