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Malta rescues 216 migrants from 2 boats in Mediterranean Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:30am

Maltese authorities say they have rescued 216 migrants aboard two dinghies in distress in the Mediterranean Sea near Malta.

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:24am

French police are hunting a suspect following an explosion that wounded 13 people in a busy pedestrian street Friday in the city of Lyon.

German official cautions on wearing Jewish skullcaps

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 2:56am

The German government's top official against anti-Semitism says he wouldn't advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country.

The Latest: Slovak far-right could reach European Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 2:16am

The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local):

Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 2:03am

Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito.

The Latest: Trump's sumo trophy will stand nearly 5 feet

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 2:02am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan (all times local):

Heavy flooding in Afghanistan kills 24 people in 2 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 1:18am

Heavy flooding in Afghanistan killed at least 24 people and injured 11 others in the past 48 hours as a new wave of heavy rains swept parts of the country, Afghan officials said Saturday.

Pakistan arrests 6 for collecting funds for militant groups

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 12:53am

Pakistani police say six people have been arrested for allegedly collecting funds for two outlawed militant organizations.

AP Explains: What lies ahead for UK after May's resignation

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 12:42am

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will step down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7, starting a process that will lead to a Conservative Party leadership contest and a new British prime minister who will lead the government during the Brexit process. Here are answers to some questions about what this means.

4 countries vote in high-stakes European Parliament election

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 12:20am

Voters in Slovakia, Malta, Latvia and the Czech Republic are casting ballots Saturday in European Parliament elections.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

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

President Donald Trump is needling Japan over the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance as he kicks off a state visit to the country. Trump is speaking at a reception with Japanese and American business leaders at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Tokyo after arriving in the country. He says the U.S. and Japan "are hard at work" negotiating a bilateral trade agreement, but is pointing to the gap.

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."