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China now has more vineyard land than France
PARIS (AP) -- China now boasts more land dedicated to wine-making vineyards than France as it tries to satisfy a rapid rise in local demand.... 4/28/2015 12:08 PM

Saudi-led coalition continues to pound Yemen's Shiite rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Shiite rebels and their allies overnight and early Tuesday in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and in the south, while officials loyal to the country's exiled government criticized past attempts by the coalition to airdrop weapons to pro-government fighters in Yemen.... 4/28/2015 12:06 PM

Google pledges $162M for European digital journalism fund
BERLIN (AP) -- Google says it will give European publishers 150 million euros ($162.33 million) to help them adapt to the challenge of selling news online.... 4/28/2015 12:05 PM

Witnesses: Hundreds of bodies in town held by Boko Haram
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Witnesses say hundreds of bodies of alleged civilian victims of Boko Haram have been found in a recaptured Nigerian border town.... 4/28/2015 12:02 PM

Afghan official: At least 52 dead in landslide in northeast
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A massive landslide in a remote province in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least 52 people on Tuesday, a provincial official said.... 4/28/2015 12:01 PM

EU president promises Moldova closer cooperation
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- The EU president has promised Moldova closer cooperation with the European Union, while urging it to reform its justice system and banking sector and fight corruption.... 4/28/2015 12:00 PM

Police: Pakistan guard shoots, kills himself at US Consulate
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani private guard shot and killed himself Tuesday in front of the U.S. Consulate in the eastern city of Lahore, police said.... 4/28/2015 11:59 AM

Greek shares outperform amid bailout deal hopes
LONDON (AP) -- Greek shares outperformed their European counterparts Tuesday amid mounting hopes of a breakthrough in the country's tortuous discussions with creditors. Elsewhere, profit-taking and jitters ahead of a run of U.S. data and the start of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting kept sentiment in check.... 4/28/2015 11:48 AM

Man arrested in Bosnia over links to gunman in police attack
KUCIC KULA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Bosnian police on Tuesday arrested a man with suspected links to a gunman who stormed into a police station in the country's Bosnian Serb region shouting "Allahu akbar," killing one policeman and wounding two others before he died in the shootout.... 4/28/2015 11:31 AM

UK man accused of killing US soldier with bomb in Iraq
LONDON (AP) -- A man has gone on trial in London accused of murdering a U.S. soldier with a roadside bomb in Iraq.... 4/28/2015 11:27 AM

Helicopters ferry injured from Nepal villages near epicenter
GORKHA, Nepal (AP) -- Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,400 people, ferrying the injured to clinics and taking emergency supplies back to villages cut off by landslides.... 4/28/2015 11:27 AM

EU sees intensified work to keep Greece from going bankrupt
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union says that talks with creditors to keep Greece from going bankrupt "are being made more productive and efficient" as the country faces a growing cash crunch.... 4/28/2015 11:23 AM

Auschwitz survivor: Trial of ex-Nazi guard is 'satisfaction'
BERLIN (AP) -- An Auschwitz survivor who lost 49 family members in the Holocaust says the fact that a 93-year-old former guard at the death camp is on trial is more important than any punishment.... 4/28/2015 11:15 AM

Judge to probe Andorra bank Spanish unit for laundering
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish investigative magistrate has opened a probe into possible money laundering at Banco de Madrid SA, a unit of Andorra's Banca Privada d'Andorra accused by the U.S. of helping groups from China, Russia and Venezuela launder money.... 4/28/2015 11:03 AM

Problems delay docking of Russia cargo ship at space station
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's space agency postponed the docking of a cargo ship with the International Space Station on Tuesday because of problems with the unmanned spacecraft.... 4/28/2015 11:00 AM

Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near
CILICAP, Indonesia (AP) -- Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy.... 4/28/2015 10:59 AM

Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal, Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 10:43 AM

Lower oil prices take a slice out of BP's Q1 profits
LONDON (AP) -- Energy company BP reported Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell 26 percent in the wake of the sharp drop in oil prices, less than many analysts had feared.... 4/28/2015 10:36 AM

UN chief praises pope for framing climate in moral terms
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The U.N. chief praised Pope Francis on Tuesday for framing climate change as an urgent moral imperative, saying his upcoming encyclical combined with a new round of U.N. climate talks in Paris provide an "unprecedented opportunity" to create a more sustainable future for the planet.... 4/28/2015 10:23 AM

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders to meet this week
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A Cypriot government official says the country's president, Nicos Anastasiades, will hold his first meeting with new Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci this week.... 4/28/2015 10:11 AM



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