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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:43pm

President Donald Trump is blaming "evil organizations of terror" and a "thuggish ideology" for an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt that killed at least 28 people, including children. In a strongly worded statement, Trump refers to the "merciless slaughter of Christians" and says a "wound is inflicted upon humanity" every time innocent blood is spilled.

Panama cuts stays for Colombians, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:50pm

Panama says it's halving the maximum time for tourism visits by people from Colombia, Venezuela and Nicaragua to 90 days.

Indictment: Mexican official stashed $50 million in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:30pm

A U.S. indictment alleges a former Mexican official stashed $50 million in illicit funds in U.S. properties and bank accounts.

Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes

Nancy Benac and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:57pm

The alpha-male handshake. The deadpan reaction from NATO leaders. The presidential push to the front of the pack.

4 cab drivers killed in Mexican tourist destination

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:47pm

Drug violence may be behind the killing of four taxi drivers in the picturesque central Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende, a popular tourism destination that is home to thousands of American retirees, authorities say.

The Latest: Head of world track attends Manchester event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:40pm

The Latest on the concert bombing in England (all times local):

Allies of Brazil's president looking to future amid scandal

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:38pm

Key leaders in the governing coalition of embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer are now speculating about who might replace him if he is forced from office by a corruption scandal — frank talk that underscores his fragile grasp on power.

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:38pm

When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

UK Labour leader links terror to wars as campaign resumes

Gregory Katz and Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:29pm

Four days after a suicide bombing plunged Britain into mourning, political campaigning for a general election in two weeks resumed Friday with the main opposition leader linking acts of terrorism at home to foreign wars like the one in Libya.

Health Ministry: 28 killed in Libya militia fighting

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:08pm

The spokesman for the Libyan health ministry says a total of 28 people have been killed and over 130 wounded in intense fighting between militias in the capital, Tripoli.

The Latest: Trump condemns Egypt attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

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

Iraqis demand 'justice' after US probe into Mosul strike

Susannah George and Balint Szlanko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:35pm

Little has changed at the scene of the al-Jadida airstrike that killed more than 100 civilians more than two months ago and ratcheted up pressure on the U.S.-led coalition to address allegations of mounting civilian casualties in the fight against the Islamic State group.

Officials say Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant bases in eastern Libya in response to attack on Christians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

Officials say Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant bases in eastern Libya in response to attack on Christians.

Trump condemns attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt, blames 'evil organizations of terror' and 'thuggish ideology'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

Trump condemns attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt, blames 'evil organizations of terror' and 'thuggish ideology'

German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:13pm

The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors' consultation on child vaccinations.

Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there.

Egypt's president says Cairo will hit bases training militants who wage attacks in "his country, wherever they are"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Egypt's president says Cairo will hit bases training militants who wage attacks in "his country, wherever they are"

After attack on Christians, Egypt's el-Sissi appeals directly to President Trump to take the lead in fighting terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

After attack on Christians, Egypt's el-Sissi appeals directly to President Trump to take the lead in fighting terror.

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:31pm

The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.