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El Salvador Jesuits seek freedom for ex-col. in 1989 murders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:50pm

Jesuits in El Salvador have petitioned the government to commute a former military colonel's prison sentence for the 1989 killings of six priests from their order and two female employees.

Floods drive tens of thousands from homes in Brazil, 6 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:41pm

Heavy rains and flooding have driven tens of thousands of Brazilians from their homes in the country's northeast and caused at least six deaths, authorities said Monday.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:41pm

On his first Memorial Day in office, President Donald Trump is saluting those he calls "real heroes." Trump is honoring the men and women of the U.S. military who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation and their families. Trump participated in the annual observance at Arlington National Cemetery, saying those who died are "special, special people."

Moldova's government orders expulsion of 5 Russian diplomats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:30pm

Moldova's government is expelling five Russian diplomats from the former Soviet republic.

UN pulls backing for Palestinian women's center over naming

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:56pm

The U.N. has stopped supporting a Palestinian community center in the West Bank that was named for a woman who participated in a deadly 1978 attack in Israel.

In shadow of Mosul fight, Iran establishes Nineveh foothold

Susannah George and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:45pm

While Iraq's conventional military has been slowly clearing the Islamic State group from inside Mosul's complex urban terrain, Iraq's Iran-backed Shiite paramilitary forces have been working their way through less glamorous territory: vast deserts west and south of the city that run along and across Iraq's border with Syria.

Tiger kills female zookeeper at zoo in England

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:24pm

Police said a tiger killed a female zookeeper Monday at Hamerton Zoo Park 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of London.

France's Le Pen won't use Russia contacts during Putin visit

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:24pm

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen had no plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin or his aides during Putin's visit to France, a top official of her National Front party said Monday.

Strong wind, storms blamed for 11 deaths in Moscow; 70 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:42pm

Thunderstorms and strong winds buffeted Moscow and its surrounding areas on Monday, killing 11 people and injuring dozens, Russian officials said.

Putin visits France for talks; Macron does not give an inch

Vladimir Isachenkov, Sylvie Corbet and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:34pm

Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had "extremely frank, direct" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, pushing for cooperation on Syria and against the Islamic State group but also launching an extraordinary attack on two Russian media outlets he accused of spreading "lying propaganda."

Israel's ex-con minister grilled in fresh corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:20pm

Israel's interior minister and his wife are reportedly among 16 people who were interrogated by Israel police in a major corruption probe.

Police say a female zookeeper has died at a zoo in southeastern England in an incident involving a tiger

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:43am

Police say a female zookeeper has died at a zoo in southeastern England in an incident involving a tiger.

Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn to face questions on live TV

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:02am

Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will face a live studio audience and a tough TV interviewer as the general election campaign moves to the airwaves.

Bangladesh ready with evacuation plans as cyclone nears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:52am

Bangladesh on Monday was bracing for its first cyclone of the year, with more than 1,000 shelters set up for people who may need to evacuate as the storm approaches the low-lying delta nation.

Greece: 4 days of mourning for former PM Mitsotakis

Demetris Nellas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:52am

Constantine Mitsotakis, a former Greek conservative prime minister remembered for his fierce confrontations with liberal and socialist parties as well for backing free-market reforms, died Monday at 98 after a 60-year political career.

Strong earthquake shakes Indonesia's Sulawesi island

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:43am

A strong, shallow earthquake rocked Indonesia's central Sulawesi province Monday evening. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties, and no tsunami warning.

Fears grow of increasing IS foothold in southern Philippines

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:41am

Inside this lakeside city dotted with hundreds of mosques, a powerful militant designated by the Islamic State group as its leader in the Philippines has managed to unify a disparate group of gunmen under a single command.

South African ruling party backs scandal-tainted president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:32am

A leader of South Africa's ruling party says calls for the resignation of scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma benefit opposition efforts to dislodge the party that has led the country since the end of white minority rule in 1994.

Merkel warns against "simple answers" after Trump meetings

David Rising and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:05am

Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Monday against seeking "simple answers" to complex global issues, a day after suggesting that Europe's relationship with the U.S. had shifted significantly following NATO and G-7 meetings with President Donald Trump that produced disappointing results.