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French farmers protest taps into freewheeling tradition
PARIS (AP) -- Over the past week, French farmers have used tractors to block the border with Germany and chucked foreign vegetables off trucks in protest of cheap imports. French leaders did not call in the police - they gave the farmers their support.... 7/28/2015 3:08 PM

UK court overturns will of mother who had disinherited child
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Court of Appeal has overturned the will of a mother who had chosen to give her estate to animal charities rather than her only child.... 7/28/2015 3:08 PM

A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games - not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues.... 7/28/2015 3:06 PM

Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics.... 7/28/2015 3:01 PM

Pakistan to host second round of Kabul-Taliban talks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan is finalizing preparations to host the second round of landmark peace talks between Afghan government officials and the Taliban later this week, two Pakistani officials said Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 3:01 PM

Nigerian leader visits Cameroon as Boko Haram attacks
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari is set to make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support for a multinational army to fight the Boko Haram uprising that has spilled across borders.... 7/28/2015 2:57 PM

3 Russian opposition figures go on hunger strike
MOSCOW (AP) -- Three Russian opposition activists went on hunger strike Tuesday to protest authorities' decision to disqualify them from a local election.... 7/28/2015 2:54 PM

Beijing bid faces same old questions ahead of 2022 IOC vote
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Two of China's most storied winter Olympic athletes faced tough questions about Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Games - namely about air pollution and a lack of snow.... 7/28/2015 2:51 PM

Zimbabwe: 2 to appear in court for killing Cecil the lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- An American allegedly paid $50,000 to kill a well-known, protected lion named Cecil, Zimbabwean conservationists said, as authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court for allegedly helping with the hunt.... 7/28/2015 2:51 PM

Pro-government forces besiege rebel-held base in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Pro-government fighters in Yemen have besieged a military base held by Shiite Houthi rebels for 40 hours after cutting off major supply routes to the facility, Yemeni military officials said Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 2:47 PM

NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting Tuesday in which members also urged the country not to use excessive force in its fight against extremists, a NATO official said.... 7/28/2015 2:44 PM

The Latest: Syrian militants: Turkish-US deal helps beat IS
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):... 7/28/2015 2:39 PM

Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group.... 7/28/2015 2:39 PM

Romanian officials raid homes in medicines corruption probe
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian prosecutors have searched dozens of home and offices looking for evidence that drug companies offered doctors vacations and other incentives in exchange for prescribing cancer drugs.... 7/28/2015 2:32 PM

Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence
LONDON (AP) -- Scientists and tech experts - including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.... 7/28/2015 2:31 PM

Spanish police: shooting in Barcelona, 1 wounded
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say one person has been wounded in a shooting in the downtown area of the city of Barcelona.... 7/28/2015 2:31 PM

Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake
HONG KONG (AP) -- The oldest giant panda ever in captivity tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday.... 7/28/2015 2:25 PM

French archaeology students find 560,000-year-old tooth
PARIS (AP) -- Archaeologists say two students have found a human tooth from about 560,000 years ago in a famous prehistoric cave in southwestern France, the oldest human body part ever discovered in the country.... 7/28/2015 2:25 PM

French court rules in favor of far right's Jean-Marie Le Pen
PARIS (AP) -- A French appeal court has confirmed the cancellation of a mail-in vote organized by far-right leader Marine Le Pen to try to end her father's influence on their National Front party.... 7/28/2015 2:21 PM

Officials: Iran may take own samples at alleged nuclear site
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran wants its own officials to take soil samples at a site where it is alleged to have experimented with ways to detonate a nuclear weapon, and the U.N. agency probing the suspicions may agree provided it is allowed to monitor the process, two officials told The Associated Press Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 2:15 PM

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