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Macedonian police say border watchtower attacked
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonian police said Tuesday that a group of about 40 people wearing uniforms of the disbanded ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK, have attacked a police watchtower in Gosince on the country's northern border with Kosovo.... 4/21/2015 3:41 PM

Greek anger over state cash grab from hospitals, schools
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek local authorities were on the brink of revolt Tuesday against the central government's move to use cash reserves from state agencies - including hospitals and kindergartens - to help the country make ends meet.... 4/21/2015 3:38 PM

Chemical weapons watchdog remembers 1915 chlorine gas attack
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons marked the centennial of the first large-scale use of gas during World War I with a commemoration Tuesday to pay tribute to all victims of such arms over the past century.... 4/21/2015 3:36 PM

NATO to hold major cyber defense drill in Estonia
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- About 400 computer experts will participate in a major cybersecurity drill in Estonia this week as part of NATO's efforts to upgrade its capability to counter potentially debilitating hacker attacks.... 4/21/2015 3:22 PM

Summer sports suspend membership in umbrella body in protest
SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Summer Olympic sports suspended their membership in the umbrella body for international federations on Tuesday after its leader launched a blistering attack on the IOC.... 4/21/2015 3:22 PM

Tornado kills 2, leaves 1,000 homeless in southern Brazil 3/8
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Authorities say two people have been killed and 1,000 have been left homeless by a tornado that struck a southern Brazilian city.... 4/21/2015 3:17 PM

European court blames Russia for fatal shooting of Moldovan
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- Europe's top human rights court has ordered Russia to pay damages for the fatal shooting of a Moldovan man in 2012.... 4/21/2015 3:15 PM

Gun salutes mark Queen Elizabeth II's 89th birthday
LONDON (AP) -- Some people get a cake. Queen Elizabeth II has received gun salutes from mounted artillery to mark her 89th birthday.... 4/21/2015 3:05 PM

Iraqi troops retake some Ramadi districts from Islamic State
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq security forces have recaptured areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the battleground city of Ramadi, security officials said Tuesday.... 4/21/2015 3:05 PM

EU gives Ukraine $267 million in low interest loans
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has given Ukraine 250 million euros ($267 million) in low interest loans as part of a package to help revive the country's lackluster economy.... 4/21/2015 3:05 PM

Somalia police: 9 killed by car bomb in capital
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A car bomb killed at least nine people and wounded many others at a restaurant in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said.... 4/21/2015 3:00 PM

Toyota adviser nominated for Japan central bank board
TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese government has nominated a former executive at Toyota Motor Corp., one of the biggest corporate beneficiaries of drastic monetary easing, to be a board member of the central bank.... 4/21/2015 2:50 PM

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.... 4/21/2015 2:48 PM

Libya chaos spurs human smuggling, government spokesman says
CAIRO (AP) -- Libya's chaos has spurred human trafficking, a spokesman for the country's internationally recognized government said Tuesday, urging the world community to help his administration gain control of the rest of the country.... 4/21/2015 2:46 PM

UNHCR: Weekend shipwreck deadliest ever in Mediterranean
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, making it the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean.... 4/21/2015 2:39 PM

Saudi airstrikes pound Yemen's Shiite rebels, killing 20
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 20 in a city in the country's west as the civilian death toll rose to 38 from airstrikes the day before in the capital, Sanaa, officials said.... 4/21/2015 2:36 PM

Eritrea, North Korea called world's most censored states
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The small African nation of Eritrea tops even North Korea in its restrictions on the media, a new global report says.... 4/21/2015 2:35 PM

South Africa deploys army to end anti-immigrant attacks
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African army has been deployed to areas that remain volatile after a spate of attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday.... 4/21/2015 2:29 PM

Fierce storm lashes southeast Australia; 3 feared dead
SYDNEY (AP) -- A fierce storm lashing southeast Australia destroyed homes, stranded dozens of people in swirling floodwaters and may have led to three deaths, officials said Tuesday.... 4/21/2015 2:27 PM

Anger simmers in southern Chile over bishop appointment
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Parishioners in a southern Chile diocese are gathering wherever their new bishop appears, but their presence is not the sort of assembly the Catholic Church would expect.... 4/21/2015 2:27 PM

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