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Ex-NATO chief, PM named as adviser to Ukraine' president
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A former NATO Secretary-General and Danish prime minister has been named an adviser to Ukraine's president.... 5/28/2016 9:40 AM

IS militants fight Syria rebels in north Syria strongholds
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State group militants have entered a Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north and are clashing with rebels on the edges of the town.... 5/28/2016 9:12 AM

Bomb survivors feel both wonder and doubt after Obama visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The survivors of the world's first atomic bomb attack are used to hearing grand vows to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They just don't usually come directly from the leader of the country that dropped the bomb on them in the first place.... 5/28/2016 8:46 AM

UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call
BERLIN (AP) -- The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak.... 5/28/2016 8:19 AM

Turkey says 104 IS militants killed in air and land strikes
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed 104 militants.... 5/28/2016 8:13 AM

Argentine court sentences ex-dictator for Operation Condor
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison for human rights crimes, marking the first time a court has ruled that Operation Condor was a criminal conspiracy to kidnap and forcibly disappear people across international borders.... 5/28/2016 8:12 AM

Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney
NANCHANG, China (AP) -- China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month.... 5/28/2016 7:41 AM

Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meetings with leaders of seven developing countries.... 5/28/2016 7:25 AM

LeBron, Cavs confident, healthy as they return to NBA Finals
TORONTO (AP) -- LeBron James isn't just going back to the NBA Finals. He's returning with a team that's healthy and whole, which makes this trip unlike last year.... 5/28/2016 6:30 AM

A look at the Operation Condor conspiracy in South America
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison Friday for human rights crimes committed during the Operation Condor conspiracy. Here is a look at the clandestine program's main features:... 5/28/2016 4:15 AM

US military restricts troops after murder in Okinawa
TOKYO (AP) -- The U.S. military in Japan is restricting celebrations and off-base alcohol consumption in Okinawa after the arrest of a former Marine suspected of killing a woman on the southern Japanese island.... 5/28/2016 3:19 AM

Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist, 2 others
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish correspondent and two other journalists who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the darkest days of a long-running conflict the South American nation is trying to move beyond.... 5/28/2016 2:29 AM

Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The mountain is speckled with corpses.... 5/28/2016 2:23 AM

Alibaba won and lost a friend in Washington; how it happened
SHANGHAI (AP) -- In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted.... 5/28/2016 2:13 AM

Brazil police identify 4 of 30-plus men wanted in gang rape
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women.... 5/28/2016 12:01 AM

Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country's security - and vowing to retaliate.... 5/27/2016 11:22 PM

Man with reported ties to Montreal Mafia gunned down
MONTREAL (AP) -- A man with high-level ties to organized crime in Montreal was shot dead north of the city, Quebec provincial police said Friday.... 5/27/2016 11:12 PM

Venezuelan boy's death sparks anger over health care crisis
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelans are expressing dismay over the death of an 8-year-old boy with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who had become a symbol of the crisis-wracked nation's collapsed health care system.... 5/27/2016 10:36 PM

UN: Syria impedes humanitarian aid to besieged
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Deliberate interference, most notably by the Syrian government, continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian aid to the more than half million people trapped in besieged areas by the country's nearly four-year-old civil war, a top United Nations Official said Friday.... 5/27/2016 9:49 PM

Italy navy: 135 saved, 45 bodies retrieved from migrant boat
ROME (AP) -- The Italian navy says it has saved 135 migrants from a sinking boat and recovered 45 bodies in the Mediterranean.... 5/27/2016 9:28 PM

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