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Trump tests waters for Mideast peace in meeting with Abbas

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:46am

Testing the waters for Middle East peace, President Donald Trump traveled Tuesday through the barrier ringing biblical Bethlehem to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Yemen officials confirm clashes between US troops, militants

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:46am

Yemeni security officials and tribesmen say U.S. helicopters airlifted soldiers to the Arab country's central Marib province where they clashed with suspected al-Qaida militants.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:46am

Manchester police say the man who set off an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England died in the attack. Police said Tuesday 22 people died in the attack Monday night. It wasn't clear if that included the suspected suicide bomber. Dozens more were injured.

The Latest: Trump arrives in Bethlehem for Abbas meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:20am

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

2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

Heri Juanda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:13am

Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the world's most populous Muslim country and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture."

Analysis: In Mideast, Trump pushes shared worries over Iran

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:03am

As he hopscotches through the Middle East, President Donald Trump is urging Israel and its Arab neighbors to unite around a "common cause": their deep distrust of Iran.

Nepali climbers say outcrop near top of Everest is intact

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:00am

Nepali climbers say the rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest known as the "Hillary Step" is intact, disputing a British climber's claim the feature had collapsed.

U.S delivers 6 coastal patrol boats to Vietnam coast guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:15am

The United States has delivered six coastal patrol boats to Vietnam's coast guard in a move that expands the two nation's security cooperation amid tension in the disputed South China Sea.

Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:14am

A senior Palestinian official says he expects President Donald Trump's visit to the Holy Land to reopen a path toward resuming long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:43pm

A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours.

Timeline: The rise and fall of South Korea's Park Geun-hye

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:22pm

Handcuffed and her inmate number put on her clothing, South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was brought to a Seoul court on Tuesday to stand trial on a slew of corruption charges that have already led to her ouster from office and arrest.

The Latest: S.Korea's Park leaves court after start of trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:54pm

The Latest on the bribery trial of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):

Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park

Kim Tong-Hyung and Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:45pm

Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead and denied that she engaged in bribery and leaking government secrets at Tuesday's start of the criminal trial that could send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life if she is convicted.

Human rights watchdog condemns Thailand hospital bomb

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:44pm

A human rights watchdog condemned the bombing of a Thai hospital that wounded more than 20 people on the third anniversary of a military coup, saying the blast was an inexcusable crime.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:43pm

President Donald Trump is proposing a $4.1 trillion federal budget that slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid. It also relies on rosy projections about economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years. The cuts are part of a budget blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

Manchester police say they are working with national police, intel agencies to investigate concert explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:10pm

Manchester police say they are working with national police, intel agencies to investigate concert explosion.

UN envoy: Liberation of Mosul 'imminent,' IS days numbered

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:08pm

The liberation of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul "is imminent" and the days of the Islamic State extremist group's self-declared caliphate "are numbered," the U.N. envoy for Iraq said Monday.

Lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home burned by protesters

Fabiola Sanchez and Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:37pm

Protesters set fire to late President Hugo Chavez's childhood home in western Venezuela on Monday, an opposition lawmaker said, as protests against the South American nation's socialist government grew increasingly hostile.

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:25pm

North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness.