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Spain investigates Boko Haram leader on terror charges
MADRID (AP) -- Spain is opening a probe into Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau on suspicion of terrorism and crimes against humanity, under the legal principle of universal justice.... 5/28/2015 2:41 PM

English resort sees crime fall after mankini clampdown
LONDON (AP) -- It was one small ban for mankinis, one giant step for an English seaside resort town.... 5/28/2015 2:36 PM

Burundi: Catholic bishops withdraw support for elections
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Catholic Church leaders here said on Thursday they no longer support the government's decision to hold elections next month amid political unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.... 5/28/2015 2:35 PM

Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.... 5/28/2015 2:34 PM

Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal possible by June 30
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister on Thursday held out hope that a "sustainable, mutually respectful" deal can be struck with world powers in talks over his country's nuclear program before the deadline of June 30.... 5/28/2015 2:33 PM

2022 World Cup host Qatar stays silent on FIFA probes
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Qatar is keeping quiet about the American and Swiss raids that have rocked FIFA and thrown another unwelcome spotlight on the tiny Gulf nation's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.... 5/28/2015 2:31 PM

Srebrenica kids to sing for pope with message of harmony
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Their parents' generation is steeped in the tragedy of genocide. But these Bosnian Serb and Bosnian Muslim children are singing a message of love.... 5/28/2015 2:20 PM

Top finance officials debate what's needed for global growth
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies convened some of the world's best-known economists to explore ideas on how to keep the global upswing going.... 5/28/2015 2:17 PM

Etihad Airways profit jumps by over half to $73 million
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' fast-growing national carrier, said Thursday its profit rose by more than half to $73 million last year but warned that "aggressive protectionist sentiment" in the West threatens its future prospects.... 5/28/2015 2:17 PM

Carter seeks ways to improve Iraq training, equipping
ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) -- U.S. military leaders are looking for ways to improve and speed up the program to train and equip Iraqi forces, including options to better prepare Sunni tribes to join the fight, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday.... 5/28/2015 2:05 PM

Greece aims to get bailout deal by Sunday but creditors wary
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece says it aims to clinch a deal with its creditors by Sunday, a development that would allow it to receive the desperately needed final installment of its international bailout plan and avoid a default.... 5/28/2015 2:02 PM

AP Interview: Serb far-right leader to fight extradition
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia's far-right leader Vojislav Seselj said Thursday he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight any order to return to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.... 5/28/2015 2:02 PM

THE LATEST: UEFA chief: FIFA's Blatter nixed call to resign
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/28/2015 1:59 PM

Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures, according to aerial surveys.... 5/28/2015 1:46 PM

Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism
MEDULIN, Croatia (AP) -- Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts.... 5/28/2015 1:44 PM

Thai protest leaders get jail term for anti-government rally
BANGKOK (AP) -- Six prominent protest leaders in Thailand were sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for storming the prime minister's office compound during massive anti-government rallies in 2008 in part of the political turmoil that has plagued the country in the past decade.... 5/28/2015 1:37 PM

Germany shelves investigation of man in wartime massacre
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors say they've shelved their investigation of a 93-year-old former SS officer suspected of being part of a wartime massacre of civilians in Italy because he's no longer fit to stand trial.... 5/28/2015 1:37 PM

EU border agency rescue effort moved closer to Libya
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's border agency said Thursday its ships are working closer to conflict-torn Libya than ever but will enter those potentially dangerous territorial waters only to rescue migrants in trouble.... 5/28/2015 1:36 PM

Cyprus leaders look to open 2 more crossings across divide
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The leaders of Cyprus' rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on Thursday agreed to open two more crossing points across the island's north-south divide as reunification negotiations ramped up.... 5/28/2015 1:30 PM

EU extends Syria sanctions by 1 year over rights abuses
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is extending sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Assad and his closest allies for another year, citing continued repression and human rights abuses.... 5/28/2015 1:04 PM

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