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Israel's ultra-Orthodox poised for political comeback
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The formation of Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition government has cleared the way for the country's ultra-Orthodox parties to return to power after two years in the opposition.... 5/7/2015 10:27 AM

Spain's indicted princess faces asset block
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's indicted Princess Cristina has been ordered to present a list of assets that will be blocked in order to cover her 2.7 million-euro bail fee while she awaits trial on tax fraud charges.... 5/7/2015 10:26 AM

UN: Lowest number of new weekly Ebola cases in West Africa
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says the number of Ebola cases reported in Guinea and Sierra Leone last week dropped to 18, the lowest total this year.... 5/7/2015 10:23 AM

Beijing tries to tap brakes on stock market boom
BEIJING (AP) -- China's leaders are trying to tap the brakes on a stock market boom that could run out of control and disrupt economic reform plans.... 5/7/2015 10:21 AM

AP Was There: Germany surrenders to Western allies, Russia
REIMS, France (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: On May 7, 1945, AP Paris bureau chief Edward Kennedy broke one of the biggest stories of that century: the unconditional surrender of Germany to the Allies at a former school house in Reims, France.... 5/7/2015 10:14 AM

Chinese province to ban rooftop Christian crosses
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese province where authorities have forcibly removed hundreds of rooftop crosses from Protestant and Catholic churches has proposed a ban on any further placement of the religious symbol atop sanctuaries.... 5/7/2015 10:11 AM

Voters flock to the polls in Britain's knife-edge election
LONDON (AP) -- Voters headed for the polls across Britain Thursday, in a contest that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching.... 5/7/2015 10:09 AM

Poland marks 70th anniversary of end of WWII
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's president is leading international commemorations on Thursday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a gathering meant as an alternative celebration to Moscow's Red Square parade two days later.... 5/7/2015 10:06 AM

New Zealander stands trial in China on drug charges
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- A 25-year-old New Zealander who faces a possible death sentence if convicted of smuggling methamphetamine testified Thursday that he came to China to collect what he thought was muscle-building supplements and never checked the packages before trying to depart.... 5/7/2015 9:58 AM

France says Greek bailout talks headed in right direction
BRUSSELS (AP) -- France's finance minister says talks between Greece and its bailout creditors are going the right way and hopes that Monday's eurozone meeting will see the sides narrow their differences.... 5/7/2015 9:49 AM

Trial of Greece's Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party postponed
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A court set up in Greece's largest prison for the trial of dozens of members of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party was adjourned on Thursday until next week.... 5/7/2015 9:47 AM

Rome's Fiumicino airport set to reopen after overnight fire
ROME (AP) -- Italy's busiest airport was set to reopen by midday Thursday after being closed by a fire overnight in the international terminal, officials said.... 5/7/2015 9:46 AM

1 dead, 15 injured in prison riot in central Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian officials say at least one prisoner was killed and 15 injured in a riot at a facility for inmates with tuberculosis... 5/7/2015 9:40 AM

Russia's newest tank stops during parade rehearsal
MOSCOW (AP) -- A state-of-the-art Russian tank, which was shown to the public for the first time earlier this month, has ground to a halt during the final Victory Day rehearsal.... 5/7/2015 9:32 AM

Some key terms in Britain election campaign
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's unpredictable election is steeped in the rich - and sometimes confusing - lexicon of parliamentary democracy. Some key terms:... 5/7/2015 9:32 AM

Singapore teen pleads not guilty over online video
SINGAPORE (AP) -- A Singaporean teenager pleaded not guilty Thursday to two charges over an online video he posted that was critical of Christianity and the nation's late founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew.... 5/7/2015 9:30 AM

Police break up US-Italy drug ring run out of NYC trattoria
ROME (AP) -- Italian police say an operation conducted with U.S. FBI agents has targeted a major drug-trafficking ring based in a restaurant-pizzeria in New York City.... 5/7/2015 9:26 AM

Japan zoo apologizes for naming newborn monkey Charlotte
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese zoo has apologized for naming a baby monkey Charlotte after the newborn British princess following complaints at home.... 5/7/2015 9:22 AM

Volcanic activity closes part of popular Japan hot springs
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese authorities have closed part of a popular hot springs area to the public because of fears a volcano might erupt.... 5/7/2015 9:13 AM

Burundi: 1 killed as Burundi political protests continue
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- One person was killed Thursday in clashes in the Burundian capital during protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office.... 5/7/2015 9:08 AM

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