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White House mistakenly reveals CIA official's name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top official in Afghanistan in an email to thousands of journalists during the president's surprise weekend trip to Bagram Air Field.

Crews search for 3 people in Colorado mudslide

COLLBRAN, Colo. (AP) — Rescue teams were searching Monday for three men reported missing after a ridge collapsed in a remote part of western Colorado following heavy rain.


Obama leads country in celebrating Memorial Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama led the nation in commemorating Memorial Day, declaring the United States has reached "a pivotal moment" in Afghanistan with the end of war approaching.


Pope wraps up delicate Mideast pilgrimage

JERUSALEM (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his Mideast pilgrimage Monday with a balancing act of symbolic and sometimes spontaneous gestures to press his call for peace between Israel and the Palestinians and friendship between Jews and Muslims in the land of Jesus' birth.


Editor who criticized Islamists shot dead in Benghazi

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen shot dead a newspaper editor who was an outspoken critic of Islamists in Libya's volatile east on Monday, in a targeted killing that came hours after he warned the Islamist-led parliament of a civil war if it didn't bow to widespread demands to disband and allow early elections.


Old West outlaw's pistol goes up for auction

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A pistol and other possessions belonging to a one-time Old West outlaw who later ran for governor of Oklahoma and became an actor are going up for auction next month.


AP PHOTOS: Brazil in countdown for World Cup start

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — About 300,000 visitors from around the world are expected to attend World Cup matches across Brazil, from the steamy Amazon region in the north to the chillier pampa climes in the south to Rio de Janeiro, where the Christ the Redeemer statue spreads his arms high above the Maracana stadium where the tournament's final game will be.


After Euroskeptic rise, EU leaders step into fray

BRUSSELS (AP) — Euroskeptics celebrated across the continent on Monday, from Britain to France and beyond, over their unmatched success in the European Parliament election. Now they are keen to put up internal borders again, keep foreigners out of their labor markets, abolish the common euro currency and let their nations go it alone in a globalized world.


Ukraine launches air strikes at eastern gunmen

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president-elect promised Monday to negotiate an end to a pro-Russia insurgency in the east and said he was willing to begin talks with Moscow. Yet he described the separatists as "Somali pirates" and authorities in Kiev launched an airstrike against the militants occupying a major eastern airport.

Kim and Kanye in surprise Irish honeymoon

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have caught the world's paparazzi off-guard by choosing to secretly honeymoon in the rain-sodden Irish countryside, according to media reports Monday. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were married in a private ceremony in the presence of family and friends in the Italian city of Florence on Saturday. Media reports suggest the couple landed at Cork airport in southern Ireland at 2:00 GMT the following day and were whisked away by a fleet of limousines. It is rumoured that rapper West, 36, and reality TV star Kardashian, 33, will be based at a luxury rural estate in the southern Munster region.


U.S. veterans honored over Memorial Day weekend

Raymonde Murphy walks past the flag-adorned graves after visiting the grave of her husband, William Murphy, a World War II veteran, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Ukraine launches air strikes against gunmen

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official says the military has launched an air strike on gunmen who have occupied the airport in the eastern capital of Donetsk.


Pro-military fervor at polls as Egyptians vote

CAIRO (AP) — Supporters of retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi danced to pop tunes praising the military and sported T-shirts bearing his image as they cast ballots Monday in a presidential election that is considered certain to vault the former military chief to office.


Pope honors Holocaust survivors in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Pope Francis honored Jews killed in the Holocaust, kissing the hands of six survivors in an emotional ceremony at Israel's national Holocaust memorial on Monday as he capped a Mideast trip with poignant stops at some of the holiest and most haunting sites for Jews.


Thai coup leader: Don't protest, it's no use

BANGKOK (AP) — Bolstered by a royal endorsement Monday to run the country after last week's coup, Thailand's junta leader warned citizens not to cause trouble, not to criticize, not to protest — or else face a return to the "old days" of street violence.


New Ukraine leader vows to restore control in east, Moscow offers dialogue

By Alastair Macdonald and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's next president pledged on Monday to restore control over the separatist east with a more effective military operation, and said he would meet Russian officials in a matter of weeks to secure their help in resolving the crisis. Moscow said it was ready for dialogue with Petro Poroshenko but he should scale back his armed forces' campaign in the east, where pro-Moscow gunmen have declared independence in two provinces. Ukrainians rallied overwhelmingly in Sunday's election behind Poroshenko, a billionaire owner of chocolate factories and political veteran, hoping the burly 48-year-old can rescue the nation from the brink of bankruptcy, civil war and dismemberment by their former Soviet masters in the Kremlin. His closest challenger, former premier Yulia Tymoshenko, secured just 13.1 percent and made clear she would concede.


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