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23,000 police mobilized to protect Tour de France
PARIS (AP) -- Cyclists at this year's Tour de France will be under the watch of 23,000 police, including SWAT-like intervention squads, as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats.... 5/24/2016 10:08 AM

Iraq says clashes with IS outside Fallujah briefly subside
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say clashes between government forces and the Islamic State group outside the city of Fallujah have briefly subsided.... 5/24/2016 10:04 AM

Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni refugee camp
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp Tuesday to support the gradual of evacuation of the Idomeni site on the Macedonian border.... 5/24/2016 10:00 AM

China says better US-Vietnam ties must not threaten Beijing
BEIJING (AP) -- Improved relations between the U.S. and Vietnam must not lead to greater pressure on China or threats to its interests, an official Chinese newspaper said Tuesday.... 5/24/2016 9:58 AM

Forensic official: EgyptAir 804 human remains suggest blast
CAIRO (AP) -- Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday.... 5/24/2016 9:57 AM

UK council approves fracking; environmentalists vow to fight
LONDON (AP) -- A council has granted the first fracking license to be issued in England for five years, but environmental groups are vowing to fight on against the use of the technology.... 5/24/2016 9:41 AM

AP Interview: Qatar energy minister wants 'fair' oil price
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The oil market is slowly recovering from its steep drop over the past two years but crude is still not trading at a "fair price" to encourage necessary investment, Qatar's energy and industry minister said Tuesday, ahead of next week's meeting of OPEC producers.... 5/24/2016 9:35 AM

German investor confidence down amid concern over UK vote
BERLIN (AP) -- A survey of German investor confidence has dipped unexpectedly because of concerns, among others, over whether Britain will vote to leave the European Union.... 5/24/2016 9:33 AM

2 killed in South African protests against eviction
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African authorities say two people have died in violent protests by residents opposing plans to evict them from makeshift homes in an area north of Pretoria.... 5/24/2016 9:29 AM

The Latest: Obama arrives in Ho Chi Minh City
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam (all times local):... 5/24/2016 9:27 AM

UK actor Ian McKellen: 'India needs to grow up' about gays
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- British actor Ian McKellen is quoted by a Mumbai newspaper as saying that "India needs to grow up" regarding its attitudes toward homosexuality.... 5/24/2016 9:26 AM

Swiss bank to be shut over Malaysia embezzlement scandal
GENEVA (AP) -- A Swiss private bank will face criminal proceedings and be liquidated after allegedly committing serious breaches of anti-money laundering regulations in connection with the suspected embezzlement of a Malaysian state investment fund.... 5/24/2016 9:24 AM

Poland's PM, EU leader to discuss ending political crisis
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's deputy foreign minister says a senior European Union leader will meet with the nation's prime minister to discuss ways of solving a political crisis in Poland that has strained ties with Brussels.... 5/24/2016 9:23 AM

Europe higher, Asia slumps amid expectations Fed rate hike
TOKYO (AP) -- European stock markets mostly rose in early trading although Asian indexes finished lower Tuesday amid growing expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June.... 5/24/2016 9:12 AM

Turkey's Erdogan approves new government formed by ally
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday approved a new government formed by one of his most trusted allies, who has pledged to push through constitutional reforms that would expand the powers of the presidency.... 5/24/2016 9:10 AM

Egyptian forensic official says human remains retrieved from EgyptAir 804 crash site point...
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian forensic official says human remains retrieved from EgyptAir 804 crash site point to an explosion on board.... 5/24/2016 9:06 AM

French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages
PARIS (AP) -- French police have dislodged protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean, as gasoline shortages spread around the country amid increasingly tense labor actions.... 5/24/2016 9:05 AM

Turkey's President Erdogan approves new government to be led by Binali Yildirim, his trust...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's President Erdogan approves new government to be led by Binali Yildirim, his trusted longtime ally.... 5/24/2016 8:46 AM

Hard-line cleric becomes speaker of Assembly of Expert
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A hard-line Iranian cleric was chosen on Tuesday as speaker of the Assembly of Experts, a clerical body that is mainly tasked with selecting the country's supreme leader.... 5/24/2016 8:42 AM

Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing.... 5/24/2016 8:41 AM



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