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Venezuela and Panama resolve rocky diplomatic feud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:12pm

President Nicolas Maduro says Venezuela and Panama are restoring diplomatic and business ties cut during heightened tensions just weeks earlier.

Kim Jong Un walks south to meet his rival: Can they deal?

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:04pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set off from his stronghold in the capital of Pyongyang for the border with South Korea, which he'll cross later Friday for historic talks with his rival, South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

UN to issue food vouchers to Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:02pm

The World Food Program will begin distributing vouchers to droves of hungry Venezuelan migrants arriving in neighboring Colombia as part of a program similar to that offered to refugees from war-torn nations like Syria.

The Latest: Kim Jong Un leaves for summit in South Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:41pm

The latest on the summit between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea: (All times local):

Migrant 'caravan' gathers on US-Mexico border for final push

Gerardo Carrillo and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:39pm

About 175 people in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers rested up Thursday ahead of the final leg of their monthlong journey to seek asylum in the United States, with the Trump administration warning they could be prosecuted, detained and quickly deported.

Brazil's indigenous protest to defend their rights, lands

Eraldo Peres and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:15pm

As many as 2,000 of Brazil's indigenous people marched Thursday through the capital to protest what they say is an unprecedented governmental assault on their rights and lands.

UN council heads to Bangladesh and Myanmar to see Rohingya

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:13pm

The Security Council is heading to Asia for a firsthand look at the plight of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled a military crackdown in Myanmar and the several hundred thousand who remain in the country's northern Rakhine State.

Peru's ex-president and his wife to be released from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:07pm

A high court in Peru ruled Thursday that former President Ollanta Humala and his wife must be freed from prison while prosecutors investigate their alleged involvement in multimillion-dollar kickback schemes.

Report: Violence in Rio rises since military intervention

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:03pm

Violence in Rio de Janeiro state has increased in the two months since the military was put in charge of the state's security forces amid a spike in violent crime, Brazilian researchers said Thursday.

Libyan strongman returns to country after treatment abroad

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:51pm

Libyan strongman Gen. Khalifa Hifter returned to the country's eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday, after much speculation over his treatment for an unknown ailment in France.

Poland criticizes US claim that Polish law glorifies Nazism

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:47pm

Polish officials on Thursday criticized the claim of a U.S. congressman that a new Polish law glorifies Nazi collaborators and denies the Holocaust.

Anger erupts in Spain over lesser sexual assault sentences

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:45pm

Protests erupted across Spain Thursday after a court in the northern city of Pamplona sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as a gang rape during the 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona.

UN envoy urges action to prevent Gaza escalation

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:30pm

The U.N.'s top Mideast envoy warned Thursday that the Gaza Strip is "about to explode" and declared the world "must do everything possible to prevent another war" between Israel and the Palestinians as well as elsewhere in the Mideast.

Plane carrying Rahul Gandhi loses altitude, lands safely

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:20pm

India's main opposition Congress party on Thursday demanded a probe into what it called "suspicious and faulty" performance of a chartered plane that was flying party leader Rahul Gandhi to southern India.

Hamas buries Hamas engineer slain in Malaysia

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:17pm

Thousands of Palestinians joined a mass funeral on Thursday for a Hamas scientist who was gunned down in Malaysia last week, as Hamas' leader accused Israel of killing him and vowed revenge.

Armenians rally against govt; lawmakers to vote on new PM

Yuras Karmanau and Avet Demourian, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:09pm

The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote on a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the abrupt resignation of its leader.

People in Toronto share hugs, tears after deadly van rampage

Tammy Webber and Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:07pm

Strangers in Canada's largest city shared hugs Thursday, and they shed tears together. And many wondered if diverse and cosmopolitan Toronto will be forever altered by a 25-year-old man's deadly rampage with a van along a crowded sidewalk.

Russia parades Syrian 'witnesses' to disprove gas attack

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:49pm

Russia ratcheted up its efforts Thursday to try to disprove that a Syrian town was hit by a poison gas attack, bringing a group of Syrians, including an 11-year-old boy, to the global chemical weapons watchdog's headquarters to denounce the reports as fake.

Israel: 9 teenagers die in flash floods; 1 still missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:06pm

Flash floods killed nine Israeli teenagers who were hiking south of the Dead Sea on Thursday, Israel's rescue service said.