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5 Ukrainian troops killed as cease-fire teeters on brink
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 12:48 PM

UK 'flash crash' trader: I was just good at my job
LONDON (AP) -- A British financial trader accused of helping to set off a "flash crash" on Wall Street in 2010 from his London home claimed Wednesday he was just good at his job as he fights extradition to the U.S.... 5/6/2015 12:47 PM

Bosnian police launch raids against Islamic extremism
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Bosnian Serb authorities say they detained several people linked to radical Islamic movements and suspected of recruiting potential fighters for the Islamic State group.... 5/6/2015 12:46 PM

EU moves to help tech companies compete with US giants
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.... 5/6/2015 12:44 PM

East Africa Community tries to mend Burundi turmoil
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A Kenyan official says ministers from the East African Community have travelled to Burundi to help seek a solution for the political unrest caused by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's second re-election bid.... 5/6/2015 12:43 PM

Report: Germanwings crash co-pilot tried slow descent before
PARIS (AP) -- The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to Duesseldorf, air accident investigators said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 12:42 PM

Belfast man arrested over killing of former IRA commander
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Northern Ireland police say they have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the killing of one of Belfast's senior Irish Republican Army veterans.... 5/6/2015 12:40 PM

Iran to release seized Maersk vessel after it pays fine
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz last month will likely be released in two days, after it pays a fine, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 12:39 PM

Yemen's Shiite rebels take another neighborhood in Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni officials say Shiite rebels and their allies have seized another part of the southern port city of Aden after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government.... 5/6/2015 12:37 PM

Police in China fatally shoot man seeking aid for family
BEIJING (AP) -- Police fatally shot a man in northern China who was on his way to Beijing to ask the central government to help house and take care of his children and elderly mother, police and a lawyer said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 12:36 PM

Syrian president acknowledges recent 'setbacks' in war
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad acknowledged on Wednesday what he said were recent "setbacks" in the war against rebels trying to topple him, promising a comeback by his troops entangled in heavy fighting with rebels in northern Syria.... 5/6/2015 12:29 PM

Germany: 4 arrests in alleged plot to attack Islamic targets
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.... 5/6/2015 12:28 PM

Opposition, rights groups say Iranian activist detained
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Iranian opposition websites and rights groups focused on the country say prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has been arrested by state security forces.... 5/6/2015 12:23 PM

Israeli-Arab group slams end of police fatal shooting probe
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Arab civil rights group has slammed Israeli police over closing its investigation into the fatal shooting of an Arab that sparked violent protests last year.... 5/6/2015 12:20 PM

GlaxoSmithKline opts to hold on to HIV business
LONDON (AP) -- British-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has opted to keep its stand-alone HIV business as it set out its strategy following the completion of its recent deal with Switzerland's Novartis.... 5/6/2015 12:14 PM

Afghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March - a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality and protection from violence.... 5/6/2015 12:14 PM

Engineers inspect quake-damaged homes in Nepal's capital
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- More than a thousand engineers were checking damaged houses in Nepal's capital Wednesday and advising people about whether they are safe.... 5/6/2015 12:13 PM

Mixed signals emerge for eurozone economy
LONDON (AP) -- Following a solid start to the year, signs emerged Wednesday that the 19-country eurozone economy is losing some traction.... 5/6/2015 11:51 AM

3 suspected of terror attack on train in Czech Republic
PRAGUE (AP) -- A prosecution official says Czech authorities have detained three suspects for allegedly planning a terrorist attack on a train.... 5/6/2015 11:47 AM

Greece makes IMF payment but another, bigger one looms
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- With Greece's cash flow problems growing by the day and negotiations with its creditors on the ropes, Athens managed to make a 200 million euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 11:47 AM

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