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Both opposition candidates concede defeat in Cuban vote
HAVANA (AP) -- Both dissident candidates in Cuba's first local elections since a historic thaw in U.S. relations have conceded defeat after preliminary results showed them losing.... 4/19/2015 11:23 PM

Yemen Shiite rebel leader vows not to surrender amid strikes
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A Shiite rebel leader in Yemen vowed to not surrender Sunday amid Saudi-led airstrikes in a rambling speech that rejected U.N. efforts to halt violence there, even as the political party of the country's former leader welcomed international efforts for a cease-fire.... 4/19/2015 11:13 PM

Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat
ROME (AP) -- A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action.... 4/19/2015 11:08 PM

Opposition centrists win Finland election, face tough talks
HELSINKI (AP) -- The opposition Center Party has won Finland's parliamentary election but its new leader faces tough talks on forming a government following the success of the populist, anti-establishment Finns Party that placed ahead of the main government partners, the conservatives and Social Democrats.... 4/19/2015 11:05 PM

Wartime climate in Saudi puts calls for reform on hold
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- An electronic billboard at an upscale Saudi mall flashes an advertisement for a designer fragrance before switching to images of soaring F-16s and King Salman saluting the troops. "The response has come to you who threaten the nation," the caption says. "To those who test me, take this war as a reply."... 4/19/2015 10:08 PM

8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team's fan club
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Armed men killed eight people in a raid on a Sao Paulo soccer fan club that has close links to a notorious, now-closed prison, Brazilian police said on Sunday.... 4/19/2015 9:15 PM

Turkish Cypriot leadership election to go into 2nd round
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The election for the Turkish Cypriot leadership will go to a second round after none of the candidates managed to garner enough votes Sunday to avoid a runoff, authorities said, as talks to reunify the ethnically-split island of Cyprus are expected to resume next month.... 4/19/2015 8:26 PM

Poland summons US envoy over FBI head's Holocaust comments
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Foreign Ministry urgently summoned U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull on Sunday to "protest and demand an apology," saying the head of the FBI suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.... 4/19/2015 8:09 PM

Report: Kuwait discovers 4 new oil fields in kingdom
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Kuwait's state news agency says the state-run Kuwait Oil Co. has discovered four new oil fields.... 4/19/2015 8:06 PM

UN anti-crime commission's future uncertain in Guatemala
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Even in crime-ridden Guatemala, the headlines were startling: Prosecutors busted a customs bribery ring that likely defrauded the state of millions of dollars, with the current and former Tax Authority chiefs and a top aide to the vice president implicated.... 4/19/2015 7:26 PM

Mexico officials report capture of alleged cartel leader
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican security officials said Sunday they have captured the man who has led the Juarez drug cartel following last year's arrest of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes.... 4/19/2015 7:17 PM

Despite victory, Israeli leader struggling to form coalition
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With a resounding election victory last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to have an easy path toward quickly establishing a coalition government with his traditional nationalist, religious and ultra-Orthodox Jewish allies.... 4/19/2015 7:13 PM

Hungarian Holocaust survivors thank American rescuers
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian Holocaust survivors rescued 70 years ago from a train taking them from one concentration camp to another on Sunday paid tribute to the American soldiers who helped liberate them.... 4/19/2015 7:06 PM

Israel police investigating killing of Polish tourist
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say they're investigating the killing of a Polish tourist whose body bore signs of violence.... 4/19/2015 7:04 PM

Gunmen storm Afghan police station as mine clearers abducted
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Insurgents armed with guns and explosives attacked a police station Sunday in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gar, wounding two officers and a civilian as gunmen elsewhere kidnapped at least a dozen mine clearers, authorities said.... 4/19/2015 6:58 PM

Egypt's president meets CIA director in Cairo for talks
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president has held talks with CIA director John Brennan in Cairo that touched on regional conflicts and terrorism.... 4/19/2015 6:55 PM

Officials say attacks around Iraq's capital kill 14 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say bombings and mortar fire targeting public places have killed 14 people around the capital, Baghdad.... 4/19/2015 5:48 PM

Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq.... 4/19/2015 5:27 PM

Kenya official: I did not cause delay in ending attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The use of a police plane for a personal errand did not delay the deployment of the police tactical team which ended the extremist attack in eastern Kenya where 148 people, the majority of them university students, were killed, a police official said in a statement.... 4/19/2015 4:55 PM

Palestinian Cabinet ministers make rare visit to Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Ten months after taking office, Cabinet ministers in a Palestinian unity government paid a rare visit to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, hoping to breathe life into a troubled reconciliation process with the Hamas militant group.... 4/19/2015 4:40 PM



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