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NATO urged to show stronger resolve on Russia, up spending
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- NATO's Parliamentary Assembly has urged alliance members to stand up to Russia's military assertiveness and to decide to better share the burden of collective defense when they hold a summit in July.... 5/30/2016 8:47 AM

Philippine Congress proclaims next president, vice president
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine Congress has proclaimed crime-busting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect and Rep. Leni Robredo as vice president-elect of a country that has been posting high growth rates but remains saddled with poverty, corruption and insurgencies.... 5/30/2016 8:42 AM

Bombings in Baghdad, near Iraqi capital kill at least 20
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants unleashed a wave of bombings targeting commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 20 people, officials said as Iraqi troops poised to recapture the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah, west of Iraq's capital.... 5/30/2016 8:14 AM

Though largely unknown, Trump finds fans in China
BEIJING (AP) -- China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China though, he's only just emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV shows.... 5/30/2016 7:09 AM

Japanese boy disappears after parents leave him in forest
TOKYO (AP) -- A 7-year-old boy is missing in a forest in northern Japan after his parents reportedly made him get out of the car as punishment.... 5/30/2016 5:45 AM

Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping
BEIJING (AP) -- These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country's rapidly growing elderly population.... 5/30/2016 4:26 AM

Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north
SYDNEY (AP) -- Scientists say mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage.... 5/30/2016 4:25 AM

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gains
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks rose Monday following Wall Street's gains as investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China, Australia and Korea.... 5/30/2016 4:05 AM

In Haiti, cradle of rich visual heritage is being reinvented
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Youvensky Despeignes used to spend hours a day at home drawing pencil-and-ink abstractions on cheap notebook paper, his aspirations as a painter frustrated by a lack of opportunities in Haiti where a rich artistic heritage has suffered decades of decline.... 5/30/2016 4:04 AM

Woman fails to save friend in Australian crocodile attack
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- A woman struggled in vain to drag her friend from a crocodile's jaws off a northeast Australian beach, police said on Monday.... 5/30/2016 3:31 AM

Haiti bracing for trouble as election panel delivers report
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitians are bracing for trouble as an electoral verification commission delivers the results of a monthlong review of last year's contested presidential and legislative elections.... 5/30/2016 2:28 AM

Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF
BEIJING (AP) -- China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.... 5/30/2016 2:27 AM

Mexican police mount big hunt for kidnapped soccer player
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Federal and state forces mounted a big search operation Sunday for Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border state of Tamaulipas.... 5/29/2016 11:27 PM

Brazil's Rousseff says impeachment aimed at corruption probe
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Suspended President Dilma Rousseff said in an interview published Sunday that leaked audio recordings of men backing her impeachment show the effort to oust her is meant to stop a wide-ranging corruption probe that has implicated numerous leading Brazilian politicians and businessmen.... 5/29/2016 10:55 PM

American charged in Paris police car attack amid protests
PARIS (AP) -- A 27-year-old American man has been given preliminary charges of attempted murder in an exceptionally violent attack on police in their patrol car that drew national attention, the Paris prosecutor's office said Sunday.... 5/29/2016 9:41 PM

Gibraltar fears border with Spain could close if UK quits EU
MADRID (AP) -- Gibraltar could find its access to the single European market blocked by a hostile Spanish government if the United Kingdom were to vote to leave the European Union in a referendum next month, the chief minister of the tiny British territory on Spain's southwestern tip said Sunday.... 5/29/2016 9:35 PM

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) -- Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in daring operations.... 5/29/2016 8:15 PM

Saudi Arabia slams Iran's role in Iraq as 'unacceptable'
RIYADH (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Sunday that Iran must stop meddling in Iraq and that the presence of Iranian military units there is "unacceptable."... 5/29/2016 7:39 PM

Mexican state prosecutor confirms armed men seized soccer player Alan Pulido
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican state prosecutor confirms armed men seized soccer player Alan Pulido.... 5/29/2016 7:23 PM

Mexican governor confirms armed men seized soccer player Alan Pulido
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican governor confirms armed men seized soccer player Alan Pulido.... 5/29/2016 7:14 PM



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