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Paraguay: Armed robbers use explosives to break into vault

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42pm

Dozens of attackers armed with assault rifles used explosives to blast open the vault of an armored car company early Monday and apparently escaped by boat into Brazil with a haul of cash, authorities said.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42pm

How's President Donald Trump doing on the promises he made for his first 100 days in office? It's decidedly a mixed bag. Yes, he's pulled the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but an AP analysis found he's fallen short on big agenda items and his promise to get them in motion.

Cameroon sentences RFI journalist to 10 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:23pm

A Cameroon military court has sentenced a correspondent of Radio France International's Hausa service to 10 years in jail after convicting him of non-denunciation of acts of terrorism and laundering proceeds of terrorist acts.

Netanyahu gives German FM 'ultimatum' over meeting with NGOs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:20pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to cancel an upcoming meeting with Germany's foreign minister unless the visiting diplomat cancels an appointment with two groups critical of Israel's actions in the West Bank.

Israeli president: Le Pen's Holocaust denial 'disturbing'

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:04pm

Israel's president on Monday denounced French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's recent comments denying France's role in the Holocaust as "uniquely disturbing" and urged his country not to make "unholy alliances" with rising nationalist parties in Europe.

Armenians commemorate start of massacre by Ottoman Turks

Avet Demourian, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:47pm

Tens of thousands of people have marched to a hilltop memorial complex in Armenia's capital to lay flowers in commemoration of the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks.

Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prize

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:34pm

Rodrigo Tot, a 60-year-old farmer and activist, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners were murdered in the last year.

Budapest protesters see growing Russian sway over Hungary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:20pm

About 2,000 people have rallied against what they say is Russia's growing influence on Hungary and the authoritarian tendencies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Researchers find unique US Declaration of Independence copy

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:14pm

A unique copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence has been discovered in an unexpected place - England.

The Latest: Israeli president denounces Le Pen's comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:10pm

The Latest on the French presidential election (all times local):

International court unseals warrant against Libyan suspect

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:53pm

The International Criminal Court on Monday unsealed an arrest warrant issued four years ago for the former head of Libya's Internal Security Agency for torture and other crimes committed during the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2011.

US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:44pm

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.

Nigeria shows off new air assets for Boko Haram fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:24pm

Nigeria's air force has shown off new assets it says will be used to combat the Boko Haram insurgency in its north and oil militants in its south.

Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova's return

Eric Willemsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:55am

Even with eight of the world's top 10 women in the Porsche Grand Prix, an unranked rival is grabbing all the headlines this week.

1 killed, 11 hurt in grenade explosion near school in Russia

Arsen Mollayev, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:46am

A grenade exploded Monday in a computer club near a school in the Russian republic of Dagestan, killing one pupil and injuring 11 others, officials said.

Airstrike kills 8 family members in northern Syria

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:30am

An airstrike killed eight family members, five of them children, as they fled fighting between U.S.-allied Syrian forces and Islamic State militants on Monday, according to local activists, who said the strike appeared to have been launched by the U.S.-led coalition.

Macron vs. Le Pen: Opposing styles and visions for France

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:24am

They could hardly be more different: Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron is facing anti-immigration, anti-EU Marine Le Pen in France's presidential runoff May 7.

France's steely Le Pen gets far-right in presidential runoff

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:17am

Marine Le Pen's steely resolve, helped by a cutting tongue, propelled her political career, but it was her masterful use of a soft touch that has brought her one step away from the French presidency.

UK police seize Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren for racing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:08am

British police have seized three high end supercars that were racing on a major motorway.