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EU rejects Australian policy for handling migrant influx
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union will not be adopting Australia's migration methods despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott's claim that some Europeans are seeking policy advice.... 5/4/2015 11:37 AM

Once the kingmaker, Britain's Clegg faces election debacle
SHEFFIELD, England (AP) -- At Britain's last election campaign, he was hailed as the most popular party leader since Winston Churchill, an unexpected star who upstaged the two dominant parties. Some even wondered whether he was the "British Obama."... 5/4/2015 11:36 AM

German official: Russian bikers not members of Night Wolves
BERLIN (AP) -- A spokesman for Germany's Interior Ministry says there is no evidence that the Russian bikers who entered Germany on Sunday were part of the nationalist Night Wolves group.... 5/4/2015 11:35 AM

Greece: Progress in bailout talks, seeks swift payout
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Weekend negotiations between Greece and rescue lenders have made progress, officials on both sides said Monday even though Athens stressed it needed a swift release of delayed bailout money to keep up with debt payments.... 5/4/2015 11:31 AM

French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, arrived in Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that will include a visit to neighboring Saudi Arabia.... 5/4/2015 11:25 AM

EU, German heads at funeral of former Polish FM Bartoszewski
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- European Council president Donald Tusk and German President Joachim Gauck are attending the state funeral ceremonies for Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, Poland's former foreign minister and a former Auschwitz prisoner who helped save Jews from the Holocaust.... 5/4/2015 11:18 AM

Ukraine soldiers killed in unrest in the east
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's army says two soldiers have died in renewed bouts of fighting in the east, where skirmishes between government and separatist forces are increasing and intensifying despite a February peace deal.... 5/4/2015 11:09 AM

Italian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants; baby born at sea
ROME (AP) -- A baby girl was born aboard a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea as Italian Coast Guard and Navy ships bring migrants by the thousands to the country's southern ports.... 5/4/2015 11:05 AM

Report urges Sweden to reform failing school system
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- An international report says Sweden needs to urgently address the declining performance of its schools, a growing embarrassment for the Scandinavian welfare state.... 5/4/2015 11:01 AM

Israeli president says Ethiopian protest exposes 'wound'
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's ceremonial president said Monday that an outbreak of violent protests by Ethiopian Jews has "exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society" and that the country must respond to their grievances.... 5/4/2015 10:58 AM

Taliban 'welcome' Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that could eventually lead to peace talks.... 5/4/2015 10:48 AM

Burundi: Anti-government protests enter second week
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Anti-government demonstrations resumed in Burundi's capital Monday after a weekend pause as thousands continued to protest the president's decision to seek a third term.... 5/4/2015 10:41 AM

French far-right patriarch to go before disciplinary board
PARIS (AP) -- The man who for nearly four decades built France's far-right National Front into a political force may now be on the fast track to disgrace.... 5/4/2015 10:39 AM

South African man in court over wife's murder
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Police in South Africa say a man has been charged with his wife's murder, days after local media reported that the heartfelt eulogy he delivered at her funeral was plagiarized.... 5/4/2015 10:35 AM

Syria tries to stabilize ailing currency
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian state media says the central bank is pumping up to $200 million into the market to help boost the sagging Syrian pound.... 5/4/2015 10:12 AM

Turkish crane operator killed driving into military base
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Officials say a crane operator in Turkey has died after drawing fire while driving through the barriers of a military base.... 5/4/2015 10:01 AM

North Korea officially squelches speculation of Kim trip
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea announced Monday that the head of its parliament will attend this month's Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader Kim Jong Un would use the event to make his international debut.... 5/4/2015 9:52 AM

2 UN peacekeepers wounded in Golan Heights
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says two U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been wounded by mortar fire from neighboring Syria.... 5/4/2015 9:44 AM

Retiring Hong Kong police chief takes pot shot at protesters
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's outgoing police chief took a parting shot Monday at pro-democracy protesters who occupied busy streets in parts of the southern Chinese financial center for nearly three months last year.... 5/4/2015 9:39 AM

Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday.... 5/4/2015 9:35 AM



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