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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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:43am

The New York Times has defended its publication of crime scene photographs showing evidence collected after the Manchester bombing. Some British officials have suggested that the information was leaked by U.S. officials, but it isn't clear where The Times got the information. Manchester's police chief says the story was "distressing" to victims' families. The Times says that "the images and information presented were neither graphic nor disrespectful of victims."

The Latest: Anti-NATO, Trump protesters gather in Brussels

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:40am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

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.

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

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

A United Nations envoy says 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.

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.

Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:01am

Taiwan's military practiced repelling a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island group on Thursday as part of annual military drills addressing the threat from across the Taiwan Strait.

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:01am

Backed by tanks and helicopters, Philippine government forces launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear militants linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a failed raid to capture a militant on the U.S. list of most-wanted terrorists.

Spanish navy rescues 282 migrants from 2 boats off Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:00am

Spain's defense ministry says a navy frigate has rescued 282 migrants from two boats found adrift in waters off the Libyan coast.

Russia: Islamic State group 'prepared attacks' in Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:47am

Russia's main domestic security agency says it has arrested four members of the Islamic State group who have been preparing attacks in Moscow.

Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:47am

Israel's parliament speaker says a proposal that Donald Trump would speak before the Knesset during his visit to Israel was scrapped over fears that the American president would be interrupted and heckled by some lawmakers.

Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:20am

China protested a U.S. Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, in the first American challenge to Beijing's claims to the waters since President Donald Trump took office.

Manchester police chief says families of attack victims distressed by leaks to The New York Times

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:20am

Manchester police chief says families of attack victims distressed by leaks to The New York Times.

Manchester police chief says it will take 'several days' to formally identify attack victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:20am

Manchester police chief says it will take 'several days' to formally identify attack victims.