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The Latest: Pope prays for Manchester blast victims

Sun, 28 May 2017 10:35:44 GMT2017-05-28T10:35:44Z

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on the Manchester attack investigation and reaction (all times local):...



Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by IS were 'martyrs'

Sun, 28 May 2017 10:26:54 GMT2017-05-28T10:26:54Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- For the second day in a row, Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with Egypt's Coptic Christians following an attack on a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to a remote desert monastery....



German poll: Lead for Merkel's conservative bloc widens

Sun, 28 May 2017 10:05:58 GMT2017-05-28T10:05:58Z

BERLIN (AP) -- A poll of German voters shows Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc's lead widening as the main challenger Social Democrats continue to lose support....



UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'

Sun, 28 May 2017 09:57:15 GMT2017-05-28T09:57:15Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's interior minister says the hunt is still on for suspects in the Manchester bombing, and members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large....



Officers: IS snipers, suicide bombers slow advance in Mosul

Sun, 28 May 2017 09:43:14 GMT2017-05-28T09:43:14Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The advance of government troops slowed on Sunday in the last push to drive Islamic State group militants from remaining pockets of Mosul, two Iraqi military officers said....



BA aims to restore normal flight service after IT failure

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:46:39 GMT2017-05-28T08:46:39Z

LONDON (AP) -- British Airways said Sunday it was still working to restore its computer systems but hoped to resume flights from London airports, a day after a global IT failure crippled its services....



Newcomer Macron makes France's mark, with Trump and globally

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:43:52 GMT2017-05-28T08:43:52Z

TAORMINA, Italy (AP) -- Within days of taking the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faced a string of diplomatic tests - pushing the Paris climate deal on a skeptical Donald Trump, rallying European allies to do more to fight Syria's extremists, and now hosting Vladimir Putin....



WHO says 3 Zika cases detected in India for 1st time

Sun, 28 May 2017 07:49:40 GMT2017-05-28T07:49:40Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- India has reported three cases of the Zika virus for the first time, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies....



Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

Sun, 28 May 2017 07:37:25 GMT2017-05-28T07:37:25Z

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine forces launched fresh airstrikes Sunday to drive out militants linked to the Islamic State group after days of fighting left corpses in the streets and hundreds of civilians begging for rescue from a besieged southern city....



Sri Lanka mudslide, flood deaths rise to 126; 97 missing

Sun, 28 May 2017 05:50:46 GMT2017-05-28T05:50:46Z

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lankan rescuers took advantage of improving weather and receding floodwaters Sunday to reach thousands of people in need of basic supplies after floods and mudslides left at least 126 dead....



Philippine military says Muslim militants shot dead at least 16 civilians in ongoing fight...

Sun, 28 May 2017 05:31:43 GMT2017-05-28T05:31:43Z

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine military says Muslim militants shot dead at least 16 civilians in ongoing fight for southern city....



The Latest: Trump didn't sound like conventional president

Sun, 28 May 2017 03:06:41 GMT2017-05-28T03:06:41Z

NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Sicily (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local):...



Bangladesh reinstalls justice statue that irked Islamists

Sun, 28 May 2017 01:47:46 GMT2017-05-28T01:47:46Z

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A sculptor says authorities in Bangladesh have reinstalled a Lady Justice statue near the country's Supreme Court, two days after its removal following complaints by Islamist hard-liners....



Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

Sun, 28 May 2017 01:23:02 GMT2017-05-28T01:23:02Z

SYDNEY (AP) -- One of Australia's most notorious criminals has returned home more than 12 years after she was convicted of smuggling marijuana to Indonesia's tourist island of Bali....



Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Sun, 28 May 2017 01:22:21 GMT2017-05-28T01:22:21Z

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) -- As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar....



37 people killed this year in land conflicts in Brazil

Sat, 27 May 2017 20:17:31 GMT2017-05-27T20:17:31Z

SAO PAULO (AP) -- A leading Brazilian news outlet says nearly 40 people have been killed in land conflicts since the beginning of the year in Latin America's biggest country....



Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

Sat, 27 May 2017 19:41:14 GMT2017-05-27T19:41:14Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on the first day of the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan, after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said....



After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' haven

Sat, 27 May 2017 19:03:22 GMT2017-05-27T19:03:22Z

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- The Libya connection in the May 22 Manchester concert suicide bombing and Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has shone a light on the threat posed by militant Islamic groups that have taken advantage of lawlessness in the troubled North African nation to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihadists to cause death and carnage elsewhere....



The Latest: Italian police tear gas protesters near G-7 site

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:45:43 GMT2017-05-27T18:45:43Z

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) -- The Latest on Group of Seven summit (all times local):...



Spain saves 157 migrants in 5 boats crossing from Africa

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:36:34 GMT2017-05-27T18:36:34Z

MADRID (AP) -- Spain's maritime rescue service has saved 157 migrants from five small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea....



Pope visits factory workers, highlights the dignity of work

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:31:57 GMT2017-05-27T18:31:57Z

GENOA, Italy (AP) -- Pope Francis highlighted the struggles that workers face in a globalized economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed how jobs give people a sense of human dignity and denounced those who exploit workers....



Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:21:58 GMT2017-05-27T18:21:58Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said....



Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow milked' by US

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:22:47 GMT2017-05-27T17:22:47Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Supreme Leader has said that Saudi Arabia is a "cow being milked" by the United States....



Prince William leads FA Cup final tribute to Manchester dead

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:14:30 GMT2017-05-27T17:14:30Z

LONDON (AP) -- Prince William laid a wreath on the Wembley Stadium pitch before a minute's silence to honor the victims of the Manchester bomb ahead of the FA Cup final on Saturday....



Syrian army, allied militia gain ground against IS

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:53:36 GMT2017-05-27T16:53:36Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State militants and U.S-backed opposition fighters, gaining control of a large swath of territory in the country's strategic southern desert, the government-controlled media and a war monitor said Saturday....



Drug gangs take aim at police officers amid coca crackdown

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:31:29 GMT2017-05-27T16:31:29Z

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- With a shot to the chest, Alejandro Caro fell from his motorbike while on patrol in a small town in northern Colombia, another victim of criminal gangs who have killed 11 officers over the past month, mostly in gang-dominated regions....



Children saved from Nazi camps unveil monument to parents

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:52:43 GMT2017-05-27T15:52:43Z

PRAGUE (AP) -- The children saved by Sir Nicholas Winton from Nazi death camps have unveiled a monument in Prague's main train station to honor their parents....



Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:52:23 GMT2017-05-27T15:52:23Z

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) -- Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions....



The Latest: BA cancels all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:45:36 GMT2017-05-27T15:45:36Z

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on British Airways flight stalled by IT failure (all times local):...



British Airways cancels London Heathrow and Gatwick flights for rest of Saturday because o...

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:36:20 GMT2017-05-27T15:36:20Z

LONDON (AP) -- British Airways cancels London Heathrow and Gatwick flights for rest of Saturday because of major tech failure....



Report: Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:23:28 GMT2017-05-27T15:23:28Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has told the Qatari Emir that Tehran is ready for talks with Arab nations to reach a "real agreement toward peace and brotherhood."...



2 Syrian terror suspects stopped in Sicily during G7 meeting

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:17:33 GMT2017-05-27T15:17:33Z

ROME (AP) -- The Italian news agency ANSA is reporting that two Syrians have been detained in Sicily on terrorism suspicions even as seven top world leaders were meeting elsewhere on the Italian island....



Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester bomb

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:08:13 GMT2017-05-27T15:08:13Z

LONDON (AP) -- Soccer fans are arriving for the FA Cup final with armed police on the streets outside at Wembley Stadium as Britain stages its biggest sporting event since the Manchester suicide bombing....



Spanish PM warns Catalan businesses of danger of secession

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:28:47 GMT2017-05-27T14:28:47Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Catalan business leaders on Saturday of "terrible economic consequences" if separatists win independence for the northeastern region....



Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:27:51 GMT2017-05-27T14:27:51Z

SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region....



Pakistan reopens Afghan border on 'humanitarian grounds'

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:24:41 GMT2017-05-27T14:24:41Z

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani authorities reopened the main Chaman border crossing at Afghanistan's request after shutting it down earlier this month when the two sides traded fire there, killing 15 people on both sides, the military said Saturday....



Nationalist Buddhist group gathers in Myanmar despite ban

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:21:18 GMT2017-05-27T14:21:18Z

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and supporters of an ultranationalist Buddhist group gathered at an annual conference on the outskirts of Myanmar's biggest city on Saturday despite being banned by the government....



Spain: House fire kills 4, injures 8 in Bilbao

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:01:55 GMT2017-05-27T14:01:55Z

BILBAO, Spain (AP) -- Spanish authorities say four people have died when a house caught fire in the northern city of Bilbao....



The Latest: Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attack

Sat, 27 May 2017 13:45:34 GMT2017-05-27T13:45:34Z

CAIRO (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Egypt (all times local):...



Pope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times

Sat, 27 May 2017 12:57:13 GMT2017-05-27T12:57:13Z

GENOA, Italy (AP) -- Pope Francis prayed Saturday for the Coptic Christians killed a day earlier in Egypt by Islamic extremists, saying that there are more Christian martyrs today than in ancient times....



Turkey jails 2 journalists from opposition newspaper

Sat, 27 May 2017 12:44:40 GMT2017-05-27T12:44:40Z

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Two journalists from a pro-secular opposition newspaper in Turkey have been arrested and accused of aiding a terror organization....



Greek, Turkish Cypriots link arms across border for peace

Sat, 27 May 2017 12:37:35 GMT2017-05-27T12:37:35Z

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Dozens of Greek and Turkish Cypriots have linked arms across a U.N.-controlled buffer zone cutting across ethnically divided Cyprus' capital of Nicosia to voice their support for a reunification agreement....



Rwanda to vet campaign messages of presidential hopefuls

Sat, 27 May 2017 12:36:14 GMT2017-05-27T12:36:14Z

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Rwanda's electoral commission has announced it must approve any social media messages of candidates in the August presidential election, a decision that many in the opposition see as an attack on free speech....



Over 1,000 pigs perish in feedlot fire in Spain

Sat, 27 May 2017 12:04:05 GMT2017-05-27T12:04:05Z

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish authorities say over a thousand pigs were killed in a fire that destroyed a feedlot in southeastern Spain....



Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:36:21 GMT2017-05-27T11:36:21Z

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo crashed near Mount Everest on Saturday, killing one of the pilots, Nepalese officials said. The two other crew members were injured....



Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians tha...

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:34:13 GMT2017-05-27T11:34:13Z

CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians that killed 29....



AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:13:04 GMT2017-05-27T11:13:04Z

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is enduring a dark chapter in its history with the community increasingly victimized by attacks from Islamic militants, including Friday's attack by gunmen on a bus transporting Copts to a monastery south of Cairo, leaving 29 dead....



Central African Republic killings send entire town fleeing

Sat, 27 May 2017 10:07:04 GMT2017-05-27T10:07:04Z

BRIA, Central African Republic (AP) -- Scores of blackened homes dot this town where more than 41,000 people have fled for their lives....



Bombing puts British security officials on back foot again

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:51:33 GMT2017-05-27T08:51:33Z

LONDON (AP) -- There were plenty of warning signs before Salman Abedi unleashed carnage at Manchester Arena....



The Latest: Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:26:45 GMT2017-05-27T08:26:45Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):...