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Uncertainty over vote on EU membership weighs on UK economy
LONDON (AP) -- A key indicator shows that the U.K. economy slowed in April and is close to stagnating amid fears of the looming referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union.... 5/5/2016 10:34 AM

Lawyer: Canadian to leave Nepal after work visa revoked
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A lawyer says a Canadian man will leave Nepal on Thursday after a court failed to hear his appeal for the revocation of his work visa over critical social media posts.... 5/5/2016 10:31 AM

Israel discovers new tunnel from Gaza
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has discovered a new tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip underneath the border and into Israel.... 5/5/2016 10:31 AM

Iraq's PM replaces military commander over Green Zone breach
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi replaced the commander of a military division tasked with protecting the heavily fortified Green Zone Thursday after hundreds of angry anti-government protesters broke into the parliament building last week.... 5/5/2016 10:30 AM

Poland charges Russian-born lawyer with spying for Moscow
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland has charged a Warsaw lawyer with dual Polish-Russian citizenship with spying for Russian military intelligence, a prosecutor said Thursday.... 5/5/2016 10:27 AM

Beijing tightens hospital oversight following man's death
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government health care regulator on Thursday ordered hospitals not to outsource medical services or promote false advertising amid a public outcry over the death of a young man who received expensive but ineffective treatments for a rare form of cancer.... 5/5/2016 10:22 AM

Armenia to vote on recognizing separatist enclave
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- Armenia's government has given the go-ahead for the country's parliament to vote on recognizing the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh, a separatist enclave that is officially part of neighboring Azerbaijan.... 5/5/2016 10:20 AM

Israeli army deputy chief draws rebuke for Holocaust comment
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli army's deputy chief of staff drew rebukes from hawkish Israeli ministers Thursday for comparing pre-Holocaust Germany to trends in Israel today.... 5/5/2016 10:11 AM

Kenya: Woman found alive after 6 days in collapsed building
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan official says a woman has been found alive after six days in a collapsed building and rescuers are working to free her.... 5/5/2016 10:05 AM

Turkish PM meets party leaders, expected to step down
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with officials of his party on Thursday amid reports that he intends to step down after falling out of favor with the country's all-powerful president.... 5/5/2016 10:04 AM

Kenya: Woman found alive after 6 days in collapsed building, rescuers trying to free her
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya: Woman found alive after 6 days in collapsed building, rescuers trying to free her.... 5/5/2016 10:00 AM

Corruption allegations hound Binay in Philippine election
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- In a poor Southeast Asian country with a soft spot for the underdog, Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay has tried to turn online jokes about his dark complexion and small stature to his advantage by portraying himself in campaign ads as an everyman who understands the struggles of the underclass.... 5/5/2016 9:55 AM

Corruption complaint filed against Philippine candidate
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine senator filed a corruption complaint on Thursday alleging that the front-runner in the country's presidential race, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, hired 11,000 non-existent employees whose salaries cost the government 708 million pesos ($15 million) in 2014.... 5/5/2016 9:52 AM

Spain: Town that changed anti-Semitic name suffers vandalism
MADRID (AP) -- An ancient Spanish town that voted to change its name because it was deemed anti-Semitic has come under attack from extremist groups who have daubed the town's signposts and buildings with offensive right-wing symbols and messages protesting the change.... 5/5/2016 9:48 AM

UK votes in local elections expected to deal blow to Labour
LONDON (AP) -- Britons voted Thursday in local and regional elections that will choose a new mayor for London - and are expected to deal a blow to Britain's main opposition Labour Party.... 5/5/2016 9:44 AM

The Latest: State TV reports 2 explosions in Homs province
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):... 5/5/2016 9:29 AM

Blasts in Syria kill 6 as Aleppo mostly calm after truce
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Two blasts struck a central Syrian village Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens, hours after a truce brought relative calm to the northern city of Aleppo after weeks of escalating violence there.... 5/5/2016 9:07 AM

British newspaper to close only 9 weeks after its start
LONDON (AP) -- The New Day newspaper is shutting down after only nine weeks after its circulation failed to meet expectations.... 5/5/2016 9:03 AM

Pressure mounts on Polish government to save WWII museum
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's conservative government is coming under growing pressure to permit the opening next year of a major new museum on World War II - an ambitious project with an international approach that the country's nationalistic new leaders dislike.... 5/5/2016 8:58 AM

World stocks drift as investors avoid risk, await job data
HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets were uneven Thursday as investors hesitated to take risky bets as they awaited a key U.S. jobs report following a batch of mixed economic data.... 5/5/2016 8:55 AM



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