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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives at office of anti-graft body after being summoned for questioning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:52pm

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives at office of anti-graft body after being summoned for questioning.

UN chief urges Lebanon's Hezbollah to halt military action

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:57pm

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly criticizing Hezbollah for operating as the most heavily armed militia and a political party in Lebanon and is urging the militant group to halt military activities inside and outside the country, including in Syria.

Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:07pm

Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111.

2 Brazilians arrested in attempt to smuggle African migrants

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:04pm

A group of African migrants set sail last month on a 1,900-mile (3,000-kilometer) journey across the Atlantic to Brazil, but quickly ran into trouble and were adrift for weeks before fishermen towed them ashore, Brazilian authorities said Monday.

Aide: Palestinian leader making swift recovery in hospital

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:02pm

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is alert and making a swift recovery after being hospitalized with a fever over the weekend and should be released within days, an aide and a hospital doctor said Monday.

Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workers

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:32pm

Congo began an Ebola vaccination campaign Monday in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to stem an outbreak that already has spread from rural towns into a city of more than 1 million people.

Ex-London mayor quits UK's Labour amid anti-Semitism scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:21pm

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone resigned from Britain's Labour Party on Monday, two years after he was suspended over allegations of anti-Semitism — an issue that continues to roil the left-of-center party.

Germany foreign minister to meet Pompeo over Iran deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:08pm

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday that he will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss Washington's position on the nuclear deal with Iran.

Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

Joshua Goodman and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:04pm

Venezuela's fractured opposition emerged even more powerless Monday, a day after an election it boycotted propelled socialist President Nicolas Maduro to an easy victory amid a crushing economic crisis.

Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:04pm

Paraguay opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala.

The Latest: Russia says it downed drone near base in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:55pm

The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

Populists' pick to be Italian premier scorns bureaucracy

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:30pm

Giuseppe Conte, a bureaucracy-allergic law professor, is hardly a household name in Italy. Yet the 53-year-old academic is the candidate two rival political leaders have chosen to head what they hope will be the country's first populist government.

Gunmen try to corner police reacting to shots in French city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:22pm

Police officials say a group of people, some armed with guns, shot into the air in the French city of Marseille and tried to corner officers who responded to the sound of gunfire.  

Clashes escalate in eastern Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:01pm

Clashes between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine have escalated, the worst outbreak of fighting so far this year, officials said Monday.

Commission says Nicaraguan government violated human rights

Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:01pm

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega violated human rights through the excessive use of force against street demonstrations, according to the preliminary observations of investigators from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released Monday.

A French newspaper is reporting that hooded men shot at young people near a Marseille culture center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:53pm

A French newspaper is reporting that hooded men shot at young people near a Marseille culture center.

Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:58am

Syria's military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State militants following a ruinous monthlong battle, bringing the entire capital and its far-flung suburbs under full government control for the first time since the civil war began in 2011.

Survey: Japanese female journalists report sexual misconduct

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:58am

A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 150 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women, about one-third of it involving lawmakers, government officials and law enforcers, a researcher said Monday.

Iranian media say 15 die after eating wild mushrooms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:54am

Iranian media say at least 15 people have died and more than 1,000 have been poisoned after eating wild mushrooms in recent weeks.