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Obama ready to face historic, haunted ground of Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima.... 5/27/2016 12:06 AM

New US ambassador to Mexico arrives to take up post
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Roberta Jacobson arrived to assume her new role as the United States ambassador to Mexico on Thursday, coming at a time when immigration and Mexican trade have been heated themes in the U.S. presidential campaign.... 5/26/2016 11:26 PM

Chile police say 2 churches burned in Mapuche conflict zone
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Two Roman Catholic churches were burned in a southern region that the Mapuche indigenous group claims as its ancestral territory, police said Thursday.... 5/26/2016 11:06 PM

Colombia blames rebels for disappearance of journalists
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's government on Thursday blamed the country's second-largest rebel group for the disappearance of three journalists in a lawless border region.... 5/26/2016 11:01 PM

Militants shut down Chevron's Escravos, onshore in Nigeria
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Militants bombed a pipeline feeding electricity to Chevron's Escravos terminal Thursday, shutting down the U.S.-based oil major's onshore operations in Nigeria, the attackers and residents said.... 5/26/2016 10:56 PM

Under high security, Jewish pilgrims gather on Tun
DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) -- Under unprecedented security, the Tunisian island of Djerba hosted an annual Jewish pilgrimage amid raised fears of religious violence after deadly Islamic extremist attacks last year scared away visitors.... 5/26/2016 10:19 PM

France sending search ship to find EgyptAir black box
PARIS (AP) -- A French naval ship specialized in underwater searches will help search for the black box flight recorders of the EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean last week, killing all 66 aboard.... 5/26/2016 10:18 PM

Obama: Allies 'rattled' by Trump; Trump blasts Obama
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs.... 5/26/2016 10:16 PM

Some allies of Bolivia's leader cool to him seeking new term
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- President Evo Morales is finding that some of his biggest allies are cool to the idea of letting him try again to amend Bolivia's constitution so he could run for re-election.... 5/26/2016 9:42 PM

Puerto Rico senators override veto, halt tax increase
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor has lost a battle to increase a business-to-business tax and impose a transition to a value-added tax system amid an economic crisis.... 5/26/2016 8:50 PM

At UN climate talks some worry about Brexit, Trump impacts
BONN, Germany (AP) -- Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year's landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain.... 5/26/2016 8:22 PM

Hero of Canada parliament attack tackles protester in Dublin
DUBLIN (AP) -- A Canadian diplomat who became a national hero when he shot a jihadi gunman inside the Ottawa parliament has tussled with a protester at a military ceremony in Dublin.... 5/26/2016 7:34 PM

UN committee denies credentials to press freedom group
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A United Nations committee voted Thursday to deny consultative status to the Committee to Protect Journalists, effectively keeping the press freedom group from accessing U.N. bodies and processes.... 5/26/2016 7:28 PM

More than 4,000 migrants rescued in single day
ROME (AP) -- More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and at least 20 died trying to reach Europe as Libyan-based smugglers took advantage of calmer seas to send desperate migrants north.... 5/26/2016 7:20 PM

Serbia under pressure from Russia over its EU goals
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia's prime minister has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid reports that the Kremlin is worried about the Balkan country's attempts to join the European Union and other Western organizations like NATO.... 5/26/2016 7:11 PM

Mexico: Townspeople kidnap lawmakers to seek mayor's ouster
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (AP) -- A group of indigenous Mexicans kidnapped two lawmakers in the southern state of Chiapas, held them overnight and finally freed them unharmed Thursday after the state congress agreed to replace the mayor of their town.... 5/26/2016 6:56 PM

UN envoy to Syria: Peace talks not set to resume for weeks
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. envoy for Syria plans a resumption of peace talks "as soon as feasible" between the government and opposition, but he set no new date and expects that it will "certainly not" come within the next two to three weeks, his office said Thursday.... 5/26/2016 6:55 PM

Tax fraud police search McDonald's French headquarters
PARIS (AP) -- French police have searched McDonald's headquarters outside Paris after a probe was opened for alleged aggravated tax fraud and money-laundering against the local branch of the fast-food giant.... 5/26/2016 6:36 PM

Clashes, oil blockades over France's economic future
PARIS (AP) -- Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday, as authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-stakes government attempt to change the way France views work.... 5/26/2016 6:28 PM

The Latest: Afghan, Sudanese migrants clash in Calais camp
ROME (AP) -- The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):... 5/26/2016 6:27 PM



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