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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:49am

President Donald Trump says that he hasn't changed his position on building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Trump tweeted Tuesday, "Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc." Trump told a gathering of around 20 conservative media reporters Monday evening that he would be willing to return to the wall funding issue in September.

Anti-Semitism group says 10 tombstones smashed in Romania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:38am

An anti-Semitism organization says vandals have smashed 10 tombstones at a cemetery in the Romanian capital in "a premeditated act."

Israel PM cancels talk with German FM in rare spat with ally

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:29am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly canceled talks Tuesday with the German foreign minister over the visiting diplomat's plans to sit down with an Israeli rights group, sparking a rare diplomatic feud with one of Israel's closest and most important allies.

A look at the conflict in Yemen as donors pledge $1B in aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:28am

For more than two years, Yemen has been in the grip of a conflict between a Saudi-led military coalition and Shiite rebels that has driven the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of famine.

Slovenian leader wants talks on EU systematic border checks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:15am

Slovenia's prime minister said Tuesday he wants discussions over increased border controls that have led to huge lines of cars forming on the country's border with Croatia.

Germany's Merkel to face challenger Schulz in Sept. 3 debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:45am

German broadcasters say that Chancellor Angela Merkel will face challenger Martin Schulz in a single televised debate three weeks before the country's national election.

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:34am

Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin.

UK man jailed for running global cyberattack business

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:30am

A British man has been sentenced to two years in prison for creating and selling a program used in online attacks around the world.

Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:25am

A man in Thailand upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself, police said Tuesday.

US F-35 stealth fighters arrive in Estonia for NATO drills

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

Two U.S. F-35 fighter jets have arrived in NATO member Estonia to take part in NATO drills as the aircraft see their first operational deployment in continental Europe.

UN chief says Yemen aid conference draws $1.1B in pledges

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:18am

The U.N. secretary-general says international donors at a Geneva aid conference have pledged $1.1 billion to help beleaguered, war-torn Yemen this year.

Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern province

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said Tuesday.

UAE serviceman killed on duty in domestic mission

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

The United Arab Emirates military says one of its servicemen has died while on duty in the Gulf nation.

Europe lawmakers mediate in Albania's politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:55am

European parliamentarians are trying to mediate between Albania's political groupings in an effort to end an impasse following the opposition's boycott of parliament and June 18 parliamentary election.

UN chief says donors pledge $1.1 billion at Geneva aid conference for war-torn Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:55am

UN chief says donors pledge $1.1 billion at Geneva aid conference for war-torn Yemen.

Head of beleaguered Hungary university appeals for EU help

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:10am

The head of a Hungary-based university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros appealed Tuesday for European Union support to fight a new law he says is aimed at shutting the school down.

At meat market, the far-right Le Pen backs "eating French"

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen has called for more food to be produced and consumed in the country known as the gastronomic center of the Western world.

Russia rereleases reports of NGOs linked to PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

Russia's justice ministry has restored public access to the financial reports of charities linked to the prime minister after taking them off its website following claims of corruption.

27 people killed in bus-trailer truck collision in Kenya

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

Kenyan police say 27 people have been killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer truck.