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France to host meeting over Syria next week
PARIS (AP) -- France has announced it will host a ministerial meeting of 10 countries over the situation in Syria next week.... 5/6/2016 4:51 PM

UN envoy warns that Iraq's political crisis helps extremists
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The top United Nations envoy in Iraq is strongly urging leaders and civil society to work together to resolve the country's political deadlock, warning that the ongoing crisis and chaos are only serving the interests of Islamic State extremists.... 5/6/2016 4:43 PM

Biennale makes lifetime architecture award to Paolo Mendes
MILAN (AP) -- The Venice Biennale has announced that the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement in architecture is being awarded to Brazilian architect Paolo Mendes.... 5/6/2016 4:39 PM

Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- A massive convoy was under way Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, through the community to safe areas south of the Canadian oil sands capital... 5/6/2016 4:31 PM

Turkey: Gunman arrested after firing at prominent journalist
ISTANBUL (AP) -- A man shouted "traitor" and fired two shots Friday at a prominent Turkish journalist outside a courthouse where the journalist is on trial accused of revealing state secrets.... 5/6/2016 4:24 PM

Global Fund: $3.8 million fraud, s
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria says it is suspending aid to Nigeria's AIDS agency over evidence that $3.8 million was stolen by its workers and consultants.... 5/6/2016 4:13 PM

NATO official says Montenegro membership means stability
BUDVA, Montenegro (AP) -- NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow says membership in the alliance will bring long-term stability to Montenegro, which is the next in line to join despite strong opposition from Russia.... 5/6/2016 4:09 PM

German paper publishes 'manifesto' from Panama leak source
BERLIN (AP) -- A German newspaper that obtained documents from a Panamanian law firm detailing offshore financial dealings has published what it says is a manifesto received from its anonymous source, who describes having been moved to act by "the scale of the injustices" the documents show.... 5/6/2016 4:02 PM

Netanyahu offers history lesson to UN staff over resolution
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister is offering to personally host a lecture on Jewish history for local U.N. staff.... 5/6/2016 4:02 PM

Pope seeks to renew European dream as he accepts unity prize
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis, accepting a prize for promoting European unity, on Friday warned Europeans against the selfish temptation to put up fences to ward off newcomers, saying he still dreams of a Europe where migrants are welcomed.... 5/6/2016 3:58 PM

Kenya: Hundreds homeless as condemned buildings demolished
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- As emergency workers retrieved four bodies from a building that collapsed a week ago, bringing the death toll to 41, hundreds of Nairobi residents were evicted Friday from nearby buildings that are being torn down to prevent other deadly disasters.... 5/6/2016 3:54 PM

Scotland's independence party scores well but no majority
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The independence-minded Scottish National Party won a third consecutive term in government Friday but failed to secure an overall majority in the Scottish Parliament.... 5/6/2016 3:43 PM

At congress, North Korean leader hails nuclear progress
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed his country's recent nuclear test to uproarious applause as he convened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, an event intended to showcase the North's stability and unity in the face of tough international sanctions and deepening isolation.... 5/6/2016 3:41 PM

UN establishes a trust fund to help combat the Zika virus
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has established a U.N. trust fund to help finance urgent priorities in combatting the Zika virus.... 5/6/2016 3:39 PM

WHO raises concerns after 12 newborns die in southern Libya
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- The U.N. health agency has expressed concerns over the death of 12 newborns in a southern impoverished Libyan province, warning of a "major breakdown" of the health system in the war-torn North African country.... 5/6/2016 3:39 PM

Thousands of migrants still taking Balkan route to EU
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Thousands of migrants have continued to travel through Hungary on their way toward western Europe, despite fences, border closures and the European Union's deal with Turkey to stop sea crossings to Greece.... 5/6/2016 3:30 PM

Havelange turns 100 in Rio; plans to attend Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Joao Havelange delivered an impassioned speech seven years ago in French, urging fellow International Olympic Committee members to choose Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics.... 5/6/2016 3:19 PM

Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp
BEIRUT (AP) -- Russian and Syrian officials denied Friday that their aircraft struck a camp for people displaced by fighting in an airstrike that killed 28 the previous evening. The denials came as activists said a coalition of rebels and militants, including Syria's al-Qaida branch, seized a strategic village from pro-government forces near the contested city of Aleppo.... 5/6/2016 3:17 PM

Sadiq Khan leads London race, could be 1st Muslim mayor
LONDON (AP) -- Labour Party politician Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan, led London's mayoral race Friday, opening a lead over Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith that left him poised to be the city's first Muslim mayor.... 5/6/2016 3:15 PM

Prosecutor in Kosovo charges 2 with Syria terror offenses
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- A Kosovo prosecutor has charged two ethnic Albanians with terror offenses for allegedly joining an Islamic group in Syria.... 5/6/2016 3:14 PM

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