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Children among victims of suicide bomb at Ariana Grande show

By JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up as young concert-goers left a show by the American singer Ariana Grande in the northern English city of Manchester, killing at least 22 people, some wearing the star's trademark ...

In Jerusalem, Trump solemnly remembers Holocaust victims

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JULIE PACE, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump solemnly paid tribute Tuesday to the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust, calling on the world to never forget "history's darkest hour." On a visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem, the ...

Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

By EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan is set to testify publicly about the intelligence underpinning the Obama administration's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and could shed light on concerns about ...

Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Festival is celebrating its 70th anniversary by bringing together an array of stars, filmmakers and former Palme d'Or winners. On Tuesday, Cannes gathered more than 100 big names from across cinema to pose for a photo together. ...

Gambia says it seizes $50 million of ex-president’s assets

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's government says it has seized some $50 million in assets tied to former leader Yahya Jammeh. The targeted assets include 80 bank accounts and 131 properties reportedly belonging to the longtime leader who flew into exile in January. Justice Minister Aboubacarr ...

Bahrain police raid Shiite cleric’s town; 1 killed, 50 held

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain police firing tear gas and shotguns entered a town on Tuesday morning where a monthslong sit-in has supported a prominent Shiite cleric who had his citizenship stripped by the government. At least one protester was ...

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JULIE PACE, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Having declared that finding a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is "maybe not as difficult as people have thought," President Donald Trump will make his first visit to Israel with few concrete ideas of ...

North Korea calls latest solid-fuel missile test successful

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as perfect by leader Kim Jong Un. The official Korean Central News Agency ...

Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out ‘Islamic extremism’

By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region, describing a "battle between good and evil" rather than a ...

Trump receives regal welcome in Saudi Arabia

By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Donald Trump, in the first stop of his maiden trip abroad, received a regal welcome Saturday in Saudi Arabia, feted by the wealthy kingdom as he aims to forge strong alliances to combat terrorism while ...