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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:45pm

An attorney for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn says that his client told the Defense Intelligence Agency that he would be traveling to Moscow to attend a gala for a Russian state-sponsored television network. Attorney Robert Kelner says Flynn also talked with agency staff after he returned and answered any questions they asked. Two top congressmen on a House committee investigating Flynn say he may have violated federal law.

Rio slum dwellers protest deadly gang, police gunbattles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:20pm

Hundreds of Brazilians have taken to the streets of the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro to protest gunbattles between police and gangsters that have killed at least four people and wounded six others, including three policemen.

France's Le Pen says the people revolting against the elite

Elaine Ganley and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:57pm

Far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen said Tuesday that people are revolting against the elite and predicted that could translate into a "very big surprise" when ballots are cast May 7 in France's final round to choose a new leader — and it will be her.

Top Mexican official calls US border wall a 'hostile' act

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:53pm

Mexico's foreign relations secretary says U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall is an "unfriendly, hostile" act.

Venezuela's chief prosecutor decries violence as deaths rise

Fabiola Sanchez and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:37pm

Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Tuesday denounced a wave of unrest that has resulted in 26 deaths, vowing to hold all those responsible accountable and calling on both sides of a heated political spectrum to "lower the tone of confrontation."

The Latest: Le Pen sees French presidential vote 'surprise'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:36pm

The latest on the French presidential runoff on May 7 (all times local):

Brazil police arrest 10 men suspected of stealing millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:22pm

Ten men suspected of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armored car company in a Paraguayan border city have been arrested in Brazil, officials in the Brazilian Federal Police said Tuesday.

Australian prime minister looking forward to meeting Trump

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:22pm

Australia's prime minister said on Wednesday he is looking forward to meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump next week when they attend Battle of the Coral Sea commemorations in New York more than three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal.

Israel PM cancels talk with German FM in rare spat with ally

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:54pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly canceled talks Tuesday with the German foreign minister over the visiting diplomat's plans to sit down with an Israeli rights group, sparking a rare diplomatic feud with one of Israel's closest and most important allies.

Turkey strikes Kurds in Iraq, Syria, drawing condemnation

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:45pm

Turkish warplanes struck suspected Kurdish rebel positions in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, drawing condemnation from Baghdad and criticism from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, which is allied with Kurdish factions in both countries.

UN chief says Yemen aid conference draws $1.1B in pledges

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:27pm

International donors have pledged $1.1 billion for war-torn Yemen, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, appealing to the fighting sides to grant access to humanitarians and revive diplomatic efforts to end a conflict that has killed over 10,000 civilians.

US urges new sanctions against South Sudan, Russia says 'no'

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to impose an arms embargo and additional sanctions on South Sudan to pressure the parties to end the civil war in the world's newest nation — but Russia and China remain opposed.

UN rights expert urges Swiss not to extradite Basque woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:35pm

A U.N. human rights expert is calling on Switzerland to reverse its decision to extradite a Basque nationalist to Spain, arguing that her transfer could lead to a conviction based on a confession made under torture.

Anti-Semitism group says 10 tombstones smashed in Romania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:35pm

An anti-Semitism organization says vandals have smashed 10 tombstones at a cemetery in the Romanian capital in "a premeditated act."

Islamic State car bomb kills 4 tribesmen in Egypt's Sinai

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:24pm

An Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a tribal checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, killing four members of a powerful local tribe and wounding others, Egyptian security officials said.

US F-35 stealth fighters arrive in Estonia for NATO drills

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:47am

Two U.S. F-35 fighter jets arrived on Tuesday in NATO member Estonia to take part in the military alliance's drills as the aircraft saw their first operational deployment in continental Europe.

Council of Europe assembly votes to monitor Turkey again

Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:47am

Legislators representing Europe's top human rights body on Tuesday voted in favor of re-opening monitoring procedures in Turkey in a move that reflects its strong concern over the functioning of democratic institutions in the country.

Austrian police arrest 2 people suspected of terror links

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:47am

Austrian law enforcement officials say police have arrested two people on suspicion of belonging to a terror organization.

Tanzania expels country head of UN Development Program

Sylivester Domasa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:25am

Tanzania's government on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of the head of the United Nations Development Program in this East African country.