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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

Saudi Arabia slams Iran's role in Iraq as 'unacceptable'
RIYADH (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Iran must stop meddling in Iraq and that the presence of Iranian military units there is "unacceptable."... 5/29/2016 7:16 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

Fighting in central Yemen kills 69
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- At least 69 people have been killed and dozens injured in two days of fighting in central Yemen between rebels and forces loyal to the internationally recognized government, Yemeni security officials said on Sunday.... 5/29/2016 6:28 PM

Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido kidnapped in border state
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Federal and state forces mounted an operation Sunday to find kidnapped Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border state of Tamaulipas.... 5/29/2016 6:26 PM

Turkey president raps US, Russia, Iran for presence in Syria
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president has criticized the United States, Russia and Iran for their presence in Syria and said their unwillingness to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad was contributing to Syrians' pain.... 5/29/2016 6:02 PM

UAE media say US businessman gets 15 years prison
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A Dubai court sentenced an American businessman to 15 years in prison on Sunday after convicting him on theft and fraud charges.... 5/29/2016 5:54 PM

Israel media: Police recommend indicting Netanyahu's wife
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli media reported Sunday that a police investigation has recommended indicting the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over misuse of state funds and inflated household spending.... 5/29/2016 5:52 PM

Uganda, South Korea leaders sign co-operation agreements
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda and South Korea signed cooperation agreements Sunday that officials here hope will lead to transfer of technology as Uganda tries to implement an ambitious industrialization program.... 5/29/2016 5:51 PM

Pope rules out retiring like his predecessor
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy - a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.... 5/29/2016 5:39 PM

German nationalist slammed over black soccer player comment
BERLIN (AP) -- A top member of a rising German nationalist party drew sharp criticism Sunday for reportedly saying that many people wouldn't want Jerome Boateng, a key player on Germany's national soccer team whose father was born in Ghana, as their neighbor.... 5/29/2016 4:41 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 4:39 PM

Syrian rebels counter IS offensive, retake 2 villages
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels retook two villages from Islamic State militants Sunday as they fought to undo gains made by the extremist group in a surprise offensive days earlier, activists said.... 5/29/2016 4:34 PM

Buried IED blamed on Boko Haram kills 5 in northeast Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The military says a tricycle taxi has triggered a homemade explosive buried near a military checkpoint that killed four civilians and a soldier in Nigeria's northeastern town of Biu.... 5/29/2016 4:29 PM

Extremists attack, kill 5 UN peacekeepers in central Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- The United Nations mission in Mali says at least five Togolese peacekeepers have been killed in an attack by extremists in central Mali.... 5/29/2016 4:14 PM

UK coast guard rescues 20 people in English Channel
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Home Office said Sunday that 20 people including 18 Albanians had been rescued overnight from an inflatable boat that started to take on water in the English Channel.... 5/29/2016 4:01 PM

Verdict expected in landmark trial of ex-Chad dictator
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Souleymane Guengueng was among thousands imprisoned in Chad during the 1982-1990 rule of dictator Hissene Habre. When Guengueng, an accountant accused of working with the opposition, was released in 1990 he collected more than 800 accounts of fellow prisoners and vowed to seek justice for their torture and suffering.... 5/29/2016 3:56 PM

Egypt military court sentences 8 to death
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian military court sentenced eight alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to death on terrorism charges on Sunday, a security official and the website of state newspaper Al-Ahram said.... 5/29/2016 3:55 PM

Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah
TARIQ CAMP, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's special forces completed a troop buildup around Fallujah on Sunday ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad, a military officer said, as the militants attacked a newly-liberated town to the west.... 5/29/2016 3:52 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 European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations.... 5/29/2016 2:35 PM

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