Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Posted
May 29th - 2:31am
Poll results released Monday show that about half of Japan's population supports a constitutional revision that would clarify the legality of the country's military, a new approach Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proposing as his party struggles to gain public support for a change.
Federal authorities have launched dozens of new criminal investigations into possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. It's a sign the problem isn't going away despite new prevention efforts. Data obtained by The Associated Press show 36 cases opened by the VA inspector general's office from Oct. 1 through May 19. The numbers are an increase from a similar period in the previous year.
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says he hopes cooperation with the U.S. won't become more difficult under President Donald Trump, arguing that the Americans also need information from European agencies.
Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | Posted
May 29th - 12:53am
On a trip that will likely shape Russia-France ties for years to come, President Vladimir Putin is set to visit France for talks on Monday with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron after expressing sympathy for his rivals during the campaign.
U.S. Sen. John McCain met with Australian leaders on Monday for security talks in the nation's capital, where he received praise for his public support of the decades-long U.S.-Australia alliance following a diplomatic spat between the two countries earlier this year.
Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | Posted
May 28th - 10:32pm
North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone Monday, officials said, the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland.
President Donald Trump is turning his attention to domestic issues after his nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe. In a tweet Sunday night, the president calls for putting more money into the health care system. And he says he wants it to be "the best anywhere." The House Republican health care bill has drawn criticism for spending billions less and potentially causing millions of Americans to lose their health coverage.
David Rising, Associated Press | Posted
May 28th - 8:17pm
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.
Demetris Nellas, Associated Press | Posted
May 28th - 6:33pm
Constantine Mitsotakis, a former conservative prime minister remembered for fierce confrontations with Greece's liberal and socialist parties as well as early free-market reforms during a 60-year political career, died early Monday. He was 98.
Jill Lawless, Associated Press | Posted
May 28th - 6:24pm
British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but some travelers will likely face cancellations and delays for a third straight day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights.