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North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:19pm

North Korea's U.N. ambassador says the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences its seizing of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel.

Far-right rally in Hungary amid renewed tensions with Roma

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:14pm

A small far-right party has held a rally in a rural Hungarian city, exploiting renewed tensions with some of the local Roma population.

UN says Tunisian court has decided to release UN expert

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:03pm

The U.N. said it was informed that a Tunisian appeals court decided Tuesday to release Mocef Kartas, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against Libya, who was arrested following his arrival in Tunis on March 26 on suspicion of espionage.

Russia: Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agents

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:49pm

The Russian military says that militants in northwestern Syria have launched an attack on Syrian government forces.

Canada delegation pressing China on detained Canadians

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:00pm

A Canadian delegation in China is pressing Chinese officials to free two detained Canadians but there has been no contact between the two nations' leaders or foreign ministers despite the worst relations between Ottawa and Beijing since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

F35-B fighters land in UK's Cyprus base for training, tests

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:00pm

Six F35-B Lightning warplanes, the U.K.'s newest fighter, arrived Tuesday at a British air base on Cyprus for training and a systems test in the aircraft's first overseas deployment.

Mexico studies building new immigration facilities

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:48am

Mexico is studying a change in the way it handles migrants who have been overwhelming its facilities near the border with Guatemala, and may try to keep more of them in newly constructed voluntary shelters rather than in detention facilities.

Tens of thousands of Czech protest, demand minister quits

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:43am

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in the Czech capital Tuesday as demands intensified for the resignation of the new justice minister.

Dutch minister quits over asylum seeker crime statistics

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:04am

A Dutch junior justice minister has quit after his department came under fire for appearing to minimize statistics about criminality among asylum seekers.

Cuccinelli joining Trump administration in immigration role

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 10:49am

The former attorney general of Virginia, whose name had been tossed around for months for an immigration role, will be joining the Trump administration, according to a White House official.

Israel expands Gaza fishing zone, implementing cease-fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 10:10am

Israel says it is expanding the permitted fishing zone off Gaza's coast, the latest sign that a cease-fire deal with Palestinian militants is moving forward.

UN envoy warns Libya is on verge of descending to civil war

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:33am

The U.N. envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the oil-rich nation "is on the verge of descending into a civil war" that could divide the country and imperil the security of its neighbors and the wider Mediterranean region.

Death penalty possible in Myanmar cannabis farm case

Aung Naing Soe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:09am

A court in Myanmar on Tuesday formally charged an American man and two local co-workers with violating drug laws concerning marijuana, with potential penalties ranging from five years' imprisonment to death.

The Latest: Ukraine leader calls snap parliamentary election

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:02am

The Latest on Ukraine's politics (all times local):

Ukraine's new president signs decree to disband parliament, calls snap parliamentary election

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 8:54am

Ukraine's new president signs decree to disband parliament, calls snap parliamentary election.

Greek fighter jets overfly North Macedonia under NATO tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:47am

North Macedonia says fighter jets from neighboring Greece have carried out NATO-linked test overflights of its territory as part of the country's process of joining the alliance.

AP Explains: How Yemen's rebels increasingly deploy drones

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:37am

In Yemen, the high-pitched whine of drones has been a part of life for over 15 years, ever since the first U.S. drone strike here targeting al-Qaida in 2002. But now, Iran-backed Houthi rebels increasingly deploy drones in Yemen's brutal civil war.

Dutch police arrest Syrian suspected of war crimes, terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:37am

Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested a Syrian on suspicion of war crimes and terrorism in his home country where he allegedly was a commander in the former al-Qaida affiliate the Nusra Front.

Iraqi PM says he wants to end tensions between Iran and US

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:15am

Iraq will send delegations to the U.S. and Iran to help end tensions between the two countries, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said Tuesday, adding that Baghdad is neutral in the conflict.