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The Latest: Biden calls for global funding for cancer cures
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Latest on Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Vatican City and Rome (all times local):... 4/29/2016 9:56 AM

Michel Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Michel Platini has begun his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.... 4/29/2016 9:54 AM

Portugal awaits crucial news for its financial future
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Debt-heavy Portugal is waiting to find out whether it will continue being eligible for vital financial help from the European Central Bank.... 4/29/2016 9:51 AM

Rio Olympic flame visits UN office in Geneva
GENEVA (AP) -- The Olympic flame for the Rio de Janeiro Games has come to the United Nations office in Geneva, where officials say a team of refugee athletes will bring a message of hope for refugees around the world.... 4/29/2016 9:49 AM

After days of carnage, Syrian city of Aleppo mostly calm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian opposition activists say the northern city of Aleppo is mostly calm after days of intense shelling and airstrikes that killed dozens.... 4/29/2016 9:48 AM

Spain: Park workers hit on huge Roman coin trove by accident
MADRID (AP) -- Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery.... 4/29/2016 9:44 AM

Eurozone economic growth rate unexpectedly doubles
LONDON (AP) -- The eurozone economy has finally recouped all the ground lost in the recessions of the past eight years after official figures Friday showed that the 19-country single currency bloc expanded by a quarterly rate of 0.6 percent in the first three months of the year.... 4/29/2016 9:39 AM

The Latest: Albania stages exercise to prepare for migrants
BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's response to migrants (all times local):... 4/29/2016 9:21 AM

China charges brokers, fund manager with insider trading
BEIJING (AP) -- A prominent Chinese investment manager and three managers of a major stock brokerage have been formally arrested on insider trading charges following a collapse in share prices last year.... 4/29/2016 9:18 AM

Yearning for North Korea - the nation they fled
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.... 4/29/2016 9:14 AM

Jordan lifts ban on performance by popular Lebanese band
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan is permitting a popular Lebanese rock band to perform, lifting an earlier ban imposed amid claims the group's songs promoting religious and sexual freedom violate local customs and religious beliefs.... 4/29/2016 9:07 AM

Eurozone economy grew by strong 0.6 percent in Q1; inflation in April falls to -0.2 percen...
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Eurozone economy grew by strong 0.6 percent in Q1; inflation in April falls to -0.2 percent.... 4/29/2016 9:01 AM

Lavrov: Baltics show no gratitude for Moscow letting them go
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the Baltic countries have shown no gratitude to Moscow for letting them "go in peace" after the Soviet Union collapsed.... 4/29/2016 8:58 AM

Islamic State group claims bomb attack on Saudi police
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in eastern Saudi Arabia that officials say wounded an officer on patrol.... 4/29/2016 8:49 AM

Global stocks lower mixed after Wall Street slide
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stock markets mostly fell Friday after Wall Street slid and Japan's central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus.... 4/29/2016 8:37 AM

Germany worries migrants will try to reach Europe from Libya
BERLIN (AP) -- German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has told reporters the government is concerned that an increasing number of migrants will try to reach Europe this summer by crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.... 4/29/2016 8:20 AM

Residents of Iraq's IS-held Fallujah suffer under siege
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Abu Jassim can only afford to provide one meal a day for his seven-member family - usually a stew made of locally grown leafy green vegetables or rice with a small portion of flat bread.... 4/29/2016 7:55 AM

Polls open in key runoff parliamentary election in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's parliamentary runoff elections got underway Friday, state media reported, a key vote that is expected to decide exactly how much power moderate forces backing President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature.... 4/29/2016 7:39 AM

North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.... 4/29/2016 7:32 AM

Biden to see Pope Francis, discuss cancer cures at Vatican
ROME (AP) -- Having pushed to accelerate cancer research at home, Vice President Joe Biden is working to focus the global community's attention on the devastating disease at the Vatican.... 4/29/2016 7:29 AM



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