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Albanian parliament approves government shakeup

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:10pm

Albania's parliament has approved a government shakeup as part of a compromise worked out between political parties before next month's parliamentary election.

Man set afire during Venezuela protest as death toll rises

Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:04pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing protesters of setting fire to a government supporter, saying what he calls "Nazi-fascist" elements are taking root inside the opposition's ranks and contributing to a dangerous spiral of violence in the two-month anti-government protest movement.

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:04pm

North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 1:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:46am

U.S. first lady Melania Trump has visited a leading Israeli hospital that is known as a center of coexistence between Arabs and Jews. Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, took her guest to meet a group of young Jewish and Arab patients at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Organization.

Turkey slams US over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:33am

Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador on Monday to protest what it called "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week.

UN envoy: All Syria parties agree to talks on constitution

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

For the first time, all parties to Syria's conflict — including the divided opposition — have agreed to take part in expert talks to help lay the foundation for a new constitution, the U.N. special envoy for the country said Monday.

Israel: Palestinian killed attacking police as Trump visited

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:13am

Israeli police said a Palestinian attacker was killed after he tried to stab officers near Jerusalem as President Donald Trump visited the city on Monday, while clashes erupted in the West Bank as Palestinians declared a strike in solidarity with hundreds of hunger striking prisoners held in Israeli jails.

Suspected Syrian militia leader goes on trial in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

A Syrian man has gone on trial in Germany for allegedly leading a militia in Syria that was responsible for torture and killings.

The Latest: US 'disappointed' Taiwan not at WHO assembly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:10am

The Latest on the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva (all times local):

Serbia premier reinstates ally sacked after sexist remark

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:54am

A Serbia ex-defense minister who was dismissed after insulting a female journalist with a sexist remark will become the new head of the state security agency, the prime minister said Monday.

Trump says he never mentioned Israel in Oval Office meeting with Russian diplomats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:16am

Trump says he never mentioned Israel in Oval Office meeting with Russian diplomats.

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:08am

Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called relations with the United States "a curvy road," saying he hoped the Trump administration will "settle down" enough for his nation to better understand it.

4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest in tragic weekend

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:08am

The body of an Indian climber was spotted on Mount Everest on Monday, the fourth fatality during a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest peak.

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings

Julie Pace and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:39am

As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia, he lavished praise on the "magnificent" kingdom and "the grandeur of this remarkable place."

The Latest: German court rules in Syrian refugee status case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:19am

The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local):

Clashes in Syrian city of Daraa despite it being 'safe zone'

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:55am

Intense clashes broke out in Syria's Daraa on Monday between government forces and insurgents with both sides shelling parts of the southern city that has been declared a safe zone under a recent Russia-sponsored deal, opposition activists and state media said.

Macron, Putin to meet in Versailles next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:55am

French President Emmanuel Macron will host President Vladimir Putin of Russia in Versailles next Monday, their first meeting after Macron pledged during his election campaign to deal firmly with Russia while also seeking to work with Putin against the Islamic State group.

Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:42am

President Donald Trump got an abrupt Israeli welcome on his arrival in Tel Aviv on Monday, with ministers asking favors and snapping selfies as they sought to get a piece of the commander in chief's attention.

China confirms detention of 6 Japanese amid report of spying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:36am

China confirmed Monday that it is investigating six Japanese citizens, following a Japanese news report that Chinese authorities had detained six men possibly for spying.