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Philippine official says foreign fighters are among the militants who have laid siege to a southern city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:02pm

Philippine official says foreign fighters are among the militants who have laid siege to a southern city.

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:55pm

Chinese officials have told the U.S. that they've tightened inspections and policing along the border with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Friday.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:42pm

AP Investigation: A Sri Lankan general dogged by war crimes allegations in his own country was sent to Haiti to investigate the alleged rape of a teenager but admits he never talked to the victim. He dismisses allegations that Sri Lankan soldiers preyed on Haitian children in a sex ring uncovered in 2007. The U.N., meanwhile, says beggars can't be choosers when it comes to patrolling the world's crises.

Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:33pm

The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.

AP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:26pm

The key findings on AP's investigation into the U.N.'s sexual abuse and exploitation controversy:

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:20pm

South Korea will allow a civic group to contact North Korea over help in fighting malaria, the first such approval since North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January 2016, officials said Friday.

Mexico's ruling party faces more hurdles to maintain power

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:14pm

At a recent political rally in this crime-ridden Mexico City suburb, next year's presidential election was discussed as much as the upcoming June 4 vote for governor in the country's most populous state.

Filipino troops, gunships fight militants in southern city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:14pm

Philippine troops backed by armored vehicles and rocket-firing helicopters fought to re-take control of a city that has been under attack by gunmen linked to the Islamic State group since a raid earlier this week failed to capture one of Asia's most-wanted militants.

An AP investigation finds the U.N. deployed Sri Lankan peacekeepers despite unresolved war crimes and abuse allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:10pm

An AP investigation finds the U.N. deployed Sri Lankan peacekeepers despite unresolved war crimes and abuse allegations.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:41pm

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn says President Donald Trump is "looking at" the future of U.S. sanctions on Russia. Asked what the current administration position is, Cohn said, "Right now, we don't have a position."

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:36pm

President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media — but the man he shoved aside took it in stride.

Mrs. Trump visits Brussels children's hospital, art museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:54pm

Melania Trump joined the spouses of other NATO leaders visiting a children's hospital and touring a Brussels museum on Thursday.

Losing power: Ecuador's Correa hospitalized after retiring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:40pm

Walking away from the spotlight can be tough on any retiring head of state, but former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa's party indicates his intense schedule during the final days in office may have made him ill.

Troops pull out of Brazil capital; president under pressure

Eraldo Peres and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:52pm

Brazil's president on Thursday canceled an order that sent soldiers into the streets of the capital, following criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to maintain power amid increasing calls for his resignation.

Quiet college dropout turned bomber: Who was Salman Abedi?

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:20pm

He was quiet and withdrawn, a college dropout who liked soccer — and, some say, showed alarming signs of being radicalized years before he walked into a pop concert at Britain's Manchester Arena and detonated a powerful bomb, killing himself and 22 others.

The Latest: Trump to review US sanctions on Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:10pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

The Latest: Poland ready to boost military help in Mideast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:40pm

The latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local):

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:40pm

Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges "the people and taxpayers of the United States."

UK Labour chief says he'll end 'war on terror' if he governs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:15pm

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says his Labour Party will change U.K. foreign policy and abandon the "war on terror," if it wins next month's election.