Mike Corder, Associated Press | PostedMay 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.
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 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.
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.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedMay 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.
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.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedMay 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.