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Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 12:42pm

A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

Convicted Russian agent Butina appeals for money

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 11:16am

A Russian gun rights activist serving a U.S. prison sentence for acting as an unregistered foreign agent has released a video asking for money to help pay her legal costs.

Eurovision scolds Madonna for Palestinian flag display

Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:28am

Eurovision Song Contest organizers said on Sunday they were taken aback by the display of a Palestinian flag during Madonna's guest appearance, which defied contest rules.

Pro-EU rallies draw tens of thousands before elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 9:54am

Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to right-wing populism and nationalism took to the streets Sunday in a number of European cities before May 23-26 elections to the European Parliament.

The Latest: Migrant boats intercepted in English Channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 9:27am

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Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, wounds 17

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:41am

A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian officials said.

EU elections: Weber, in Bulgaria, vows tough migration laws

Veselin Toshkov, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:38am

A leading conservative candidate in next week's European Parliament elections has promised Bulgarians tight measures against illegal migration.

Bomb attack on Shiite militiamen kills 7 in eastern Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:07am

An Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group says a roadside bomb has hit a bus carrying its fighters in eastern Iraq, killing seven people and wounding 26.

Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 7:50am

An Afghan official says a gun battle between illegal armed groups has killed at least nine people in the northeastern Takhar province.

The Latest: India's mammoth national election ends

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 7:46am

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Egyptian officials say roadside bomb attack wounds 16 people, including tourists, near Giza pyramids

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 7:16am

Egyptian officials say roadside bomb attack wounds 16 people, including tourists, near Giza pyramids .

Egyptian officials say roadside bomb attack wounds 16 people, including tourists, near Giza pyramids

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 7:15am

Egyptian officials say roadside bomb attack wounds 16 people, including tourists, near Giza pyramids.

Saudi diplomat rejects activist's allegation he's a target

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:38am

A top Saudi diplomat says the kingdom has no information about an Arab activist living in Norway who says the CIA tipped Norwegian security about a threat against him emanating from Saudi Arabia.

Libyan fighters in Tripoli get armored vehicles from abroad

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:26am

Fighters allied with the U.N.-recognized government in Libya's capital said they have received armored vehicles and "quality weapons" despite a U.N. arms embargo on the country.

2 Malta soldiers charged with race crimes in migrant death

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 5:52am

Two Maltese soldiers have pleaded not guilty to charges they participated in a racially-motivated, fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast.

Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 5:44am

Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold, Russia said Sunday, while opposition activists reported continued shelling and airstrikes.

The Latest: Swiss voters back tighter gun laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 4:52am

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Bodies of Indian climbers brought back from mountain

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 4:28am

Rescuers on Sunday recovered the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on the world's third-tallest peak this past week and flew them to Nepal's capital.

Jobs, corruption top issues as Malawi votes for president

Gregory Gondwe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 3:30am

Corruption and the need for economic growth are the main campaign issues as Malawi goes to the polls Tuesday for a presidential election that pits the incumbent against his own vice president as well as the country's main opposition party.