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Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

May. 25, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place. Washington's position on the North's denuclearization is consistent...

Pakistan arrests 6 for collecting funds for militant groups

May. 25, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say six people have been arrested for allegedly collecting funds for two outlawed militant organizations. Muhammad Ashraf, an official with the Punjabi police's counterterrorism department, said Saturday that the arrests were part of crackdown against terror...

Trump asks Citizenship and Immigration Services head to quit

May. 24, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asked the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to resign, leaving yet another vacancy within the Department of Homeland Security. Lee Francis Cissna told staff on Friday that his last day would be June 1, according to a copy of the email obtained by The...

New US charges against Assange may slow extradition from UK

May. 24, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new indictment against Julian Assange could further delay what was already expected to be a protracted battle to get the WikiLeaks founder out of a London jail cell and into a U.S. court, opening the door for his legal team to argue that the Espionage Act charges are political and thus...

Terror probe after 'low force' blast in French city of Lyon

May. 24, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — A "low force" blast hit a busy pedestrian street Friday in the French city of Lyon, injuring seven people as it shattered the glass from a refrigerated shop cooler in a bakery, a local official said. France's anti-terrorist office opened an inquiry into the blast and the anti-terrorism...

Thai king opens 1st session of elected assembly since coup

May. 24, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's king on Friday addressed the first session of an elected parliament since the military staged a coup in 2014, advising lawmakers to take their responsibilities seriously because their actions will affect national security and the people's well-being. King Maha Vajiralongkorn...

US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

May. 24, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing secret documents containing the names of confidential military and diplomatic sources. The...

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

May. 23, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Charismatic but polarizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi surged to a landslide victory in Indian elections, propelling his Hindu nationalist party to back-to-back majorities in parliament for the first time in decades. With most of the estimated 600 million votes counted by early Friday,...

Trump considering loophole for Saudi arms sale

May. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an emergency declaration that would allow it to make an arms shipment to Saudi Arabia without the approval of Congress, two U.S. officials and lawmakers opposed to the move said Thursday. The officials say a decision on invoking a national security...

US officials say foreign election hacking is inevitable

May. 22, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hacking of U.S. election systems, including by foreign adversaries, is inevitable, and the real challenge is ensuring the country is resilient enough to withstand catastrophic problems from cyber breaches, government officials said Wednesday. The comments by representatives from the...