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The Latest: Pope Francis calls for diplomacy, help of UN

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 3:19pm

The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local):

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:46pm

President Donald Trump is heading to Pennsylvania to mark his 100th day in office. And he's expected to sign an executive order directing his administration to conduct a study of U.S. trade agreements. Later, there's a rally planned in Harrisburg the state capital.

Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border

Zeynep Bilginsoy and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:35pm

Tensions rose Saturday along the Turkish-Syrian border as both Turkey and the U.S. moved armored vehicles to the region and Turkey's leader once again demanded that the United States stop supporting the Syrian Kurdish militants there.

Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:20pm

A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday morning in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.

Report: Cuban military plane crashes in western province, killing 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:00pm

Report: Cuban military plane crashes in western province, killing 8.

Pentagon: Blast kills US service member outside Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 1:53pm

A U.S. service member in Iraq was killed Saturday by an explosive device outside Mosul, according to a statement released by the Pentagon.

Syria: Airstrike in Hama kills 8 White Helmets rescuers

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 1:36pm

Airstrikes struck a center of Syria's rescuers known as the White Helmets in a rebel-held area in the country's center, killing eight volunteers, opposition activists said Saturday.

Poland police forcibly remove anti-nationalist protesters

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

Police in Poland used force Saturday to remove a few dozen protesters who tried to block a march in downtown Warsaw by a nationalist organization celebrating its anniversary.

Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:50am

In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey's telecommunications watchdog.

Macron hunts for French rural votes, Le Pen cheers new ally

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:00am

French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted Saturday for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads among country folk who feel left behind.

Pakistan's army rejects PM Sharif's call to sack adviser

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:23am

Pakistan's army on Saturday rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to sack an adviser over his connections to a reporter who wrote an article last year saying there is a rift between civilian and military leaders over efforts to combat militancy.

Italian police detain 6 suspected neo-Nazis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:50am

Italian police have detained six suspected neo-Nazis accused of agitating violence against foreigners.

Hungary still defiant on US university after Brussels summit

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:40am

The Hungarian government remained defiant Saturday over the possible closure of Budapest-based Central European University, founded by billionaire George Soros.

Russian rallies urge Putin not to run again; dozens arrested

Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:22am

Under the slogan "I'm fed up," demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg and elsewhere.

The Latest: Duterte urges Trump back away from standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:43am

The Latest on summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders in Manila (all times local):

Berlusconi released after receiving stitches due to fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 6:22am

Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi received stitches to his upper lip after falling outside a restaurant where he was celebrating his elder son's birthday, the news agency ANSA reported Saturday.

Thai family mourns girl killed in video streamed on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:53am

The funeral was held Saturday for an 11-month-old Thai girl who was killed by her father in a video broadcast live on Facebook before he then hanged himself.

Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar says he wants peace

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:52am

A former Afghan warlord who battled U.S. forces after the 2001 invasion and nursed bitter rivalries with other militant factions before signing a peace deal with the Afghan government appeared in public for the first time in more than 20 years on Saturday and called for peace.

French president: May 7 vote will gauge support for EU exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:32am

The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local)