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Jobs, corruption top issues as Malawi votes for president

Gregory Gondwe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 3:30am

Corruption and the need for economic growth are the main campaign issues as Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election that pits the incumbent against his own vice president as well as the main opposition party.

Sudan's military council resumes talks with protesters

Omar Akour and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 2:59am

Sudan's ruling military council is meeting with protesters on Sunday to discuss the country's political transition after talks were halted for three days while roads were cleared outside the main sit-in in the capital, Khartoum.

Swiss vote on whether to adopt the EU's tighter gun rules

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 12:41am

Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide whether to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with Switzerland's partners in the European visa-free travel zone who have already tightened gun rules following extremist attacks in Europe.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 10:41pm

A former head of the CIA who is also a fierce critic of President Donald Trump will talk with Democrats about the Trump administration's sudden moves in Iran. Two people familiar with the plan say former CIA director John Brennan will speak with House Democrats during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. It offers counterprogramming to the Trump administration's closed-door briefing for lawmakers, which is planned for the same day.

Australia's leader vows to get back to work after shock win

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 10:13pm

A jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed Sunday to get straight back to work after a shock election victory by his conservative government that has left bewildered voters wondering how they were taken by surprise.

Bolivia's Morales begins bid for 4th term despite complaints

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 5:51pm

Cheered by thousands of supporters in Bolivia's coca-growing Chapare region, President Evo Morales began his campaign for his third consecutive re-election Saturday amid opposition assertions the constitution prohibits him from running again.

US-Nicaraguan man killed in detention served in US Navy

Gabriela Selser, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 2:52pm

A Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua served in the U.S. Navy and was a staunch opponent of the government of President Daniel Ortega, his cousin said Saturday.

Report: 'Foreign bodies' enter Syrian airspace from Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 12:52pm

Syrian state media is reporting that "foreign bodies" have entered Syrian air space from Israel in the country's south.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is calling for a new election after his vice chancellor resigned due to scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 11:59am

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is calling for a new election after his vice chancellor resigned due to scandal.

Ex-rebel hospitalized in Colombia day after polemical arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 11:34am

A former Colombian rebel leader was hospitalized with signs of "altered consciousness" on Saturday, a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case that has strained relations with the U.S.

Lebanon health minister says no concerns over sanctions

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 9:58am

Lebanon's health minister — named to the post by the country's Hezbollah group — said Saturday he has overcome U.S. concerns about his ministry potentially funneling finances to the militant organization by gaining public trust and ensuring transparency.

Report: Iran detains members of 3 modeling networks

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 9:45am

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has carried out its latest series of arrests targeting online modeling, part of the hard-line group's efforts to confront what it sees as Western mores seeping into the Islamic Republic.

Armenian court releases ex-president as trial continues

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 9:40am

A court in Armenia has freed the country's former president from jail as his trial continues on charges connected to a deadly police crackdown on a demonstration a decade ago.

Sea-Watch enters Italian waters with migrants, flouting ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 9:37am

The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch says its ship carrying 47 migrants has entered Italian waters despite an explicit ban by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

Sudan's army says talks to be resumed with protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 8:39am

Sudan's ruling generals say they will resume talks with opposition leaders behind the protests that drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month over a transfer of power to civilian rule.

2 Maltese soldiers arrested in drive-by slaying of migrant

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 8:16am

Malta's prime minister has announced that two armed forces members have been arrested in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast.

AP PHOTOS: Indians vote in final phase of election

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 8:09am

India's marathon general election, the world's largest democratic exercise, is nearing the finish line.

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten concedes defeat to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in general election

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 7:46am

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten concedes defeat to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in general election.

Croats gather in Austria for controversial commemoration

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:06am

Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters gathered in a field in southern Austria on Saturday to commemorate the massacre of pro-Nazi Croats by communists at the end of World War II.