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Early results show Duque leads in Colombian presidential election with 41 percent of vote, runoff likely

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:51pm

Early results show Duque leads in Colombian presidential election with 41 percent of vote, runoff likely .

Italy's premier-designate quits bid to form government

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:51pm

Italy's political landscape grew even shakier Sunday after the president refused to approve a proposed Cabinet minister with views critical of the euro currency and the premier-designate quit his bid to form a populist coalition government.

1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:19pm

Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities from the latest outbreak to 12, the country's health ministry said Sunday.

The Latest: Italy: President nixed Cabinet pick over markets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:49pm

The Latest on the drawn-out process of forming Italy's new government (all times local):

France's Macron to host Libya summit pushing for elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:33pm

France is set to host a U.N.-sponsored conference on Libya aimed at securing elections in the North African country and commitments to a joint political roadmap from its warring factions.

Italian premier-designate Giuseppe Conte has failed to form country's first populist government.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:07pm

Italian premier-designate Giuseppe Conte has failed to form country's first populist government.

Mexican authorities arrest wife of drug kingpin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:00pm

Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of the leader of Jalisco New Generation, one of the country's fiercest drug cartels.

Poland: Parents, disabled children end parliament protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:41am

A group of parents who occupied part of the Polish parliament with their disabled children abandoned their protest of state assistance payments Sunday after more than a month.

US Marines' bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle

Virginia Mayo and Philippe Sotto, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:09am

High-ranking military officials from the United States, France and Germany took part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in France on Sunday to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a turning point in World War I and a key moment in U.S. Marine Corps history.

AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, reporter lands on Attu Island

William L. Worden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:47am

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story was written by war correspondent William L. Worden, on his arrival as an eyewitness to the Battle of Attu in Alaska 75 years ago . It was dated May 13, 1943, but didn't appear in newspapers until May 23, 1943.

S. Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization

Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:44am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in their surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."

Landslide kills 23 in Ethiopia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:41am

Ethiopia's state-affiliated broadcaster reports that a landslide triggered by heavy rains has killed 23 people in the country's Oromia region.

Pakistan: Gunmen kill 2 policemen in southwestern Quetta

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:35am

Police in Pakistan say gunmen on a motorcycle have opened fire on police sergeants in the southwestern city of Quetta killing two of them on the spot.

Pakistan approves bill to merge tribal regions with country

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:23am

The assembly of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province approved a bill Sunday to merge the tribal regions along the Afghan border with its territory, paving the way to granting equal rights to about 5 million people in the restive area.

German nationalists march in Berlin, face counter-protests

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:13am

Supporters of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party marched through central Berlin to protest against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government Sunday, and were kept away from a raft of counter-demonstrations by a heavy police presence.

Official: Syrian militants dug up graves to find Israelis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:36am

Insurgents excavated graves in a cemetery in a refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus in search of the remains of three Israeli soldiers who have been missing since Israel's invasion of Lebanon 36 years ago, a Syria-based Palestinian official said.

Egypt arrests prominent activist, latest in wider crackdown

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:27am

Egyptian security officials say a prominent activist has been detained, the latest in a new wave of arrests since presidential elections earlier this year.

Austrian police arrest 24 in raids on marijuana grow houses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:20am

Austrian police say they have arrested 24 suspects in an investigation of a Serbia-based drug ring that allegedly rented houses in and around Vienna to grow marijuana.

Russia says 4 of its soldiers have been killed in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:01am

A clash with "terrorists" in eastern Syria killed four Russian soldiers and wounded others, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.