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Hungary seeks EU debate about restoring death penalty
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- A debate about restoring the death penalty has been a recurring issue with Hungary's prime minister since a 2002 bank robbery in which eight people were murdered.... 5/5/2015 12:41 PM

Canada tries to stop release of ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- The Canadian government was in court Tuesday morning seeking to block the release on bail of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.... 5/5/2015 12:40 PM

Save the Children: Dozens feared dead in migrant tragedy
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Dozens of passengers in a crowded rubber boat fell into the sea and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared, survivors reported as they arrived in Italy Tuesday to join thousands of other migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent days.... 5/5/2015 12:29 PM

EU competition watchdog eyes McDonald's over taxes
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's competition watchdog has U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's in its sights.... 5/5/2015 12:28 PM

Kerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of state
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia.... 5/5/2015 12:24 PM

Fighting in Yemen's war-torn Aden displaces hundreds more
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Residents in Yemen's war-torn city of Aden say fighting there has displaced hundreds more people as Shiite rebels press their offensive to capture large sections of the southern port city.... 5/5/2015 12:13 PM

EU raises eurozone forecast despite bleaker Greek outlook
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has nudged up its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece, which is struggling to get its hands on vital bailout cash it needs to pay off debts.... 5/5/2015 12:02 PM

Stocks cautious after plunge in Chinese market
LONDON (AP) -- Stock markets were subdued on Tuesday after Chinese stocks plunged as the start of an IPO wave cooled investor sentiment.... 5/5/2015 11:38 AM

Nepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60 people.... 5/5/2015 11:36 AM

Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in Belfast
DUBLIN (AP) -- A central Irish Republican Army figure in one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings has been shot to death in Belfast, residents and police said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 11:32 AM

China warns teacher who let student hold parasol for her
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese grade school teacher was admonished Tuesday for letting a student hold a parasol for her on a school outing after photos of the incident drew overwhelming criticism on social media.... 5/5/2015 11:31 AM

Burundi court validates president's third term bid
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's Constitutional Court on Tuesday validated the president's controversial bid for a third term but the deputy president of the court, who fled to Rwanda ahead of the ruling, called it unconstitutional.... 5/5/2015 11:29 AM

UN envoy: Cyprus leaders ready to restart peace talks
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A United Nations envoy says Cyprus' rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders will decide on the exact date when stalled talks aimed at reunifying the war-divided island nation will resume after they hold their first meeting next week.... 5/5/2015 11:29 AM

IS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack
CAIRO (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad - though it offered no evidence of a direct link to the attackers.... 5/5/2015 11:17 AM

French far-right party founder urges daughter to change name
PARIS (AP) -- The founder of France's far-right National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has decried the decision to suspend his membership in the party and the attempts to take away his title of honorary president for life.... 5/5/2015 11:15 AM

Greek police: body of murdered 4-year-old can never be found
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek police said Tuesday the body of a 4-year-old Bulgarian girl believed to have been killed by her father will likely never be found due to the gruesome way in which her killer disposed of her remains.... 5/5/2015 11:09 AM

Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output
ZHARI, Afghanistan (AP) -- It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin.... 5/5/2015 11:09 AM

Turkey investigates reports over ruined ancient mosaics
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- An official says Turkey's Culture Ministry has launched an inquiry following reports that priceless ancient mosaics had been ruined while being restored and moved to a new museum in southern Turkey.... 5/5/2015 11:04 AM

Thai police find new trafficker camps; crackdown intensifies
PADANG BESAR, Thailand (AP) -- Police found two more camps Tuesday believed to have held human trafficking victims in southern Thailand - one recently abandoned and the other containing a buried skeleton - days after the grim discovery of 26 bodies at a separate location exposed a thriving human smuggling network in the country.... 5/5/2015 11:03 AM

German train drivers start five-day strike in wage dispute
BERLIN (AP) -- German train drivers started a five-day strike Tuesday, their longest walkout yet in an increasingly bitter dispute with the country's main railway operator.... 5/5/2015 10:50 AM



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