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Visiting vintage Havana involves some old-school hassles
HAVANA (AP) -- Travel experts and upscale magazines are urging travel to Cuba before it changes. But visitors envisioning salsa in the streets and glamorous vintage cars should also be prepared to manage without ATMs, credit cards, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, seat belts or toilet paper. Here are eight tips for visiting Havana.... 6/2/2015 6:14 PM

Prince Ali: Blatter's FIFA resignation was the 'right move'
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's Prince Ali bin al-Hussein says Sepp Blatter's resignation as FIFA's president was "the right move."... 6/2/2015 6:13 PM

Bus plunges into Iran valley, 25 Iraqi tourists dead
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official IRNA news agency says at least 25 Iraqi tourists died after their bus careened into a river valley in a mountainous part of Iran.... 6/2/2015 6:06 PM

At 79, Blatter decides it's time to go
ZURICH (AP) -- Soon, soccer won't have FIFA President Sepp Blatter to kick around any more.... 6/2/2015 6:04 PM

Boko Haram attack on northern Nigerian city kills 20
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram once again attacked the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, waking residents with deafening explosions in the early hours of the morning and then a suicide bombing that witnesses said killed as many as 20 people.... 6/2/2015 5:57 PM

FIFA says Valcke not behind $10M payment in corruption probe
GENEVA (AP) -- Amid a deepening corruption crisis within soccer's governing body that has led to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign, FIFA earlier defended its second-in-command on Tuesday by trying to distance him from claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes.... 6/2/2015 5:56 PM

German ex-chancellor Helmut Kohl 'doing well' after surgery
BERLIN (AP) -- The office of German ex-chancellor Helmut Kohl says he has had to spend longer than anticipated in a hospital following a hip operation and that he is doing well.... 6/2/2015 5:44 PM

Burundi: Electoral body considering new election schedule
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's electoral commission is considering alternative dates for national elections amid growing calls for the polls to be postponed because of political unrest, an official said Tuesday as anti-government protests returned to parts of the capital.... 6/2/2015 5:42 PM

Text of statement by FIFA official Domenico Scala
ZURICH (AP) -- Text of statement Tuesday by Domenico Scala, chairman of FIFA's audit and compliance committee, following Sepp Blatter's announcement that he will step down as FIFA president:... 6/2/2015 5:35 PM

Saudi-led strikes hit rebel-held army building in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials say Saudi-led airstrikes have for the first time hit the rebel-held General Army Command building in the center of the capital, Sanaa.... 6/2/2015 5:26 PM


BERN , Switzerland (AP) -- Swiss attorney general says Sepp Blatter not under investigation by Swiss authorities.... 6/2/2015 5:21 PM

Business as usual at SAfrican lion park after fatal attack
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Despite a fatal lion attack the previous day, business ran pretty much as usual on Tuesday at the Lion Park north of Johannesburg, and visitors were driving through with all their windows rolled up.... 6/2/2015 5:20 PM

Text of Sepp Blatter statement
ZURICH (AP) -- Text of statement by Sepp Blatter on Tuesday announcing he will step down as FIFA president:... 6/2/2015 5:18 PM

Son of former Argentine president detained for weapons
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The son of former Argentine President Carlos Menem has been detained for cocaine and arms possession.... 6/2/2015 5:18 PM

British actor joins Kurds fighting Islamic State group
BEIRUT (AP) -- A British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films has joined Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria and appeared in an online video Tuesday.... 6/2/2015 5:12 PM

Egypt arrests 2 Muslim Brotherhood leaders, amid divisions
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt arrested two senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders, officials said Tuesday, increasing pressure on the Islamist group at a time when its ranks are divided over whether to pursue a course of direct violent confrontation with the government in response to a nearly 2-year-old heavy crackdown.... 6/2/2015 5:12 PM

Macedonia to hold early elections to end political crisis
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- The European Union's enlargement commissioner says Macedonia's four political leaders have agreed to hold early elections by the end of April 2016 to resolve a deep political crisis.... 6/2/2015 5:10 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi heads to Germany, seeking Western support
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi travels to Berlin on Tuesday, where German leaders are ready to roll out the red carpet for the ex-general despite what monitors describe as his government's abysmal human rights record.... 6/2/2015 4:54 PM

Greece submits draft bailout plan, creditors say not enough
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece submitted a proposal for an agreement with its bailout lenders, the country's prime minister said Tuesday, in the hope of getting desperately needed rescue money - but its creditors were quick to respond that much work remained to be done.... 6/2/2015 4:40 PM

Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China
JIANLI, China (AP) -- As the Eastern Star cruise ship listed heavily amid pounding rain on the Yangtze River, tour guide Zhang Hui told a colleague, "Looks like we are in trouble."... 6/2/2015 4:17 PM



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