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Migrants hide under trucks to board Italy-bound ferries
PATRAS, Greece (AP) -- For hundreds of migrants hoping to build a new life, access to Europe's richest countries lies on the other side of a metal fence surrounding the western Greek port of Patras.... 5/29/2015 3:12 PM

THE LATEST: Voting begins to choose next FIFA president
ZURICH (AP) -- The latest on FIFA developments:... 5/29/2015 3:12 PM

Blatter's future as president at stake in FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) -- The future of soccer's embattled governing body was at stake Friday as Sepp Blatter sought a fifth term as FIFA president amid the biggest corruption crisis in the organization's 111-year history.... 5/29/2015 3:07 PM

No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis
BANGKOK (AP) -- A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended Friday with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar criticizing those blaming it for fueling the crisis and warning that "finger pointing" would not help.... 5/29/2015 3:05 PM

EU-skeptic Finnish party joins Cabinet for 1st time
HELSINKI (AP) -- The populist, EU-skeptic Finns Party, known for its opposition to bailing out Greece and its political gaffes at home, on Friday joined the Finnish government for the first time.... 5/29/2015 2:50 PM

Burundi opposition leader declares election boycott
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's most prominent opposition leader says his party is boycotting elections amid political unrest stemming from the president's bid for a third term.... 5/29/2015 2:41 PM

Suicide bomber strikes Shiite mosque in Saudi, killing 4
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group.... 5/29/2015 2:39 PM

Death toll from Baghdad hotel bombings rises to 15
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The death toll from car bombs that targeted two prominent hotels in Baghdad a day earlier rose to 15 people, with another 42 wounded, Iraqi officials said Friday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.... 5/29/2015 2:37 PM

Muhammadu Buhari takes over Nigeria in crisis
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing, singing praises and releasing white doves as Muhammadu Buhari, the first candidate to beat a sitting president at the polls, became their president.... 5/29/2015 2:35 PM

Belfast parties to meet in bid to save power-sharing
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Northern Ireland's power-sharing government is at risk of collapse again, and the British and Irish governments have scheduled talks Tuesday to try to save the peacemaking coalition.... 5/29/2015 2:31 PM

Polish election winner officially named president-elect
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Andrzej Duda, the conservative winner of Poland's presidential election, was officially named president-elect in a solemn state ceremony Friday.... 5/29/2015 2:08 PM

Hungary's Orban reaffirms country's EU and NATO membership
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's prime minister said Friday that despite differences of opinion, the country must remain a member of the European Union and NATO.... 5/29/2015 2:02 PM

Merkel: Germany will be 'constructive partner' in EU reform
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel sounded a conciliatory note Friday on Britain's efforts to renegotiate its relationship with the European Union, as Prime Minister David Cameron wrapped up a two-day four country trip to press his case for concessions.... 5/29/2015 1:54 PM

Spain makes US rapid force at Moron base permanent
MADRID (AP) -- The Spanish government approved an accord Friday permanently granting the U.S. military a presence at a southwestern base as a center for a rapid reaction force to deal with crises in Africa and elsewhere.... 5/29/2015 1:33 PM

Ruble rebound threatens 'Made in Russia' industry revival
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world's second worst-performing currency against the dollar last year, it is among the best in 2015.... 5/29/2015 1:28 PM

India's heat wave tests water supply; death toll over 1,800
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weekslong heat wave to at least 1,826, officials said Friday.... 5/29/2015 1:17 PM

Japan, EU agree to step up defense, economic ties
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese and European leaders agreed Friday to step up defense and economic ties, and expressed concern about rising tensions in the South China Sea.... 5/29/2015 1:05 PM

Eternal love dashed: Paris lovers' locks to be dismantled
PARIS (AP) -- Any hope that the love locks clinging to Paris' famed Pont des Arts bridge would last forever will be unromantically dashed by the city council's plan to dismantle them Monday - for good.... 5/29/2015 12:57 PM

Greek bank deposits fall to lowest in more than a decade
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Bank deposits in Greece have hit their lowest in more than a decade, according to data released Friday, as Greeks concerned about the painfully slow pace of their government's talks with bailout creditors withdrew savings in an orderly but steady flow.... 5/29/2015 12:46 PM

Italy's regional elections puts focus on migrant arrivals
RIVADOLMO, Italy (AP) -- The community's hostility is veiled, but palpable. When the young migrants from Nigeria and Gambia venture away from their house in this hilltop idyll south of Padua, they say neighbors come out and snap their photos in a gesture of intimidation. They have been pressured to stop using the local soccer field, accused of taking the pitch away from Italian kids.... 5/29/2015 12:45 PM



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