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Egypt's answer to latest attack reflects despair, resolve

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:34pm

Egypt's response to the latest deadly attack against its sizable Christian minority — a wave of airstrikes against Islamic militant installations in eastern Libya — may be a sign of both despair and resolve.

Poland's PM attends first Mass celebrated by her son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 11:52am

Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has attended the first Roman Catholic Mass that her older son celebrated as priest.

The Latest: Survivors tell of horror during Egypt bus attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:23am

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Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by IS were 'martyrs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:30am

For the second day in a row, Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with Egypt's Coptic Christians following an attack on a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to a remote desert monastery.

Pope visits factory workers, highlights the dignity of work

Vanessa Gera and Antonio Calanni, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:36pm

Pope Francis highlighted the struggles that workers face in a globalized economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed how jobs give people a sense of human dignity and denounced those who exploit workers.

Nationalist Buddhist group gathers in Myanmar despite ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:31pm

Thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and supporters of an ultranationalist Buddhist group gathered at an annual conference on the outskirts of Myanmar's biggest city on Saturday despite being banned by the government.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

Amr Nabil and Heba Afify, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:34am

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29.

Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:30am

The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump.

The Latest: Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:48am

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Pope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:07am

Pope Francis prayed Saturday for the Coptic Christians killed a day earlier in Egypt by Islamic extremists, saying that there are more Christian martyrs today than in ancient times.

AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:24am

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is enduring a dark chapter in its history with the community increasingly victimized by attacks from Islamic militants, including Friday's attack by gunmen on a bus transporting Copts to a monastery south of Cairo, leaving 29 dead.

Central African Republic killings send entire town fleeing

Cassandra Vinograd, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:14am

Scores of blackened homes dot this town where more than 41,000 people have fled for their lives.

Mosul siege extends IS fight in Iraq, puts civilians at risk

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:33am

Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul, inching toward a victory that U.S.-led coalition officials say is "only a matter of time."

At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Hamza Hendawi and Mohammed Wagdy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:38pm

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans

Julie Pace and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:49pm

President Donald Trump's views on climate change are "evolving" following discussions with European leaders who are pushing for him to stay in the Paris climate accord, a top White House official said Friday.

Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko and Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:02am

Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination."

Turkey jails 2 journalists from opposition newspaper

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:56am

Two journalists from a pro-secular opposition newspaper in Turkey have been arrested and accused of aiding a terror organization.

School district changes rule to allow feathers on grad caps

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:00pm

A northern Nevada school district has tentatively reversed a long-standing policy that would have prohibited Native American students from wearing eagle feathers on their graduation caps.

The Latest: Egypt strikes bases in Libya after Copts attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:50pm

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Israel's Ramadan goodwill comes amid tension over Gaza power

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:20am

Israel has announced a series of goodwill gestures for Palestinians ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan a day after it warned Gaza's already meager electricity supply could be further reduced following a spat between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the territory.