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New US ambassador to Mexico arrives to take up post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:31pm

Roberta Jacobson has arrived in Mexico to assume her new role as the United States ambassador.

Hero of Canada parliament attack tackles protester in Dublin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:40pm

A Canadian diplomat who became a national hero when he shot a jihadi gunman inside the Ottawa parliament has tussled with a protester at a military ceremony in Dublin.

UN committee denies credentials to press freedom group

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:31pm

A United Nations committee voted Thursday to deny consultative status to the Committee to Protect Journalists, effectively keeping the press freedom group from accessing U.N. bodies and processes.

More than 4,000 migrants rescued in single day

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:21pm

More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and at least 20 died trying to reach Europe as Libyan-based smugglers took advantage of calmer seas to send desperate migrants north.

Mexico: Townspeople kidnap lawmakers to seek mayor's ouster

Manuel By By Cruz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:00pm

A group of indigenous Mexicans kidnapped two lawmakers in the southern state of Chiapas, held them overnight and finally freed them unharmed Thursday after the state congress agreed to replace the mayor of their town.

Clashes, oil blockades over France's economic future

Angela Charlton and Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:31pm

Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday, as authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-stakes government attempt to change the way France views work.

The Latest: Afghan, Sudanese migrants clash in Calais camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:31pm

The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

Congo police fire tear gas at opposition demonstrators

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:31am

Police in Congo's capital have fired tear gas to break up an opposition march, while one person died and dozens were injured in chaos surrounding similar marches around the country.

Iraq honors policeman who stopped would-be suicide bomber

Karim Kadim, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:01am

Iraq has honored a police officer who stopped a would-be suicide bomber at a checkpoint in a northern Baghdad neighborhood this week.

Female prisoners in Zimbabwe released under amnesty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:00am

Zimbabwe is releasing all convicted female prisoners except for a few who are serving life sentences.

Uganda: 7 convicted of al-Shabab's deadly World Cup bombings

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:50am

A Ugandan judge on Thursday convicted seven men of carrying out twin bombings which killed 76 people who were watching the 2010 World Cup final in the capital, Kampala.

EU urges Bosnia to publish 2013 census results

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:40am

EU officials say Bosnia must publish the 2013 census results by July if it wants to proceed on its path toward EU membership. Further delays would diminish the accuracy of gathered data.

South African lion _ veteran of 2 escapes _ gets new home

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:32am

A South African lion who escaped twice from a national park since last year is being moved to another park where, officials say, there is little chance of a breakout.

Cambodian police hunt for opposition leader, waylay his car

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:40am

Armed security forces raided the headquarters of Cambodia's main opposition party and surrounded the car of its No. 2 leader Thursday in an apparent attempt to apprehend him, but left empty-handed after not finding him in either place, witnesses and officials said.

Near-record UK immigration figures fuel raging EU debate

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:30am

Britain gained 333,000 people through immigration in 2015 — a near-historic high that is fanning the debate about newcomers ahead of a vote next month on whether the country should remain in the European Union.

Spanish police seize 74 elephant tusks in Madrid house

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:21am

Spanish police say they seized 74 illegally hunted African elephant tusks worth an estimated 200,000 euros ($222,000) and arrested a man who was trying to legalize possession of them so they could be sold.

Congo and UN campaign kills 23 rebels in North Kivu

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:21am

A Congolese official says at least 23 rebels have been killed in an operation launched in May to combat rebels in the North Kivu province.

Pakistan: 'All indicators' confirm US killed Taliban leader

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:21am

Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was traveling under a false name with fake Pakistani identity documents when he was killed by a U.S. drone strike last week, the foreign affairs adviser to Pakistan's prime minister said Thursday.

Obama: World leaders rightfully 'rattled' by Trump

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:19am

President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs.