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Japan public split on idea to cite military in constitution

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:31am

Poll results released Monday show that about half of Japan's population supports a constitutional revision that would clarify the legality of the country's military, a new approach Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proposing as his party struggles to gain public support for a change.

NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology

Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:04am

North Korea's latest missile test may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will.

Nepal celebrates anniversary of Mount Everest conquest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:02am

Nepal's mountaineering community was celebrating the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago Monday, as well as this year's climbing season during which hundreds scaled the world's highest peak.

Wild boar charges Austrian children; none hurt, animal shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:00am

A wild boar charged at children at a playground in Vienna, then hid in shrubbery next to an apartment house before being shot by police.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:42am

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is defending an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications with Russia. Speaking on Sunday's news shows, Kelly said he doesn't know whether the reports involving Kushner are true. But he says it doesn't bother him. And he describes such communications as a "good thing."

Sri Lanka races to rescue flood victims before rain resumes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:34am

Helicopters searched for people marooned four days after rain-triggered floods and mudslides inundated Sri Lankan neighborhoods and killed at least 169 people.

German intel chief hopes US cooperation won't get harder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:00am

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says he hopes cooperation with the U.S. won't become more difficult under President Donald Trump, arguing that the Americans also need information from European agencies.

Putin set to visit France in hope of mending strained ties

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:53am

On a trip that will likely shape Russia-France ties for years to come, President Vladimir Putin is set to visit France for talks on Monday with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron after expressing sympathy for his rivals during the campaign.

Shark leaps into boat and lands on Australian fisherman

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:32am

A 73-year-old Australian fisherman said Monday that he caught a far bigger fish than he hoped for when a 2.7-meter (9-foot) great white shark leapt into his boat, knocking him off his feet.

Sen. John McCain visits Australia for security talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 11:31pm

U.S. Sen. John McCain met with Australian leaders on Monday for security talks in the nation's capital, where he received praise for his public support of the decades-long U.S.-Australia alliance following a diplomatic spat between the two countries earlier this year.

2 killed, 18 injured in knife attack in southwest China

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:50pm

A man said to be mentally ill attacked 20 people with a knife in southwest China, killing two, authorities said.

NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan

Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:32pm

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone Monday, officials said, the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:42pm

President Donald Trump is turning his attention to domestic issues after his nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe. In a tweet Sunday night, the president calls for putting more money into the health care system. And he says he wants it to be "the best anywhere." The House Republican health care bill has drawn criticism for spending billions less and potentially causing millions of Americans to lose their health coverage.

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:17pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with the U.S., Britain's decision to leave the bloc and other challenges.

Australian to send 30 more military advisers to Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:13pm

Australia announced on Monday it would send an additional 30 military advisers to train Afghan troops and expected other countries to increase their contributions to the restive Central Asian country.

Former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis dies

Demetris Nellas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:33pm

Constantine Mitsotakis, a former conservative prime minister remembered for fierce confrontations with Greece's liberal and socialist parties as well as early free-market reforms during a 60-year political career, died early Monday. He was 98.

BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:24pm

British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but some travelers will likely face cancellations and delays for a third straight day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights.

Mexico gets 1st female indigenous presidential candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:02pm

A council of Mexican indigenous groups backed by the Zapatista rebels on Sunday selected a Nahua woman as the country's first indigenous female presidential candidate.

Spain: 8 hurt as car fleeing police rams into crowded street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:40pm

Authorities in Spain arrested two people who appeared to be drunk after the car they were in injured seven people while fleeing from a police road check in the southern coastal town of Marbella.