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Why French globalist Macron is befriending nationalist Trump

Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:27pm

Of everything Emmanuel Macron has accomplished in nearly a year as France's president, the most important may be his tough-love friendship with Donald Trump.

Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:24pm

French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing there's no "Plan B."

Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn't contacted her

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:01pm

A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has not contacted her yet.

Israeli minister vows to help Ethiopian Jews move to Israel

Michael Atsbeha, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 1:33pm

Israel's Justice minister vowed to help Ethiopia's Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia.

Libyan navy rescues 263 migrants, recovers 11 bodies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 12:59pm

Libya's navy says it has recovered the bodies of 11 migrants and rescued 263 others in two separate operations off Libya's western coast.

Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture case

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 12:27pm

Iranian police have arrested a former prosecutor known as the "torturer of Tehran," who faces a two-year jail term over the death of prisoners following protests in 2009, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:49am

An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said officials from the Afghan interior and public health ministries.

The Latest: Toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 57 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:49am

The Latest on the violence in Afghanistan (all times local):

Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:49am

Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week.

Merkel to Israel TV: Imperfect Iran deal better than no deal

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:39am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the Iran nuclear deal in an interview with an Israeli TV channel, saying an imperfect deal is better than no deal and that her country will "watch very closely" to ensure it is being fulfilled.

Pakistan's Pashtun tribes stage protest calling for rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:59am

Thousands of Pashtuns from Pakistan's tribes have gathered in the eastern city of Lahore reiterating their call for the release of tribesmen being held by authorities on alleged links to militants.

Q&A: How strong is the Islamic State group in Afghanistan

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:39am

An upstart Islamic State affiliate that first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 is becoming increasingly deadly and their attacks on the country's minority Shiites have grown bolder. In Sunday's devastating bombing, a suicide bomber walked up to a crowd outside a voter registration office and blew himself up killing 57 people.

Local vote comes as Italy struggles to form government

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:19am

An election in one of Italy's tiniest regions was being eagerly watched Sunday for any shift in voter sentiment as right-wing political leaders in Rome struggle to form a government following inconclusive national elections seven weeks ago.

Armenia protest leader arrested after failed talks with PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:29am

The leader of major political protests that have gripped the Armenian capital for more than a week was arrested Sunday, while the streets of Yerevan echoed with blaring car horns as protesters tried a new technique for expressing opposition.

Turkish lawmakers switch parties in challenge to Erdogan

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:09am

More than a dozen Turkish opposition lawmakers switched parties Sunday in a show of solidarity as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rivals scramble to challenge him in a surprise snap election that could solidify his rule.

Son of ex-dictator's aide leads race as Paraguay votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:04am

The son of a former dictator's top aide appeared to have a strong lead heading into Sunday's election for Paraguayan president, aided by a booming economy under his party.

Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos accused of helping runaway maids

Hussain Al-Qatari, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:36am

Kuwaiti police arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers' homes as the Philippines' ambassador faced questions for comments about his embassy's work in aiding abused workers, authorities said Sunday.

Iraq says its strikes in Syria killed 36 IS militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:51am

A spokesman for Iraq's military says 36 Islamic State militants have been killed in Thursday's airstrikes by Iraq's air force in Syria.

High-rise tower in Dubai catches fire; no injuries reported

Kamran Jebreili, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:31am

A fire broke out Sunday atop a prominent skyscraper in Dubai, sending smoke billowing from its roof and those inside fleeing into the streets before firefighters extinguished the blaze. No injuries were reported.