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Iraq deputy PM appeals for more help

May 22, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNE, Jordan (AP) — Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi wa... more »»

Poland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence

May 22, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Presidential candidate Andrzej Duda is a new face in Polish politics, but he may herald a return to an older era when his right-wing party held power. more »»

Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

May 22, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights... more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes

May 22, 2015

5 p.m. (1030 GMT)

A senior U.S. diplomat says the root causes of the exodus of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims need to be addressed as a way to solve the humanitarian crisis facing Southeast Asia. more »»

Merkel warns 'whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks

May 22, 2015

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — With Greece facing a potential default in two weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday sought to add urgency to the talks between the country and its international... more »»

5 things to know about Ireland's gay marriage referendum

May 22, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize gay marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote. more »»

Dunkirk marks 75 years since massive Allied rescue mission

May 22, 2015

DUNKIRK, France (AP) — Veterans and European officials are marking 75 years since a huge operation to evacuate 338,000 troops trapped by advancing Nazi troops from the shores of Dunkirk in... more »»

US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people

May 22, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. more »»

China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home

May 22, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Fleeing Yemen war, thousands stuck in Djibouti

May 22, 2015

OBOCK, Djibouti (AP) — Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Djibouti, a sleepy Horn of Africa nation where the United Nations has... more »»

Spain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties

May 22, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both th... more »»

World Bank: Gaza economy on 'verge of collapse'

May 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest in the world and calling on Israel and... more »»

South Korea court frees Korean Air "nut rage" executive

May 22, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending... more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: UN estimates 3,000 still adrift

May 22, 2015

10 a.m. (0300 GMT)

The U.N. refugee agency is estimating that over 3,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants — or even more — could still be adrift in the Andaman Sea. more »»

SKorea court suspends nut rage executive's prison term

May 22, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending... more »»

US presses Israel on talks for Middle East nuclear-free zone

May 22, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has sent a top official to Israel amid an effort to revive talks on a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a central issue of a landmark treaty review... more »»

Colombia bids farewell to victims of deadly flooding

May 21, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of mourners poured into the streets Thursday to bid farewell to dozens of the victims of a deadly mudslide that ravaged this coffee-growing town nestled deep in... more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: US military preparing air patrols

May 21, 2015

4 a.m. (2200 GMT)

The U.S. military says it is preparing to help countries in the region address the humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya migrants stranded at sea.

Pentagon spokesman Lt. more »»

Terror suspect wanted in US wins Irish case, walks free

May 21, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — An Algerian-born terror suspect wanted in the United States walked free from a Dublin court Thursday after five years behind bars and a two-year legal battle against extradition. more »»

A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town captured by IS

May 21, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A look at Palmyra, the Syrian archaeological gem captured by Islamic State fighter. more »»

 
 
 

 

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