Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted
May 26th - 10:51pm
Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants.
President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal. Trump will spend Saturday at the second day of the G-7 summit in Sicily, bringing to an end a nine-day trip that started in Saudi Arabia and Israel before moving on to Europe. In Washington, though, a newly appointed special counsel is just beginning his investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
The Washington Post reports that Russia's ambassador to the U.S. has told his superiors that he and Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin in December. Kushner is Donald Trump's son-in-law and a trusted adviser to the president. The newspaper says Ambassador Sergei Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, apparently to make them difficult to monitor.
Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | Posted
May 26th - 4:53pm
The U.N.'s Mideast envoy warned on Friday that Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will face a "humanitarian crisis" if their already meager electricity supply is cut further as a result of political infighting.
Drug violence may be behind the killing of four taxi drivers in the picturesque central Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende, a popular tourism destination that is home to thousands of American retirees, authorities say.
Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press | Posted
May 26th - 2:38pm
Key leaders in the governing coalition of embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer are now speculating about who might replace him if he is forced from office by a corruption scandal — frank talk that underscores his fragile grasp on power.
Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press | Posted
May 26th - 2:38pm
When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.
Gregory Katz and Rob Harris, Associated Press | Posted
May 26th - 2:29pm
Four days after a suicide bombing plunged Britain into mourning, political campaigning for a general election in two weeks resumed Friday with the main opposition leader linking acts of terrorism at home to foreign wars like the one in Libya.
Susannah George and Balint Szlanko, Associated Press | Posted
May 26th - 1:35pm
Little has changed at the scene of the al-Jadida airstrike that killed more than 100 civilians more than two months ago and ratcheted up pressure on the U.S.-led coalition to address allegations of mounting civilian casualties in the fight against the Islamic State group.