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AP NewsBreak: EU to relocate 40,000 immigrants within union
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union will seek to shift the migration burden away from Italy and Greece by relocating 40,000 asylum seekers to other EU countries, according to a draft document seen by The Associated Press Tuesday.... 5/26/2015 4:21 PM

US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes
ROME (AP) -- The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts that had been looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections.... 5/26/2015 4:16 PM

Britain faces tension over push for less EU control
PARIS (AP) -- European Union officials welcomed a French-German push for closer cooperation among the countries that use the euro, while British Prime Minister David Cameron's office said that won't derail his mission to reduce EU involvement in national affairs.... 5/26/2015 4:14 PM

Despite challenges, Zimbabwe showcases artists in Venice
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Stone and wood carvings displayed by street vendors in Zimbabwe reflect a long tradition of sculpture, and despite economic and other challenges, the country's artists are forging new paths and even have displays at one of the world's most prestigious art fairs.... 5/26/2015 4:11 PM

Nepal bans children traveling without parents or guardian
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The government announced Tuesday that all children traveling in Nepal will need to be accompanied by their parents or a legal guardian to prevent the trafficking of young people who lost their homes in the country's powerful earthquakes.... 5/26/2015 4:25 PM

Former British premier: Refugees overwhelm Lebanese schools
BEIRUT (AP) -- Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Tuesday that Syrian refugees have overwhelmed Lebanese public schools, asking the world for more support as estimates suggest that more than 400,000 children from neighboring Syria need schooling here - nearly twice the number of Lebanese children in school.... 5/26/2015 3:57 PM

Grave of assassinated Burkina Faso leader exhumed
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Authorities exhumed human remains Tuesday from the purported grave of Burkina Faso's assassinated leader, nearly three decades after the Marxist revolutionary was killed during a coup in this West African country.... 5/26/2015 3:44 PM

AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa
LONDON (AP) -- Ireland became the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage by a national referendum, prompting crowds on the streets of Dublin to erupt in joy and cheers last week.... 5/26/2015 3:43 PM

Balkan leaders wary of Macedonia crisis fallout
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albania's president and other Balkan leaders expressed concern Tuesday that the ongoing crisis in Macedonia could be a setback for the region's efforts to add new members to the European Union.... 5/26/2015 3:29 PM

Sweltering temperatures in India leave 750 dead in 5 weeks
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- More than 750 people have died in southern India since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said Tuesday.... 5/26/2015 3:21 PM

French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use
PARIS (AP) -- France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.... 5/26/2015 3:16 PM

Paris celebrates WWII resistance heroes in Pantheon ceremony
PARIS (AP) -- Paris authorities are escorting coffins representing four World War II resistance figures through the French capital toward the Pantheon, the resting place of French heroes.... 5/26/2015 3:15 PM

Myanmar's Suu Kyi is missing from global meeting on Rohingya
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast, with three Nobel Peace Prize laureates among those calling on the world to wake up to the unfolding tragedy.... 5/26/2015 3:14 PM

Group says Turkish court rules against president's palace
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A pressure group says Turkey's top administrative court has confirmed in a ruling that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 1,150-room mega-palace was illegally constructed on protected land.... 5/26/2015 3:12 PM

Greece mulls levy on undeclared deposits to raise cash
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece is proposing to legalize tax-dodgers' undeclared money for a fee, a way to raise money as the country tries to reach a deal with creditors to get more bailout money and avoid default.... 5/26/2015 3:07 PM

Enraged voters reject political status quo in Spain, Poland
MADRID (AP) -- Reeling from punishment at the polls, Spain's major parties prepared Tuesday for negotiations with anti-establishment newcomer groups while Poland's governing party assessed how to reconnect with voters who ousted the president.... 5/26/2015 3:07 PM

Danish radio station slammed after allegedly killing rabbit
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish radio station has been met with a storm of angry protests after its hosts claimed they clubbed a young rabbit to death on air with a bicycle pump.... 5/26/2015 2:57 PM

Poland to offer safe haven to 60 Syrian Christian families
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz says the country will take in 60 Christian families fleeing violence in Syria.... 5/26/2015 2:46 PM

Egyptian officials investigate police killing of student
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities are investigating the killing of a university student by police, a judicial official said Tuesday, the latest in series of cases alleging brutality by security forces.... 5/26/2015 2:15 PM

Former trader goes on trial in UK for market manipulation
LONDON (AP) -- A British prosecutor says a former Citibank and UBS trader motivated by greed served as the ringmaster in the alleged manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Interbank Lending Rate, or Libor.... 5/26/2015 2:09 PM



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