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The Latest: Israeli lawmaker urges French to back Macron

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:58am

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

Analysis: A Le Pen wins more acceptance than ever in France

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:54am

When France last put a Le Pen onto the threshold of the presidential Elysee Palace, one step from power, it could write off the 2002 election shock as a mere accident.

Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:44am

Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:44am

Congress' two top Democrats say negotiators could finish a budget bill by Friday averting a government shutdown if President Donald Trump stepped back from his demands for money to build a border wall with Mexico. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a Monday conference call with reporters that Trump is risking a federal shutdown "by shoving this wall down Congress' and the American people's throats."

Venezuelans shut down roads and highways in protest

Fabiola Sanchez and Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:44am

Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, completed math homework and lined up motorcycles on main roads around Venezuela Monday as part of a sit-in against the government.

Albania grants citizenship to Kosovo's ex-premier Haradinaj

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:32am

Albania's president has granted citizenship to the former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj.

The Latest: Migrant dies in Greece after smugglers chased

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:30am

The Latest on the influx of refugees and migrants to Europe (all times local):

Putin criticizes opponents' corruption fight in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:16am

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday tacitly criticized a popular opposition leader whose efforts to expose official corruption fueled nationwide protests last month.

Maoist rebels kill at least 25 Indian paramilitary soldiers

Indrajit Singh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:07am

Maoist rebels killed at least 25 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured six others in their stronghold in central India on Monday in one of the worst attacks on the country's security forces in recent years, police said.

Boat carrying migrants from Turkey to Greece sinks; 16 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:07am

A migrant boat sinking in the eastern Aegean between Greece and Turkey left at least 16 people dead, including two children, Greek authorities said Monday, while two people were rescued. Patrol boats and helicopters were searching for several more people believed missing.

Albania opposition blocks main roads before June 18 vote

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:07am

Albanian opposition supporters blocked the country's main roads Monday, demanding that a caretaker Cabinet be allowed to govern until the parliamentary election in June.

US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:53am

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.

Congo government: UN experts' murders filmed on cell phone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:25am

Congo's government has obtained a five-minute cell phone video that shows the gruesome murders of two United Nations experts who were killed last month while investigating human rights abuses.

Philippine troops kill militants, seize jungle camp in south

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:04am

Philippine troops, backed by airstrikes, captured a jungle camp belonging to an extremist band allied with the Islamic State group on Monday and killed several militants in the country' south, military officials said.

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:27am

Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said.

Police stop 12-year-old boy after driving 800 miles across Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:19am

Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia.

South African man pleads not guilty in family ax murders

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:03am

A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax pleaded not guilty on Monday, saying he fought with a laughing attacker during the slaughter at their upscale home.

Italian journalist home after 2 weeks detention in Turkey

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:03am

An Italian journalist returned home on Monday after being detained for two weeks in Turkey, apparently because he entered an area near the Syrian border without the necessary permission.

Egypt sentences 20 to death in police killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:44am

An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences against 20 suspected Islamists convicted of murder in the deaths of 15 people, including 11 police, during an attack on a police station in 2013.