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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:50am

President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at the NATO summit in Belgium is getting attention. Video footage from the gathering shows Trump putting his right hand on the right arm of Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic and pushing himself ahead as NATO leaders walked inside the alliance's new headquarters in Brussels.

Hezbollah chief says dialogue with Iran is only way forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:50am

The chief of Lebanon's Hezbollah group is telling Saudi Arabia that dialogue with Iran is the only way forward, lashing out at the kingdom's lavish royal welcome of U.S. president Donald Trump.

Libyan anti-terror official says alleged Manchester bomber phoned mother hours before concert attack, said "forgive me"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:30am

Libyan anti-terror official says alleged Manchester bomber phoned mother hours before concert attack, said "forgive me"

Greek ex-premier Lucas Papademos wounded in Athens blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:11am

An explosion inside a car in Greece's capital wounded former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos on Thursday, police said. His injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

Thousands honor Finland ex-president Koivisto before burial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10am

Tens of thousands of Finns have lined the roads in central Helsinki to honor former President Mauno Koivisto as his coffin was borne from the Helsinki Cathedral to the city's main cemetery.

Greek government spokesman describes explosion injuring former prime minister as an 'attack'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10am

Greek government spokesman describes explosion injuring former prime minister as an 'attack'

Brazil president revokes order deploying troops in capital

Eraldo Peres and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:53am

Brazil's president on Thursday cancelled an order to deploy the military to the streets of the capital after criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to hold onto power amid increasing calls for his resignation.

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

Backed by tanks and rocket-firing helicopters, Philippine troops launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear extremists linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a raid that failed to capture one of Asia's most-wanted militants.

Red Cross says it's stepped up aid across Syrian front lines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

Aid deliveries across front lines in war-torn Syria have significantly stepped up, compared to earlier years of the now 6-year-old conflict, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement Thursday.

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron.

Forces loyal to LNA seize control of Libyan air base

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:50am

A spokesman for the Libyan National Army says forces loyal to the LNA have seized control of an air base in the country's south that had been under control of western militiamen.

Official: At least 13 soldiers killed in south Afghanistan

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:37am

At least 13 soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents at several security checkpoints in southern Afghanistan, a government official said Thursday.

Mexican journalists caught in crossfire of rival cartels

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:37am

Just as each batch of the weekly newspapers was dropped off at newsstands around Culiacan, men quickly bought them up as they followed the delivery trucks along their routes.

The Latest: Trump's push at NATO getting attention online

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:36am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

Iraqi forces release videos countering claims of abuse

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:19am

An Iraqi Interior Ministry unit accused of abusing civilian detainees while fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul has released videos it says refutes the allegations reported by Germany's Der Spiegel magazine.

The Latest: Greek police arrest 2 alleged refugee smugglers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:00am

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):

Bahrain fines reporter $2,650 for working without press card

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:00am

A Bahrain court has given a journalist working for France 24 and Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya a $2,650 fine for reporting without government accreditation.

Debate rages in India on IVF for women over 50

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:50am

To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.

Debate rages in India on IVF for women over 50

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:50am

To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.