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The Latest: Syria's Assad meets with Putin envoy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:02am

The Latest on Syria developments (all times local):

Yulia Skripal says nerve agent recovery slow and painful

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:02am

Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her father in a nerve agent attack, says their recovery has been slow and painful, in her first public statement since the poisoning.

Yulia Skripal says she wants to return to Russia eventually, but doesn't want Russian Embassy's help now

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:51am

Yulia Skripal says she wants to return to Russia eventually, but doesn't want Russian Embassy's help now.

New US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreads

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:44am

U.S. President Donald Trump's top health official says the United States, the World Health Organization and its partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak.

Yulia Skripal says recovery has been slow and painful, in first interview since nerve agent poisoning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:44am

Yulia Skripal says recovery has been slow and painful, in first interview since nerve agent poisoning.

French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camp

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:39am

Police are preparing to dismantle camps holding close to 2,500 migrants in the French capital and order expulsions, France's interior minister said on Wednesday amid a debate over how best to respond to the unrelenting arrival of migrants — with humanity or muscle.

Poland hails its first Man Booker International winner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:32am

Poland's first ever writer to win the Man Booker International Prize said Wednesday she is happy that her book has been given a new life on an international scale and that it is attracting attention to Poland's authors.

Guatemala: 4 ex-officers convicted of 1981 rights abuses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:24am

Four retired military officers in Guatemala have been convicted of crimes against humanity and other charges in the 1981 rape and torture of a young woman and the disappearance of her teenage brother.

Pakistani teen slain at Texas school is buried in hometown

Adil Jawad, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:24am

Thousands of people in Karachi attended the funeral Wednesday for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school.

Egypt top prosecutor refers 40 to trial on human trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:24am

Egypt's chief prosecutor has referred 40 people to trial on charges of forming a criminal network for human trafficking and migrant smuggling.

2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

Carley Petesch and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:56am

Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment center in a Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group said Wednesday while asserting that "forced hospitalization is not the solution to this epidemic."

UN envoy urges quick action to avoid Israel-Palestinian war

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:39am

The U.N.'s Mideast envoy is calling for urgent action to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war sparked by the violence in Gaza.

Islamic State claims bombing in Libya that killed 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:34am

The Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a checkpoint in eastern Libya that killed at least two security personnel.

Opposition leader's associates jailed for anti-Putin protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:24am

Several associates of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have been sentenced to 25 or 30 days in custody for staging an unsanctioned protest in Moscow.

Macedonian court sentences former PM Gruevski to 2 years

Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:56am

A Macedonian criminal court sentenced former conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski to two years in prison Wednesday for unlawfully influencing officials at the interior ministry over the purchase of a luxury bulletproof car.

US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:54am

A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.

Italy's president summons Conte for talks on forming govt

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:48am

Italy's president summoned Giuseppe Conte for consultations Wednesday to see if the law professor tapped by the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and League as their candidate for premier has what it takes to try to form a government.

Pompeo: US to retaliate for Venezuela expulsion of diplomat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:24am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. will respond reciprocally to President Nicolas Maduro's expulsion of the top American diplomat in Venezuela.

Aides: Poland's sick ruling party leader keeps full control

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:16am

Aides to the hospitalized leader of Poland's ruling party say Jaroslaw Kaczynski has retained full control and no decisions are made without him.