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Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 5:16am

A summit organized by Iraq is bringing together regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran to bridge relations and invest in Iraq.

IS militants ambush Syrian government troops, kill scores

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 4:43am

A Syria war monitoring organization says an Islamic State group attack in the country's center has killed scores of government troops.

France's yellow vests: Who they are, what they want, and why

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 4:31am

France's yellow vest protesters are still a force to be reckoned with as they hold their 23rd straight weekend of demonstrations since the movement started in November. Here's a look at their movement:

Pakistan says Iran-based group carried out deadly attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 4:10am

Pakistan's foreign ministry says militants crossing over from Iran earlier this week carried out a deadly attack against its armed forces in the southwestern Baluchistan province.

Ukraine quiet ahead of presidential election

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 3:44am

A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday's election.

New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed

Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 3:40am

Militia members have attacked an Ebola treatment center hours after another attack killed a staffer with the World Health Organization, a Congolese official said Saturday.

Police in northern Greece stop truck with 59 migrants inside

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 3:31am

Greek police say they have stopped a truck with stolen license plates and found 59 undocumented migrants inside.

'I'm going to die': Survivor recounts Mali ethnic massacre

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 3:31am

The sun had yet to rise and Ada Diallo was preparing for morning prayers when gunfire rang out in her village in central Mali. The 55-year-old ran through the darkness to the home of the local spiritual leader.

US gives 3 Black Hawk helicopters to Albania military

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 2:45am

Albania's Defense Ministry says the United States has provided three Black Hawk helicopters to bolster its military capacities.

NKorea issues mild criticism of Bolton over media interview

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 2:21am

North Korea on Saturday issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton for calling on North Korea to show more evidence of its disarmament commitment before a possible third leaders' summit.

Afghan official: Blast rocks country's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 2:18am

A suicide blast rocked Afghanistan's capital city on Saturday during a gun battle with security forces, Afghan officials said, a day after hopes for all-encompassing peace talks collapsed.

Paris: Yellow vest anger mixes with Notre Dame mourning

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 2:14am

French yellow vest protesters marched anew Saturday to remind the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem the nation needs to solve.

Police in Northern Ireland say they have arrested two men in connection with the killing of journalist Lyra McKee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 1:38am

Police in Northern Ireland say they have arrested two men in connection with the killing of journalist Lyra McKee.

3 candidates vie for North Macedonia presidency

Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 1:27am

Three candidates are vying for the presidency in North Macedonia, where voters go to the polls on Sunday for the first round of elections.

The Latest: Egypt begins vote on extending el-Sissi's rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 1:27am

The Latest on Egypt's vote on a referendum potentially extending President el-Sissi's rule to 2030 (all times local):

110 Kosovars, mostly children and women, returned from Syria

Florent Bajrami and Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 1:17am

Kosovo authorities announced Saturday they have brought back from Syria 110 Kosovar citizens, mostly women and children, with the assistance of the United States.

Egyptians begin voting on constitutional amendments aimed at keeping President el-Sissi in power until 2030

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 1:09am

Egyptians begin voting on constitutional amendments aimed at keeping President el-Sissi in power until 2030 .

Egypt votes on referendum extending el-Sissi's rule to 2030

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 11:29pm

Egyptians voted Saturday on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role — changes blasted by critics as another major step toward authoritarian rule.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 10:41pm

Democrats are stepping up the pressure on President Donald Trump, but they're taking a cautious approach on impeachment talk. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller's full report. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has insisted on a methodical, step-by-step approach to the House's oversight of the Trump administration