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Gurlitt cousin appeals rejection of her inheritance claim
BERLIN (AP) -- A cousin of German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has appealed against a court's rejection of her challenge to his will, which bequeathed his vast art trove to a Swiss museum.... 4/28/2015 12:21 PM

EU to require cars to have automatic emergency call systems
BRUSSELS (AP) -- All new vehicles in the European Union will have to be fitted as of 2018 with a system that automatically calls the emergency services in case of an accident.... 4/28/2015 12:20 PM

Ethiopia ponders stiffer penalties for human smuggling
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia is drafting a new law to stiffen punishments for human trafficking.... 4/28/2015 12:15 PM

Sweet Surprise: Palace delivers pastry to royal fans
LONDON (AP) -- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have offered a sweet surprise to die-hard fans, sending luxury pastries to thank them for camping outside the hospital and awaiting the birth of the royal baby.... 4/28/2015 12:15 PM

EU looks to cut use of flimsy plastic bags by 80 percent
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Parliament has approved rules to clamp down on the use of flimsy plastic bags that are hazardous for the environment, removing the last major hurdle to pass the legislation.... 4/28/2015 12:14 PM

AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa
LONDON (AP) -- A boat carrying hundreds of migrants to Europe capsized off Libya in what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy, with survivors arriving in Italy last week and the EU holding an emergency summit to combat smugglers and stem the tide of migration.... 4/28/2015 12:13 PM

China now has more vineyard land than France
PARIS (AP) -- China now boasts more land dedicated to wine-making vineyards than France as it tries to satisfy a rapid rise in local demand.... 4/28/2015 12:08 PM

Saudi-led coalition continues to pound Yemen's Shiite rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Shiite rebels and their allies overnight and early Tuesday in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and in the south, while officials loyal to the country's exiled government criticized past attempts by the coalition to airdrop weapons to pro-government fighters in Yemen.... 4/28/2015 12:06 PM

Google pledges $162M for European digital journalism fund
BERLIN (AP) -- Google says it will give European publishers 150 million euros ($162.33 million) to help them adapt to the challenge of selling news online.... 4/28/2015 12:05 PM

Witnesses: Hundreds of bodies in town held by Boko Haram
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Witnesses say hundreds of bodies of alleged civilian victims of Boko Haram have been found in a recaptured Nigerian border town.... 4/28/2015 12:02 PM

Afghan official: At least 52 dead in landslide in northeast
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A massive landslide in a remote province in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least 52 people on Tuesday, a provincial official said.... 4/28/2015 12:01 PM

EU president promises Moldova closer cooperation
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- The EU president has promised Moldova closer cooperation with the European Union, while urging it to reform its justice system and banking sector and fight corruption.... 4/28/2015 12:00 PM

Police: Pakistan guard shoots, kills himself at US Consulate
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani private guard shot and killed himself Tuesday in front of the U.S. Consulate in the eastern city of Lahore, police said.... 4/28/2015 11:59 AM

Greek shares outperform amid bailout deal hopes
LONDON (AP) -- Greek shares outperformed their European counterparts Tuesday amid mounting hopes of a breakthrough in the country's tortuous discussions with creditors. Elsewhere, profit-taking and jitters ahead of a run of U.S. data and the start of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting kept sentiment in check.... 4/28/2015 11:48 AM

Man arrested in Bosnia over links to gunman in police attack
KUCIC KULA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Bosnian police on Tuesday arrested a man with suspected links to a gunman who stormed into a police station in the country's Bosnian Serb region shouting "Allahu akbar," killing one policeman and wounding two others before he died in the shootout.... 4/28/2015 11:31 AM

UK man accused of killing US soldier with bomb in Iraq
LONDON (AP) -- A man has gone on trial in London accused of murdering a U.S. soldier with a roadside bomb in Iraq.... 4/28/2015 11:27 AM

Helicopters ferry injured from Nepal villages near epicenter
GORKHA, Nepal (AP) -- Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,400 people, ferrying the injured to clinics and taking emergency supplies back to villages cut off by landslides.... 4/28/2015 11:27 AM

EU sees intensified work to keep Greece from going bankrupt
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union says that talks with creditors to keep Greece from going bankrupt "are being made more productive and efficient" as the country faces a growing cash crunch.... 4/28/2015 11:23 AM

Auschwitz survivor: Trial of ex-Nazi guard is 'satisfaction'
BERLIN (AP) -- An Auschwitz survivor who lost 49 family members in the Holocaust says the fact that a 93-year-old former guard at the death camp is on trial is more important than any punishment.... 4/28/2015 11:15 AM

Judge to probe Andorra bank Spanish unit for laundering
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish investigative magistrate has opened a probe into possible money laundering at Banco de Madrid SA, a unit of Andorra's Banca Privada d'Andorra accused by the U.S. of helping groups from China, Russia and Venezuela launder money.... 4/28/2015 11:03 AM



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