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Bomb kills 10, hurts 22 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 5:41pm

A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad late Monday, killing 10 people and wounding 22, hospital and police officials said.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 7:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 5:41pm

On his first Memorial Day in office, President Donald Trump is saluting those he calls "real heroes." Trump is honoring the men and women of the U.S. military who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation and their families. Trump participated in the annual observance at Arlington National Cemetery, saying those who died are "special, special people."

Ecuadorean president calls WikiLeaks founder a hacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 5:30pm

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno is calling WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a hacker.

Venezuela opposition leader Capriles tear-gassed at protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 5:12pm

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has been tear-gassed during a protest in the capital.

Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn face tough questions on live TV

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 4:01pm

Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faced tough questions and a skeptical audience in a live TV event Monday night ahead of next week's parliamentary elections.

El Salvador Jesuits seek freedom for ex-col. in 1989 murders

Marcos Aleman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:41pm

Jesuits in El Salvador asked the government Monday to commute a former military colonel's prison sentence for the 1989 killings of six priests from their order and two female employees.

French president flexes diplomatic muscles in Putin meeting

Sylvie Corbet and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:24pm

Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had "extremely frank" and "direct" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and launched an extraordinary attack on two state-funded Russian media outlets he accused of spreading "lying propaganda" during France's presidential campaign.

Floods drive tens of thousands from homes in Brazil, 6 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:41pm

Heavy rains and flooding have driven tens of thousands of Brazilians from their homes in the country's northeast and caused at least six deaths, authorities said Monday.

Moldova's government orders expulsion of 5 Russian diplomats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:30pm

Moldova's government is expelling five Russian diplomats from the former Soviet republic.

The Latest: Putin visits new Orthodox Church in Paris

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:04pm

The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to France (all times local):

UN pulls backing for Palestinian women's center over naming

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:56pm

The U.N. has stopped supporting a Palestinian community center in the West Bank that was named for a woman who participated in a deadly 1978 attack in Israel.

In shadow of Mosul fight, Iran establishes Nineveh foothold

Susannah George and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:45pm

While Iraq's conventional military has been slowly clearing the Islamic State group from inside Mosul's complex urban terrain, Iraq's Iran-backed Shiite paramilitary forces have been working their way through less glamorous territory: vast deserts west and south of the city that run along and across Iraq's border with Syria.

Tiger kills female zookeeper at zoo in England

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:24pm

Police said a tiger killed a female zookeeper Monday at Hamerton Zoo Park 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of London.

France's Le Pen won't use Russia contacts during Putin visit

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:24pm

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen had no plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin or his aides during Putin's visit to France, a top official of her National Front party said Monday.

Strong wind, storms blamed for 11 deaths in Moscow; 70 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:42pm

Thunderstorms and strong winds buffeted Moscow and its surrounding areas on Monday, killing 11 people and injuring dozens, Russian officials said.

Israel's ex-con minister grilled in fresh corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:20pm

Israel's interior minister and his wife are reportedly among 16 people who were interrogated by Israel police in a major corruption probe.

Police say a female zookeeper has died at a zoo in southeastern England in an incident involving a tiger

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:43am

Police say a female zookeeper has died at a zoo in southeastern England in an incident involving a tiger.

Bangladesh ready with evacuation plans as cyclone nears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:52am

Bangladesh on Monday was bracing for its first cyclone of the year, with more than 1,000 shelters set up for people who may need to evacuate as the storm approaches the low-lying delta nation.

Greece: 4 days of mourning for former PM Mitsotakis

Demetris Nellas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:52am

Constantine Mitsotakis, a former Greek conservative prime minister remembered for his fierce confrontations with liberal and socialist parties as well for backing free-market reforms, died Monday at 98 after a 60-year political career.