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Romania: tiny percentage of funds needed for statue raised

May 30, 2016

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's public has donated less than 3 percent of funds needed to purchase a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi, considered one of the country's finest modern artworks,... more »»

Prince Philip to miss Battle of Jutland event

May 30, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has decided to follow medical advice and skip upcoming commemorations to mark the Battle of Jutlan. more »»

Pakistan says new sampling shows progress against polio

May 30, 2016

ISLAMABAD (AP) — For the first time in Pakistan's history all the previous month's environmental samples for polio have tested negative — a sign of progress in the campaign to eradicate the virus... more »»

Bahrain court more than doubles opposition leader's sentence

May 30, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Bahraini appeals court on Monday more than doubled the prison term for the country's top Shiite opposition figure in a ruling that his political bloc blasted... more »»

London's Labour Party mayor joins Cameron against 'Brexit'

May 30, 2016

LONDON (AP) — London's new mayor has joined forces with Prime Minister David Cameron in the campaign to prevent a British exit from the European Union. more »»

Germany: 4 dead after flooding in southwest

May 30, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Rainstorms in southwestern Germany triggered flooding that left one small town littered with debris and rubble, and led to accidents late Sunday and early Monday in which four peopl... more »»

EU ministers endorse pact aimed at improving life in cities

May 30, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union ministers meeting in the Dutch capital have endorsed a "Pact of Amsterdam" aimed at improving living conditions in towns and cities throughout the... more »»

Turkey: Germany should not call Armenian killings genocide

May 30, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has criticized plans by Germany's parliament to recognize the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.

The killings of 1. more »»

Czech government again approves ban on smoking

May 30, 2016

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government has again approved a smoking ban in restaurants. more »»

As peace talks stall, Syrian opposition negotiator resigns

May 30, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The chief Syrian opposition negotiator in the Geneva peace talks has resigned amid no signs of progress in the peace process that began earlier this yea. more »»

Turkey hopes it can mend ties with Russia soon

May 30, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A top Turkish government official expressed hope that Turkey and Russia can mend relations soon, adding that neither country is in a position to "sacrifice" ties. more »»

Spain's Prado unveils major exhibit of Dutch master Bosch

May 30, 2016

MADRID (AP) — It may not be the most suitable exhibit for the squeamish but the Prado Museum's 500th anniversary display of the most and best of Dutch Renaissance master Hieronymus Bosch is... more »»

Japanese boy disappears after parents leave him in forest

May 30, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — A 7-year-old boy is missing in a forest in northern Japan after his parents made him get out of their car as punishment for misbehavin. more »»

Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen

May 30, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A string of coordinated Taliban attacks on police checkpoints in the increasingly volatile southern Afghan province of Helmand killed at least 12 policemen, an official... more »»

NATO urged to show stronger resolve on Russia, boost defense

May 30, 2016

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — NATO's Parliamentary Assembly urged alliance members Monday to stand up to Russia's military assertiveness and to do a better job sharing the burden of collective defense. more »»

Turkey rolls back curfew in Kurdish area, assesses damage

May 30, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities on Monday partially lifted a curfew in Kurdish areas in southeast Turkey where military operations against Kurdish rebels have done extensive damage to housing. more »»

Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as IS bombings kill 24

May 30, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24... more »»

The Latest: Iraqi forces start pushing into IS-held Fallujah

May 30, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):

12:50 p.m. more »»

IS bombings in Baghdad, near Iraqi capital kill at least 24

May 30, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group targeted commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 24 people in attacks that came as Iraqi troops... more »»

Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north

May 30, 2016

SYDNEY (AP) — Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little... more »»

 
 
 

 

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