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Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:44am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:44am

Trump's national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, says North Korea's most recent missile test represents "open defiance of the international community." He says North Korea poses "a grave threat" not just to the United States and its Asian allies, but also to China. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," McMaster says it's important "for all of us to confront this regime." He says President Donald Trump wants to work with allies and China to increase sanctions.

Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal

Binaj Gurubacharya and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:02am

A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents — including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months — was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said.

Hobby-horsing craze in Finland manifestation of girl power

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 7:12am

Sporting a black leather jacket, dyed red hair and a tattooed arm, Alisa Aarniomaki looks like she's on her way to a rock band rehearsal session.

Multiple car collision kills 11 on Indonesia's Java island

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 7:12am

Police said a multiple car collision involving a tour bus killed at least 11 people Sunday on Indonesia's main Java island.

Germany's Merkel begins Gulf trip with stop in Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 6:52am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks with the oil-rich kingdom's monarch, beginning a two-nation trip to the Gulf.

Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 6:11am

U.S. President Donald Trump has called Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte and expressed Washington's commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing "a warm, working relationship," a Filipino official said Sunday.

Egypt court sentences cleric to death in absentia

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

An Egyptian court has sentenced a hard-line cleric to death in absentia on charges of establishing a "terror group" after the 2013 overthrow of an elected Islamist president.

Report: Iranian who ran TV network shot dead in Turkey

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 6:00am

The Iranian founder of a Farsi-language satellite television network was shot dead in Istanbul alongside a Kuwaiti business partner, Turkish media reported Sunday, just months after reportedly being convicted of spreading "propaganda" against the Islamic Republic.

Spanish, Moroccan police arrest 30 hashish smugglers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 5:20am

Spanish police say 30 drug smugglers have been arrested in raids carried out in cooperation with Morocco to bust a ring that introduced hashish across the Strait of Gibraltar.

Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:40am

The wife of a leading opposition figure in Belarus says he has been arrested and jailed on the eve of a planned protest.

Italian Democrats picking party chief; Renzi expected to win

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:00am

Italians are voting for a new leader of the Democratic Party in a primary expected to give ex-head Matteo Renzi a new mandate.

Polish official suspended over image of Tusk as SS officer

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:11am

Poland's Foreign Ministry has suspended one of its honorary consuls in the U.S. after the woman allegedly posted a digitally-altered image showing European Council President Donald Tusk dressed as a Nazi German SS officer.

Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there'

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:12am

The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who vanished during a family vacation to Portugal in 2007, say they are still hopeful they will one day be reunited with their daughter as they mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:42pm

President Donald Trump is issuing a scathing attack on the national news media at a Pennsylvania rally he organized for the same evening the White House Correspondents' Association hosts its annual dinner. Trump says if the media's job is to be honest and tell the truth, then they deserve "a big, fat failing grade."

Pentagon: Blast kills US service member outside Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:20pm

A U.S. service member in Iraq was killed Saturday by an explosive device outside Mosul, according to a statement released by the Pentagon.

Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board

Ramon Espinosa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:12pm

A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.

Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 6:25pm

President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China's president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs.

The Latest: Trump says China putting pressure on North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:43pm

The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile (all times local):