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Dissident to face UK charges of possessing indecent images
LONDON (AP) -- British authorities have summoned a former Soviet-era dissident to appear in court on charges of possessing and making indecent images of children.... 4/27/2015 2:12 PM

Ex-president OK'd CIA site, denies knowing what it was for
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A former Romanian president has acknowledged approving the CIA's request for a site in Romania, but said he would have refused had he known how it would be used.... 4/27/2015 1:57 PM

Afghan president delays trip to India by few hours
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan president delayed his official trip to India by a few hours Monday to hold an emergency meeting with the NATO commander in Afghanistan and top Afghan security officials.... 4/27/2015 1:38 PM

Salma Hayek hopes The Prophet inspires new generations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Salma Hayek says she hopes the animated feature film "The Prophet," which she co-produced, can inspire young fans to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.... 4/27/2015 1:35 PM

Burundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- At least six people have been killed in street clashes between the police and civilians demonstrating against the Burundian president's bid for a third term, a spokesman for the Burundi Red Cross said on Monday, as hundreds continued to gather in the streets of the capital despite a heavy military presence.... 4/27/2015 1:33 PM

Global effort to help Nepal earthquake victims intensifies
LONDON (AP) -- Emergency aid flights are landing Monday in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to try to locate and rescue victims as governments and agencies promise more help.... 4/27/2015 1:29 PM

Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers
TERESPOL, Poland (AP) -- Polish border guards on Monday blocked 10 nationalistic Russian bikers loyal to President Vladimir Putin from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago.... 4/27/2015 1:27 PM

Austria's president warns against extreme-right sentiment
VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's president has reminded citizens that their country was a supporter of Nazi Germany and has urged them to be vigilant against a resurgence of extreme-right sentiment.... 4/27/2015 1:23 PM

Poll: Most Greeks dissatisfied with government performance
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A small majority of Greeks are dissatisfied with the new government's performance, and half want it to compromise with its European creditors if the current tortuous bailout talks don't progress, a poll published over the weekend showed.... 4/27/2015 1:20 PM

Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president says his country will be able meet conditions to apply for European Union membership within five years.... 4/27/2015 1:18 PM

The Netherlands turns all orange for King's Day
DORDRECHT, Netherlands (AP) -- The Netherlands is bedecked in orange and the famed national football team isn't even playing. Monarch Willem-Alexander is turning 48 and the whole country is celebrating King's Day.... 4/27/2015 1:15 PM

Bulgari, Dubai developer Meraas to build luxury properties
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Well-heeled Middle Eastern fans of Italian jewelry and watch maker Bulgari will soon be able to surround themselves in the luxury brand at all hours of the day.... 4/27/2015 1:13 PM

Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers - Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.... 4/27/2015 1:06 PM

Army rescuer decorated after Greece shipwreck
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's Defense Ministry has honored an army sergeant shown in photographs and video footage around the world rescuing an Eritrean asylum seeker following a deadly shipwreck on the island of Rhodes.... 4/27/2015 12:58 PM

Saudi-led strikes target Yemen's Shiite rebels across Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led airstrikes on Monday targeted Shiite rebels across Yemen, killing at least at least five people in the southern port city of Aden and striking a weapons depot in the rebel-held capital, officials and witnesses said.... 4/27/2015 12:57 PM

Australia wants claims against Indonesian judges probed
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister said Monday.... 4/27/2015 12:56 PM

GM of China's largest oil refiner under investigation
BEIJING (AP) -- The general manager of China's largest oil refiner, Sinopec, has been placed under criminal investigation amid an ongoing crackdown on corruption.... 4/27/2015 12:42 PM

Head of Iran's Guard lashes out over Saudi 'treachery'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported.... 4/27/2015 12:39 PM

Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country.... 4/27/2015 12:19 PM

Russian official: wages to space center workers to be repaid
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has visited a space center under construction and has promised to pay back wages to workers by the weekend.... 4/27/2015 12:05 PM



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