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Germany commits to ensuring security for Jews with skullcaps

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 5:23am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman has stressed Germany's responsibility to ensure security for all Jews wearing skullcaps anywhere in the country without having to fear an anti-Semitic attack.

IS claims responsibility for Bangladesh explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 4:48am

A global monitoring group said the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an explosion targeting a police van in Bangladesh's capital, but police said Monday they were not sure who was behind it.

Prison guards injured in prison riot in Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 4:31am

Police say four prison guards have been injured in clashes with inmates who have barricaded themselves in a prison in Ukraine's port city of Odessa.

Polish police: masked teenager injures 2 in primary school

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 4:16am

Polish police say a girl and a woman have been hurt when a masked man entered a primary school in central Poland and threw firecrackers.

Poland's ruling right-wing party tops the polls

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 4:08am

Poland's ruling Law and Justice party has emerged as the big winner in the country's European parliament elections, taking over 45% of the votes following an aggressive campaign against a united opposition in a year of key elections.

Kuwait road accident kills 8 in area near country's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 3:42am

Officials in Kuwait say eight people were killed and one person was in critical condition after a car accident in an area just outside the country's capital.

UK Brexit Party scores big as Conservatives, Labour bashed

Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 3:14am

Veteran euroskeptic Nigel Farage said Britain should get set to leave the European Union without a divorce deal, after a European Parliament election saw his Brexit Party and pro-EU forces carve up the U.K.'s votes at the expense of the long-dominant larger parties.

Trump meets with families of Japanese abducted by N. Korea

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 3:01am

Families of Japanese who were abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s thanked President Donald Trump on Monday for his sympathy and for meeting with them while visiting Japan.

Far-right to vote against Austrian leader in parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:59am

Austria's far-right Freedom Party plans to back a no-confidence vote against the country's chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, following their coalition break over a video scandal.

Baghdad court sentences another French IS member to death

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:41am

A Baghdad court on Monday sentenced another former French fighter with the Islamic State group to death — the fourth Frenchman to get the capital punishment so far in Iraq — and postponed the verdict for a fifth man after he testified to being tortured in detention.

Dane in lead to become mayor of German port city of Rostock

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:32am

A Danish businessman is in the lead to become mayor of Rostock and become the first non-German citizen to head a large city in Germany.

European victory gives Salvini more leverage in Italy

Karl Ritter and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:24am

The League party of Italy's hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, was one of the biggest winners in the European elections, with sky-rocketing support that bolsters his role as the flagbearer of the nationalist and far-right forces in Europe and could also shake up politics at home.

4 suspects arrested after Lyon bomb attack that wounded 13

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:23am

French police have arrested four suspects following a blast in the city of Lyon that wounded 13 people last week, authorities said Monday.

Officials: Taliban attacks kill 10 Afghan troops, 4 police

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:42pm

A roadside bombing claimed by the Taliban killed 10 Afghan soldiers in the country's west while insurgent attacks on security checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed four policemen, local officials said Monday.

Melania Trump enjoys nature-themed Japan cultural experience

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:03pm

First lady Melania Trump had a nature-oriented Japanese cultural experience Monday at Akasaka Palace, where she learned that bamboo trunks can create music and also serve as flower vases.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump is enjoying a six-course state banquet dinner at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo featuring consommé, cote de boeuf and fruit. The White House says Monday's menu includes Consommé a la Royale, Turbot a la Meunière Sauce Tomate, Cote de Boeuf Rotie, Salade de Saison, Glace Mont Fuji and a dessert of melon and grapes. Trump is spending his last night in Tokyo at the banquet hosted by the country's new emperor and empress.

Militants hit army post in northwest Pakistan, kill soldier

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 10:38pm

The Pakistani military said Monday militants attacked an army post in a troubled region bordering Afghanistan where ethnic tensions have recently flared up with minority Pashtuns, triggering a shootout that killed a soldier.

Nepal on high alert for general strike after explosions

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 10:09pm

Security forces in Nepal were on high alert Monday amid a general strike called by an outlawed communist group suspected in a series of explosions that killed four people and wounded seven more in the capital.

The Latest: Trump enjoys 6-course dinner at Japan palace

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 6:43pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local):