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Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president says his country will be able meet conditions to apply for European Union membership within five years.... 4/27/2015 1:18 PM

The Netherlands turns all orange for King's Day
DORDRECHT, Netherlands (AP) -- The Netherlands is bedecked in orange and the famed national football team isn't even playing. Monarch Willem-Alexander is turning 48 and the whole country is celebrating King's Day.... 4/27/2015 1:15 PM

Bulgari, Dubai developer Meraas to build luxury properties
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Well-heeled Middle Eastern fans of Italian jewelry and watch maker Bulgari will soon be able to surround themselves in the luxury brand at all hours of the day.... 4/27/2015 1:13 PM

Poll: Most Greeks dissatisfied with government performance
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A small majority of Greeks are dissatisfied with the new government's performance, and half want it to compromise with its European creditors if current tortuous bailout negotiations do not progress, a poll published over the weekend showed.... 4/27/2015 1:08 PM

Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers - Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.... 4/27/2015 1:06 PM

Burundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A spokesman for the Red Cross in Burundi says at least six people have been killed in street clashes between the police and people demonstrating against the president's bid for a third term.... 4/27/2015 1:01 PM

Army rescuer decorated after Greece shipwreck
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's Defense Ministry has honored an army sergeant shown in photographs and video footage around the world rescuing an Eritrean asylum seeker following a deadly shipwreck on the island of Rhodes.... 4/27/2015 12:58 PM

Saudi-led strikes target Yemen's Shiite rebels across Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led airstrikes on Monday targeted Shiite rebels across Yemen, killing at least at least five people in the southern port city of Aden and striking a weapons depot in the rebel-held capital, officials and witnesses said.... 4/27/2015 12:57 PM

Australia wants claims against Indonesian judges probed
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister said Monday.... 4/27/2015 12:56 PM

Ex-president OK'd CIA site, denies knowing what it was for
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A former Romanian president has acknowledged approving the CIA's request for a site in Romania, but said he would have refused had he known how it would be used.... 4/27/2015 12:55 PM

GM of China's largest oil refiner under investigation
BEIJING (AP) -- The general manager of China's largest oil refiner, Sinopec, has been placed under criminal investigation amid an ongoing crackdown on corruption.... 4/27/2015 12:42 PM

Head of Iran's Guard lashes out over Saudi 'treachery'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported.... 4/27/2015 12:39 PM

Afghan president delays trip to India by few hours
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan president delayed his official trip to India by a few hours Monday to hold an emergency meeting with the NATO commander in Afghanistan and top Afghan security officials.... 4/27/2015 12:34 PM

Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country.... 4/27/2015 12:19 PM

Russian official: wages to space center workers to be repaid
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has visited a space center under construction and has promised to pay back wages to workers by the weekend.... 4/27/2015 12:05 PM

Berlin police sorry for stopping Israel flag display at game
BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin's police are apologizing for preventing the display of the Israeli flag during a soccer game in the German capital.... 4/27/2015 11:58 AM

Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers
TERESPOL, Poland (AP) -- Polish border guards on Monday blocked entry into Poland for 10 Russian bikers who said they were following a path commemorating the Red Army victory's over Nazi Germany 70 years ago.... 4/27/2015 11:57 AM

Stocks rise despite Japan downgrade, lack of Greece deal
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks mostly rose on Monday despite a downgrade of Japan and a lack of a bailout deal for Greece. Investors were looking ahead to Apple earnings results and the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting.... 4/27/2015 11:43 AM

Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.... 4/27/2015 11:33 AM

Serbia arrests 15 suspected migrant traffickers
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbian police have arrested 15 people suspected of trafficking more than 200 migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan toward the European Union.... 4/27/2015 11:30 AM

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