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Matterhorn closes down on 150th anniversary of 1st ascent
BERLIN (AP) -- Switzerland's most famous mountain, the Matterhorn, will be closed to climbers on the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of its summit.... 6/2/2015 2:03 PM

Boko Haram attacks northeast Nigerian city, bomb kills many
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram attacked the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday with deafening explosions from the west and a suicide bombing near the center that witnesses said killed as many as 20 people.... 6/2/2015 1:56 PM

Portuguese government wants better offers in airline sale
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A senior Portuguese official has given the two bidders in the privatization of TAP Air Portugal three days to improve their offers, hinting the flag carrier's sale could be called off if they don't.... 6/2/2015 1:48 PM

Sinkings in S. Korea, China present divers different tests
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- As divers scramble to save hundreds trapped in a capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River, the scene in some ways evokes Northeast Asia's last major maritime disaster: the ferry sinking last year that killed more than 300 people off South Korea's southwest coast. Yet even at this early stage, there are far more differences than similarities.... 6/2/2015 1:46 PM

Islamic State fighters battle militants in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Syrian militants are sending reinforcements to fight the Islamic State group in the northern province of Aleppo, where they say the rival factions are battling near the Turkish border.... 6/2/2015 1:44 PM

Scottish leader warns of backlash from British EU referendum
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Scotland's top politician warned Tuesday that a future United Kingdom referendum on leaving the European Union could spark a new drive for independence in pro-EU Scotland.... 6/2/2015 1:42 PM

Paris police evacuate hundreds of migrants from tent camp
PARIS (AP) -- Paris police evacuated hundreds of migrants Tuesday from a makeshift tent camp near a major train station and tourist area, then bulldozed their leftover debris from a patch of pavement that had become a symbol of Europe's migrant crisis.... 6/2/2015 1:42 PM

Deflation fears ease as eurozone inflation returns
LONDON (AP) -- For the first time this year, consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone are rising, easing fears that the region is set for a prolonged Japan-style era of debilitating deflation.... 6/2/2015 1:41 PM

Novice German driver unscathed after crash with British tank
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in western Germany say a novice driver escaped unharmed but her car was crushed after she inadvertently turned into the path of a convoy of British tanks.... 6/2/2015 1:33 PM

Burundi: Electoral body considering new election schedule
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A spokesman for Burundi's electoral commission says it is considering alternative dates for national elections amid growing calls for the polls to be postponed due to political unrest.... 6/2/2015 1:31 PM

Ex Separatist Quebec premier dead at 84
MONTREAL (AP) -- Jacques Parizeau, the blunt-talking former separatist Quebec premier who came close to taking the French-speaking province out of Canada, has died. He was 84.... 6/2/2015 1:30 PM

AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa
LONDON (AP) -- Europe struggled with a surge of migrants last week, with thousands coming in through smugglers' boats across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya or hiding in trucks to get around the continent.... 6/2/2015 1:28 PM

Russian missile maker: MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.... 6/2/2015 1:24 PM

Former Brazil soccer president Teixeira facing investigation
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian federal police requested that prosecutors charge the former president of the country's soccer confederation with corruption crimes related to $147 million in "atypical" bank transfers as he led preparations for the 2014 World Cup.... 6/2/2015 1:21 PM

Romanian St. George mural painted over after criticism
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- When a gigantic mural of St. George appeared next to a historic church dedicated to the revered figure, many hailed it as a brilliant piece of street art. But the influential Romanian Orthodox Church was not amused.... 6/2/2015 1:19 PM

Report: Sudan sent South Sudan rebels weapons, ammunition
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Sudan has been supplying South Sudanese rebels with weapons and ammunition, a London-based research organization said Tuesday in a new report that appears to back South Sudan's persistent allegations of northern interference.... 6/2/2015 1:19 PM

Relatives of China boat passengers turn anger on govt
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Huang Jing rushed to the office of the Shanghai Xiehe Tourism Agency as soon as he heard Tuesday morning about the sinking of a riverboat cruise with his brother- and father-in-law and another 456 people on board.... 6/2/2015 1:11 PM

Iraq allies, including US, to enable arms supply against IS
PARIS (AP) -- A senior U.S. diplomat says the coalition of countries arrayed against Islamic State extremists will make it easier to get weapons to the Iraqi soldiers that need them.... 6/2/2015 1:11 PM

Media group to Turkey's Erdogan: Stop 'bullying' journalists
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday filed a legal complaint against a newspaper and its editor for publishing images of alleged arms-smuggling to Syria, despite criticism from a media freedom group who called on him to stop "bullying" journalists.... 6/2/2015 12:52 PM

Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing
JIANLI, China (AP) -- Divers on Tuesday pulled three people alive from inside an overturned cruise ship and searched for other survivors, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River.... 6/2/2015 12:44 PM



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