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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.

Ebola response on 'knife's edge' as timing key, WHO says

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:29am

The World Health Organization is accelerating its efforts with nine countries neighboring Congo to try to prevent the current Ebola outbreak from spreading beyond the border, WHO's director for Africa said Wednesday, as a colleague warned that the next few weeks will determine whether the virus can be kept under control.

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.

Germany: Local office improperly approved asylum requests

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:02am

Germany's interior minister banned a local branch of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees from making asylum decisions Wednesday amid a widening scandal over the allegedly improper granting of more than a thousand requests for asylum.

Pakistan teen killed at Texas school is laid to rest

Adil Jawad, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:52am

A 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas was laid to rest Wednesday in her hometown of Karachi.

The Latest: Migrants protest overcrowding at Greek camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:44am

The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):

Russia: Estonia border treaty only if Tallinn changes tone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:41am

Russia says it won't ratify a long-overdue border treaty with Estonia unless the small Baltic country stops its anti-Russian rhetoric.

Pic of Markle as chocolate-covered marshmallow causes stir

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:36am

A German confectionery company has apologized for tweeting a picture of a chocolate-covered marshmallow dressed up as bride Meghan Markle at her wedding to Prince Harry.

Tensions soar between India, Pakistan along Kashmir frontier

Munir Ahmed and Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:28am

Tensions soared Wednesday along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival soldiers shelled dozens of villages and border posts for a sixth straight day.

Alleged IS supporter accused of urging Prince George attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:28am

An alleged supporter of the Islamic State group went on trial in London on Wednesday, accused of encouraging attacks on 4-year-old Prince George.

Woman jailed in UK for forcing teenage daughter to marry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:06am

A woman in Britain was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison Wednesday for forcing her teenage daughter to marry a relative in Pakistan almost twice her age.

Macedonian court sentences former PM Gruevski to 2 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:04am

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

Hungary: 9 Romanians killed when bus slams into truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:58am

Nine Romanians were killed when the bus they were traveling in slammed into an oncoming truck in Hungary, authorities said Wednesday.

German city partially evacuated after WWII bomb found

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:52am

German authorities have evacuated a downtown area of the eastern city of Dresden after an unexploded World War II-era bomb was found during construction work.

Foreign media depart on train for North Korean nuclear site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:52am

A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them.

Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:40am

An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained on Wednesday, security officials said, the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year.

Poland hails its first Man Booker International winner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:32am

Poland's deputy culture minister said Wednesday he is happy that author Olga Tokarczuk is the first Pole to win the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction.

Stunning fall of Malaysia's Najib ushers in hopes of reform

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:58am

Two weeks ago, Najib Razak was supremely confident of being elected Malaysia's prime minister for a third term. Instead, in a dizzying political drama, he lost an unlosable election and spiraled into ever-deepening disgrace while Malaysians are being feted for advancing democratic values against their global retreat.