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Hungary wants transparency in EU choice on Russian sanctions
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's foreign minister says the European Union's decision on whether to extend economic sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine should be transparent and discussed openly.... 5/25/2016 11:14 AM

Kenya military: 21 al-Shabab militants killed in ambush
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan military official says Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 21 suspected al-Shabab extremists who were plotting an ambush in southern Somalia.... 5/25/2016 11:12 AM

Obama urges Vietnam youth to tackle climate change
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) -- Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the country's next generation of leaders for being more conscious of the environment than previous ones and urged them to "do something about" climate change.... 5/25/2016 11:09 AM

Macedonia constitutional court annuls parliament dissolution
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's constitutional court has ruled that a decision to dissolve parliament to pave the way for early general elections was unconstitutional, and has formally annulled the move.... 5/25/2016 11:06 AM

British historian wins prestigious Spanish Asturias prize
MADRID (AP) -- British historian Mary Beard has been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias 2016 social sciences prize for her work in spreading knowledge of ancient times.... 5/25/2016 10:59 AM

Official: Ukrainian pilot released in Russia, returning home
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia on Wednesday released Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine, an official in the Ukrainian presidential administration said.... 5/25/2016 10:52 AM

Euro Disney goes on trial for alleged hiring discrimination
PARIS (AP) -- The Euro Disney group is going on trial in France for publishing an allegedly discriminatory job ad requesting that candidates have "European citizenship" to work as parade artists at its famous Disneyland Paris theme park.... 5/25/2016 10:47 AM

Philippine Congress starts counting presidential, VP votes
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine Congress on Wednesday started the official count of votes cast in the May 9 presidential election, though confirmation of Rodrigo Duterte's apparent victory may be slowed by disputes in the more closely fought vice presidential race.... 5/25/2016 10:43 AM

Correction: Italy-NATO story
ROME (AP) -- In a story May 25 on the Italian premier's comments about NATO, The Associated Press reported erroneously that NATO experts will visit Libya. Instead, Libyan experts are to visit NATO.... 5/25/2016 10:38 AM

European Union seeks to make life easier for online shoppers
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has unveiled several proposals to make it easier to buy online across its borders, to demand that providers like Netflix offer European films and to protect children from harmful content.... 5/25/2016 10:36 AM

Egypt deports French journalist amid crackdown on the media
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt deported a French journalist without explanation on Wednesday, the reporter and his newspaper said, the latest move in an ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression and the media.... 5/25/2016 10:33 AM

Water main break creates sinkhole along Florence's Arno
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- An underground water main break along Florence's picturesque Arno River has created a 200-meter (yard) -long sinkhole that buried dozens of parked cars.... 5/25/2016 10:32 AM

Greek market cheer after creditors OK loan, eye debt relief
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's government borrowing costs are at a six-month low and Athens stocks are up after international creditors approved a substantial batch of bailout loans for the debt-crippled country.... 5/25/2016 10:25 AM

Magnitude 5.5 quake off Crete, no damage, injuries reported
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities say a strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.5 has occurred off the southern island of Crete, but no damage or injuries have been reported.... 5/25/2016 10:11 AM

German Cabinet finalizing details on migrant integration
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a raft of new measures combining "opportunities and obligations" designed to help Germany deal with the influx of some 1.1 million asylum-seekers registered as entering the country last year and help those who stay become "good neighbors and citizens."... 5/25/2016 10:09 AM

Refugees keep moving out of Greece's Idomeni border camp
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Refugees and other migrants were boarding buses Wednesday on the second day of an operation to evacuate the sprawling, makeshift Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border.... 5/25/2016 10:08 AM

Shell to cut at least another 2,200 jobs globally
LONDON (AP) -- Anglo-Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell says it will trim at least 2,200 jobs globally amid challenging times in the oil industry.... 5/25/2016 10:08 AM

The Latest: French drivers hunt for gas amid strikes
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on France's strikes and protests against the government's labor reforms (all times local):... 5/25/2016 10:07 AM

Ukrainian official says Russia has released jailed pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and she is bei...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian official says Russia has released jailed pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and she is being flown to Ukraine.... 5/25/2016 10:07 AM

Global stock markets rally on US recovery hopes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stock markets rallied Wednesday as solid U.S. housing sales data raised expectations for a strong recovery in the world's largest economy.... 5/25/2016 9:56 AM

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