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Italian navy to resume recovery of boat full of migrant dead
ROME (AP) -- The Italian navy says improved sea and weather conditions allow it to resume operations to bring to Sicily a fishing boat that capsized and sank off Libya last year, with hundreds of migrants trapped inside.... 5/3/2016 4:11 PM

Spain king signs decree for unprecedented new elections
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's king signed a decree Tuesday setting a historic new election for June 26 after politicians chosen in an inconclusive December ballot failed to agree on which of them should form a government, despite months of negotiations.... 5/3/2016 4:05 PM

American killed in combat in Iraq was Navy SEAL
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An American serviceman killed in Iraq by fire from the Islamic State group has been identified as a Navy SEAL.... 5/3/2016 3:58 PM

Serbia shocked by UEFA decision to accept Kosovo
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia reacted with outrage against UEFA's decision to accept the former province of Kosovo as its 55th member, saying on Tuesday it will fight the decision by all legal means.... 5/3/2016 3:56 PM

Jewish leader urges Sweden to prioritize anti-Semitism fight
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The president of the European Jewish Congress says Sweden needs to be vigilant of anti-Semitism among some refugees seeking shelter in the Nordic country.... 5/3/2016 3:55 PM

Saudi Labor Minister vows Binladin workers to be paid soon
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's Labor Minister says some employees of the Saudi Binladin Group will receive their salaries this month and others soon thereafter.... 5/3/2016 3:49 PM

German PEGIDA leader fined over incitement on Facebook
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court has fined the anti-immigration group PEGIDA's best-known figure for inciting hatred against migrants on Facebook.... 5/3/2016 3:45 PM

Netherlands grants Lebanon $92M to cope with refugees
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Netherlands has granted Lebanon 80 million euros ($92.3 million) until the end of 2017 to help the tiny Arab country cope with hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.... 5/3/2016 3:41 PM

Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.... 5/3/2016 3:35 PM

UN demands protection for hospitals in conflicts
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council responded to an upsurge in deadly attacks on hospitals and medical personnel, unanimously adopting a resolution Tuesday demanding that all parties to conflicts protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick.... 5/3/2016 3:33 PM

Ash Carter accuses Russia of 'nuclear saber-rattling'
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.... 5/3/2016 3:32 PM

Press Freedom Day: Journalists keep working despite threats
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can be chilling.... 5/3/2016 3:24 PM

Rousseff say Rio to be 'most successful Olympics in history'
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's embattled president said the Rio de Janeiro Games will be "the most successful Olympics in history" as she ignited the flame Tuesday for a nationwide torch relay that organizers hope will build enthusiasm for the event amid the country's deep political and economic crisis.... 5/3/2016 2:55 PM

Romania PM names new minister to handle bitter opera dispute
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- In a chain of incidents worthy of an opera, Romania's culture minister resigned because of dispute involving the fianc?? of a star ballerina, then decided to stay - only to be fired on Tuesday.... 5/3/2016 2:50 PM

PHOTOS: Leicester joins pantheon of major sporting upsets
LONDON (AP) -- Leicester's achievement of winning the Premier League title is one of the most unlikely of sporting achievements and stands in comparison with some of the great upsets in sports history.... 5/3/2016 2:49 PM

No break for Leicester: Title-winners train after partying
LEICESTER, England (AP) -- After partying late into the night, groggy-eyed Leicester players reported for duty at the training ground as usual on Tuesday morning.... 5/3/2016 2:45 PM

3 detained after Dalit law student raped, murdered in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Police detained three men for questioning Tuesday in the rape and murder of a law student whose body was found mutilated in southern India, officials said.... 5/3/2016 2:44 PM

Iran cartoonist freed; president calls for free expression
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An Iranian cartoonist imprisoned over portraying lawmakers as animals to criticize a draft law restricting contraception and criminalizing voluntary sterilization was released from prison Tuesday, her lawyer said.... 5/3/2016 2:21 PM

EU says permanent border checks would cost billions annually
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Commission estimates that a permanent reintroduction of border checks in Europe's passport-free travel area could cost up to 18 billion euros ($20.7 billion) a year.... 5/3/2016 2:19 PM

Tribunal: India, Italy should agree on Italian marine's bail
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India and Italy should work toward an agreement to allow an Italian marine to return home while an arbitration process continues in the fatally shootings of two Indian fishermen in 2012, a tribunal said Tuesday.... 5/3/2016 2:15 PM



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