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Greek milestone helps Europe put crisis in past
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Europe's debt crisis is receding farther behind in the rear view mirror.... 4/23/2014 12:41 PM

Snowden installed as University of Glasgow rector
LONDON (AP) -- Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been installed as the official representative of students at the University of Glasgow.... 4/23/2014 12:36 PM

Colombia president reinstates ousted Bogota mayor
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's capital is set to change hands for a third time in little over a month after President Juan Manuel Santos said he would execute a court order reinstating Bogota's ousted leftist mayor.... 4/23/2014 12:34 PM

Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations
LONDON (AP) -- Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.... 4/23/2014 12:32 PM

Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea.... 4/23/2014 12:25 PM

Bahrain moves to deport Shiite cleric
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Bahrain's Interior Ministry said Wednesday that the Gulf state has decided to deport a leading Shiite cleric born in the country in a move likely to exacerbate tensions between the government and the Shiite-led opposition.... 4/23/2014 12:23 PM

Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the group's leaders.... 4/23/2014 12:16 PM

Canada to phase out old rail tank cars in 3 years
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada will require a three-year phase out or retrofit of the type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of an oil train that destroyed much of a Quebec town and incinerated 47 people, a government official told The Associated Press Wednesday.... 4/23/2014 12:16 PM

Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers
CAIRO (AP) -- A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a campaign of violence since last summer's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.... 4/23/2014 12:05 PM

Mother of slain man blames Rio police
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- News reports say the mother of a young man whose death sparked clashes in a Rio de Janeiro slum blames police for her son's death.... 4/23/2014 11:59 AM

Kosovo lawmakers clear way for EU war crimes court
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Lawmakers in Kosovo cleared the way Wednesday for the creation of a European Union-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the country's 1998-99 war of independence from Serbia.... 4/23/2014 11:44 AM

Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors.... 4/23/2014 11:38 AM

Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A Syrian lawmaker on Wednesday registered his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election, becoming the first contender in the June 3 vote that will held in the midst of the country's civil war and has already been dismissed by the West as a farce.... 4/23/2014 11:34 AM

Gaza official: Israeli airstrike wounds 3
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year split that has left them divided between two governments.... 4/23/2014 11:27 AM

Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine in Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a soldier with the U.N. force was seriously wounded, said a U.N. official.... 4/23/2014 11:24 AM

Brazil passes bill on Internet privacy
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday ratified a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web during a major conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance.... 4/23/2014 11:07 AM

Spacious new Heathrow Terminal 2 set for opening
LONDON (AP) -- The rundown, overcrowded Terminal 2 at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport is long gone, about to be replaced by a spacious new building built to handle 20 million passengers each year.... 4/23/2014 11:04 AM

Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant
TOKYO (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China's growing influence.... 4/23/2014 11:02 AM

Emirates says another family attacked in London
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Several armed men targeted a family from the United Arab Emirates by forcing their way into their London apartment, weeks after a similar attack in the British capital, state media in the Gulf nation and police said Wednesday.... 4/23/2014 10:55 AM

Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fake
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's military commander said critics who called him out for wearing an especially luxurious watch should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake.... 4/23/2014 10:45 AM