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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:44pm

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists. Trump has been frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Disclosures related to the Russia probe dogged Trump during his first trip abroad since taking office _ and they threaten to stall his administration's agenda.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:32pm

South Korea's Yonhap news agency says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile.

More arrests in Manchester attack; UK remains on high alert

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 2:55pm

British police made two more arrests and stormed three more locations Sunday as they hunted for suspects in the Manchester bombing, while a government minister said members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large.

American doctor in Sudan awarded Aurora humanitarian prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 2:20pm

An American doctor who has spent years working in a fighting-ravaged region of Sudan has been awarded the $1.1-million Aurora Prize for exceptional humanitarianism.

Young activist, ex-military man latest killed in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 2:03pm

A 20-year-old man from the opposition Popular Will Party on Sunday became the most recent person to die in a wave of anti-government protests held almost daily since the end of March, Venezuelan authorities said. A former military man died in a separate incident on Saturday when he was attacked by a group of people in another part of the country in a continuing wave of violence sparked by ongoing protests.

Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 1:42pm

Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire.

76 people seek medical help after Albanian opposition rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 1:40pm

Albania's Health Ministry reports that scores of people from an opposition party rally sought medical attention after complaining of feeling ill.

Romania: 7 injured after cable cars apparently fail to brake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:30pm

Authorities say seven people, including a tourist from Norway, were injured after two cable cars apparently suffered a brake failure in mountains in central Romania. Nobody was seriously hurt.

Correction: Trump-Body Language story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:13pm

In stories May 26 and May 27 about President Donald Trump's body language during his first trip overseas since taking office, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Ron Dermer was Trump's ambassador to Israel. Dermer is Israel's ambassador to the United States.

Diane Kruger has won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Fatih Akin's "In the Fade"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:02pm

Diane Kruger has won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Fatih Akin's "In the Fade"

Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 11:44am

The Palestinians sharply condemned Israel on Sunday for holding a government meeting near a sensitive Jerusalem holy site at the core of their conflict.

South African ruling party debates fate of president

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:52am

Ruling party critics of South African President Jacob Zuma pushed for his resignation on Sunday amid concern about alleged corruption at the highest levels of the government, but the president still retained significant support within the divided party.

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:53am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with the U.S., Britain's decision to leave the bloc and other challenges.

Manchester attack transforms Britain's election campaign

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:43am

Until a week ago, two things were widely agreed about Britain's upcoming general election: it was producing the dullest campaign in recent memory and the result was a foregone conclusion. It would be a coronation march for Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May.

Norway demands return of funds from Palestinian Authority

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:40am

Norway is demanding that the Palestinian Authority reimburse it for funds donated to a women's center on the West Bank because the center was named after a female militant who participated in an attack in Israel that killed 37 civilians.

Airstrikes kill 17 in Syria near de-facto IS capital, Raqqa

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:40am

Syrian opposition activist groups say airstrikes have killed at least 17 people just south of the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group.

Poland's pro-democracy movement ousts leader, elects new one

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:00am

Poland's popular pro-democracy movement has elected a new leader amid signs of waning and controversies surrounding the finances of its previous chairman.

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:54am

Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city on Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened but still forceful group of militants linked to the Islamic State group.

The Latest: Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:24am

The Latest on the Manchester attack investigation and reaction (all times local):