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Human rights watchdog condemns Thailand hospital bomb

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:44pm

A human rights watchdog condemned the bombing of a Thai hospital that wounded more than 20 people on the third anniversary of a military coup, saying the blast was an inexcusable crime.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:43pm

President Donald Trump is proposing a $4.1 trillion federal budget that slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid. It also relies on rosy projections about economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years. The cuts are part of a budget blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

The Latest: Park denies corruption charges during trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:16pm

The Latest on the bribery trial of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):

Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:16pm

United Airlines says a disruptive passenger on a flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours.

Manchester police say they are working with national police, intel agencies to investigate concert explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:10pm

Manchester police say they are working with national police, intel agencies to investigate concert explosion.

UN envoy: Liberation of Mosul 'imminent,' IS days numbered

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:08pm

The liberation of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul "is imminent" and the days of the Islamic State extremist group's self-declared caliphate "are numbered," the U.N. envoy for Iraq said Monday.

Lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home burned by protesters

Fabiola Sanchez and Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:37pm

Protesters set fire to late President Hugo Chavez's childhood home in western Venezuela on Monday, an opposition lawmaker said, as protests against the South American nation's socialist government grew increasingly hostile.

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:25pm

North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness.

Brazil's Temer says he will only leave office if forced

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:07pm

Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer says he will only leave office if forced out because stepping down would be an admission of guilt in a corruption scandal that has led to growing calls for his ouster.

The Latest: Trump visit to Israel shadowing by Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:20pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

Report: Over 31 million people internally displaced in 2016

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:12pm

More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries last year — over 75 percent as a result of natural disasters and weather-related events, and the rest from violence and conflicts with Congo and Syria topping the list, according to a new report released Monday.

Analysis: In Mideast, Trump pushes shared worries over Iran

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:14pm

As he hopscotches through the Middle East, President Donald Trump is urging Israel and its Arab neighbors to unite around a "common cause": their deep distrust of Iran.

The Latest: Lawmaker says Chavez's childhood home set aflame

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:14pm

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Opposition lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home, government buildings set on fire in western Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:00pm

Opposition lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home, government buildings set on fire in western Venezuela.

Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:48pm

President Donald Trump got an abrupt Israeli welcome on his arrival in Tel Aviv on Monday, with politicians lobbying him and snapping selfies as they sought to get a piece of the commander in chief's attention.

Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:34pm

Even before President Donald Trump began his trip to Israel, he had made history of sorts.

UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:24pm

The Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of U.N. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests on Monday and again vowed to impose new sanctions in response to its latest launch.

Cyprus president: Talks proposal could bring swift results

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:24pm

The Greek Cypriot president of ethnically divided Cyprus on Monday urged Turkish Cypriots to accept his proposal to deal first with the toughest issues holding back progress in troubled reunification talks rather than trying to address everything in one go.

Albanian parliament approves pre-election Cabinet shakeup

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:14pm

Albania's parliament has approved a government shake-up as part of a compromise worked out between political parties before next month's parliamentary election.