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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:41am

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists. He's frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Expanding teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands are being recruited to deal with the drumbeat of new revelations about Moscow's interference and possible improper dealings with the Trump campaign and associates.

Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:23am

A senior Palestinian official sharply condemned Israel for holding a government meeting near a sensitive Jerusalem site.

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:53am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with the U.S., Britain's decision to leave the bloc and other challenges.

Manchester attack transforms Britain's election campaign

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:43am

Until a week ago, two things were widely agreed about Britain's upcoming general election: it was producing the dullest campaign in recent memory and the result was a foregone conclusion. It would be a coronation march for Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May.

Norway demands return of funds from Palestinian Authority

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:40am

Norway is demanding that the Palestinian Authority reimburse it for funds donated to a women's center on the West Bank because the center was named after a female militant who participated in an attack in Israel that killed 37 civilians.

Airstrikes kill 17 in Syria near de-facto IS capital, Raqqa

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:40am

Syrian opposition activist groups say airstrikes have killed at least 17 people just south of the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group.

South African ruling party debates fate of president

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:03am

Ruling party critics of South African President Jacob Zuma pushed for his resignation on Sunday amid concern about alleged corruption at the highest levels of the government, but the president still retained significant support within the divided party.

Poland's pro-democracy movement ousts leader, elects new one

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:00am

Poland's popular pro-democracy movement has elected a new leader amid signs of waning and controversies surrounding the finances of its previous chairman.

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:54am

Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city on Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened but still forceful group of militants linked to the Islamic State group.

Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:24am

Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire.

The Latest: Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:24am

The Latest on the Manchester attack investigation and reaction (all times local):

Sri Lanka finds more bodies as mudslide deaths reach 151

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:23am

Sri Lankan rescuers on Sunday pulled out more bodies that were buried by enormous mudslides as the death toll in the disaster climbed to 151, with 111 others missing.

BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:13am

British Airways said "many" of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but travelers still faced cancellations and delays after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights.

Canada's premier in Italy visits quake-devastated Amatrice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:43am

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a tour of Amatrice, the central Italian town brought to rubble by an August earthquake that killed nearly 300 people.

Rescuers retrieve bodies of 3 Indian climbers from Everest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:23am

Rescuers on Sunday retrieved the bodies of three Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest.

Macron says Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:30am

French President Emmanuel Macron says his now famous white-knuckle handshake showdown with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump was "a moment of truth" — designed to show that he's no pushover.

Dismay, anger in France at vandalism of De Gaulle's tomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 5:40am

French politicians are reacting with anger and dismay after the tomb of France's wartime hero and former President Gen. Charles de Gaulle was vandalized.

German poll: Lead for Merkel's conservative bloc widens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:10am

A poll of German voters shows Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc's lead widening as the main challenger Social Democrats continue to lose support.

India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus

Nirmala George, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:30am

India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies.