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The Latest: Exit polls project Irish repealing abortion ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:41pm

The Latest on the abortion referendum in Ireland (all times local):

2 major exit polls project that Irish voters have decided to repeal strict ban on abortions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:31pm

2 major exit polls project that Irish voters have decided to repeal strict ban on abortions.

Guatemalan family demands justice in Border Patrol shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:58pm

The family of a Guatemalan immigrant fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas this week is demanding justice for the 19-year-old woman.

Rights advocates: Venezuela releases 20 political prisoners

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:51pm

The Venezuelan government freed 20 jailed activists Friday who opponents of the socialist administration considered political prisoners, human rights advocates said.

Like Trump, Italian populist parties leverage social media

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:47pm

The populist parties in line to form Italy's next government are taking a page from Donald Trump's playbook: Go straight to voters and influencers with your message through social media engagement.

Senate foreign relations chairman meets Maduro in Venezuela

Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:27pm

The powerful chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday two days after the embattled socialist leader kicked out the top U.S. diplomat in the country.

Human rights body calls on Nicaragua to protect students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:41pm

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights called on Nicaraguan authorities Friday to protect 13 university students who have been outspoken in leading recent protests against President Daniel Ortega's government.

Peru seeks extradition of ex-president in Odebrecht case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:39pm

Peru says it's formally asking U.S. officials to send former President Alejandro Toledo home to be tried for a massive corruption scheme.

Colombia's presidential election spawns fear, division

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:33pm

In a ramshackle house with smog-stained walls in Colombia's capital, the fears and divisions arising from the country's first presidential election since the signing of a historic peace accord are palpable.

Cyclone Mekunu nears Oman's coast, kills 12-year-old girl

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:53pm

Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm's power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra.

The Latest: Oman's police: Cyclone kills 12-year-old girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:51pm

The Latest on Cyclone Mekunu that is headed for the coast of Oman (all times local):

UN says issues 'narrowed' over Greece-Macedonia name dispute

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:25pm

The U.N. mediator trying to resolve a 25-year-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic's name said Friday the issues "have been narrowed" and both sides are determined to reach an agreement.

Colombia re-arrests Pablo Escobar's hitman for extortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:23pm

Colombian police have re-arrested a former hit man for the late drug lord Pablo Escobar as part of an investigation into extortion.

Newcomer struggles to give Italy 1st populist government

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:19pm

The law professor tapped to try to form Italy's first populist government spent a second day in talks Friday, a possible indication the political novice was finding tough going in assembling a Cabinet that could keep rival forces together in a coalition.

Police operation in Paris to arrest garbage collectors

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:51am

Two garbage collectors were arrested Friday after they stole a waste truck in order to discharge it in front of French President Emmanuel Macron's party headquarters, Paris police said.

2 French secret agents suspected of treason, handed charges

Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:38am

Two retired members of the French secret services suspected of being double agents for an unnamed foreign power have been handed preliminary charges along with a suspected accomplice, French authorities said Friday.

Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:30am

A car bombing on a busy street in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi early on Friday killed at least seven people, including a girl, and wounded 20, a security official said.

Gaza officials: 86 hurt by Israeli fire in border protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:12am

Gaza's Health Ministry says dozens of Palestinians were hurt along the border with Israel.

Monitor: Suspected Israeli strike targets Hezbollah in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:39am

A Syrian war-monitoring group said Friday that suspected Israeli strikes hit a military base overnight in central Syria housing fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah and others from factions allied with the Damascus government.