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In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, center, leads the U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain, right front, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Atago-class guided-missile destroyer JS Ashigara, left front, and the JMSDF Murasame-class destroyer JS Samidare during a transit of the Philippine Sea toward the Korean Peninsula for an exercise with South Korea. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/U.S. Navy via AP)
The Latest: White House says Trump briefed on missile testThe White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on North Korea's most recent ballistic missile test. U.S. and South Korean officials say the launch apparently failed.
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
A fire erupts as smoke billows from the site of a car bomb, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Baghdad. Iraqi police and hospital officials said a car bomb at a police station in central Baghdad killed four and wounded eight late Friday night. The attack comes as Iraqi forces struggle to push back Islamic State group militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the last pocket of major urban territory the group holds in Iraq. (AP Photo/Susannah George)
IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bomb that kills 4The Islamic State group claims responsibility for a bombing in central Baghdad that targeted a police station in the city's center
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pope Francis, left, meets Pope Tawadros II, spiritual leader of Egypt's Orthodox Christians, at Cairo's St. Mark's Cathedral, Friday, April 28, 2017. Francis is in Egypt for a two-day trip aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdownPope Francis has demanded that Egypt's Muslim leaders teach a rejection of violence in God's name during a delicate visit to the Arab world's most populous country
The Associated Press2 hours ago
French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron poses for a photo with children during a campaign visit to Sarcelles, north of Paris, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Martin Bureau, Pool Photo via AP)
Far-right candidate bedeviled by France's Nazi historyThe horrors of the World War II Nazi death camps moved front and center in France's presidential campaign on Friday, nine days before the election, reawakening the anti-Semitic stigma that has clung to the party of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen
The Associated Press2 hours ago
French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, center, listens to Robert Hebras, right, last living survivor of the 1944 Oradour-sur-Glane massacre, during a campaign visit of the ruins in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, central France, Friday, April 28, 2017. France's troubled wartime past is taking center stage Friday in the country's highly charged presidential race, as centrist Emmanuel Macron visited the site of France's worst Nazi massacre and Marine Le Pen's far-right party suffered a new blow over alleged Holocaust denial. (Pascal Lachenaud/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: France's Macron would keep up Mideast operationsFrench presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has vowed to keep up France's operations against extremists in Iraq and Syria within a U.S.-led coalition
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a trilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida and Korean Foreign Minister Yun, Friday, April 28, 2017, at the United Nations.  (Bryan R. Smith/Pool Photo via AP)
Tillerson eyes cutting 2,300 jobs at State DepartmentSecretary of State Rex Tillerson has proposed eliminating 2,300 jobs as part of a large cut to the State Department's budget for the next fiscal year
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Anti-NATO demonstrators burn a NATO flag in front of a a banner that reads: "No to NATO, your hands are bloody - Death to fascism, freedom to the people", during a protest outside the hall before the parliament session in Cetinje, Montenegro, Friday, April 28, 2017. Montenegrin lawmakers convened Friday to ratify the Balkan country's membership in NATO and make a historic turn toward the West amid protests by Russia and pro-Russia opposition. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
Montenegro lawmakers back NATO membership in historic moveMontenegro's parliament on Friday supported the Balkan country's membership in NATO in a historic turn toward the West despite protests by Russia and the pro-Russia opposition
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Social Democrat party’s vice president Radmila Sekerinska has her hair violently pulled, as supporters of the country's dominant conservative party invaded parliament, in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday April 27, 2017. Police said over 100 people were injured during the Thursday night violence inside and outside parliament that followed the election of a new parliament speaker. Sekerinska said she required three stitches and injured her neck when two individuals attacked her inside parliament. Television footage from Thursday night showed a man grabbing her by the hair and twisting her around violently during the melee. “We were more shocked than afraid. I cannot forget the faces of those who attacked me,” Sekerinska told The Associated Press Friday. (Radio Free Europe via AP)
The Latest: Macedonia protesters seek new electionAbout 2,000 protesters have gathered in Macedonia's capital to demand new elections to break the country's political deadlock
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Zoran Zaev, center, leader of the Social Democrats, surrounded by party lawmakers, talk during a news conference at the party headquarters in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, April 28, 2017.   Macedonia's opposition chief rejected the president's call for emergency party leaders' talks Friday, hours after demonstrators, mostly supporters of the country's dominant conservative party, invaded parliament. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
Macedonian violence elicits diverging international responseThe night of violence in Macedonia that saw protesters attack lawmakers has elicited diametrically opposed approaches from world powers, with Russia blaming the West for meddling and the West saying the events were inconsistent with democracy
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Iran: Tehran's mayor attacks Rouhani in pre-election debateTehran's mayor and presidential candidate Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf has accused President Hassan Rouhani's administration of dishonesty, mismanagement and supporting the rich at the expense of the poor masses
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, center, Maltese Foreign Minister George Vella, left, and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini take a break during an informal meeting of the EU foreign ministers in Valletta, Malta, Friday, April 28, 2017.  (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
EU says membership talks still open if Turkey wants themThe European Union is keeping the door ajar for Turkey to become a member, but says Ankara must provide clearer signals on whether it intends to meet the entrance criteria in such areas as human rights and rule of law
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pope Francis is flanked by Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Al-Azhar's grand imam, at Cairo's Al Azhar university, Friday, April 28, 2017. Francis is in Egypt for a two-day trip aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: Pope, Coptic patriarch to try to heal schismThe Latest: Pope Francis, Egypt's Coptic patriarch pledge to work to heal schism between their Christian communities
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