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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:43pm

The top Democrat in the Senate is welcoming the deal on a $1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York says the pact is a "good agreement for the American people." The bill rebuffs President Donald Trump's request for a down payment on the border wall with Mexico.

N. Korea missile fears in Japan: 'Whatever will be, will be'

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 7:00pm

Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the frontline of North Korea's dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just minutes to shelter from incoming missiles.

Australia warns NKorea against 'reckless, dangerous threats'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 6:43pm

Australia's prime minister used a commemoration of a World War II naval battle on Monday to warn that his country and the United States would not tolerate North Korea's "reckless, dangerous threats" to regional peace.

Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests

Ricardo Nunes, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 5:47pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal.

Aussie's arrest in Colombia aims light on foreign drug mules

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 5:02pm

The family of an Australian woman arrested in Colombia for trying to board a flight with almost 6 kilograms of cocaine is mounting a campaign to defend her against what they consider trumped-up charges.

7 suspected gunmen killed in clash with Mexican army

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:30pm

Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua say an army patrol was attacked by gunfire, setting off a shootout that killed seven armed men in their 20s.

Italy's Renzi easily in Democratic Party primary

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:22pm

Former Premier Matteo Renzi regained the Democratic Party leadership, handily winning a Sunday primary that he hopes will bolster the center-left's ability to counter growing support for populist politicians in Italy ahead of national elections.

Germany's Merkel presses Saudi Arabia on refugees and rights

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:31pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his successors in her first visit to the kingdom in seven years, saying she pressed them on women's rights, the war in Yemen and other sensitive issues.

French forces kill 20 jihadists on Mali-Burkina Faso border

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:00pm

French forces fighting extremism in Africa's Sahel region say they have killed at least 20 jihadists in a forest on the border between Mali and Burkina Faso.

Polish official suspended over image of Tusk as SS officer

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 1:12pm

Poland's Foreign Ministry has suspended one of its honorary consuls in the U.S. after the woman allegedly posted a digitally-altered image showing European Council President Donald Tusk dressed as a Nazi German SS officer.

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:29pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group.

Israel stops to honor fallen soldiers and terror victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:52am

Israel paused to honor its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism Sunday evening as it began commemorating its annual Memorial Day.

Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:44am

U.S. President Donald Trump has called Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte and expressed Washington's commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing "a warm, working relationship," a Filipino official said Sunday.

Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:33am

Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday.

Suspected US airstrike kills 4 al-Qaida operatives in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:12am

A suspected U.S. airstrike killed four al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's eastern province of Marib on Sunday, Yemeni tribal and security officials said.

Saudi police arrest 46 cell members linked to Medina bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 10:21am

Saudi Arabia's security forces say they have arrested 46 people suspected of belonging to a terrorist cell responsible for a stunning attack outside of one of Islam's holiest sites last year.

The Latest: Trump: We can't let NKorea build better missiles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 10:02am

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

Albanian opposition given time to register for June 18 polls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:53am

Albania's election authorities have extended for a few days the registration period for candidates for the June polls in an attempt to get participation from the opposition.

Merkel ally: 'Enlightened patriotism' part of German culture

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:35am

A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says "enlightened patriotism" should be part of Germany's national culture.