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Gulf Arab royals meet in Saudi capital to unify Iran stance

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:45pm

Royals from Gulf Arab countries met on Thursday in Saudi Arabia to discuss regional security and try and formulate a unified voice on rival Iran.

Macedonia's president calls for calm, summons political leaders for meeting, after violence in parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:34pm

Macedonia's president calls for calm, summons political leaders for meeting, after violence in parliament .

Albanian Parliament fails to elect president for 3rd time

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:25pm

The Albanian Parliament on Thursday failed for the third time to elect the country's new president because no candidates have been nominated.

The Latest: Macron urges skeptical French voters to show up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:24pm

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The Latest: Albania voices concern over Macedonia situation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:13pm

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The Latest: Russia criticizes French report on Syria attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:44pm

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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:42pm

The attorney for the Kentucky man who was dragged off the United flight for refusing to give up his seat to crew members says the city of Chicago will not be sued because the airline has accepted full responsibility in a settlement. The settlement was announced Thursday. The agreement with Dr. David Dao, a Kentucky physician, was for an undisclosed amount.

Prosecutor defends allegation of collusion by migrant NGOs

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:24pm

An Italian prosecutor on Thursday defended his accusation that non-governmental organizations operating rescue boats in the Mediterranean are colluding with migrant smugglers after one humanitarian organization said the charge threatened its work and requested proof for the allegation.

Argentina leader calls for keeping up pressure on Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:23pm

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US envoy accuses Russia of allowing Syria to deny needed aid

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:05pm

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused Russia on Thursday of providing cover for the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons and denial of desperately needed aid to hundreds of thousands of besieged people — and she urged international pressure on Moscow "to stop this."

Turkey's electoral board releases final referendum tally

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:05pm

Turkey's electoral authority on Thursday released the official tally of the country's referendum, saying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp won narrowly in the vote that will greatly boost the powers of his office.

French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:05pm

A French court on Thursday refused to extradite a former Kosovo prime minister to Serbia to face war crimes charges, prompting anger in Serbia and joy in Kosovo in a case that has aggravated tensions between the rival neighbors.

Greek, Turkish Cypriot officials tour unfinished crossing

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:06pm

A new crossing point intended to encourage Cyprus' hoped-for reunification is nearing completion two years after the delay-plagued project was announced, Greek and Turkish Cypriot officials were told Thursday.

UK anti-terror police detain man with knives near Parliament

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:55am

Armed police carrying out a counterterrorism operation Thursday swooped in on a man they said was carrying knives in a bag near Britain's Parliament and arrested him on suspicion of planning terrorist acts.

Pakistani Taliban say detained militant used for propaganda

Munir Ahmed and Asif Shahzad, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

The Pakistani Taliban say the country's top intelligence service is using a captured senior militant to spread propaganda that the militant group is beholden to spy agencies in India and Afghanistan.

Kenya opposition alliance announces presidential candidate

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

An alliance of Kenya's main opposition groups Thursday named its presidential candidate to face President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August elections.

Israel military says its Patriot Missile Defense system intercepted an incoming projectile from Syria over Golan Heights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

Israel military says its Patriot Missile Defense system intercepted an incoming projectile from Syria over Golan Heights.

Police in Scotland warn lawmakers over suspicious packages

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:03am

Police in Scotland have issued safety guidance to all elected representatives in the country after a series of suspicious packages containing powder was sent to politicians.

Police raid Moscow office of group founded by Putin foe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:52am

Police raided the Moscow office Thursday of an organization founded by a top foe of President Vladimir Putin that helps opposition candidates and political prisoners.