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Obama: World leaders rightfully 'rattled' by Trump

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:10am

President Barack Obama asserted 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.

Elderly elephant named in petition drive dies in Japan zoo

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:01am

An elderly elephant that set off a petition drive to move her out of her concrete pen in a small zoo in Japan died Thursday at age 69.

Sri Lanka's Cabinet approves office to learn fate of missing

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:00am

Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved setting up an office to learn the fate of several thousands of people who went missing during the civil war that ended seven years ago, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

Pakistan: 'all indicators' confirm US killed Taliban leader

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:50am

The foreign affairs adviser to Pakistan's prime minister said Thursday that "all indicators" confirmed that the former Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the country's southwestern Baluchistan province, where he was travelling under a false name with fake Pakistani identity documents.

France: Strikes, protests, fuel blockades over labor reform

Raphael Satter and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:30am

With union activists disrupting fuel supplies, trains and nuclear plants, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls opened the door Thursday to possible changes in a labor bill that has sparked intensifying strikes and protests — but insisted the government will not abandon it.

China top general visits Japan WWII chemical weapons site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:21am

China's top general urged Japan to speed up the disposal of leftover World War II chemical weapons on Thursday, a day before President Barack Obama is to visit a Japanese city destroyed by a U.S. nuclear bomb.

Iraqi PM asks protesters to stay home to aid Fallujah push

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:10am

Iraq's prime minister appealed on Thursday to Iraqis to postpone weekly Friday protests so that security forces can focus on a key military operation aimed at retaking the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group.

British academic rejects Israeli prize in "political choice"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:50am

A prominent British academic said Thursday she had turned down a prestigious Israeli award for political reasons, in what looked to be the latest attempt by Western activists to boycott the Jewish state.

Obama says world leaders are 'rattled' by Trump; says GOP candidate displays ignorance, cavalier attitude

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:50am

Obama says world leaders are 'rattled' by Trump; says GOP candidate displays ignorance, cavalier attitude.

German police probe Britons' 'Hitler salute' at Buchenwald

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:40am

German authorities are investigating members of a British far-right group for posting a photo on social media showing themselves doing a "Hitler salute" at the former Buchenwald concentration camp.

Indian Supreme Court allows Italian marine to return home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:20am

India's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an Italian marine can return home while a U.N. arbitration tribunal decides which nation should have jurisdiction in a case involving the fatal shootings of two Indian fishermen in 2012 in which he and another marine are implicated.

Near-record UK immigration figures fuel raging EU debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:20am

Official figures show Britain gained 333,000 people through immigration in 2015 — a near-historic high, though level from the year before.

Cambodian police hunt for opposition leader, waylay his car

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:50am

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.

11 injured in 3rd night of clashes over squat in Barcelona

Ciaran Giles and Manuel Vidal, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:20am

Police say 11 people were injured in a third consecutive night of clashes with protesters supporting squatters in Spain's northeastern city of Barcelona.

EU chief says Turkey should meet visa terms, ignores threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:10am

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU expects Turkey to respect all conditions to secure visa-free travel for its citizens and has rejected what he called threats from Ankara.

Debris in Mozambique, Mauritius to be analyzed by MH370 team

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:00am

Three pieces of debris found washed ashore in Mozambique and the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators in Australia to see if they came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said Thursday.

French premier says he is open to 'improvements and changes' in contentious labor bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:20am

French premier says he is open to 'improvements and changes' in contentious labor bill.

Israeli airstrike hits Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:50pm

The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel.

Philippines' Duterte apologizes to Trudeau over beheading

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:41pm

The Philippines' presumptive president-elect said Thursday he apologized to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the beheading by Muslim militants of a Canadian hostage in the southern province of Sulu.