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Poland rolls out plans for fortifications on its border with Russia and Belarus

Defense officials in NATO member Poland are presenting plans to strengthen its eastern border with Russia and Russian ally Belarus
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Hungary's five-time Prime Minister Orbán is facing a new serious contender in upcoming EU elections

A rising political newcomer in Hungary is seeking to capitalize on a scandal that rocked the party of the country's long-serving prime minister, Viktor Orbán, and a slumping economy to challenge the leader in upcoming European Union elections and beyond
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Péter Magyar, a rising challenger to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, attends a campaign rally in the rural city of Debrecen, Hungary, on May 5, 2024. Magyar, 43, seized on growing disenchantment with the populist Orbán, building a political movement that in only a matter of weeks looks poised to become Hungary's largest opposition force. (AP Photo/Denes Erdos)
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Incumbent Lithuanian president reelected in landslide win over PM

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has secured a second five-year term as Lithuanian president in a landslide victory over Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė
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Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda, a presidential candidate, speaks to the media after winning the second round of Lithuania's presidential election, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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33 Muslims arrested for attacking 2 Christian men in Pakistan

Officials in eastern Pakistan say they have arrested dozens of Muslim men and charged them with attacking a Christian father and son on allegations of desecrating pages of Islam’s holy book
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Gains but no triumph for a far-right German party in local elections in an eastern state

The far-right Alternative for Germany made gains but failed to secure outright victories in local elections in an eastern state where the party is strong and its regional leader, one of the party’s best-known figures, was recently convicted of knowingl...
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Julian Vonarb, Lord Mayor of Gera, comes to cast his vote for Thuringia local elections, at a polling station in Gera, germany, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (Heiko Rebsch/dpa via AP)
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US lawmakers visit Taiwan in show of support for new president

A U.S. congressional delegation has met Taiwan’s new leader in a show of support shortly after China held drills around the self-governing island in response to his inauguration speech
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In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwan President Lai Ching-te, right, shares a light moment with Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas after receiving a cowboy hat in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 27, 2024. A U.S. congressional delegation met Taiwan's new leader on Monday in a show of support shortly after China held drills around the self-governing island in response to his inauguration speech. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)
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Papua New Guinea government says more than 2,000 people were killed in Friday's landslide

Papua New Guinea government says more than 2,000 people were killed in Friday's landslide
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A Thai court sentences an opposition lawmaker to 2 years in prison for defaming the monarchy

A Thai court has sentenced a lawmaker from a progressive opposition party to two years in prison after finding her guilty of defaming the monarchy in a speech she made during a protest rally three years ago
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Move Forward Party's Chonthicha Jangrew gives a Thai tradition of the "wai" greeting on her arrival at the Thanyaburi Provincial Court in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, May 27, 2024. The Thai court on Monday sentenced the lawmaker from the progressive opposition party to two years in prison after finding her guilty of defaming the monarchy in a speech she made during a protest rally three years ago. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
May 27

A synthetic drug ravages youth in Sierra Leone. There's little help, and some people are chained

Sierra Leone this year declared a war on the cheap synthetic drug called kush, calling it an epidemic and a national threat
May 27
Kush users rest in a room where they receive care in an unconventional rehabilitation centre in the Bombay community, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, April 25, 2024. Some youth in the Bombay community are helping Kush addicts stop by rehabilitating them. (AP Photo/ Misper Apawu)
May 27

South Africa's election could bring the biggest political shift since it became a democracy in 1994

South Africans will vote Wednesday to decide whether their country takes its most significant political step since it brought down apartheid and achieved democracy 30 years ago
May 27
An array of election posters from various political parties are displayed on poles in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, May 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
May 27

Forced to rebuild a life at 12, a Haitian girl joins thousands seeking an escape from gang violence

With thousands of people in Haiti driven from their homes by gang violence, some children find distraction from their harsh lives in arts classes
May 27
FILE - A motorcycle taxi navigates a rocky road, transporting a coffin for a family who lives in the Kenscoff community, in the foothills of the Chaîne de la Selle mountain range, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Millions across Haiti are struggling to rebuild their lives in a country where thousands have been killed, raped and injured by gangs. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
May 27

A woman could be Mexico's next leader. Millions of others continue in shadows as domestic workers

Some 2.5 million Mexicans — mostly women — are domestic workers, a profession that has come to encapsulate gender and class divisions long permeating Mexico
May 27
Domestic worker Concepcion Alejo lifts a weight at a gym near her home, before heading to work, in Mexico City, Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Alejo is among approximately 2.5 million Mexicans — largely women — who serve as domestic workers in the Latin American nation. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
May 27

Russian POWs get to make phone calls home. Ukrainians don't. A growing movement wants that to change

For hundreds of Russian soldiers taken prisoner, phone calls home can offer a bit of comfort and hope
May 27
Sergei, an injured Russian prisoner of war, sits in a corridor at the detention center in Ukraine's Lviv region, Thursday, April 25, 2024. AP visited the center as part of a small group of journalists on the condition that its exact location be withheld. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
May 26

Papua New Guinea says Friday's landslide buried more than 2,000 people

A Papua New Guinea government official has told the United Nations more than 2,000 people are believed to have been buried alive by a landslide Friday
May 26
In this photo provided by the UNDP Papua New Guinea, villagers carry a coffin during a funeral procession in Yambali village in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The International Organization for Migration feared Sunday the death toll from a massive landslide is much worse than what authorities initially estimated. (Kafuri Yaro/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP)
May 26

Nigeria is emerging as a critical mineral hub. The government is cracking down on illegal operations

Nigeria’s government is cracking down on illegal mining, making dozens of arrests of unlicensed miners since April for allegedly stealing the country’s lithium, a critical mineral used in batteries for electric vehicles, smartphones and power systems
May 26
Miners work at an illegal tin mining site in Jos, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. The recent arrests come as Nigeria seeks to regulate mining of critical minerals, curb illegal activity and better benefit from its mineral resources. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
May 26

Cyclone floods coastal villages, blows away thatched roofs and cuts power in Bangladesh and India

A cyclone has flooded coastal villages, blew away thatched roofs and left hundreds of thousands of people without power in southern Bangladesh
May 26
Commuters wait during a traffic jam in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
May 26

China premier agrees on cooperation with Seoul, Tokyo but issues veiled rebuke against their US ties

China’s premier has agreed to revive three-way cooperation with South Korea and Japan in the face of shared challenges but issued a veiled rebuke against the two countries’ expanding security cooperation with the United States
May 26
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, right, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a meeting at the Presidential Office in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
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Strong earthquake hits Tonga but no reports of tsunami risk or damage

A strong earthquake has struck the South Pacific Island nation of Tonga but there are no tsunami warnings or immediate reports of damage
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North Korea plans to launch a rocket soon, likely carrying its second military spy satellite

North Korea plans to launch a rocket apparently carrying its second military spy satellite by early next week
May 26
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News via AP)
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Japan says North Korea has informed it of a plan to launch a satellite by June 3

Japan says North Korea has informed it of a plan to launch a satellite by June 3
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Rescuers believe no one was hurt when part of a parking garage collapsed at a Dutch hospital

Rescuers who searched deep into the night for casualties after part of a six-story parking garage collapsed at a Dutch hospital say they believe nobody was injured
May 26
May 26

12 injured after turbulence on flight from Doha to Dublin

The flight was traveling from Doha, Qatar, to Dublin when it hit turbulence, authorities said.
May 26
The flight was traveling from Doha, Qatar, to Dublin when it hit turbulence, authorities said.
May 26

Palestinian medics say 22 are killed in an Israeli airstrike on Rafah that hits tents for displaced people

Palestinian medics say 22 are killed in an Israeli airstrike on Rafah that hits tents for displaced people
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May 26

Georgian PM, president criticize each other over media freedom law on Independence Day

The president and prime minister of Georgia have lashed out at each other at a ceremony marking the country’s independence day
May 26
A demonstrator waves Georgian and Ukrainian national flags during an opposition protest against foreign influence bill and to celebrate the Independence Day, in the center of in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The opposition has denounced the bill as "the Russian law," because Moscow uses similar legislation to crack down on independent news media, nonprofits and activists critical of the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
May 26

Putin arrives in Uzbekistan on the 3rd foreign trip of his new term

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the capital of Uzbekistan where he is to hold talks with President Shavkay Mirziyoyev
May 26
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin greet Russian and Uzbek diplomates during their meeting at an International airport outside Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
May 26

Paris' traffic-clogged Champs-Elysees turned into a mass picnic blanket for an unusual meal

The French capital’s most famous street has been transformed into a massive picnic blanket
May 26
People eat their lunches as part of a giant picnic on the Champs-Elysées, in front of the Arc de Triomphe, organized by the Comité Champs-Élysées, Sunday, May 26, 2024 in Paris. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)
May 26

South Africa's main opposition party rallies support as it concludes election campaign

South Africa’s main opposition party Democratic Alliance has made its final call to South Africans to help it unseat the ruling African National Congress
May 26
Supporters of the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party attend a final election rally in Benoni, South Africa, Sunday, May 26, 2024. South Africa's four main political parties began the final weekend of campaigning Saturday before a possibly pivotal election that could bring the country's most important change in three decades. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
May 26

Armenians throng center of the capital to demand the prime minister's resignation

Tens of thousands of demonstrators protested in the center of the capital.
May 26
Police block a government building as protesters with an Armenian national flag rally against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, May 26, 2024. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have held a protest in the center of the capital of Armenia, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan after Armenia agreed to hand over control of several border villages to Azerbaijan. (Stepan Poghosyan/Photolure via AP)
May 26

Saudi Arabia appoints first ambassador to Syria since 2012

Saudi Arabia has announced the appointment of its first ambassador to Syria since severing ties with Damascus 12 years ago, marking an ongoing thawing in relations since the war-torn country was readmitted to the Arab League over a year ago
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May 26

4 people killed and over 30 injured after a bus and a cargo train collide in Peru

Police in Peru say four people are dead and more than 30 are injured after a passenger bus and a cargo train collided
May 26
In this handout photo provided by the Peru's Highway Police, rescue workers attend to a bus that collided with a cargo train in La Oroya, Peru, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (Peru's Highway Police, via AP)
May 26

12 people injured after Qatar Airways plane hits turbulence on way to Dublin

The flight was traveling from Doha to Dublin when it hit turbulence.
May 26
FILE - A Qatar airways plane lands at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises on Sept. 25, 2023. Twelve people were injured when a Qatar Airways plane flying from Doha to Dublin on Sunday May 26, 2024 hit turbulence, airport authorities said. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
May 26

Macron begins the first state visit to Germany by a French president in 24 years

President Emmanuel Macron has started the first state visit to Germany by a French head of state in 24 years
May 26
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, right, and French President Emmanuel at the end of a press conference at Bellevue Place in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
May 26

EU foreign chief says Israel must respect UN court, control settler violence

The U.N. top court's ruled Israel must end its offensive in Rafah.
May 26
Norway's Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide shows a document which will be handed to Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority Mohammed Mustafa prior to a meeting for talks on the Middle East in Brussels, Sunday, May 26, 2024. Norway on Sunday handed over papers to the Palestinian prime minister to officially give it diplomatic recognition as a state in a largely symbolic move that has infuriated Israel. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 26

Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv for the first time in months. Hamas says it fired a barrage from Gaza

Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv for the first time in months. Hamas says it fired a barrage from Gaza
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May 26

Death toll in Kharkiv attack rises to 14; Zelenskyy warns of Russian troop movements

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that Russia is preparing to intensify its offensive along Ukraine’s northern border as the death toll rose to 14 in an aerial bomb attack on a large construction supplies store in the city of Kharkiv
May 26
Military medics give first aid to a wounded Ukrainian soldier at a medical stabilisation point near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, May 24, 2024. (Iryna Rybakova via AP)
May 26

Aid group says over 100 people killed in 2 weeks of fighting in a Sudanese city

An international aid group says more than two weeks of fighting between Sudan’s military and a notorious paramilitary group over a major city in the western Darfur region killed at least 123 people
May 26
May 26

Yemen’s Houthi rebels freed over 100 war prisoners, the Red Cross says

The International Committee of the Red Cross says the Houthi rebels in Yemen have released more than 100 war prisoners linked to the country’s long-running conflict
May 26
Houthi supporters march marking the anniversary of Yemeni unity in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Osamah Abdulrahman)
May 26

Sunak’s plan to make 18-year-olds do national service grabs attention on UK election trail

All 18-year-olds in Britain will have to perform a year of mandatory military or civilian national service if the governing Conservative Party wins the July 4 national election
May 26
Britain's Labour leader Keir Starmer attends the launch of Scottish Labour's General Election campaign at City Facilities in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday May 24, 2024. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
May 26

Flash floods due to unusually heavy seasonal rains kill at least 15 in Afghanistan

Afghan officials say renewed heavy rains have triggered more flash floods in Afghanistan, killing at least 15 people, including a set of parents and their eight children in the northeast
May 26
May 26

Palestinian medics say Israeli airstrike kills 22 in Rafah

Palestinian medics say 22 an Israeli airstrike hit tents for displaced people.
May 26
This frame grab taken from video shot in southern Israel shows smoke rising from what Palestinian medics say is an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Josphat Kasire)
May 26

UN's migration agency estimates more than 670 killed in Papua New Guinea landslide

UN's migration agency estimates more than 670 killed in Papua New Guinea landslide
May 26
May 26

Lithuanians return to the polls with incumbent president favored to win 2nd election round

Lithuanians are returning to the polls for the second round of the Baltic country’s presidential election as incumbent President Gitanas Nausėda seeks to hold off Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė and win another five-year term
May 26
Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda, a presidential candidate, prepares to cast his ballot at a polling station during the advance presidential elections in the small town of Svencionys, some 85km (52,8 miles) north of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, May 23, 2024. The second round of presidential vote in Lithuania will take place on May 26. Lithuania's incumbent president won the most votes in the first round with 44% of the votes but he still faces a runoff against the country's prime minister. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
May 26

Search not possible for British climber, Sherpa who went missing on Everest: Official

A Nepali official says it isn't possible to search for a British climber and his Sherpa guide who went missing after reaching the top of Mount Everest six days ago because both fell on their way down from “a very high altitude” on the Chinese side of t...
May 26
Kim Lal Gautam puts the national flag on Phunjo Lama on her arrival at airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 26, 2024. Lama scaled the peak in 14.5 hours becoming the fastest female to do so. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
May 26

Bangladesh evacuates hundreds of thousands as a severe cyclone approaches from the Bay of Bengal

Bangladesh has evacuated nearly 800,000 people from vulnerable areas as the country and neighboring India await the arrival of a severe cyclone that has formed over the Bay of Bengal
May 26
Men move fishing nets as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)
May 26

Ahead of another donor conference for Syria, humanitarian workers fear more aid cuts

Syria's devastating civil war, now in its 14th year, remains largely frozen and so are efforts to find a viable political solution to end it
May 26
FILE - A Syrian protester holds up a placard during a protest against al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group in Binnish town, in Idlib province, Syria, on May 17, 2024. Syria's devastating civil war, now in its 14th year, remains largely frozen and so are efforts to find a viable political solution to end it, while millions of Syrians have been pulled into poverty, and struggle with accessing food and health care as the economy deteriorates across the country's front lines. Aid organizations are making their annual pitches to donors ahead of a fundraising conference in Brussels for Syria on Monday, May 27. The placard shows drawings of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the late Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Abu Mohammed al-Golani, leader of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, once linked to al-Qaida. The Arabic writing reads: "Assad = Baghdadi = al-Golani. The faces are different but the crime is one." (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed, File)
May 26

Zimbabwe authorities mix charm with force in an attempt to shore up the world’s newest currency

Zimbabwe introduced the world's newest currency in April with public rallies and commercial jingles
May 26
An elderly man waits to withdraw cash from a bank in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday April 30, 2024. Zimbabwe introduced the world's newest currency in April introduced the world's newest currency in April, the ZiG, or Zimbabwe Gold. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
May 26

The dreams of a 60-year-old beauty contestant come to an abrupt end in Argentina

A 60-year-old Argentine woman has watched her dreams to become the oldest Miss Universe contestant in history melt away in a haze of sequins and selfies at Argentina’s annual beauty pageant
May 26
Contestant Alejandra Rodriguez competes in the Argentina Miss Universe pageant, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, May 25, 2024. The 60-year-old lawyer is hoping to make history by becoming the oldest Miss Universe contestant. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
May 26

UN migration agency estimates more than 670 killed in Papua New Guinea landslide

The International Organization for Migration has increased its estimate of the death toll from a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea to more than 670
May 26
In this photo provided by the UNDP Papua New Guinea, villagers carry a coffin during a funeral procession in Yambali village in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The International Organization for Migration feared Sunday the death toll from a massive landslide is much worse than what authorities initially estimated. (Kafuri Yaro/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP)
May 25

Chinese, Japanese leaders travel to South Korea for 1st trilateral meeting since 2019

The Japanese and South Korean leaders have raised sensitive topics like Taiwan, North Korea and the South China Sea as well as ways to boost cooperation, when they individually met China’s premier
May 25
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida gesture during a meeting at the Presidential Office in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
May 25

Fire at baby care center kills 6 infants in India's capital, officer says

A fire broke out in a baby care center in India's capital and killed seven infants
May 25
Burnt registration cards lie on the floor of a baby care center in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 26, 2024. A fire broke out in the care center on Saturday night killing six infants, a fire service officer said on Sunday. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)