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Japan factory output, consumer spending weak in April
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan reports that its factory output fell 3.5 percent in April from the same month a year earlier, while consumer spending also edged lower.... 5/31/2016 12:14 AM

Haiti panel recommends throwing out results of disputed vote
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A special verification commission in Haiti is recommending throwing out the disputed results of last year's first-round presidential election and holding a new vote.... 5/31/2016 12:06 AM

Activists say air strikes pummel rebel-held city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say a wave of air strikes on the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwestern Syria have killed at least 10 people and damaged one or more hospitals.... 5/31/2016 12:04 AM

A Haiti commission is recommending throwing out the disputed results of last year's first-...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A Haiti commission is recommending throwing out the disputed results of last year's first-round presidential election and holding a new vote.... 5/31/2016 12:01 AM

Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. He wrestled away the man's pistol and his cellphone and dialed Mexico's emergency number.... 5/30/2016 11:36 PM

Physicist Stephen Hawking baffled by Donald Trump's rise
LONDON (AP) -- Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking may have a good grasp of the workings of the universe, but he says he can't understand Donald Trump's popularity.... 5/30/2016 11:24 PM

Brazil's transparency chief quits over corruption probe tape
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Leaked recordings of heavyweight politicians discussing Brazil's sprawling kickback scandal caused more headaches for acting President Michel Temer on Monday, with a new tape forcing his anti-corruption minister to quit.... 5/30/2016 11:24 PM

Nigeria: Security forces kill oil militants, separatists
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian security forces clashed with oil militants and Biafran secessionists in separate bloody confrontations Monday that killed at least 20 civilians and two police officers, officials and witnesses. The violence erupted in Nigeria's restive south as the military mounted an offensive in the oil rich south-central Niger Delta and separatists protested in the southeast.... 5/30/2016 11:10 PM

Brazilian police: Gang rape happened but tests are not proof
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Police investigating a gang rape possibly involving more than 30 men said Monday that they have no doubt the assault happened but that tests on the 16-year-old victim were done too late to provide conclusive evidence.... 5/30/2016 10:45 PM

Argentina's Macri to repatriate $1.3 million from Bahamas
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- President Mauricio Macri said Monday that he will repatriate $1.3 million in savings from the Bahamas and use the money to buy Argentine treasury bonds because he is confident the struggling economy will recover and thrive.... 5/30/2016 10:26 PM

Head of Egypt's journalists union to stand trial
CAIRO (AP) -- Prosecutors on Monday referred the head of Egypt's journalists union and two board members to trial after they were formally charged with spreading false news and harboring journalists wanted by authorities.... 5/30/2016 10:25 PM

Pueblo shield withdrawn from Paris artifacts auction
PARIS (AP) -- A French auction house withdrew a Pueblo shield from a contested sale of Native American artifacts Monday after protests from the United States.... 5/30/2016 10:00 PM

Elton John doesn't see Putin, hopes for future meeting
MOSCOW (AP) -- Elton John regrets he didn't get to meet President Vladimir Putin during his current trip to Moscow, but says he's looking forward to meeting the Russian leader in the future to discuss LGBT issues.... 5/30/2016 9:12 PM

Puerto Rico debates consequences of paying off debt
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's budget director says the U.S. territory cannot pay off its debt and provide essential services at the same time.... 5/30/2016 9:12 PM

NATO summit to raise military presence in Poland, region
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that an upcoming "landmark summit" will enhance the alliance's defensive and deterrent presence in Poland and in the region, but decisions as to the number still haven't been finalized.... 5/30/2016 8:03 PM

Yemen rebels launch missile into Saudi Arabia
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Houthi rebels have launched a missile over the border into Saudi Arabia for the first time in weeks in the latest violation of a shaky truce between the insurgents and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government.... 5/30/2016 8:00 PM

Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 8 years in prison
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members, rights group Amnesty International said.... 5/30/2016 7:53 PM

Burkina Faso provisionally frees ex-ruling party head
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- A military tribunal in Burkina Faso says it has provisionally released the chairman of the country's former ruling party pending further investigations into a short-lived September coup.... 5/30/2016 7:33 PM

The Latest: Italy breaks up unofficial migrants' tent camp
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):... 5/30/2016 7:22 PM

Israel's new defense minister backs two-state solution
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman said he supports a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians after he was sworn in as defense minister on Monday.... 5/30/2016 7:20 PM

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