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South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat temper recent worries that the North is pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.... 5/31/2016 7:38 PM

Western Sahara independence movement leader Abdelaziz dies
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Mohamed Abdelaziz, the head and co-founder of the Polisario Front independence movement in the Western Sahara, died Tuesday after a long illness, the group said. He was in his late 60s.... 5/31/2016 7:30 PM

Family of 3 Americans slain in Serbia demands justice
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- The family of three American citizens killed during fighting in Serbia in 1999 said Tuesday the Balkan country's prime minister has failed on his promises to bring the suspects to justice despite repeated pledges to do so.... 5/31/2016 7:21 PM

Amid heavy clashes in Fallujah, fears rise for civilians
CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) -- As Iraqi forces pressed an offensive Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants from Fallujah, conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the city, and a leading aid group raised alarm over an unfolding "human catastrophe."... 5/31/2016 7:18 PM

Ex-Dominican president who helped topple dictator dies at 95
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A former Dominican president and general who was the last survivor of a group that toppled a brutal dictator died on Tuesday. Antonio Imbert Barrera was 95.... 5/31/2016 7:14 PM

UK pound slides as polls indicate support for EU exit
LONDON (AP) -- The British pound fell sharply Tuesday after two opinion polls for The Guardian newspaper indicated support for a British exit from the 28-country European Union in next month's referendum.... 5/31/2016 7:07 PM

Testimony from families of 9/11 victims sought at Guantanamo
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- A prosecutor asked a judge Tuesday to allow public testimony at Guantanamo Bay this fall from some people who had family members killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, saying otherwise they may not live long enough to be heard.... 5/31/2016 7:07 PM

Prosecutor: Eddy Merckx to be charged in corruption case
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx, considered by many the greatest cyclist of all time, will be charged Wednesday in a Belgian corruption case linked to irregular purchases of equipment by Brussels-area police and municipalities, a Brussels prosecutor said.... 5/31/2016 7:03 PM

Residents to start return to fire damaged Canadian oil city
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- A phased return of more than 80,000 residents of the fire-damaged oil sands city Fort McMurray will begin Wednesday as planned, Alberta's premier announced Tuesday.... 5/31/2016 7:01 PM

Italy court upholds Concordia captain guilty verdict
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- An Italian appeals court has upheld the conviction and 16-year prison sentence for the Italian captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off Tuscany in 2012, killing 32 people.... 5/31/2016 6:59 PM

Wal-Mart's Sam's Club: A bright spot in China
SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- Wal-Mart's Sam's Club took a gamble in China almost two years ago. It changed the way it sells meat and fish, putting them in packages instead of letting Chinese shoppers physically inspect cuts of meat or live fish in tanks the way they're used to.... 5/31/2016 6:45 PM

Dior returns to Blenheim Palace for Cruise show
BLENHEIM PALACE, England (AP) -- Dior returned Tuesday to England's historic Blenheim Palace to unveil its Cruise collection in glamorous surroundings that evoked the distinctive days of Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.... 5/31/2016 6:44 PM

Ivory Coast opens war crimes trial against ex-leader's wife
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Ivory Coast's highest court has begun the trial of former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity and war crimes.... 5/31/2016 6:34 PM

Hungary does U-turn, says not seeking to drive out Uber app
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- In an apparent policy U-turn, Hungary says it's not aiming to drive Uber from the country. Instead, the government wants to ensure that the ride-sharing app sticks to rules ensuring fair competition for all taxi companies.... 5/31/2016 6:24 PM

Naming St Petersburg bridge after Chechen leader angers many
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- About 30,000 people have signed an online petition against naming a new bridge in St. Petersburg after the late Moscow-backed president of Chechnya.... 5/31/2016 6:06 PM

Canadian Parliament accepts Trudeau's apology and moves on
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not have to deliver any more apologies or face any sanctions for knocking into an opposition lawmaker with his elbow.... 5/31/2016 5:49 PM

EU office estimates almost $1 billion in graft last year
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's anti-fraud office said that almost $1 billion of the bloc's budget was lost to graft and irregularities last year.... 5/31/2016 5:36 PM

Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of refugees internally displaced by war.... 5/31/2016 5:35 PM

Mediterranean Sea disasters swallow up over 1,000 migrants
GENEVA (AP) -- The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy has claimed the lives of over 1,030 migrants in the last week, mostly as barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered and sank despite calm seas and sunny skies, a migration agency said Tuesday, citing new accounts from survivors.... 5/31/2016 5:10 PM

Man on trial in London Tube stabbing for 'Syrian brothers'
LONDON (AP) -- Prosecutors say a mentally ill taxi driver attacked passengers at a London subway station with a knife in revenge for Western airstrikes on Syria.... 5/31/2016 5:06 PM

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