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Pakistan PM sacks adviser over leaked report against army

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 6:00am

Pakistan's army has rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to sack an adviser over his connections to a reporter who wrote an article last year saying there is a rift between civilian and military leaders over efforts to combat militancy.

Moscow demonstrators want to tell Putin: Don't run again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:50am

Several hundred demonstrators are gathered in a Moscow park, trying to move to the nearby presidential administration building to present letters calling on President Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term in office in 2018..

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:42am

President Donald Trump is marking his 100th day in office by talking tough on trade. The White House says the president will sign an executive order Saturday that will direct his Commerce Department and the U.S. trade representative to perform a comprehensive study of the nation's trade agreements. The venue for the signing of the executive order is a shovel factory in Pennsylvania's Cumberland County. In the evening, the president will appear at a rally in Harrisburg.

As Macron hunts rural vote, Le Pen celebrates alliance

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:32am

French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted Saturday for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads among country folk who feel left behind.

Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar says he wants peace

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:52am

A former Afghan warlord who battled U.S. forces after the 2001 invasion and nursed bitter rivalries with other militant factions before signing a peace deal with the Afghan government appeared in public for the first time in more than 20 years on Saturday and called for peace.

Report: Turkish military convoy moves closer to Syrian Kurds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:50am

A convoy of Turkish military vehicles has relocated to a base near the Syrian border as tensions with U.S.-backed Kurdish militants escalate.

French president: May 7 vote will gauge support for EU exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:32am

The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local)

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:11am

A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.

The Latest: S. Korea navy begins drill with US supercarrier

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 3:50am

The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local):

Monitor: Turkish internet users unable to access Wikipedia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 3:20am

Access to Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, has been blocked in Turkey, according to an internet censorship-monitoring network.

The Latest: Southeast Asian leaders meet with lawmakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 3:00am

The Latest on summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders in Manila (all times local):

The Latest: Tokyo subway temporarily closed over N. Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:04pm

The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local):

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:52pm

A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:41pm

North Korea's state media has reiterated the country's goal of developing a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States on the same day rivals Washington and Seoul detected a failed missile launch from an area near the North's capital. The North's Rodong Sinmun newspaper also said Saturday that the country revealed two types of new intercontinental ballistic missiles in an April 15 military parade.

Venezuela formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protests

Fabiola Sanchez and Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:56pm

Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at home and international calls for its embattled government to hold delayed elections and release prisoners.

Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:35pm

Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.

Far-right candidate bedeviled by France's Nazi history

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:08pm

The horrors of the World War II Nazi death camps moved front and center in France's presidential campaign on Friday, nine days before the election, reawakening the anti-Semitic stigma that has clung to the party of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and that she has spent more than six years trying to erase.

UN council backs new effort to end Western Sahara conflict

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:54pm

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday evening backing the secretary-general's new effort to resolve the 40-year conflict over the Western Sahara, which has pitted Morocco against the Polisario Front independence movement.

Clarification: Guatemala-Goldman Environmental Prize story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:06pm

In an April 24 story about Goldman Environmental Prize-winner Rodrigo Tot, The Associated Press reported that in the 1980s during Guatemala's civil war he was conscripted into civilian patrols a U.N.-sponsored report has classified as paramilitary groups, some of them unarmed, that were created to assist the army. Tot says his duties consisted solely of manning highway checkpoints that monitored travelers.