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Kerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of state
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia.... 5/5/2015 3:26 PM

AP Interview: Emirates airline boss sees more US growth
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The man in charge of the Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, said Tuesday he is pressing ahead with a global expansion that could include more U.S. routes despite opposition from American carriers who accuse the airline of having an unfair advantage.... 5/5/2015 3:24 PM

Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization's most pivotal moments.... 5/5/2015 3:20 PM

Turkey investigates ruined ancient mosaics
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- At least eight ancient mosaics were ruined while being restored and moved to a new museum in southern Turkey and authorities are looking into ways to fix the botched work, a senior official said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 3:16 PM

AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa
LONDON (AP) -- A new British royal princess was born last week in London - Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - capturing the attention of the world's press.... 5/5/2015 3:16 PM

Hamas launches crackdown on Salafist groups in Gaza Strip
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The ruling Hamas militant group on Tuesday launched a crackdown on radical Salafi groups following a series of unclaimed bombings in the Gaza Strip, arresting dozens of suspects and setting up military-type checkpoints in volatile neighborhoods.... 5/5/2015 3:15 PM

Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 2
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the insurgents' ability to launch assaults despite weeks of airstrikes targeting them.... 5/5/2015 3:14 PM

Hungary seeks EU debate about restoring death penalty
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- A debate about restoring the death penalty has been a recurring issue with Hungary's prime minister since a 2002 bank robbery in which eight people were murdered.... 5/5/2015 3:07 PM

NATO to briefly move command HQ to Romania from Naples
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- NATO will briefly move an allied joint force command headquarter to Romania as the alliance continues to hone its ability to react to Russia's moves in Ukraine and other security challenges, a top commander said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 3:03 PM

UN envoy starts consultations on Syrian civil war in Geneva
BEIRUT (AP) -- A United Nations envoy has begun a series of low-level consultations in Geneva with representatives of the Syrian government and its opponents in the hopes of finding enough common ground to restart peace talks.... 5/5/2015 2:58 PM

Queen Elizabeth II meets latest addition to family
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Kensington Palace to meet three-day-old Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.... 5/5/2015 2:53 PM

AP Exclusive: Video shows migrant rescue of deflating dinghy
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Dramatic footage emerged Tuesday of a Mediterranean Sea rescue showing migrants on a sinking rubber boat desperately clambering up ropes and a ladder from a cargo ship that came to their aid. Five bodies were recovered and survivors reported many others drowned.... 5/5/2015 2:46 PM

Macedonian opposition chief: PM tried to cover up a killing
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's opposition leader has accused the country's prime minister of attempting to cover up the 2011 death of a 22-year-old beaten by police during postelection celebrations.... 5/5/2015 2:44 PM

Greece lobbies creditors for swift loan payout
BRUSSELS (AP) -- With Greek ministers dispatched across Europe on a whirlwind goodwill tour, top officials said they were making progress on finding a way to keep the nation afloat and in the eurozone.... 5/5/2015 2:43 PM

Spain's leader urges voters to stick with conservative gov't
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister says the country's economy is on the road to recovery and warns voters they shouldn't take risks when choosing elected leaders in ballots this year.... 5/5/2015 2:39 PM

Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in Belfast
DUBLIN (AP) -- A former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings has been shot to death in Belfast, residents and police said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 2:34 PM

Kurdish party accuses Erdogan of bias ahead of elections
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's pro-Kurdish party has filed a complaint with the high electoral board accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of breaching rules that require him to be impartial.... 5/5/2015 2:33 PM

Family feud rocks top of France's far-right National Front
PARIS (AP) -- There's no end to the drama and vitriol in the extraordinarily public family feud at the top of France's National Front party.... 5/5/2015 2:07 PM

UK election hopefuls burn rubber in final campaign push
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's political leaders crisscrossed the country Tuesday in a frenetic last dash to convert undecided voters, with less than 48 hours to go until an election likely to produce no outright winner.... 5/5/2015 1:57 PM

France cracks down after town claims to count Muslim pupils
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities are investigating claims that a southern town tracks how many Muslim children attend its schools, which would be illegal and run counter to France's secular view of itself.... 5/5/2015 1:49 PM

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