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Syria government repels IS attack in Aleppo province

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:24am

Syria's military said its troops and allied fighters repelled Saturday an attack by the Islamic State group on a strategic area held by the government in southern Aleppo province.

Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:04am

In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey's telecommunications watchdog.

Macron hunts for French rural votes, Le Pen cheers new ally

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:00am

French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted Saturday for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads among country folk who feel left behind.

Turkey demands US stop supporting Syrian Kurdish militants

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:53am

Turkey's leader on Saturday urged the United States to stop supporting Syrian Kurdish militants as local media reported the Turkish military has moved armored vehicles and personnel carriers to a base near the Syrian border.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:43am

President Donald Trump is heading to Pennsylvania to mark his 100th day in office. And he's expected to sign an executive order directing his administration to conduct a study of U.S. trade agreements. Later, there's a rally planned in Harrisburg the state capital.

Pakistan's army rejects PM Sharif's call to sack adviser

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:23am

Pakistan's army on Saturday rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to sack an adviser over his connections to a reporter who wrote an article last year saying there is a rift between civilian and military leaders over efforts to combat militancy.

Poland police forcibly remove anti-nationalist protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:20am

Poland's police have forcibly removed a few dozen protesters who tried to block the route of a march in downtown Warsaw by a nationalist organization celebrating its anniversary.

Italian police detain 6 suspected neo-Nazis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:50am

Italian police have detained six suspected neo-Nazis accused of agitating violence against foreigners.

Hungary still defiant on US university after Brussels summit

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:40am

The Hungarian government remained defiant Saturday over the possible closure of Budapest-based Central European University, founded by billionaire George Soros.

Russian rallies urge Putin not to run again; dozens arrested

Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:22am

Under the slogan "I'm fed up," demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg and elsewhere.

The Latest: Duterte urges Trump back away from standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:43am

The Latest on summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders in Manila (all times local):

Berlusconi released after receiving stitches due to fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 6:22am

Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi received stitches to his upper lip after falling outside a restaurant where he was celebrating his elder son's birthday, the news agency ANSA reported Saturday.

Thai family mourns girl killed in video streamed on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:53am

The funeral was held Saturday for an 11-month-old Thai girl who was killed by her father in a video broadcast live on Facebook before he then hanged himself.

Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar says he wants peace

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:52am

A former Afghan warlord who battled U.S. forces after the 2001 invasion and nursed bitter rivalries with other militant factions before signing a peace deal with the Afghan government appeared in public for the first time in more than 20 years on Saturday and called for peace.

French president: May 7 vote will gauge support for EU exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:32am

The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local)

The Latest: S. Korea navy begins drill with US supercarrier

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 3:50am

The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local):

The Latest: Tokyo subway temporarily closed over N. Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:04pm

The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local):

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:52pm

A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:41pm

North Korea's state media has reiterated the country's goal of developing a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States on the same day rivals Washington and Seoul detected a failed missile launch from an area near the North's capital. The North's Rodong Sinmun newspaper also said Saturday that the country revealed two types of new intercontinental ballistic missiles in an April 15 military parade.