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UN lifts last sanctions on Liberia in sign of support
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to lift the last remaining sanctions on Liberia in a sign of support for the government's progress toward peace after two civil wars.... 5/25/2016 6:47 PM

Obama, Abe heed politics of contrition on Hiroshima visit
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Laying bare the complex politics of reconciliation and contrition, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday rejected the idea of visiting Pearl Harbor to reciprocate for President Barack Obama's historic trip to Hiroshima later this week. Obama, for his part, said he would use his time in Hiroshima to honor all those killed in World War II and to push for a world without nuclear weapons.... 5/25/2016 6:46 PM

Belgium detains 4 IS suspects who may have planned attacks
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian prosecutors say they have detained four suspected Islamic State group recruiters, who they say may have planned new attacks in the country.... 5/25/2016 6:41 PM

Zimbabwe: Multitudes march for Mugabe life rule
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Thousands gathered in Zimbabwe in support of President Robert Mugabe, with speakers calling for him to rule for life.... 5/25/2016 6:40 PM

Cyprus: UN shares blame in kerfuffle that paused peace talks
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus says the United Nations mishandled a diplomatic kerfuffle involving the leader of the ethnically divided island's breakaway Turkish Cypriots that led to ongoing reunification talks being temporarily put on hold.... 5/25/2016 6:38 PM

Paris auction house defends divisive sale of tribal items
PARIS (AP) -- A Paris auction house has defended its practices as within the law after Native American leaders in Washington protested its latest plan to sell off part of their tribal history, getting bi-partisan support.... 5/25/2016 6:34 PM

Belgian authorities detain 4 suspected IS recruiters, say they may have planned new attack...
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian authorities detain 4 suspected IS recruiters, say they may have planned new attacks.... 5/25/2016 6:26 PM

Turkish official: Kurdish rebel car bombing kills 3
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A Turkish official says a car bombing by Kurdish rebels against a gendarmerie station near the Syrian border has killed three people.... 5/25/2016 6:24 PM

Judge finds man not find criminally responsible in killing 5
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- A Canadian man was found not criminally responsible Wednesday for killing five people in a 2014 stabbing rampage.... 5/25/2016 6:09 PM

Secret recording in Brazil puts Senate leader on defensive
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The president of Brazil's Senate was put on the defensive Wednesday with the release of a secretly recorded conversation that shows him proposing to weaken one of the key tools prosecutors have used to trap politicians and businessmen in a sweeping corruption scandal.... 5/25/2016 6:05 PM

The Latest: US diplomat overjoyed at Ukraine pilot's release
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko (all times local):... 5/25/2016 6:00 PM

South African rhino endures, 1 year after horrific attack
BELA-BELA, South Africa (AP) -- "Dancing with rhinos," the South African veterinarian joked as he supported the head of his staggering, nearly 2-ton patient, an injured rhino woozy with sedatives.... 5/25/2016 5:48 PM

UN: Food aid reaches 41.9 percent of those besieged in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Food aid has reached nearly half the civilians trapped in besieged areas of Syria, but much more remains to be done to help the 13.5 million in need across the war-torn nation, according to a United Nations report issued Wednesday.... 5/25/2016 5:45 PM

Cameroon teen escapes Boko Haram after raid
TOUROU, Cameroon (AP) -- A 16-year-old girl was kidnapped with her 1-month-old baby by Boko Haram from her home in northern Cameroon 18 months ago, taken to Nigeria, married off to an extremist fighter and then trained to be a suicide bomber.... 5/25/2016 5:44 PM

Swiss region: Muslim boys must shake female teachers' hands
GENEVA (AP) -- A school board in northern Switzerland said Wednesday that two Muslim boys who have refused to shake hands with their female teachers for religious reasons can be required to do so, ruling that their parents could face fines of up to 5,000 Swiss francs (about $5,000) if they don't.... 5/25/2016 5:41 PM

Extremist attack on health post in Niger kills 6
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Doctors Without Borders says an attack by Islamic extremists in Niger's Bosso district has killed at least six people.... 5/25/2016 5:36 PM

Egypt deports French journalist in latest crackdown on press
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt deported a French journalist without explanation, the reporter said Wednesday, the latest move in an ongoing crackdown by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government on freedom of expression and the media.... 5/25/2016 5:28 PM

What next for Greece? Loan averts crisis but debt still huge
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- It's all but official: this summer's Greek crisis has been called off.... 5/25/2016 5:18 PM

Hamas planning to execute 13 convicted murderers
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers said Wednesday they intend to execute residents convicted of murder even without the needed approval of the Palestinian president.... 5/25/2016 5:12 PM

Euro Disney goes on trial for alleged hiring discrimination
PARIS (AP) -- The Euro Disney group went on trial in France on Wednesday for publishing an allegedly discriminatory job ad a decade ago requesting that candidates have "European citizenship" to work as parade artists at its famous Disneyland Paris theme park.... 5/25/2016 5:08 PM

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