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Leave your selfie sticks at home, say Wimbledon organizers
LONDON (AP) -- Tennis fans going to Wimbledon this year can leave their selfie sticks at home.... 4/27/2015 10:24 AM

Poll: Most Greeks dissatisfied with government performance
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- An opinion poll shows a majority of Greeks are dissatisfied with the new government's performance, and half want it to compromise with its European creditors if current tortuous bailout negotiations reach an impasse.... 4/27/2015 10:13 AM

Israel advances plans for new construction in east Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has given the final go-ahead for new construction in a Jewish area of east Jerusalem - the area of the city the Palestinians demand as the capital of a future state.... 4/27/2015 10:06 AM

Russian bikers try to enter Poland on WWII memorial ride
TERESPOL, Poland (AP) -- Russian bikers belonging to a group loyal to President Vladimir Putin have approached the border of Poland from Belarus but it is not yet clear if they will make it through.... 4/27/2015 10:03 AM

Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan's Election Commission says President Omar al-Bashir has won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, extending his 25-year rule despite war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.... 4/27/2015 10:02 AM

Rescuers struggle to reach remote Nepal areas as toll rises
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,700 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.... 4/27/2015 9:59 AM

Deutsche Bank to streamline operations to improve profit
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Deutsche Bank says its reorganization will mean spinning off its Postbank branches in Germany through a share offering, closing offices in some countries, and eliminating less profitable business at its investment banking division... 4/27/2015 9:55 AM

Head of Iran's Guard lashes out over Saudi 'treachery'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard has accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel.... 4/27/2015 9:45 AM

Malaysia: ASEAN to avoid confronting China in S. China Sea
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's leader said Monday that Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.... 4/27/2015 9:23 AM

China up, Europe down after Wall Street gains
BEIJING (AP) -- China's stock benchmark rose Monday while ones in Japan and Europe fell as investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.... 4/27/2015 9:14 AM

Burundi protests persist over president's third term bid
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Streets protests hit Burundi on Monday as anger swelled over the ruling party's decision to nominate President Pierre Nkurunziza for a third term, which many say is unconstitutional.... 4/27/2015 9:10 AM

Syrian insurgents capture military base in northwest
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic insurgents overran a military base at a converted brick factory in northwestern Syria on Monday, carting off tanks and other weapons in the latest blow to President Bashar Assad's forces in the region, activists said.... 4/27/2015 9:06 AM

Modern tragedy: Quake-ravaged Nepal tower a site for selfies
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Social media is a chronicle of life, and sometimes death. So it should be no surprise that a site of great human and cultural loss in Nepal's devastating earthquake is now barraged with the clicking of smartphones.... 4/27/2015 8:42 AM

Spain: PM says economy on track to grow 2.9 pct this year
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister says the country's economy is on track to grow 2.9 percent this year and expand an additional 2.9 percent in 2016.... 4/27/2015 8:03 AM

Old companies thrive in brand-loyal Japan adapting to times
KYOTO, Japan (AP) -- Successful businesses shine for a few years, then nimbler competitors outwit them in a constant cycle that spans being feted to forgotten in less than a generation. But Japan has something different: thousands of companies that have prospered for centuries.... 4/27/2015 7:31 AM

US vets come to Vietnam to confront past, and find a home
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) -- When Richard Parker left Vietnam in 1970, he planned to leave his memories of napalm attacks firmly in the past. Instead, as time marched on, they haunted him.... 4/27/2015 7:10 AM

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand seized 3 tons of ivory hidden in tea leaf sacks from Kenya in the second-biggest bust in the country's history, one week after the biggest seizure, customs officials said Monday.... 4/27/2015 6:39 AM

Sri Lanka's Parliament debates presidential powers
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's Parliament debated constitutional amendments Monday to clip the extensive powers given to the country's president, a promise President Maithripala Sirisena made in the run up to his January election win.... 4/27/2015 6:33 AM

Bomb kills 5 in southern Afghanistan, clashes in north
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say five civilians were killed when a bomb detonated inside a house in the southern Zabul province, while in the north Taliban insurgents are clashing with police.... 4/27/2015 6:14 AM

Kazakhstan's longtime leader secures crushing election win
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Preliminary results of weekend nationwide polls in Kazakhstan show the long-ruling president confirming his incumbency with 97.7 percent of the vote amid a record turnout, election officials said Monday.... 4/27/2015 5:51 AM

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