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Bangladesh PM urges Myanmar to take back Rohingya Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:55am

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday called for international pressure on Myanmar to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have sought shelter in her country to escape military-led violence.

Cyclone Mekunu to be 'extremely severe' on landfall in Oman

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:49am

Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm's power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra.

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy on the ropes over party graft case

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:49am

Spanish opposition parties launched Friday a fierce campaign to end the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy after courts ruled that his Popular Party profited from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme.

Italy's premier-designate Conte leaps into social media

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:33am

Italy's 5-Star Movement has long been at the forefront of using social media to engage its base and promote its "direct democracy" ethos, and its first-ever premier-designate, Giuseppe Conte, has finally caught the bug.

Report: Suspected Israeli strike targets Hezbollah in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:27am

A Syrian war-monitoring group said Friday suspected Israeli strikes hit a military base overnight in central Syria housing Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group alongside other factions allied with the Damascus government.

Rebel, military fighting in Congo's northeast kills 19

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:26am

A Congo military spokesman says 14 rebels and five soldiers have been killed in fighting in the country's northeast.

German prosecutors indict Syrian who fought for IS, others

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:17am

German prosecutors say they are formally charging a 24-year-old Syrian man suspected of fighting for the Islamic State and other extremist groups in his home country.

Iraq to probe possible irregularities in May 12 elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:14am

Iraq's prime minister has ordered the creation of a high-powered commission to look into alleged irregularities in the parliamentary elections held May 12.

Decision time in Ireland as voters decide on abortion law

Gregory Katz and Renata Brito, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:09am

It's decision time in Ireland as citizens tackle one of the traditionally Roman Catholic country's most divisive issues — whether to repeal a constitutional amendment that imposes a strict abortion ban.

Israel calls on EU to end funding to pro-boycott groups

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:09am

Israel called on the European Union on Friday to halt funding to more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations that it says promote boycotts against Israel, saying the financial support violates the EU's stated policy that it opposes boycotts against the Jewish state.

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:03am

The Netherlands and Australia said Friday that they are holding Russia legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine nearly four years ago, killing all 298 people on board.

The Latest: Minor plane incident delays Irish voters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:53am

The Latest on the abortion referendum in Ireland (all times local):

China aircraft carrier pilots complete first night missions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:45am

Chinese navy pilots aboard the country's sole operating aircraft carrier have completed their first nighttime takeoffs and landings, state media reported Friday.

The Latest: S. Korea PM sad that Trump-Kim summit canceled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:29am

The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local):

Turkey: Rapper arrested accused of encouraging drug use

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:22am

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have arrested a popular rap artist on charges of inciting drug use.

Trump balks at North Korea's rhetoric but it has used worse

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:18am

When North Korea slammed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and national security adviser John Bolton, its language was very blunt and impolite. But it was milder than its typical crude and inflammatory insults unleashed on other top U.S. and South Korean officials.

The Latest: Russia wants its position heard over MH17

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:18am

The Latest on the international reaction to a report on the downing of MH17 in 2014 (all times local):

French defense ministry suspects 2 secret agents of treason

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:15am

Two retired members of the French secret services are suspected of being double agents for an unnamed foreign power, France's defense ministry said.

Police operation in Paris to arrest garbage collectors

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:10am

Paris police say two garbage collectors have been arrested after they stole a waste truck in order to discharge it in front of French President Emmanuel Macron's party headquarters.