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Catalan separatist holds press conference from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:22am

A leading politician in Catalonia's independence movement has held a news conference in an unusual setting — the Madrid prison where he is being held while standing trial for the region's secession effort.

Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month for talks with Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:19am

Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month for talks with Putin.

The Latest: Indonesian president says he won re-election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 4:47am

The Latest on Indonesia's election (all times local):

Populists expected to gain seats in May's EU elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 4:33am

The European Parliament is predicting that nationalist, populist and anti-migrant groups will make significant gains in the May 23-26 EU elections but says it thinks mainstream parties will keep control over the assembly.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he won election with 54% of votes, world leaders have called to congratulate him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 4:31am

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he won election with 54% of votes, world leaders have called to congratulate him.

Analysis: Kim, returning to military optics, turns up heat

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:59am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is cautiously turning up the heat after his unsuccessful summit with President Trump in Hanoi two months ago.

Trump's adviser visits Moscow for talks on bilateral issues

Nataliya Yasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:40am

The Kremlin spokesman says a U.S. presidential adviser has traveled to Russia for talks.

Ukraine's presidential candidate pushes for new parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:33am

The odds-on favorite in Ukraine's presidential election runoff says he would like to call an early parliamentary election if he wins Sunday's vote.

Sudan's military rulers arrest ousted president's brothers

Fay Abuelgasim and Noha Elhennawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:17am

Sudan's new military rulers arrested ousted President Omar al-Bashir's two brothers for corruption, part of a broad sweep against officials and supporters of the former government, the country's official news agency reported Thursday.

WHO: Death toll from fighting over Libyan capital now at 205

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:09am

The World Health Organization says the death toll from this month's fighting between rival Libyan factions for control of the country's capital, Tripoli, has risen to 205.

Mass graves from Franco era become Spanish election issue

Renata Brito and Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:23am

When archaeologists in Spain unearthed layers of human bones from a mass grave last year, the remains of one body emerged draped in a shirt that had the letters "MG" embroidered on it in red.

The Latest: German military plane on standby for Madeira

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:09am

The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local):

Portugal officials seek to identify 29 dead in bus crash

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:21am

Authorities on Portugal's Madeira Island were working Thursday to identify the victims of a tour bus crash that killed 29 people and injured 28 others, many of them German tourists who were onboard.

Police: South Korean man sets fire, kills 5 fleeing people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:03am

South Korean police are investigating a 42-year-old man accused of setting his apartment on fire and fatally stabbing five neighbors as they attempted to flee, in violence that shocked the nation.

6.1 quake causes light damage in Taiwan capital, east coast

Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:29pm

A strong earthquake shook eastern Taiwan on Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and along the eastern coast.

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says a 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the east of the island

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:20pm

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says a 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the east of the island.

Indonesia's Widodo declares victory in presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:19pm

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he was won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger made improbable claims of victory.

Filipinos start evacuating from Libyan capital; 1 wounded

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:02pm

Philippine diplomats have started evacuating a small group of Filipinos from the Libyan capital after it was hit by a barrage of rocket fire that wounded one Filipino, officials said Thursday.

Separatists kill 14 passengers on bus in southwest Pakistan

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 10:54pm

Gunmen wearing Pakistani police and paramilitary uniforms ambushed a bus before dawn Thursday and killed 14 people after going through their ID cards and forcing them out on a remote part of a coastal highway in restive southwestern Baluchistan province, officials said.