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War crimes suspect in Ukraine conflict extradited to Austria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 8:30am

Austrian authorities say Poland has extradited a man they suspect of war crimes after he allegedly killed civilians and enemy troops who had already surrendered while he was fighting on the side of Ukrainian forces.

The Latest: No time off in Panama for Noriega's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 8:30am

The Latest on the death of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega (all times local):

EU-Ukraine pact clears major hurdle with Dutch approval

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 8:24am

The Dutch parliament on Tuesday completed the ratification of a pact between the European Union and Ukraine aimed at keeping Russia at arm's length, despite voters in the Netherlands rejecting the agreement in an advisory referendum last year.

Germany detains teen allegedly planning Berlin attack

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 8:24am

German state police were questioning a 17-year-old asylum-seeker Tuesday after a tactical unit took him into custody outside Berlin on suspicion that he was planning a suicide attack in the capital.

UN farm agency warns South Sudan conflict is fueling famine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 8:14am

The head of the U.N.'s food and agriculture agency warned Tuesday that conflict in South Sudan could undermine hopes of avoiding a new famine next year.

Nigeria's Biafra separatist backers mark 50 years after war

Lekan Oyekanmi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 8:14am

Members of Nigeria's Biafran separatist movement on Tuesday marked 50 years after civil war saw more than one million people die trying to create a state for the Igbo people.

Finnish donor gives UNICEF largest-ever private cash gift

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 8:03am

The U.N. children's agency says a person in Finland has donated the largest private cash gift ever contributed to UNICEF, 6 million euros ($6.7 million.)

Czech court: Alleged Russian hacker can be extradited to either the United States or Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 8:00am

Czech court: Alleged Russian hacker can be extradited to either the United States or Russia.

Noriega, onetime ally of US, spent his final decades in jail

Kathia Martinez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:45am

Manuel Noriega had become a problem. At least that's the way it looked from Washington.

Cyprus president rebukes UN envoy for gas search comment

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:45am

The president of Cyprus on Tuesday rebuked a United Nations envoy for speaking of a possible crisis over the ethnically divided country's search for offshore oil and gas, calling the remark "unacceptable" and a "threat" amid faltering reunification talks.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:45am

A top White House communications staffer has resigned as President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul. The departure of Michael Dubke, Trump's communications director, comes as aides say Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between his campaign and Moscow. Dubke's last day has not been determined.

Romanian air traffic controllers stage 4-hour strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:14am

Romanian air traffic controllers staged a four-hour strike on Tuesday to demand better working conditions, leading to some cancellations and delays.

Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 31

Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:14am

A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad and a rush hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.

Thai police arrest British journalist for possessing armor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:14am

Thai police arrested a British journalist at a Bangkok airport on Tuesday and charged him with arms possession for attempting to carry protective gear onto a flight to war-torn Iraq.

Macedonia lawmakers set to back new government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:10am

Lawmakers in Macedonia have begun a debate to confirm cabinet posts in a future center-left government and end a six-month political stalemate.

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Juan Zamorano and Kathia Martinez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:09am

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83.

German governor is ill, prompting change to Merkel's Cabinet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:04am

A popular German state governor announced Tuesday that he is stepping down after being diagnosed with cancer, prompting a change to Chancellor Angela Merkel's federal Cabinet less than four months before a national election.

Gentiloni backs Merkel: Europe must forge its own future

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:00am

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni says he shares German Chancellor Angela Merkel's sentiment that Europeans must take their future into their own hands.

South Indian court orders 4 week stay on cow slaughter rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:54am

A court in southern India on Tuesday ordered a four-week stay on the federal government's decision to ban the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter.