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Turkey: Kurdish rebels attack military base; no casualties
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's military says suspected Kurdish militants have fired two mortar rounds at a military base in the country's southeast region, prompting the military to fire back in retaliation.... 5/25/2015 1:24 PM

Polish election signals deeper political shift to the right
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish voters have sent a strong signal that they are unhappy with the country's direction, apparently unseating a president despite the country's years of fast economic growth and unprecedented stability.... 5/25/2015 1:18 PM

A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter.... 5/25/2015 12:55 PM

Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.... 5/25/2015 12:53 PM

South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Poachers in South Africa darted a rhino with a tranquilizer and then hacked off its horns while it was sedated, leaving the animal with a horrific wound covering much of its face. A couple of days later, staff on a wildlife reserve found the grievously injured rhino - alive.... 5/25/2015 12:53 PM

Gunman, 7 other soldiers killed in Tunis barracks shooting
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A Tunisian soldier opened fire on fellow troops at a military barracks in the capital Monday, killing seven people before he was himself killed, a spokesman for Tunisia's Defense Ministry said.... 5/25/2015 12:49 PM

Burkina Faso to exhume grave of Thomas Sankara, colleagues
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso started exhuming the graves of 13 people on Monday, including revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara, whose death nearly 30 years ago in a coup has remained a mystery.... 5/25/2015 12:49 PM

Correction: Nigeria-Fuel Crisis story
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- In a story May 25 about Nigeria's fuel crisis, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the country produces more than 2 billion barrels of oil a day. The correct figure is more than 2 million barrels a day.... 5/25/2015 12:34 PM

Greece rules out capital controls if bailout talks fail
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's government on Monday ruled out restricting access to bank accounts and the free movement of money if there is no breakthrough soon in tortuous talks with bailout creditors and its dwindling cash reserves dry up.... 5/25/2015 12:24 PM

AP NewsAlert
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia defense minister says 7 soldiers killed in Tunis barracks shooting, 10 others injured.... 5/25/2015 12:22 PM

Turkey, US to provide air protection to Syrian rebels
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's foreign minister says Turkey and the United States have agreed in "principle" to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State rebels, once they enter the Syrian territory to start battle.... 5/25/2015 12:07 PM

Anti-eviction campaigner promises change in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Leading Spanish social activist Ada Colau says the fight against evictions, poverty and corruption will be her priority as new mayor of the country's second city, Barcelona.... 5/25/2015 12:01 PM

Iraq, Iran push back on US defense chief over Ramadi loss
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq and Iran pushed back Monday against U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's criticisms over the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State group, with an Iranian general going as far as saying America had "no will" to fight the extremists.... 5/25/2015 11:52 AM

UK PM Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether or not the country should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the 28-nation bloc who live in the U.K.... 5/25/2015 11:48 AM

France touts Cannes prizes as vindication for film subsidies
PARIS (AP) -- France's president says his country's strong showing at this year's Cannes film festival is no accident - suggesting it's partly thanks to government subsidies.... 5/25/2015 11:29 AM

NATO fighter jets join Nordics in Arctic military exercise
HELSINKI (AP) -- Nordic officials say that NATO planes are joining their air forces in one of Europe's largest fighter jet exercises, as military tensions increase in the Nordic and Baltic region.... 5/25/2015 11:25 AM

Indonesian police kill 2 suspected terrorists in shootout
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's anti-terrorism squad killed two suspects and arrested seven others in raids on a jihadist organization with possible links to the Islamic State group, police said Monday.... 5/25/2015 11:18 AM

Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves
WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people.... 5/25/2015 11:13 AM

14 Indonesian students rescued after misjudging Alpine hike
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in the southern German region of Bavaria say their biggest-ever helicopter rescue operation saved 14 Indonesian students who misjudged the weather during a spring hike in the Alps.... 5/25/2015 11:03 AM

N. Ireland leader hospitalized over suspected heart attack
DUBLIN (AP) -- First Minister Peter Robinson, the Protestant leader of Northern Ireland's unity government, has been hospitalized after a suspected heart attack, his party said Monday.... 5/25/2015 10:56 AM



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