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Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim, left, arrive with his wife Wan Azizah, right, at a rally in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Anwar has been freed from custody after receiving a pardon from the king, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
May 17, 2018 - 4:34 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. In an interview with The Associated Press, the prime...
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May 17, 2018 - 4:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's new anti-Semitism commissioner says a leading newspaper crossed a "red line" with a caricature of Benjamin Netanyahu portraying the Israeli Prime Minister with oversized lips, ears and nose. Felix Klein, who was appointed this year amid concerns over rising anti-Semitism,...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and British Prime Minister Theresa May after meeting at a hotel on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
May 17, 2018 - 4:03 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday encouraged Balkans countries to continue on the path of EU-oriented reform but were cool on any of the six joining the bloc in the near future. The Balkans spiraled into conflict in the 1990s as the former Yugoslavia broke apart and ethnic...
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May 17, 2018 - 3:54 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk says its first-quarter revenue increased by 30 percent to $9.3 billion, but also noted increased uncertainties due to geopolitical risks, trade tensions and other factors impacting freight rates, bunker prices and rate of exchange...
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An entrance road to the resident of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is cordoned off in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, May 17, 2018. Malaysian police spent hours early Thursday searching former Prime Minister Najib Razak's house, reportedly part of a money-laundering investigation linked to a state investment fund that is being investigated abroad. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
May 17, 2018 - 12:36 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A lawyer for Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak says the seven-hour police search of his property as part of a money-laundering investigation being pushed by his successor did not find any incriminating documents. Najib's lawyer says police have seized...
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People watch a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. North Korea on Wednesday threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it has no interest in a "one-sided" affair meant to pressure Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons. The signs read: " Trying to test Trump." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 16, 2018 - 11:09 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it's pushing to reset high-level talks with North Korea and will communicate closely with Washington and Pyongyang to increase the chances of a successful summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on resolving the...
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Director Lars von Trier, left, and actor Matt Dillon pose for portrait photographs for the film 'The House That Jack Built', at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 16, 2018 - 5:53 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — After being banished for seven years, Lars von Trier has not come back to the Cannes Film Festival brimming with remorse. Instead, he has detonated "The House That Jack Built," a 2½-hour serial killer drama nasty enough to spark dozens of walkouts at its premiere. Some critics...
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European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a media conference prior to an EU-Western Balkans summit at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Heads of State of the EU and Western Balkan countries will attend a dinner on Wednesday and meet for a summit at Sofia's National Palace of Culture on Thursday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 16, 2018 - 4:38 pm
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A top European Union official branded President Donald Trump selfish and capricious Wednesday as EU leaders met to count the likely economic damage U.S. policies might inflict on the bloc and to try to rescue the Iran nuclear deal. In a striking rhetorical assault on the...
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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during the dedication ceremony of the Guatemala Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel, Wednesday May 16, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 3:58 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Most of the protesters killed this week by Israeli fire along the border with the Gaza Strip were members of Hamas, the militant group said Wednesday, an assertion that deepens the starkly different narratives on both sides over the deaths. Israel, which has faced blistering...
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Marwan Shtewi, 32, lies on the bed while his mother's Fatma, stands near him at the surgery's ward of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Shtewi was shot in his hand and abdomen by Israeli troops during a protest east of Gaza City on Monday. With few prospects and little to fear, Shtewi is among the crowds of young men who put themselves on the front lines of violent protests along the border with Israel, risking their lives in a weekly showdown meant to draw attention to the dire conditions of Gaza. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
May 16, 2018 - 3:57 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Marwan Shtewi is poor, unemployed and at the age of 32 has never even left the Gaza Strip. With few prospects and little to fear, Shtewi is among the crowds of young men who put themselves on the front lines of violent protests along the border with Israel, risking...
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