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License decision on Ukraine TV station postponed
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's government broadcasting licensing authority has postponed a hearing on whether to rescind the license of one of the country's most popular TV channels.... 5/28/2015 3:23 PM

Carter seeks ways to improve Iraq training, equipping
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. military leaders are searching for ways to bolster the Iraqi forces following the Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi earlier this month, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday, highlighting the importance of training and equipping the Sunni tribal militias, an effort that has repeatedly failed to take hold amid sectarian tensions in Iraq.... 5/28/2015 3:21 PM

Sudan refused aid to injured peacekeeper, who died, UN says
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A new U.N. report says Sudan's government "refused to allow" an emergency medical evacuation for an injured peacekeeper who died the same day, the latest sign of worsening relations as Sudan's president wants the mission out of the country.... 5/28/2015 3:19 PM

Sarkozy ex-ally acquitted of manipulating l'Oreal heiress
PARIS (AP) -- A French court has acquitted a former ally of Nicolas Sarkozy on charges of swindling millions of euros from France's richest woman, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, by taking advantage of her weak mental state.... 5/28/2015 3:15 PM

Paris doctors strike to protest working hours reform
PARIS (AP) -- Thousands of doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel have demonstrated in central Paris to protest planned working-hours changes they say will result in more burnout and worse patient care.... 5/28/2015 3:11 PM

THE LATEST: Blatter returns to view amid FIFA firestorm
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/28/2015 3:11 PM

Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship
LONDON (AP) -- Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship.... 5/28/2015 3:09 PM

Spain investigates Boko Haram leader on terror charges
MADRID (AP) -- Spain is opening a probe into Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau on suspicion of terrorism and crimes against humanity, under the legal principle of universal justice, according to a court ruling Thursday.... 5/28/2015 3:07 PM

China detains artist who posted humorous photo of president
BEIJING (AP) -- Authorities have detained an obscure Chinese artist after he posted a humorous portrait of President Xi Jinping online, his wife said Thursday.... 5/28/2015 3:04 PM

South Africa's 2010 WCup bid implicated in corruption probe
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- When South Africa won the right to host Africa's first World Cup, it was seen as a heartwarming reward for Nelson Mandela and a country that had shaken off decades of apartheid.... 5/28/2015 2:57 PM

AP Interview: Serb far-right leader to fight extradition
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia's far-right leader Vojislav Seselj said Thursday he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight any order to return to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.... 5/28/2015 2:57 PM

Indians scramble for heat relief, but many still must work
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.... 5/28/2015 2:55 PM

Nobel laureates appeal for end to persecution of Rohingya
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Several Nobel Peace Prize winners have called for an end to the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, describing it as "nothing less than genocide," and appealed for international help for them in Rakhine state.... 5/28/2015 2:55 PM

Cyprus detains man after ammonium nitrate seized in raid
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A Cyprus court has ordered a 26-year-old Lebanese-Canadian man to remain in police custody for eight days after two tons of a chemical compound that can be turned into an explosive was discovered at his home.... 5/28/2015 2:51 PM

Polish police search for man who entered bear enclosure
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish authorities are searching for a man who tangled with a bear at Warsaw's zoo and escaped, leaving traces of his blood behind.... 5/28/2015 2:45 PM

English resort sees crime fall after mankini clampdown
LONDON (AP) -- It was one small ban for mankinis, one giant step for an English seaside resort town.... 5/28/2015 2:36 PM

Burundi: Catholic bishops withdraw support for elections
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Catholic Church leaders here said on Thursday they no longer support the government's decision to hold elections next month amid political unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.... 5/28/2015 2:35 PM

Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.... 5/28/2015 2:34 PM

Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal possible by June 30
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister on Thursday held out hope that a "sustainable, mutually respectful" deal can be struck with world powers in talks over his country's nuclear program before the deadline of June 30.... 5/28/2015 2:33 PM

2022 World Cup host Qatar stays silent on FIFA probes
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Qatar is keeping quiet about the American and Swiss raids that have rocked FIFA and thrown another unwelcome spotlight on the tiny Gulf nation's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.... 5/28/2015 2:31 PM



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