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Dutch, UK polls open, starting 4 days of European elections

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:34pm

Dutch polls opened Thursday in elections for the European Parliament, starting four days of voting across the 28-nation bloc that pits supporters of deeper integration against populist Euroskeptics who want more power for their national governments.

Dutch polls open, setting in motion 4 days of voting in European Union member states to elect the bloc's parliament.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:31pm

Dutch polls open, setting in motion 4 days of voting in European Union member states to elect the bloc's parliament.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:41pm

U.S. officials say the Pentagon is drawing up plans to send as many as 10,000 more troops to the Middle East as a bulwark against potential threats from Iran. The plans are expected to be presented to the White House on Thursday morning. It's not clear if all, some or any of the force buildup will be approved by President Donald Trump. The president has repeatedly emphasized the need to reduce America's troop presence in the region. The meeting comes as tensions with Iran continue to simmer.

The Latest: Modi's party builds on lead in India vote count

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:14pm

The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local):

Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:06pm

The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election is expected to challenge the result in court Thursday as calm returned to the capital following a 24-hour spasm of apparently orchestrated violence.

Taiwan says 2 US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 9:52pm

Two U.S. warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait in the latest apparent move by Washington to challenge China's claims in the region.

Modi's party has early lead as Indian votes are counted

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 8:49pm

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party were off to an early lead as vote counting began Thursday following the conclusion of the country's six-week general election, sending the stock market soaring in anticipation of another five-year term for the Hindu nationalist leader.

6 Brazilian tourists die of carbon monoxide in Chile

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:51pm

Six Brazilian tourists were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday inside an old apartment where they were staying in central Santiago.

UN: ex-German president resigned UN job for health reasons

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:43pm

Former German President Horst Kohler has resigned from his role as the secretary-general's personal envoy for the disputed Western Sahara, citing health reasons, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Group of Yazidi women victims of IS get new life in France

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:58pm

France is taking in a new group of Yazidis including women victimized by the Islamic State group and their children.

Mexico morgue left bodies to rot for 2 years before autopsy

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:19pm

A morgue in western Mexico was so overcrowded and poorly run that some unidentified bodies were left to rot for two years before being autopsied, a report said Wednesday.

Vigilante attacks on the rise in Mexico

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

Vigilante attacks in which mobs injure or kill people suspected of wrongdoing are increasing in Mexico, the National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday.

UN demands Britain end rule of Chagos Islands in 6 months

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:51pm

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to demand that Britain end its "colonial administration" of the Chagos Islands, which include the U.S. air base on Diego Garcia, and return them to Mauritius within six months.

AP Was There: American Taliban Fighter in US custody

Burt Herman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:39pm

This story was first published on Dec. 2, 2001, when AP journalist Burt Herman reported on the discovery of American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh in Afghanistan. We are reprinting the story now to mark Lindh's release after nearly two decades in prison.

The Latest: Iran supreme leader critical of FM in nuke deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:28pm

The Latest on increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):

As US tensions grow, Iran supreme leader says president, FM didn't act as he wished in implementing 2015 nuclear deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:16pm

As US tensions grow, Iran supreme leader says president, FM didn't act as he wished in implementing 2015 nuclear deal .

Key US official on Mideast peace addresses Security Council

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:44am

A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace warned Wednesday that "nothing can be meaningfully fixed" until Gaza's Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy Israel and stop carrying out violent acts.

Tunisia frees United Nations expert suspected of espionage

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:42am

A United Nations expert monitoring sanctions against Libya has left neighboring Tunisia after being jailed for nearly two months on suspicion of espionage.

US, China appear to brace for long haul in trade dispute

Paul Wiseman and Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 9:33am

With negotiations on hold and tariffs piling up, the United States and China appear to be bracing for a prolonged standoff over trade.