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The Latest: USS Carl Vinson exercises with Japan air force

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:50pm

The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

Venezuela's foreign minister threatens to withdraw from the Organization of American States

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:50pm

Venezuela's foreign minister threatens to withdraw from the Organization of American States.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:41pm

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.

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:35pm

In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:33pm

Mexico's foreign relations secretary called U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall an "unfriendly, hostile" act, adding Tuesday that it is a "bad idea" that will not accomplish anything.

Australian PM to meet Trump after heated phone call

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:31pm

Australia's prime minister said Wednesday he is looking forward to meeting 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.

S. Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:30pm

South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power.

Venezuela's chief prosecutor decries violence as deaths rise

Fabiola Sanchez and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:12pm

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

Brazil police arrest 10 men suspected of stealing millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:52pm

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.

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.

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):

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.