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As Ukraine erects defenses, critics fear expensive failure

May 6, 2015

HOPTIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine's eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. more »»

Who is David Cameron? Elusive leader at heart of UK election

May 6, 2015

COLESHILL, England (AP) — David Cameron is fighting for his political life in Britain's election. But it sure doesn't look like it. more »»

US due to stop managing Afghan airspace by end of June

May 6, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States is to stop managing Afghan airspace by the end of June after its air-traffic control contract with the government in Kabul expires, a development that... more »»

Canada's most conservative province elects leftist party

May 6, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty,

Voters in the western oil-rich province... more »»

AP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied

May 6, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will... more »»

Venezuelan president's bout with thrown mango inspires game

May 6, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two Venezuelans who emigrated to escape the country's economic woes are drawing laughs with a mobile game mocking President Nicolas Maduro for his decision to give a new... more »»

Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival's anonymous artisans

May 6, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto... more »»

Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe

May 6, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. more »»

Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba

May 5, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of... more »»

11 dead after Mali separatists launch central region attack

May 5, 2015

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Members of a coalition of separatist groups attacked a town in central Mali on Tuesday, killing 11 people and moving violence farther south after a cease-fire was broken last... more »»

5 paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

May 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. more »»

Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 3

May 5, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen's rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least three people and purportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the... more »»

Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe

May 5, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. more »»

Five paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

May 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. more »»

Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run

May 5, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction... more »»

Greece lobbies creditors for loan payout, cites progress

May 5, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — With Greek ministers dispatched across Europe on a whirlwind goodwill tour on Tuesday, top officials said they were making progress on finding a way to keep the country afloat and... more »»

Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot dead in Belfast

May 5, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — A former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings was shot dead at close range Tuesday morning on a street near his home in... more »»

60 bodies recovered in Nepal valley hit by quake, mudslide

May 5, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of 60 people — including nine foreigners — who were killed when Nepal's earthquake triggered a mudslide that buried a village i... more »»

Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmate

May 5, 2015

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A Canadian judge said Tuesday she needs more time to make a decision on whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be released on bail while he appeals his conviction... more »»

5 years of bailouts: the grim legacy of Greece's crisis

May 5, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The sculpture shows a shabbily-dressed man slipping off what appears to be a graph, an economic index perhaps, that is crumbling under his feet. more »»

 
 
 

 

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