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The Latest: Merkel says German defense spending on track

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:50am

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

Brazil president revokes order deploying troops in capital

Eraldo Peres and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:48am

Brazil's president on Thursday cancelled an order to deploy the military to the streets of the capital after criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to hold onto power amid increasing calls for his resignation.

Cyprus leaders still 'far apart' on peace summit: UN envoy

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:47am

The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus are still "far apart" on holding a final peace summit next month that would aim for an overall deal reunifying the island as a federation, a United Nations envoy said Thursday.

Mexican journalists caught in crossfire of rival cartels

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:47am

Just as each batch of the weekly newspapers was dropped off at newsstands around Culiacan, men quickly bought them up as they followed the delivery trucks along their routes.

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:47am

U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:47am

Former President Barack Obama has appeared in a video alongside German Chancellor Merkel and the Archbishop of Canterbury condemning the deadly attack on a concert in Manchester. Obama is in Berlin for a religious conference. He said in the video, posted by Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert, that "I'm heartbroken by the extraordinary tragedy that's occurred in Manchester."

Hungary sees no reason to change law affecting Soros school

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:30am

Hungary's government said Thursday it sees no reason to alter the recently amended education law which could force a university founded by billionaire George Soros to leave the country.

Controversial IVF doctor gives hope to older Indian women

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:30am

To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.

Controversial IVF doctor gives hope to older Indian women

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:30am

To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.

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Angry UK to confront Trump on leaks as NATO leaders meet

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:20am

President Donald Trump opened meetings with European Union leaders Thursday against the backdrop of striking anger from Britain over intelligence leaks and a decision by Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing.

The Latest: Brazil president withdraws troops after clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:20am

The Latest on Brazil's political crisis (all times local):

4 Kosovars arrested for plotting terror acts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:50am

Kosovo police say they have arrested four ethnic Albanians suspected of preparing terror acts.

The Latest: Romanian police detain 7 migrants near Hungary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:30am

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, policewoman

Sylvia Hui and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:20am

The bombing at a Manchester concert on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. Here what's known about them so far:

Red Cross says it's stepped up aid across Syrian front lines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:55am

Aid deliveries across front lines in war-torn Syria have significantly stepped up, compared to earlier years of the now 6-year-old conflict, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement Thursday.

France says Erdogan to look into case of French photographer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:44am

A senior French official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will look into the case of a French photographer who was taken into custody in Turkey and started a hunger strike to protest his detention.

Slovakia prosecutor general wants to ban far-right party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:30am

Slovakia's prosecutor general has asked the Supreme Court to ban a parliamentary far-right party.

Manchester attack a tough test for UK leader Theresa May

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:21am

It's a moment all leaders dread: Standing on television to tell the nation there has been a bombing — and another attack might be coming.

Kenya says 2 police officers killed by improvised bomb

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:21am

An improvised bomb exploded and killed two Kenyan police officers Thursday near the spot where four officers died the day before in a similar blast, officials said. Concerns are growing that the al-Shabab extremist group is turning its focus on Kenya after military pressure on its strongholds in neighboring Somalia.