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New Spain king moves to clean up palace's image
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's new King Felipe VI has ordered the palace's accounts to be audited externally and the results made public, in an apparent bid to clean up the royal family's tarnished image.... 7/28/2014 10:34 AM

Iraq police find 17 bodies, some bound, in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi police found 17 bullet-riddled bodies in different areas of the capital, Baghdad, officials said Monday, raising fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a time of soaring tensions following Sunni insurgent seizing territory across the country.... 7/28/2014 10:34 AM

German court receives suit against EU bank union
BERLIN (AP) -- A group of German professors has filed a complaint to the country's highest court against the European Union's plans to create a so-called banking union, a central part of the effort to make the continent's financial system more resilient.... 7/28/2014 10:31 AM

Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he is stopped by a bomb.... 7/28/2014 10:22 AM

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made. The question now being considered is the big one: Is it a famine?... 7/28/2014 10:22 AM

Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli jets struck several sites in Gaza on Monday as rockets continued to fall on Israel, the Israeli military said, disrupting a relative lull in the Gaza war at the start of a major Muslim holiday.... 7/28/2014 10:21 AM

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.... 7/28/2014 10:14 AM

Rosario Murillo: Nicaragua's 'first comrade'
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby blue colors favored by the country's first lady, "la companera" Rosario Murillo.... 7/28/2014 10:11 AM

Teens helped each other escape sinking Korean ship
ANSAN, South Korea (AP) -- Students who survived the South Korean ferry disaster testified Monday they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after finding their cabins were flooded too much.... 7/28/2014 10:06 AM

US official fume as Venezuelan general slips grasp
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- US officials are saying Venezuela may have used threats to obtain the freedom of a former general detained in Aruba at the request of the American government.... 7/28/2014 10:05 AM

Ukrainian PM urges vote to pay for war
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's prime minister says parliament needs to come up with more money to pay the mounting costs from the war against pro-Russian separatists and to rebuild infrastructure shattered by the fighting.... 7/28/2014 10:02 AM

Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital
CAIRO (AP) -- A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.... 7/28/2014 9:40 AM

Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.... 7/28/2014 9:35 AM

Female suicide bomber kills several in Nigeria
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- Witnesses say a woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria, killing at least three people.... 7/28/2014 9:21 AM

Japan to step up sanctions against Russia
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down a Malaysian jet, the chief government spokesman said Monday.... 7/28/2014 9:09 AM

Argentina resumes negotiations to avert default
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's government is resuming negotiations in a dispute with US. creditors that risks sending the country into default this week.... 7/28/2014 9:04 AM

Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 21 Filipinos in road attack
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 21, including at least six children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police and military officials said.... 7/28/2014 8:59 AM

Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Millions of Muslims across the world are celebrating the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan.... 7/28/2014 8:53 AM

Europe stocks struggle, Asia rises on China data
BEIJING (AP) -- European stock markets struggled on Monday and Wall Street was expected to dip on the open amid ongoing concerns about earnings and the economic impact of sanctions on Russia. Asian indexes closed higher, however, after China reported strong corporate profits.... 7/28/2014 8:36 AM

Air Algerie plane's black boxes arrive in France
PARIS (AP) -- The two black boxes from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, have arrived in France for analysis.... 7/28/2014 8:29 AM