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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 5:41am

His whirlwind foreign trip over, President Donald Trump is facing old and new political and policy challenges at home. Questions continue about allegations that his campaign and associates had contacts with Russian officials. Trump also must grapple with decisions on climate change and choosing an FBI director.

Canada's premier in Italy visits quake-devastated Amatrice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 5:40am

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a tour of Amatrice, the central Italian town brought to rubble by an August earthquake that killed nearly 300 people.

Dismay, anger in France at vandalism of De Gaulle's tomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 5:40am

French politicians are reacting with anger and dismay after the tomb of France's wartime hero and former President Gen. Charles de Gaulle was vandalized.

UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 5:12am

The hunt is still on for suspects in the Manchester bombing, and members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large, Britain's interior minister said Sunday.

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 5:01am

Philippine forces found the bodies of what appeared to be eight executed civilians as authorities launched fresh airstrikes Sunday to drive militants linked to the Islamic State group out of a besieged southern city. The death toll from six days of fighting neared 100.

The Latest: Pope prays for Manchester blast victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:40am

The Latest on the Manchester attack investigation and reaction (all times local):

German poll: Lead for Merkel's conservative bloc widens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:10am

A poll of German voters shows Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc's lead widening as the main challenger Social Democrats continue to lose support.

India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus

Nirmala George, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:30am

India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies.

India imposes security lockdown in Kashmir to stop protests

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 2:54am

Government forces enforced a strict curfew in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday, a day after the killing of a prominent rebel commander by Indian soldiers sparked massive anti-India protests in the disputed region.

Sri Lanka rescuers find bodies as flood deaths reach 146

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 1:30am

Sri Lankan rescuers pulled out more bodies under enormous mudslides on Sunday as the death toll climbed to 146 with 112 others missing.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:46pm

President Donald Trump returned home Saturday night from the Middle East and Europe. He looked like a conventional American leader during his first trip abroad, but he sounded anything but typical. For example, he made no attempt to publicly promote democracy and human rights in Saudi Arabia. He didn't back the two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. And he berated NATO allies about their financial commitments.

US announces sanctions on alleged Mexican heroin trafficker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:24pm

The U.S. government is imposing sanctions on alleged Mexican drug traffickers described by the Treasury Department as "major contributors to our nation's heroin epidemic."

Bangladesh reinstalls justice statue that irked Islamists

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:22pm

Authorities in Bangladesh reinstalled a Lady Justice statue near the country's Supreme Court, two days after its removal following complaints by Islamist hard-liners.

Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:34pm

Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday.

UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

Jill Lawless and Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:03pm

British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days.

The Latest: Obama offers Prince Harry condolences on attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:40pm

The Latest on the concert bombing in Manchester, England (all times local):

37 people killed this year in land conflicts in Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:20pm

A leading Brazilian news outlet says nearly 40 people have been killed in land conflicts since the beginning of the year in Latin America's biggest country.

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:57pm

Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on the first day of the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan, after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' haven

Rami Musa and Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:14pm

The Libya connection in the May 22 Manchester concert suicide bombing and Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has shone a light on the threat posed by militant Islamic groups that have taken advantage of lawlessness in the troubled North African nation to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihadists to cause death and carnage elsewhere.