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Italy: At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya
ROME (AP) -- Italy's Coast Guard and Navy as well as tugs and other commercial vessels joined forces to rescue migrants in at least 16 boats Sunday, saving hundreds of them and recovering 10 bodies off Libya's coast, as smugglers took advantage of calm seas to send packed vessels across the Mediterranean.... 5/3/2015 5:25 PM

Spain premier makes visit to 2 west African countries
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister has started a two-day trip to two west African countries as Europe faces pressure from jihadis and migrants making perilous sea crossings seeking a better life.... 5/3/2015 5:23 PM

German train drivers to start 5-day strike Tuesday
BERLIN (AP) -- A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a five-day strike starting Tuesday, its longest walkout yet in an increasingly bitter dispute with the national railway operator.... 5/3/2015 5:08 PM

France tightens Gulf ties with jet deal, security talks
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande is seeking to solidify strategic alliances in the Persian Gulf, as he heads to Qatar to sign a 7 billion-euro ($7.8 billion) fighter jet deal and then gets a starring role in a regional summit in Saudi Arabia.... 5/3/2015 4:56 PM

Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority rallies against racism
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Several thousand people, mostly from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority, protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday shutting down a major highway and scuffling with police.... 5/3/2015 4:54 PM

Egypt charges 40 over allegedly being Islamic State members
CAIRO (AP) -- A Nile Delta prosecutor said Sunday he referred 40 people to trial on charges of belonging to the Islamic State group and planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt.... 5/3/2015 4:53 PM

IS group claims Iraq car bomb attack that killed 19
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Sunday for a late-night car bomb attack in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, saying it was targeting a Shiite militia.... 5/3/2015 4:51 PM

John Kerry tries to pacify Israeli worries over Iran deal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to pacify Israeli worries over an emerging nuclear deal with Iran in an interview aired Sunday, dismissing some concerns as brought on by "hysteria" over the possible agreement.... 5/3/2015 4:45 PM

British leaders in final push before May 7 election
LONDON (AP) -- With four days to go till Britain's election, leaders of the country's main political parties were using the long weekend to make a final push to win over undecided voters before the vote.... 5/3/2015 4:33 PM

Ashes of ballerina Plisetskaya to be spread over Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- The ashes of Maya Plisetskaya, the renowned Bolshoi Theater ballerina who died this weekend, will be spread over Russia in accordance with her wishes.... 5/3/2015 4:28 PM

Officials: Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- At least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition, including Yemeni expatriates in shorts, landed Sunday in Yemen's southern coastal city of Aden on a "reconnaissance" mission amid a fierce offensive by Shiite rebels and their allies there, Yemeni military officials said.... 5/3/2015 4:15 PM

Togo court declares president re-elected from final results
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Togo's constitutional court declared Faure Gnassingbe president for a third five-year term after tallying final votes on Sunday.... 5/3/2015 4:09 PM

Merkel joins survivors, US vets to mark Dachau liberation
DACHAU, Germany (AP) -- It was a shocking, horrifying "beautiful day."... 5/3/2015 3:56 PM

Memorial to slain French Jewish man vandalized
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities say vandals have damaged a memorial plaque honoring a young French Jewish man tortured and killed in 2006.... 5/3/2015 3:50 PM

Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's name
LONDON (AP) -- Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice?... 5/3/2015 3:47 PM

Congressmen to reconsider separate funding for Iraq factions
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Congress may reconsider a provision in an upcoming bill funding the training of the Iraqi army that would send weapons separately to Arab Sunnis and Kurds, a congressman visiting Baghdad said Sunday.... 5/3/2015 3:42 PM

Nepal's wrenching choices: 'I feel like I could die anytime'
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Four days after the earthquake ripped apart the supporting wall attaching her ancient brick house to the tilting seven-story building next door, Parbati Gautam moved back in.... 5/3/2015 3:34 PM

Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving.... 5/3/2015 3:32 PM

Greece lauds German president's call for possible redress
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A top Greek lawmaker has welcomed the German president's call for his country to consider World War II redress to Greece as a gesture "of historical significance."... 5/3/2015 3:25 PM

Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero.... 5/3/2015 3:24 PM

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