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France's steely Le Pen gets far-right in presidential runoff

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:17am

Marine Le Pen's steely resolve, helped by a cutting tongue, propelled her political career, but it was her masterful use of a soft touch that has brought her one step away from the French presidency.

Airstrike kills 8 family members in northern Syria

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:08am

An airstrike killed eight family members, five of them children, as they fled fighting between U.S.-allied Syrian forces and Islamic State militants on Monday, according to local activists, who said the strike appeared to have been launched by the U.S.-led coalition.

UK police seize Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren for racing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:08am

British police have seized three high end supercars that were racing on a major motorway.

Researchers find unique US Declaration of Independence copy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:08am

Researchers have discovered a unique copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence in an unexpected place - England.

Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prize

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:58am

Rodrigo Tot, a 60-year-old farmer and activist, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners were murdered in the last year.

The Latest: Israeli lawmaker urges French to back Macron

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:58am

The Latest on the French presidential election (all times local):

Analysis: A Le Pen wins more acceptance than ever in France

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:54am

When France last put a Le Pen onto the threshold of the presidential Elysee Palace, one step from power, it could write off the 2002 election shock as a mere accident.

Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:44am

Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:44am

Congress' two top Democrats say negotiators could finish a budget bill by Friday averting a government shutdown if President Donald Trump stepped back from his demands for money to build a border wall with Mexico. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a Monday conference call with reporters that Trump is risking a federal shutdown "by shoving this wall down Congress' and the American people's throats."

Venezuelans shut down roads and highways in protest

Fabiola Sanchez and Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:44am

Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, completed math homework and lined up motorcycles on main roads around Venezuela Monday as part of a sit-in against the government.

Albania grants citizenship to Kosovo's ex-premier Haradinaj

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:32am

Albania's president has granted citizenship to the former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj.

The Latest: Migrant dies in Greece after smugglers chased

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:30am

The Latest on the influx of refugees and migrants to Europe (all times local):

Putin criticizes opponents' corruption fight in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:16am

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday tacitly criticized a popular opposition leader whose efforts to expose official corruption fueled nationwide protests last month.

Maoist rebels kill at least 25 Indian paramilitary soldiers

Indrajit Singh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:07am

Maoist rebels killed at least 25 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured six others in their stronghold in central India on Monday in one of the worst attacks on the country's security forces in recent years, police said.

Boat carrying migrants from Turkey to Greece sinks; 16 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:07am

A migrant boat sinking in the eastern Aegean between Greece and Turkey left at least 16 people dead, including two children, Greek authorities said Monday, while two people were rescued. Patrol boats and helicopters were searching for several more people believed missing.

Albania opposition blocks main roads before June 18 vote

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:07am

Albanian opposition supporters blocked the country's main roads Monday, demanding that a caretaker Cabinet be allowed to govern until the parliamentary election in June.

US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:53am

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.

Congo government: UN experts' murders filmed on cell phone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:25am

Congo's government has obtained a five-minute cell phone video that shows the gruesome murders of two United Nations experts who were killed last month while investigating human rights abuses.

Philippine troops kill militants, seize jungle camp in south

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:04am

Philippine troops, backed by airstrikes, captured a jungle camp belonging to an extremist band allied with the Islamic State group on Monday and killed several militants in the country' south, military officials said.