Untitled Document
AP Top International News at 5:08 a.m. EST

The Latest: Malaysia: Poison killed Kim within 20 minutes
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The Latest on Malaysia's investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):...

Why N. Korea may have used VX to kill leader's half brother
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Was it a poorly executed assassination or did North Korea want to showcase its stockpile of banned chemical weapons?...

Malaysia: Kim Jong Nam died within 20 minutes of poisoning
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's health minister says the dose of poison given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him "within 15-20 minutes."...

Duped into killing Kim? 2 suspects say it looked like prank
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Two women - a Vietnamese and an Indonesian - have been arrested for allegedly coating their hands with the immensely toxic chemical agent VX and wiping them on the face of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport. He died within hours....

Letter-writing former Iran president pens dispatch to Trump
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, discussing immigration, America's wars in the Middle East and other topics....

Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A senior commander says Iraqi militarized police have captured a neighborhood on the western side of Mosul amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants....

Copy this: Vatican stakes out rights to Pope Francis' image
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- God's love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope....

Russian opposition figure freed; says he was tortured
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has released a convicted opposition activist who says he was tortured in prison....

EU lawmakers, in unusual move, pull the plug on racist talk
BRUSSELS (AP) -- With the specter of populism looming over a critical election year in Europe, the European Parliament has taken an unusual step to crack down on racism and hate speech in its own house....

In a blow, twin attacks on Syrian security kill at least 32
BEIRUT (AP) -- In synchronized attacks, insurgents stormed into heavily guarded security offices in Syria's central Homs city, clashed with troops and then blew themselves up, killing a senior officer and at least 31 others, state media and officials reported....

AP Photo
AP Photo/Daniel Chan
World Video
Up to the Minute
Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition area

Philippine offensive continues amid threat to behead German

Russian opposition figure freed; says he was tortured

Latin America/Caribbean
Far from Carnival street fests, glitzy Rio Ball for elite

Middle East
Letter-writing former Iran president pens dispatch to Trump