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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:45pm

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday aimed at minimizing the federal government's role in education. A White House official says the order will direct the education secretary to conduct a study to identify potential over-reach by the federal government on education issues. The president will sign a handful of executive orders this week as he seeks to rack up accomplishments ahead of his 100th day in office.

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:33pm

In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power.

Venezuela threatens to exit OAS as pressure on Maduro mounts

Fabiola Sanchez and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:23pm

Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major powers.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:50 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:52pm

An attorney for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn says that his client told the Defense Intelligence Agency that he would be traveling to Moscow to attend a gala for a Russian state-sponsored television network. Attorney Robert Kelner says Flynn also talked with agency staff after he returned and answered any questions they asked. Two top congressmen on a House committee investigating Flynn say he may have violated federal law.

Air China resumes booking flights to North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:40pm

China's state-owned airline will resume flights from Beijing to North Korea that had been suspended because of poor ticket sales.

Venezuela's chief prosecutor decries violence as deaths rise

Fabiola Sanchez and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:33pm

Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Tuesday denounced a wave of unrest that has killed 26 people, vowing to hold all those responsible accountable and calling on both sides of a heated political spectrum to "lower the tone of confrontation."

Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:22pm

A man in Thailand upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself, police said.

Brazil police arrest 12 men suspected of stealing millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:22pm

Twelve men suspected of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armored car company in a Paraguayan border city have been arrested in Brazil, officials in the Brazilian Federal Police said Tuesday.

The Latest: Venezuela threatens to withdraw from OAS

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:10pm

The latest on the unrest in Venezuela (all times local):

The Latest: USS Carl Vinson exercises with Japan air force

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:50pm

The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

Venezuela's foreign minister threatens to withdraw from the Organization of American States

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:50pm

Venezuela's foreign minister threatens to withdraw from the Organization of American States.

Top Mexican official calls US border wall a 'hostile' act

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:33pm

Mexico's foreign relations secretary called U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall an "unfriendly, hostile" act, adding Tuesday that it is a "bad idea" that will not accomplish anything.

Australian PM to meet Trump after heated phone call

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:31pm

Australia's prime minister said Wednesday he is looking forward to meeting President Donald Trump next week when they attend Battle of the Coral Sea commemorations in New York, more than three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal.

S. Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:30pm

South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power.

Rio slum dwellers protest deadly gang, police gunbattles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:20pm

Hundreds of Brazilians have taken to the streets of the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro to protest gunbattles between police and gangsters that have killed at least four people and wounded six others, including three policemen.

France's Le Pen says the people revolting against the elite

Elaine Ganley and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:57pm

Far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen said Tuesday that people are revolting against the elite and predicted that could translate into a "very big surprise" when ballots are cast May 7 in France's final round to choose a new leader — and it will be her.

The Latest: Le Pen sees French presidential vote 'surprise'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:36pm

The latest on the French presidential runoff on May 7 (all times local):

Israel PM cancels talk with German FM in rare spat with ally

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:54pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly canceled talks Tuesday with the German foreign minister over the visiting diplomat's plans to sit down with an Israeli rights group, sparking a rare diplomatic feud with one of Israel's closest and most important allies.

Turkey strikes Kurds in Iraq, Syria, drawing condemnation

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:45pm

Turkish warplanes struck suspected Kurdish rebel positions in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, drawing condemnation from Baghdad and criticism from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, which is allied with Kurdish factions in both countries.