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The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:41pm

Intelligence professionals warn that President Donald Trump's decision to give his loyal attorney general carte blanche to disclose still-secret material from the Russia investigation will let William Barr cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about what started the probe. The president claims his campaign was spied upon, though Trump administration officials have said they have no specific evidence that anything illegal was done when the campaign came under FBI surveillance.

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:39pm

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place.

Taiwan changing name of de-facto embassy in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:17pm

Taiwan said Saturday it is changing the name of its de-facto embassy in the U.S. amid the strongest relations between the sides in decades.

Mexican Navy helicopter with 5 aboard crashes near fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:14pm

A Mexican Navy helicopter with five crew members aboard crashed Friday in a mountainous area while carrying water to help fight forest fires.

Argentines want justice after police car chase leaves 4 dead

Debora Rey, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:42pm

Argentines protested police brutality Friday after officers fired shots that led to the deaths of three teenagers and a young man in a car chase.

Malawi peacekeeper awarded UN medal for bravery posthumously

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:58pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres awarded the United Nations' highest medal for bravery on Friday to a peacekeeper from Malawi who saved a wounded comrade in the Ebola-stricken region of eastern Congo and was then killed by rebel fire.

Official: 29 inmates killed in Venezuelan jail riot

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:39pm

A showdown between armed inmates and guards in an overcrowded cellblock of a Venezuelan jail Friday left at least 29 prisoners dead, an official said.

Islamists in Sudan rally in support of Islamic rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:23pm

Thousands of Islamists in Sudan long allied with ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime are rallying to support military-backed Islamic rule in the face of alleged attempts by protesters to abolish it.

Maduro invites Huawei to set up 4G network in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:55pm

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is inviting China's Huawei to help set up a 4G network in Venezuela, prompting opposition leader Juan Guaidó to accuse him of having an "absolute disconnection with reality."

Climate activists call for action in Latin America

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:02pm

Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world.

Terror probe after 'low force' blast in French city of Lyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:42am

A "low force" blast hit a busy pedestrian street Friday in the French city of Lyon, injuring seven people as it shattered the glass from a refrigerated shop cooler in a bakery, a local official said.

French local officials report explosion in Lyon; 8 people with minor injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:36am

French local officials report explosion in Lyon; 8 people with minor injuries.

Losing Indonesian candidate challenges election in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 9:51am

The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election filed a challenge against the result in the country's top court, just days after seven people died in rioting by his supporters in the capital.

NKorea says talks won't resume unless US changes position

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 9:01am

North Korea said Friday that nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what Pyongyang described as unilateral demands for disarmament.

Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:54am

Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations.

Fire in tutoring center kills 19 students in western India

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:13am

At least 19 teenage students were killed in a fire that broke out Friday in a tutoring center in the western Indian city of Surat, a top state official said.

The Latest: Polls open in Czech Republic, centrists seek win

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:01am

The Latest on the four-day voting in the European Union to fill the 751-seat European Parliament (all times local):

Indian news agency reports that 15 children have been killed in a building fire in the western state of Gujarat

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:55am

Indian news agency reports that 15 children have been killed in a building fire in the western state of Gujarat.

Austrian politician "ashamed" of behavior caught on video

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:27am

Heinz-Christian Strache, who resigned as Austria's vice chancellor and the leader of the far-right Freedom Party over an influence-peddling video, says he's ashamed of his behavior.