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German governor is ill, prompting change to Merkel's Cabinet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:04am

A popular German state governor announced Tuesday that he is stepping down after being diagnosed with cancer, prompting a change to Chancellor Angela Merkel's federal Cabinet less than four months before a national election.

Gentiloni backs Merkel: Europe must forge its own future

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:00am

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni says he shares German Chancellor Angela Merkel's sentiment that Europeans must take their future into their own hands.

South Indian court orders 4 week stay on cow slaughter rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:54am

A court in southern India on Tuesday ordered a four-week stay on the federal government's decision to ban the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter.

Tens of thousands still marooned in Sri Lanka floods

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:54am

Tens of thousands of people marooned by severe flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka remained in relief camps Tuesday, as aid teams bolstered by Indian navy divers and doctors pushed forward with rescue efforts.

Burundi youth militia compares opposition to lice in video

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:54am

Burundi human rights activists expressed outrage Tuesday over an online video that shows pro-government youth militia members teaching young students songs comparing the opposition to lice.

South Africa strips citizenship from activist's killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:54am

South Africa has renounced the citizenship of the man who killed anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani in 1993.

Bangladesh storm kills 3, destroys thousands of homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:44am

A tropical storm lashed southern Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing at least three people and destroying thousands of poorly built homes in some remote islands in the Bay of Bengal, officials said.

Japan urges China to do more to pressure North Korea

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:44am

Japan on Tuesday urged China to exert greater pressure on North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile development, saying Beijing's role in getting Pyongyang to abandon those efforts was "crucially important."

Romanian air traffic controllers stage 4-hour strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:44am

Romanian air traffic controllers staged a four-hour strike on Tuesday to demand better working conditions, leading to some cancellations and delays.

Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 31

Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:44am

A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad and a rush hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:44am

White House communications director Michael Dubke has resigned. Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor, has told The Associated Press that Dubke handed in his resignation before President Donald Trump left for his international trip earlier this month. Conway told Fox News that Dubke promised to "see through" the president's trip abroad before leaving.

UN farm agency: South Sudan can avoid famine with help

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:44am

The U.N.'s food and agriculture agency says South Sudan could avoid a new famine next year if farmers receive more food, seeds and livestock this rainy season.

Egypt removes local security chief after Christians attacked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:32am

Egypt removed the security chief of a province south of Cairo where Islamic State militants last week killed 29 Christians traveling to a remote monastery in the desert, an acknowledgment of the lapses by authorities in dealing with the attack.

South Sudan soldiers face trial for deadly hotel rampage

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:32am

South Sudanese soldiers accused of a horrific attack on foreign aid workers during the country's civil war are facing trial almost a year later, with the possibility of a death sentence.

Police say Afghan warlord's close aide shot dead in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:32am

A police officer says a close aide and relative of Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has been shot and killed in northwest Pakistan.

Cyprus president rebukes UN envoy for gas search comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:30am

The president of Cyprus has rebuked a United Nations envoy for speaking of a possible crisis over the ethnically divided country's search for offshore oil and gas.

Norwegian troops complete NATO deployment in Lithuania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:24am

Some 200 troops and 60 combat vehicles from Norway arrived in Lithuania Tuesday, completing a multinational NATO unit of more than 1,000 soldiers in the Baltic nation neighboring Russia.

Spain's PM Rajoy to testify July 26 in corruption trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:10am

Spain's National Court has called Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to appear as a witness in the trial of some 40 people involved in an alleged kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped finance his ruling Popular Party.

Merkel hosts Indian leader Modi, looks to broaden world ties

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:04am

The leaders of Germany and India heaped mutual praise upon each other Tuesday — each referring to the other as a "reliable partner" in a notable contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel's recent public doubts about Germany's ties with the United States.