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Duterte's allies dominate Senate race, shut out opposition

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:11pm

The Philippine president's allies won a majority of the 12 Senate seats at stake in the midterm elections, official results showed, while the opposition's shutout heralds a stronger grip on power by a leader accused of massive human rights violations.

Mexico to auction off seized luxury goods to help poor

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:52pm

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hasn't just moved out of the luxurious president's residence, he's using it to auction off seized luxury goods to raise money for poor communities.

UN envoy: Islamic State revival in Iraq must be prevented

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:44pm

The U.N. envoy for Iraq called Tuesday for "wide-based international support" to prevent Islamic State extremists from regaining a foothold in the country.

Amnesty International criticizes Brazil's far-right leader

Anna Jean Kaiser, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:34pm

Amnesty International published an open letter Tuesday criticizing the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, saying they will lead to more homicides and deny some Brazilians their human rights.

North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:19pm

North Korea's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences that the recent U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel.

Far-right rally in Hungary amid renewed tensions with Roma

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:14pm

A small far-right party has held a rally in a rural Hungarian city, exploiting renewed tensions with some of the local Roma population.

UN says Tunisian court has decided to release UN expert

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:03pm

The U.N. said it was informed that a Tunisian appeals court decided Tuesday to release Mocef Kartas, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against Libya, who was arrested following his arrival in Tunis on March 26 on suspicion of espionage.

Russia: Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agents

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:49pm

The Russian military said al-Qaida-linked militants in northwestern Syria launched an attack on Syrian government forces Tuesday, including with tanks.

Canada delegation pressing China on detained Canadians

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:00pm

A Canadian delegation in China is pressing Chinese officials to free two detained Canadians but there has been no contact between the two nations' leaders or foreign ministers despite the worst relations between Ottawa and Beijing since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

F35-B fighters land in UK's Cyprus base for training, tests

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:00pm

Six F35-B Lightning warplanes, the U.K.'s newest fighter, arrived Tuesday at a British air base on Cyprus for training and a systems test in the aircraft's first overseas deployment.

Mexico studies building new immigration facilities

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:48am

Mexico is studying a change in the way it handles migrants who have been overwhelming its facilities near the border with Guatemala, and may try to keep more of them in newly constructed voluntary shelters rather than in detention facilities.

Tens of thousands of Czech protest, demand minister quits

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:43am

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in the Czech capital Tuesday as demands intensified for the resignation of the new justice minister.

Dutch minister quits over asylum seeker crime statistics

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:04am

A Dutch junior justice minister has quit after his department came under fire for appearing to minimize statistics about criminality among asylum seekers.

Cuccinelli joining Trump administration in immigration role

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 10:49am

The former attorney general of Virginia, whose name had been tossed around for months for an immigration role, will be joining the Trump administration, according to a White House official.

Israel expands Gaza fishing zone, implementing cease-fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 10:10am

Israel says it is expanding the permitted fishing zone off Gaza's coast, the latest sign that a cease-fire deal with Palestinian militants is moving forward.

UN envoy warns Libya is on verge of descending to civil war

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:33am

The U.N. envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the oil-rich nation "is on the verge of descending into a civil war" that could divide the country and imperil the security of its neighbors and the wider Mediterranean region.

Death penalty possible in Myanmar cannabis farm case

Aung Naing Soe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:09am

A court in Myanmar on Tuesday formally charged an American man and two local co-workers with violating drug laws concerning marijuana, with potential penalties ranging from five years' imprisonment to death.

The Latest: Ukraine leader calls snap parliamentary election

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:02am

The Latest on Ukraine's politics (all times local):

Ukraine's new president signs decree to disband parliament, calls snap parliamentary election

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 8:54am

Ukraine's new president signs decree to disband parliament, calls snap parliamentary election.