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In Cuba, caution and confusion meet eased US sanctions

The Biden administration's move to ease some sanctions on Cuba are being met with some confusion and caution by people on the island
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Marylin Alvarez, right, prepares a client's nails in the salon at her home as her two dogs lounge on the floor, at the Bahía neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. During President Barack Obama's administration, Alvarez began transforming part of her house into a tiny cafe with the help of money sent by a cousin living in the U.S., but it fell apart when President Donald Trump's administration tightened the embargo and sharply restricted money transfers to Cuba in late 2020, which turned Alvarez to a less costly form of making money for her family — giving manicures. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Ukraine: 200 bodies found in basement in Mariupol's ruins

Ukrainian authorities say workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement
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Commuters take the subway in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Kharkiv subway resumed service on Tuesday morning after it was closed for more than two months during Russian attempt to capture the city. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Iran building collapse kills 11 as mayor and others detained

Iranian media say the death toll from the collapse of a commercial building still under construction in southwestern Iran has reached 14, after more bodies were retrieved from the rubble in the city of Abadan
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In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, a man stands amid the ruins of an under construction 10-story commercial building that collapsed killing several people, in the southwestern city of Abadan, Iran, Monday, May 23, 2022. There are fears the casualty toll could be much higher as more than 80 people were still believed to be trapped under the rubble after the Metropol building toppled, burying shops and even some cars in the surrounding streets, state TV reported. (Hossein Abdollah Asl, Tasnim News Agency via AP)
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Australia's government urges China to remove trade barriers

Australia’s new government has urged China to lift trade sanctions if it wants to reset a bilateral relationship that plumbed new depths under the previous administration
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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, left, and Foreign Minister Penny Wong attend a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida alongside a meeting of the Indo-Pacific security coalition known as the Quad at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The Quad consists of Australia, India, the United States and Japan. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
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Snake catcher finds poisonous snake under trash bin

A snake catcher pulled a poisonous red-bellied black snake from underneath a trash bin in a Sydney suburb as the terrified homeowners looked on.
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A snake catcher pulled a poisonous red-bellied black snake from underneath a trash bin in a Sydney suburb as the terrified homeowners looked on.
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Swedish freestyle skier sets new world record

Jesper Tjäder has set a new world record for the longest rail grind on skis by completing a distance of approximately 506 feet down a long metal pipe.
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Jesper Tjäder has set a new world record for the longest rail grind on skis by completing a distance of approximately 506 feet down a long metal pipe.
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Seoul: N Korea fires suspected ICBM and 2 other missiles

South Korea says one of the three weapons North Korea test-launched into the sea Wednesday was a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile
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FILE - In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, watches a military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of North Korea's army at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 25, 2022. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday, May 25, the missile was fired toward waters near North Korea's eastern coast. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
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Ukraine: 200 bodies found in basement in Mariupol's ruins

Ukrainian authorities say workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement
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A girl rides a bicycle in front of houses ruined by shelling in Borodyanka, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
May 24

Mexico: If raped, minors can abort without parents' consent

Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that an underage girl can get an abortion without parental consent if she had been raped
May 24
May 24

South Korea says one of the three weapons North Korea launched was a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile

South Korea says one of the three weapons North Korea launched was a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile
May 24
May 24

New Zealand plane finds 7 missing aboard 2 boats in Pacific

Seven people on two small boats that drifted for days in the Pacific have been rescued after a New Zealand plane spotted them near the remote island nation of Kiribati
May 24
In this image supplied by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), crew wave to a RNZAF Orion near Makin Island in Kiribati, Monday, May 23, 2022. New Zealand's military said Tuesday that an air force plane found seven people who had gone missing. They were aboard two small boats near the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati. (RNZAF via AP)
May 24
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, meets with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in Guangzhou, southern China's Guangdong Province on Monday, May 23, 2022. (Deng Hua/Xinhua via AP)
May 24

Palestinian teen shot dead in Israeli raid on West Bank

Health authorities says a 16-year-old Palestinian died after being wounded during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank
May 24
FILE - Masked Palestinians carry Palestinian and Hamas flags during Eid al-Fitr celebrations next to the next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on May 2, 2022. Israeli authorities said Tuesday, May 24, they have foiled a wide-ranging plot by Hamas militants to shoot a member of parliament, kidnap soldiers and bomb Jerusalem's light rail system during a surge of violence that has left dozens dead in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
May 24

South Korean officials say North Korea has launched a 2nd ballistic missile toward the sea

South Korean officials say North Korea has launched a 2nd ballistic missile toward the sea
May 24
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Police shootout at Rio de Janeiro favela kills more than 20

Police in Rio de Janeiro have raided the Vila Cruzeiro favela in an operation that set off a fierce firefight
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People wait outside the Getulio Vargas Hospital for the arrival of people who were injured or killed during a police raid in the Vila Cruziero favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Police in Rio de Janeiro raided the Vila Cruzeiro favela before dawn Tuesday in an operation that prompted a fierce firefight and state officials said at least 10 people died. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
May 24

President Zelenskyy sharpens tone as Russian offensive intensifies

Tom Soufi Burridge, ABC News foreign correspondent, reports from Kyiv on the significance of Lithuania's decision to suspend all Russian energy imports and whether further sanctions could be in store.
May 24
VIDEO: President Zelenskyy sharpens tone as Russian offensive intensifies
May 24

South Korean officials says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward the sea

South Korean officials says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward the sea
May 24
May 24

Ukrainian refugee camp in Mexico's capital to close

Organizers of a camp for Ukrainian refugees who had traveled to Mexico say they will soon close it and discouraged Ukrainians still in Europe from traveling to Mexico as they try to enter the United States
May 24
A Ukrainian mother and her child walk hand in hand inside a refugee camp in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Mexico City will close the camp that has hosted hundreds of Ukrainian refugees for the past month. Now that a U.S. program vetting refugees and then allowing them to fly to the U.S. is operational, authorities say the camp is no longer needed. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
May 24

Moldovan ex-president detained in treason, corruption probe

A former Moldovan president has been ordered detained following a series of police raids as part of a judicial investigation into suspected treason, corruption, illicit enrichment and illegal party financing, prosecutors said
May 24
FILE- Former Moldovan President Igor Dodon speaks to media in Chisinau, Moldova, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. Contradictory reports emerged Tuesday, May 24, 2022, about the possible detention of former Moldovan President Igor Dodon, the leader of a pro-Russian political party in the Eastern European country.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
May 24

Monarch butterfly numbers in Mexico rise by 35%

Mexican experts say the number of monarch butterflies that arrived this year to winter in mountaintop forests rose by 35% compared to the previous season
May 24
FILE - Monarch butterflies cling to branches in their winter nesting grounds in El Rosario Sanctuary, near Ocampo, Michoacan state, Mexico, Jan. 31, 2020. Mexican experts said Monday, May 24, 2022 that 35% more monarch butterflies arrived this year to spend the winter in mountaintop forests, compared to the previous season. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
May 24

Vaccines bring optimism as COVID cases soar in South America

After a reprieve of months, confirmed cases of COVID-19 are surging in the southern tip of South America
May 24
May 24

Davos updates | Soros: New tech, AI help repressive regimes

Billionaire investor turned philanthropist George Soros has blamed new technology for helping repressive regimes like Russia and China exert greater control
May 24
Special police is on guard on the roof of the congress hotel at the 51st annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Davos, Switzerland. The forum has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak and was rescheduled to early summer. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, corporate and political leaders in Davos under the topic "History at a Turning Point: Government Policies and Business Strategies" from 22 - 26 May 2022. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
May 24

Russia releases jailed Danish Jehovah's Witness, group says

A Danish Jehovah’s Witness has been released after spending five years in a Russian prison under Moscow’s crackdown on the religious group, the organization says
May 24
May 24

Taliban say deal signed with UAE firm to manage airports

The Taliban say they've signed a deal allowing an Emirati company to manage three airports in Afghanistan after the fall of the country's U.S.-backed government
May 24
FILE - Taliban flags fly at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 9, 2021. The Taliban announced a deal Tuesday, May 24, 2022, allowing the Abu Dhabi-based firm GAAC Solutions to manage the airports in Herat, Kabul and Kandahar. However, the United Arab Emirates did not immediately acknowledge the deal. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
May 24

Boat carrying Rohingya fleeing Myanmar capsizes, killing 16

At least 16 people from Myanmar’s Rohingya minority have died after a storm capsized the boat they were traveling on as they sought refuge in another country
May 24
FILE - Rohingya refugees bathe at a hand water pump at Kutupalong refugee camp, where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence a year ago, in Bangladesh, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution has crossed the milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other deadly conflicts, The U.N. refugee agency said Monday, May 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
May 24

Pope offers solidarity to Gaylord, Michigan, after tornado

Pope Francis is offering his condolences and solidarity to the people of Gaylord, Michigan following a deadly tornado
May 24
May 24

London mayor seeks police answers over 'partygate' fines

The mayor of London has asked the city’s police chief to explain how decisions were made about issuing fines for lockdown-breaking government parties
May 24
A police officer goes into 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been shadowed by career-threatening scandal for months — but so far he has escaped unscathed. This week he faces one more threat to his political future: a comprehensive report into coronavirus lockdown-breaching parties in government offices that is expected to be published within days. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 24

EU court restores immunity for 3 Catalan lawmakers

A European Union court has decided to suspend the execution of the lifting of the parliamentary immunity for three former top Catalan officials who fled Spain fearing arrest over a secessionist push they led in the region
May 24
May 24

President Zelenskyy calls for more military aid

ABC News foreign correspondent Tom Soufi Burridge reports from Ukraine as President Zelenskyy says 50 to 100 Ukrainian soldiers are being killed per day.
May 24
VIDEO: President Zelenskyy calls for more military aid
May 24

President Biden wraps up high-stakes Asia tour

White House says Biden’s comment on Taiwan deviates from the country’s long-standing policy of “strategic ambiguity.”
May 24
VIDEO: President Biden wraps up high-stakes Asia tour
May 24

Hungary announces 'state of danger' over war in Ukraine

Hungary has declared a legal “state of danger” in response to the war in neighboring Ukraine, Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced Tuesday
May 24
FILE - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, on Oct. 22, 2021. The European Union wants to impose a new round of sanctions against Russia over its war in Ukraine, but Hungary has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to unanimous support needed from the bloc’s 27 member nations. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
May 24

5 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes against PKK in Iraq

Turkey's defense ministry says five Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in northern Iraq
May 24
May 24

Victims groups slam UK plan for amnesty over Troubles crimes

Relatives of people killed during Northern Ireland’s decades of violence have protested in London and Belfast
May 24
Damien Walsh's sister Karen Walsh, left and mother Marian Walsh stand outside the Northern Ireland Office UK Government Hub at Erskine House in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Relatives of people killed during Northern Ireland’s decades of violence protested in Belfast on Tuesday, urging the government to drop plans to grant immunity to perpetrators of crimes committed during “the Troubles.” The British government says its Legacy and Reconciliation bill reflects the “vanishingly small” likelihood of convicting people for decades-old crimes. (Liam McBurney/PA via AP)
May 24

German chancellor to discuss Ukraine war in South Africa

South Africa’s neutral stance on Russia’s war in Ukraine was a major topic of conversation as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Tuesday with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, to end his three-nation tour of Africa
May 24
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz inspects a guard of honour during the official welcoming ceremony at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
May 24

Sweden says it's not providing money, military aid to Kurds

Sweden has denied it is providing any “financial assistance or military support” to Kurdish groups or entities in Syria — claims that Turkey’s using to back its opposition to Sweden’s and neighboring Finland’s historic bids to join NATO
May 24
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inspects a military honour guard during a ceremony marking the docking of a submarine, in Kocaeli, Turkey, Monday, May 23, 2022. Erdogan, whose country has objected to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, called on Stockholm on Monday to take "concrete steps" that would alleviate Turkey's security concerns. (Turkish Presidency via AP Photo)
May 24

Ukraine, Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise: World in Photos, May 24

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
May 24
VIDEO: Ukraine, Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise: World in Photos, May 24
May 24

Report: Mexico's immigration enforcement relies on military

Mexico’s immigration enforcement is increasingly militarized with the armed forces and National Guard now accounting for more migrant detentions than immigration agents
May 24
FILE - Mexican National Guards stand watch over the Suchiate River where locals transport cargo and ferry people between Mexico and Guatemala, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, a location popular for Central American migrants to cross from Guatemala to Mexico. Mexican migration policy is increasingly militarized. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
May 24

Churches of Serbia, North Macedonia, end decades-old dispute

The head of Serbia’s Orthodox Church says he will recognize the full independence of the church in neighboring North Macedonia, signaling an end to a decades-old religious dispute
May 24
May 24

Spain to invest $13 billion to build microchip industry

The Spanish government has announced a $13.2 billion investment plan to convert the country into a major producer of microchips and help reduce the dependence of Spain and the European Union on other suppliers
May 24
May 24

Dutch police arrest Syrian accused of war crimes for Assad

Dutch authorities have arrested a 34-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker accused of war crimes
May 24
May 24

Rwanda accuses Congolese forces of cross-border shelling

Rwanda’s military has accused neighboring Congolese forces of injuring several civilians in cross-border shelling and asked regional monitors to investigate
May 24
People walk on the road near Kibumba, north of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, as they flee fighting between Congolese forces and M23 rebels in North Kivu, Tuesday May 24, 2022. Congolese authorities have accused Rwandan forces of supporting armed groups in mineral-rich eastern Congo, where dozens of such groups are active. Rwanda has described allegations of supporting rebels in Congo as baseless. (AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa)
May 24

Lebanon currency hits new low after vote, crisis deepens

Lebanon’s pound has hit a new low as deep divisions within the newly elected parliament raised concerns that political paralysis could further exacerbate one of the worst economic meltdowns in history
May 24
A team of engineers removes a concrete wall from a road that leads to the parliament building in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 23, 2022. Lebanese authorities began removing giant cement barriers surrounding the parliament building in Beirut Monday, a week after a new legislature was elected. The blast walls were set up following nationwide protests that erupted in late 2019 amid an economic meltdown. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
May 24

New Italian church head faces demands for abuse inquiry

Pope Francis has named a bishop in his own image as the new head of the Italian bishops conference
May 24
FILE - Cardinal Matteo Zuppi poses for photographers at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Pope Francis on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 named a bishop in his own image, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, as the new head of the Italian bishops conference, as the Italian Catholic Church comes under mounting pressure to confront its own legacy of clerical sexual abuse with an independent inquest. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
May 24

11 killed in shooting attacks on 2 bars in Mexico

Officials in north-central Mexico say 11 people have been gunned down in simultaneous shooting attacks on two bars
May 24
May 24

Hong Kong Catholic cardinal denies charges over relief fund

Former Hong Kong Catholic leader Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others have denied charges that they failed to register a relief fund aimed at assisting protesters who faced legal costs during 2019 anti-government protests
May 24
From right, Hong Kong singer Denise Ho, Hong Kong scholar Hui Po-keung, Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen and barrister Margaret Ng and arrive for an appearance at a court in Hong Kong as they were charged in relation to their past fundraising for activists, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
May 24

In West Bank, Turkish FM pledges support for Palestinians

Turkey’s foreign minister says that improved ties with Israel will not come at the expense of its commitment to supporting the Palestinians and the two-state solution to the conflict
May 24
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a joint statement with his Palestinian counterpart Riad al-Malki in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
May 24

No warmth for Russia at diplomatic conference on Antarctica

Russia has received a frosty reception at the start of an international conference on managing and protecting Antarctica
May 24
May 24

Extremists kill dozens in latest attack in northeast Nigeria

Local authorities say that dozens of people have been killed in northeast Nigeria in yet another attack targeting remote communities as the West African nation continues to battle extremist rebels
May 24
May 24
Flowers, flags and other memorabilia create a makeshift memorial at the site where veteran Palestinian-American reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed, in the West Bank city of Jenin, May 19, 2022. Almost two weeks after the death of Abu Akleh, a reconstruction by The Associated Press lends support to assertions from both Palestinian authorities and Abu Akleh's colleagues that the bullet that cut her down came from an Israeli gun. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
May 24

New Australian leader Albanese makes whirlwind world debut

New Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese walked into a global spotlight the day after his swearing-in
May 24
From left, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, U.S. President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the Japan-U.S.-Australia-India Fellowship Founding Celebration event in Tokyo Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool Photo via AP)