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Meeting with North Korean leader gives Putin more leverage

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:11pm

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offers a chance to raise Moscow's clout in the region and gain more leverage with Washington.

North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia before summit with Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 7:57pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia on Wednesday morning for his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok.

Anguilla releases new details in US tourist murder case

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 3:50pm

Authorities in Anguilla released new details Tuesday in an investigation involving a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker during a family vacation, a case that has caused racial tensions on a Caribbean island that caters to wealthy vacationers.

Brazilian court reduces sentence of ex-president da Silva

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 3:21pm

Brazil's second-highest court reduced the sentence of incarcerated former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday, opening the possibility he could be moved to house arrest later this year.

Syria calls Instagram account closure 'war,' site says error

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 1:42pm

The Syrian Presidency says its official account on the social media site Instagram has been shut down, calling it an "unjustified" closure that is part of the war against the government of President Bashar Assad.

Puerto Rico to demolish 16K structures damaged by Maria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:13pm

Puerto Rico's government says it plans to demolish 16,000 structures that were heavily damaged by Hurricane Maria nearly two years ago.

Egypt voters approve referendum extending president's rule

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:01pm

Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising.

Unspeakable grief: 5 members of 1 family killed in Sri Lanka

Shonal Ganguly, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:53am

The dark wooden coffins, sitting side by side, attested to one family's unspeakable grief.

Egypt election commission says voters have approved amendments allowing President el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:51am

Egypt election commission says voters have approved amendments allowing President el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 .

Amal Clooney: Prosecute Islamic State extremists for rape

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:13am

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Tuesday demanded justice for victims of an "epidemic of sexual violence" in conflicts, especially rapes and other abuses perpetrated by Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.

Pakistani policeman assigned to escort polio workers killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:42am

Pakistani police say gunmen have killed a policeman assigned to escort polio workers during a three-day nationwide campaign against the crippling disease.

Merkel: Ukraine vote gives leader Zelenskiy 'strong mandate'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:33am

Angela Merkel's office says the German chancellor has called Ukraine's president-elect to congratulate him, saying the vote gives him "a strong mandate."

AP Interview: Slovenia leader warns EU to counter populism

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:21am

Slovenia's liberal prime minister, whose government has kept an anti-immigrant party at bay in the small nation, warned on Tuesday that the European Union needs new, more efficient leadership to successfully counter a populist surge and the mounting influence of Russia and China.

AP Interview: Weber warns populists to back a united Europe

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:03am

The leading conservative candidate in next month's European Parliament elections says he would like to see Britain stay in the European Union and warned populist parties in Europe that they would have no place in the EU's largest political bloc unless they shared its vision of an "integrated and more ambitious Europe."

33 reported dead in South Africa flooding, mudslides

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:51am

South African media report that 33 people are dead from flooding and mudslides in the country's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province.

Zelenskiy wins Ukraine's presidential election with 73%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:33am

Full preliminary results show TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won Ukraine's presidential election with 73% of the vote.

Authorities: Death toll rises to 30 in Colombia landslide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:32am

The death toll in a devastating landslide that flowed over homes in a small community in southwestern Colombia has risen to 30.

Netanyahu calls for new Golan settlement named for Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:31am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump out of gratitude for the White House's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory.

Thai Election Commission to investigate popular politician

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:18am

Thailand's state Election Commission has agreed to investigate whether the leader of a popular new political party that ran a strong third in last month's general election may not have been qualified to run as a candidate.