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China won't confirm US claim of new pressure on North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:14am

China's foreign ministry has refused to confirm or deny U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's assertion that Beijing has threatened to impose unilateral sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.

Woman dies after Stockholm truck attack; death toll now 5

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:14am

A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five.

AP FACT CHECK: US anti-missile system in S. Korea has limits

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:04am

Neat certainties are rare in the North Korean nuclear crisis, which for decades has simmered and occasionally boiled over, without resolution.

Nigeria says 15 suspected Boko Haram fighters shot dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:00am

Nigeria's military says at least 15 gunmen believed to be Boko Haram Islamic extremists have been shot dead during a battle with soldiers.

The Latest: Macedonian president calls emergency meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:54am

The Latest on the political crisis in Macedonia (all times local):

Human rights group demands India prosecute attacks over cows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:45am

A human rights group on Friday expressed concern over rising brutal attacks in India by self-appointed "cow protectors" against Muslims and lower castes over rumors that they sold, bought or killed cows for beef.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:45am

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China has asked North Korea to conduct no further nuclear tests. Tillerson says China also told the U.S. that it had informed North Korea "that if they did conduct further nuclear tests, China would be taking sanctions actions on their own." The top U.S. diplomat made the remarks in an interview Thursday on Fox News Channel.

EU foreign ministers assess way ahead for Turkey relations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:45am

European Union foreign ministers are assessing the bloc's relations with membership candidate Turkey as ties between the two have sunk to their lowest level in years.

Islamic State suspect arrested in western Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:23am

German authorities have arrested a 23-year-old Syrian on suspicion of membership in a terror organization for allegedly fighting for the extremist Islamic State group in his homeland.

Woman injured in Stockholm truck attack on April 7 dies, bringing death toll to five

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:20am

Woman injured in Stockholm truck attack on April 7 dies, bringing death toll to five.

Secret jail in Philippine station linked to drug war abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 12:52am

Philippine police relieved a station chief and his staff on Friday after human rights representatives discovered a secret jail cell inside the Manila station where a dozen detainees complained they were being held for extortion.

Southeast Asian nations have expressed "grave concern" over North Korea's nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 12:40am

Southeast Asian nations have expressed "grave concern" over North Korea's nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches.

Jerusalem mayor: City's diverse residents 'all my children'

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 12:23am

Fifty years after Israel conquered east Jerusalem, the city's mayor says the upcoming anniversary is a time to celebrate, despite the deep rifts and occasional bursts of violence that disrupt daily life in the volatile city.

Yemen's president fires minister, Aden governor

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 12:20am

Yemen's internationally backed president has fired a Cabinet minister and the governor of the southern port city of Aden, two figures known to be close to the United Arab Emirates, a key member of a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen since 2015.

The Latest: Philippines investigates secret police jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:40pm

The Latest on drug violence in the Philippines (all times local):

Philippines charges 2 police for deaths of drug suspects

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:58pm

Philippine prosecutors have filed murder charges against two police officers accused of killing a suspected drug dealer and his father inside a police station.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:41pm

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China has asked North Korea to conduct no further nuclear tests. Tillerson says China also told the U.S. that it had informed North Korea "that if they did conduct further nuclear tests, China would be taking sanctions actions on their own." The top U.S. diplomat made the remarks in an interview Thursday on Fox News Channel.

Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:58pm

Afghanistan's Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces.

Lawmakers attacked as protesters storm Macedonian parliament

Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:36pm

Chaos swept into Macedonia's parliament Thursday as demonstrators stormed the building and attacked lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-old deadlock in efforts to form a new government.