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UK looks into Italian claims that WWII sub has been found
ROME (AP) -- Britain's Royal Navy says it's looking into claims by an Italian diver that he located the long-lost wreck of the HMS P311 submarine, which was downed off Sardinia during World War II.... 5/25/2016 8:45 PM

Israel's Netanyahu adds hard-liner to coalition
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of Israel's most polarizing politicians as defense minister on Wednesday, solidifying his parliamentary majority at the risk of antagonizing the international community and his own military - and clouding already slim hopes for a resumption of peace efforts.... 5/25/2016 8:42 PM

The Latest: Le Havre citizens not worried about lack of fuel
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on France's strikes and protests against the government's labor reforms (all times local):... 5/25/2016 8:31 PM

The golden voice of Cameroon, Anne Marie Nzie, dies at 84
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Singer Anne Marie Nzie, known as the golden voice of Cameroon, has died. She was 84.... 5/25/2016 8:20 PM

UN chief calls for restraint amid Congo political tension
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on politicians in the Congo to place the interests of their country ahead of their own, amid reports of rising political tension in the African nation.... 5/25/2016 8:18 PM

Hamas planning to execute 13 convicted murderers
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers said Wednesday they intend to execute residents convicted of murder even without the needed approval of the Palestinian president.... 5/25/2016 8:07 PM

Belgium questions 4 IS suspects who may have planned attacks
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian prosecutors said Wednesday they have questioned four suspected Islamic State group recruiters, who may have planned new attacks in the country.... 5/25/2016 7:54 PM

Judge finds man not find criminally responsible in killing 5
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- A Canadian man was found not criminally responsible Wednesday for killing five people in a 2014 stabbing rampage.... 5/25/2016 7:51 PM

What next for Greece? Loan averts crisis but debt still huge
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- It's all but official: this summer's Greek crisis has been called off.... 5/25/2016 7:51 PM

Lawyer for Mexico drug lord demands payment from US networks
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A lawyer for imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says he'll sue television networks if they air a new series on Guzman's life without paying him.... 5/25/2016 7:47 PM

NATO's star sculpture is moving to the alliance's new home
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The giant oxidized steel star that has stood in front of NATO's headquarters in Brussels for decades is being moved to the alliance's new home across the street.... 5/25/2016 7:47 PM

Freed Ukrainian pilot gets hero's welcome on return to Kiev
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- During the nearly two years that she was imprisoned in Russia, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko became a national hero in absentia, lauded for her flinty defiance. On Wednesday she made a celebrated return to the country still embroiled in a fight against Moscow-backed separatists.... 5/25/2016 7:40 PM

Zimbabwe: Thousands march for Mugabe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Thousands gathered in Zimbabwe on Wednesday to support President Robert Mugabe, with speakers calling for him to rule for life.... 5/25/2016 7:27 PM

Lions lick tent while campers inside it in Botswana park
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Two South African campers had a close encounter with lions who licked the tent they were in at a campsite in Botswana.... 5/25/2016 7:21 PM

Spanish hurdler tests positive in retest of 2008 samples
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish hurdler Josephine Onyia is one of the athletes who tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, an official with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.... 5/25/2016 7:12 PM

Artist makes Louvre Pyramid disappear in optical illusion
PARIS (AP) -- French street artist JR has made the famous Louvre Pyramid in Paris disappear in an optical illusion.... 5/25/2016 7:02 PM

UN lifts last sanctions on Liberia in sign of support
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to lift the last remaining sanctions on Liberia in a sign of support for the government's progress toward peace after two civil wars.... 5/25/2016 6:47 PM

Obama, Abe heed politics of contrition on Hiroshima visit
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Laying bare the complex politics of reconciliation and contrition, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday rejected the idea of visiting Pearl Harbor to reciprocate for President Barack Obama's historic trip to Hiroshima later this week. Obama, for his part, said he would use his time in Hiroshima to honor all those killed in World War II and to push for a world without nuclear weapons.... 5/25/2016 6:46 PM

Cyprus: UN shares blame in kerfuffle that paused peace talks
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus says the United Nations mishandled a diplomatic kerfuffle involving the leader of the ethnically divided island's breakaway Turkish Cypriots that led to ongoing reunification talks being temporarily put on hold.... 5/25/2016 6:38 PM

Paris auction house defends divisive sale of tribal items
PARIS (AP) -- A Paris auction house has defended its practices as within the law after Native American leaders in Washington protested its latest plan to sell off part of their tribal history, getting bi-partisan support.... 5/25/2016 6:34 PM

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