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The Latest: Macron to discuss terror, climate with Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:01am

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

Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:01am

Taiwan's military practiced repelling a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island group on Thursday as part of annual military drills addressing the threat from across the Taiwan Strait.

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:01am

Backed by tanks and helicopters, Philippine government forces launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear militants linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a failed raid to capture a militant on the U.S. list of most-wanted terrorists.

Spanish navy rescues 282 migrants from 2 boats off Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:00am

Spain's defense ministry says a navy frigate has rescued 282 migrants from two boats found adrift in waters off the Libyan coast.

Manchester attack a tough test for UK leader Theresa May

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:47am

It's a moment all leaders dread: Standing on television to tell the nation there has been a bombing — and another attack might be coming.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:47am

A British official says police in Manchester will stop sharing information about their bombing investigation with the U.S. until they get a guarantee that there will be no more leaks to the news media. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said there is progress being made on the investigation despite the leaks.

Russia: Islamic State group 'prepared attacks' in Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:47am

Russia's main domestic security agency says it has arrested four members of the Islamic State group who have been preparing attacks in Moscow.

Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:47am

Israel's parliament speaker says a proposal that Donald Trump would speak before the Knesset during his visit to Israel was scrapped over fears that the American president would be interrupted and heckled by some lawmakers.

Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:20am

China protested a U.S. Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, in the first American challenge to Beijing's claims to the waters since President Donald Trump took office.

Manchester police chief says families of attack victims distressed by leaks to The New York Times

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:20am

Manchester police chief says families of attack victims distressed by leaks to The New York Times.

Manchester police chief says it will take 'several days' to formally identify attack victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:20am

Manchester police chief says it will take 'several days' to formally identify attack victims.

Israeli police: US tycoon questioned in Netanyahu probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:20am

Israeli police say U.S. casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has been questioned as part of a corruption probe involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Kenya says 2 police officers killed by improvised bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:06am

A Kenyan official says two police officers have been killed by an improvised bomb near the place where four officers died a day earlier in a similar explosion.

Red Cross says it's stepped up aid across Syrian front lines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:50am

The International Committee of the Red Cross says that aid deliveries across front lines in war-torn Syria have significantly stepped up, compared to earlier years of the conflict.

China and Pakistan working to free abducted Chinese

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:45am

Authorities from China and Pakistan are working together to rescue a Chinese couple abducted in southwest Pakistan, a Chinese government spokesman said Thursday.

NATO, the world's biggest military alliance, explained

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:44am

It sounds strange to characterize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a huge gun club, but the comparison can be useful in understanding the world's biggest military alliance.

NATO chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:32am

NATO's chief affirmed Thursday that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group but will not wage direct war against the extremists — an announcement timed for U.S. President Donald Trump's first appearance at a summit of the alliance's leaders.

Nepal officials doubtful about 4 bodies reported on Everest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:22am

Nepalese officials are casting doubt on the reported discovery of four bodies at the highest camp on Mount Everest.

Foreigners detained in Japan stage hunger strike to stay

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:22am

Dozens of foreigners seeking permission to stay in Japan have staged a hunger strike while in detention, highlighting what human rights advocates say is shoddy treatment of foreigners here.