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Greece gets new funds approved by eurozone creditors
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Greece has won an essential batch of bailout funds from international creditors following agreement among the 19 eurozone finance ministers and can start looking forward to debt relief in the future.... 5/25/2016 1:21 AM

Pro-squatter protesters clash 2nd time with Barcelona police
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Protesters supporting squatters in Barcelona clashed with police again Tuesday, less than 24 hours after demonstrators set trash containers and vehicles ablaze in confrontations that left at least 15 people injured.... 5/25/2016 12:43 AM

Rights group urges halt of arms deals to Egypt over abuses
CAIRO (AP) -- Britain-based Amnesty International is calling on European Union member states to halt arms sales to Egypt over human rights abuses it characterizes as "fueling killings and torture."... 5/25/2016 12:04 AM

Belt-tightening in Brazil aimed at fighting economic crisis
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's acting president announced austerity measures Tuesday aimed at pulling Latin America's largest economy from its worst crisis in decades, warning that a failure to act will mean "extraordinary hardship" for future generations.... 5/24/2016 11:03 PM

UN happy Africa's rapid reaction force about to be reality
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday that the United Nations - which has 80 percent of its peacekeepers deployed in Africa - is very happy that the African Union's long-awaited rapid reaction force will become a reality in July.... 5/24/2016 10:23 PM

Italy, Netherlands and Sweden vie for Security Council seat
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden all made their cases on Tuesday for why they should be elected to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations' most powerful body.... 5/24/2016 10:22 PM

Sartorius to expand pharmaceutical plant in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor says pharmaceutical supplier Sartorius is investing $50 million to expand its plant in the U.S. territory and convert it to its main logistical hub for the Americas.... 5/24/2016 9:51 PM

Lawyer denies ex-rebel leader tied to attack on Haiti police
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The lawyer for a Senate candidate and ex-rebel leader said Tuesday that his client had nothing to do with a deadly attack on a police station in southern Haiti this month.... 5/24/2016 9:46 PM

Mexico City issues 6th smog alert after ozone levels spike
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City officials issued their sixth pollution alert of the year, requiring more cars to stay off the roads Wednesday to reduce emissions.... 5/24/2016 9:32 PM

Buses and Bulldozers: Refugees are removed from Greek camp
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- It grew to the size of a small town, becoming a symbol of Europe's closed border policy for migrants and refugees. On Tuesday, Greek authorities began to dismantle it.... 5/24/2016 9:16 PM

Police find 5 hacked-up bodies in Mexican Gulf coast state
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz found the hacked-up bodies of what appear to be five men along with a sign attributing the killings to a dispute between drug cartels, prosecutors said Tuesday.... 5/24/2016 9:02 PM

Friends, Romans: Help restore Rome's ruins, monuments
ROME (AP) -- Friends, Romans, countrymen! Oh yes, and countrywomen. And people in far-flung nations. Everyone, basically. Rome is seeking all the sponsors it can find to fund the monumental job of restoring and maintaining its hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos.... 5/24/2016 8:49 PM

Brussels police chief injured during anti-austerity clashes
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Brussels police chief was injured Tuesday during clashes at the end of a major anti-austerity demonstration attended by around 50,000 people in the center of the Belgian capital.... 5/24/2016 8:24 PM

Sailors' nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- If you're the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare.... 5/24/2016 8:18 PM

Puerto Rico seeks power bill increase, sparking outrage
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's heavily indebted electric company announced Tuesday that it is seeking a more than 20 percent increase in the island's already high power bills, sparking outrage among many who note the agency faces numerous corruption allegations.... 5/24/2016 7:56 PM

Shock, fear in Syrian government bastions after bombings
BEIRUT (AP) -- Convoys of coffins streamed through the streets and mourners fired guns in the air Tuesday as two Syrian coastal towns - government strongholds that had gone relatively untouched throughout the civil war - reeled from coordinated bombings that killed more than 160 people.... 5/24/2016 7:47 PM

Ecuador vows to privatize airline to help rebuild from quake
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he will partially privatize a state-run airline as damage from last month's earthquake compounds hardships facing the oil-dependent economy.... 5/24/2016 7:42 PM

French raid Google in latest probe into tech's tax tactics
PARIS (AP) -- Police raided Google's French headquarters Tuesday looking for evidence of "aggravated tax fraud," marking one of Europe's most conspicuous attempts yet to cast a U.S. technology leader as a manipulative scofflaw.... 5/24/2016 7:41 PM

Cuba to legalize small and medium-sized private businesses
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries.... 5/24/2016 7:29 PM

Unicredit CEO steps down amid investor discontent
MILAN (AP) -- Unicredit CEO Federico Ghizzoni has agreed to resign following days of speculation about his future amid investor discontent over the performance of Italy's largest bank.... 5/24/2016 7:26 PM



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