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Syrian government vows to fight rebels despite US warning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:44am

A Syrian state-run newspaper says Damascus will keep fighting the country's rebels — or "terrorists" as the government calls opposition fighters — despite U.S. warnings against a new offensive in southern Daraa province.

Pakistan picks former chief justice as caretaker premier

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:41am

Pakistan's ruling party and the opposition on Monday selected a former chief justice as the country's caretaker prime minister for an interim two-month period pending parliamentary elections this summer.

EU wants new Venezuela elections, prepares more sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:06am

European Union foreign ministers are calling for new presidential elections in Venezuela and are preparing more targeted sanctions against those close to President Nicolas Maduro.

Afghan official: Gunmen kill 3 people in Herat province

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 2:08am

An Afghan official says gunmen have killed at least three people in an attack in western Herat province.

Rebels, Indian forces fight in disputed Kashmir; 2 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 1:07am

Rebels attacked an Indian army camp and an armored vehicle, leading to fighting in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said Monday. A soldier and a civilian were killed and three soldiers were wounded.

Oman raises death toll in aftermath of Cyclone Mekunu to 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:37am

Oman has raised the death toll in the country from Cyclone Mekunu to six.

Earthquake shakes northeast China, but no apparent damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:13am

A moderate earthquake shook northeastern China early Monday, but no damage or injuries have been reported.

Afghan, Pakistani military officials renew push for peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:01pm

Senior military and intelligence officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed to enhance efforts to ensure sustainable peace in the region.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:27pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Son of Russian spies fights for Canadian citizenship

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:07pm

Recent university graduate Alex Vavilov was born in Toronto, which would typically qualify him for Canadian citizenship except for one thing: His parents were part of a notorious Russian spy ring in North America.

The Latest: Duque promises steady hand if elected in runoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:25pm

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

Colombia heads to presidential runoff as conservative Duque wins 39 percent; ex-guerrilla has edge in fight for second

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:36pm

Colombia heads to presidential runoff as conservative Duque wins 39 percent; ex-guerrilla has edge in fight for second.

Mexican authorities arrest wife of drug kingpin

Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:15pm

Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of the leader of Jalisco New Generation, one of the country's fiercest drug cartels, as well as a top lieutenant for the organization, setting the western state of Jalisco on high-alert for possible reprisals.

Power eludes Italy's populists, angry over president's veto

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:07pm

Italy's president on Sunday vetoed a euro-skeptic choice for economy minister, foiling a bid by populists to form Italy's next government and increasing the prospects of a quick return to the polls, 12 weeks after national elections produced a political impasse.

Early results show Duque leads in Colombian presidential election with 41 percent of vote, runoff likely

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:51pm

Early results show Duque leads in Colombian presidential election with 41 percent of vote, runoff likely .

1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:19pm

Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities from the latest outbreak to 12, the country's health ministry said Sunday.

The Latest: Italy: President nixed Cabinet pick over markets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:49pm

The Latest on the drawn-out process of forming Italy's new government (all times local):

France's Macron to host Libya summit pushing for elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:33pm

France is set to host a U.N.-sponsored conference on Libya aimed at securing elections in the North African country and commitments to a joint political roadmap from its warring factions.

Italian premier-designate Giuseppe Conte has failed to form country's first populist government.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:07pm

Italian premier-designate Giuseppe Conte has failed to form country's first populist government.