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Germany charges woman over IS ties, suicide belt

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:12am

Prosecutors say they have filed charges against a German woman accused of belonging to the Islamic State group and attempting to sell a suicide belt online.

Poland's Kaczynski says Le Pen's party 'linked to Moscow'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:06am

The powerful leader of Poland's nationalist ruling party says that political groups in some European Union states, including Marine Le Pen's party in France, are "obviously linked to Moscow and receive its support."

Indonesian president says government won't tolerate threats to security, authorities have situation under control

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:52am

Indonesian president says government won't tolerate threats to security, authorities have situation under control.

Thai police summon activists to hear sedition charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:24am

Thirteen Thai political activists have appeared at a Bangkok police station to answer a summons on sedition charges that critics say are part of a plan to remove a rising progressive politician from the political scene.

Lawmaker says Iran doesn't want direct or proxy war with US

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:31am

Iran will "under no circumstances" enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region.

Big question for EU vote: How well will the far-right do?

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:19am

The European Parliament elections that start Thursday have never been so hotly anticipated, with many predicting that this year's ballot will mark a coming-of-age moment for the euroskeptic far-right movement.

Indonesia's national police chief says 6 people have died in post-election rioting in the capital Jakarta

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:12am

Indonesia's national police chief says 6 people have died in post-election rioting in the capital Jakarta.

The Latest: Widodo says he won't tolerate security threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:59am

The Latest on post-election protests in Indonesia (all times local):

Taiwan navy holds drill amid China tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:59am

Taiwan's navy held a major live-fire exercise Wednesday off the island's east coast in an area increasingly threatened by Chinese ships and planes.

Turkey military receiving Russian defense system training

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:57am

Turkey's defense minister says its military personnel are receiving training to operate the S-400 missile defense system despite U.S. and NATO objections to Ankara's decision to purchase the Russian technology.

India's Election Commission rejects ballot tampering claims

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:53am

India's Election Commission rejected opposition fears of possible tampering of electronic voting machines ahead of the counting of votes Thursday that will determine the outcome of the country's mammoth national elections.

Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:47am

Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital.

Police raiding homes of Iraqi gang in western Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:24am

Police in western Germany are raiding premises linked to an Iraqi gang suspected of involvement in human trafficking, drug dealing, illegal arms trade and forging identity papers.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 10:41pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling a strategy session as the small number of House Democrats seeking impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump continues to grow. Some House Democrats are not on board with Pelosi's more methodical response to Trump's resistance to congressional oversight. On Tuesday, the president ignored a subpoena and refused to allow his former counsel to appear at a House hearing on the Russia probe.

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 Wednesday, while the opposition's shutout heralds a stronger grip on power by a leader accused of massive human rights violations.

6 dead in Indonesia riots, gov't restricts social media

Achmad Ibrahim and Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 6:33pm

Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on social media.

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.