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Japan CPI weak at 0.6 percent, as jobless rate at 18-yr low
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan has reported that its jobless rate dropped to an 18-year low in April, but industrial production, inflation and household spending were muted as consumers kept purse strings tight.... 5/29/2015 12:43 AM

Ex-FIFA vice president Warner leaves jail in ambulance
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance Thursday, a day after he was charged in a U.S. corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and businessmen.... 5/29/2015 12:23 AM

Chile customs workers end strike that disrupted exports
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chilean customs workers are returning to work after reaching a deal to end a nationwide strike that halted shipments causing losses for the fruit and salmon industries.... 5/28/2015 11:58 PM

Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec
MONTREAL (AP) -- Vladimir Katriuk, the man who held the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, has died, his lawyer said Thursday. He was 93.... 5/28/2015 11:37 PM

THE LATEST: US will vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/28/2015 11:27 PM

2 ex-Guantanamo detainees to tie knot with Uruguayan women
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Two former Guantanamo Bay detainees are planning to tie the knot with women from their adopted home of Uruguay.... 5/28/2015 10:32 PM

2 car bombs kill 10 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad.... 5/28/2015 10:06 PM

Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The video shows a woman climbing a stairwell, her belly visibly pregnant, as she offers suggestions: Make sure there are no security cameras. Be careful not to look down or you might regret it.... 5/28/2015 9:49 PM

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials: Suicide car bomb in Baghdad kills 10, wounds 27.... 5/28/2015 9:43 PM

200,000 shark fins seized at Ecuadorean port
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Police in the Ecuadorean port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they would fetch up to $1.5 million.... 5/28/2015 9:30 PM

Greece could use 'Zambia' option as progress on deal unclear
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece and rescue lenders remained at odds over whether the two sides are close to a breakthrough in negotiations, as the International Monetary Fund confirmed Thursday that Athens had the right to ask for "bundled" repayments next month.... 5/28/2015 8:25 PM

Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret.... 5/28/2015 8:19 PM

Photographer gets 3-year prison term in L'Oreal heiress case
PARIS (AP) -- A French court has handed a famed photographer a three-year prison sentence on charges of swindling millions of euros from France's richest woman, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, by taking advantage of her weak mental state.... 5/28/2015 8:12 PM

Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants
BEIRUT (AP) -- In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.... 5/28/2015 7:39 PM

Cameron begins tour of EU states to build support for reform
PARIS (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron met with the leaders of the Netherlands and France on Thursday, as Cameron began a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that the U.K. needs to renegotiate its relationship with the European Union.... 5/28/2015 7:38 PM

Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal
ZURICH (AP) -- As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.... 5/28/2015 7:37 PM

Syria's al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has no plans to attack the West but warns of retaliation if U.S.-led airstrikes continue to target its fighters, the leader of the group said in an interview with an Arab TV station.... 5/28/2015 7:32 PM

Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS
LONDON (AP) -- The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests.... 5/28/2015 7:27 PM

Russian opposition leader hospitalized after sudden illness
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian opposition leader is in intensive care in a Moscow hospital, and a lack of clarity about the cause of his sudden illness has raised fears of foul play.... 5/28/2015 7:23 PM

Lithuania wants NATO battalion as `security guarantee'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Lithuania's foreign minister says his government wants a NATO battalion deployed permanently in the country as a "security guarantee" - not a provocation against Russia which has stepped up military action in the Baltic states.... 5/28/2015 7:10 PM



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