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Germany wants to extend border controls for another 6 months
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany and some other EU countries are planning to ask the European Commission for an extension of border controls within the Schengen passport-free travel zone for another six months because they fear a new wave of migrants.... 5/2/2016 7:19 PM

Carter: NATO considering rotational ground force in Baltics
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the NATO alliance is considering establishing a rotational ground force in the Baltic states and possibly Poland as a deterrent to Russian aggression.... 5/2/2016 7:05 PM

230 million-year-old dinosaur footprint found in north Spain
MADRID (AP) -- Spain says a footprint of a dinosaur that roamed the area 230 million years ago has been found in northeastern Catalonia, and says it's the best preserved dinosaur print seen so far in the Iberian Peninsula.... 5/2/2016 7:03 PM

4 arrested in slaying of Honduran environmental activist
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduran authorities have arrested four people in connection with the murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres, including three who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed.... 5/2/2016 6:59 PM

Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43
MOSCOW (AP) -- Demonstrators have gathered in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to mark the second anniversary of the street clashes that culminated in a fire that killed 43 people as they took shelter from opponents.... 5/2/2016 6:55 PM

WhatsApp suspended in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The popular WhatsApp messaging service is not working in Brazil, apparently as a result of an ongoing judicial battle.... 5/2/2016 6:37 PM

Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's journalists' union called for the dismissal of the interior minister and launched an open-ended sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, protesting the detention of two journalists on its premises the previous night.... 5/2/2016 6:24 PM

Diplomats: Norway's Solheim to be new UN environment chief
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. diplomats say Norway's former environment and development minister Erik Solheim has been chosen by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to head the U.N. environment agency.... 5/2/2016 6:24 PM

Israel to hold Palestinian journalist 4 months without trial
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israel's military on Monday ordered a well-known Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial, in so-called administrative detention.... 5/2/2016 6:18 PM

Fiat Chrysler CEO sees future for Alfa Romeo in China
TURIN, Italy (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said Monday that the automaker will try to reach full-employment in its Italian plants before the 2018 business plan goal and that the global relaunch of Alfa Romeo will play a key role.... 5/2/2016 6:14 PM

Turkey and US-led coalition pound IS group in Syria
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Turkish military said Monday that artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition have struck Islamic State positions in Syria and killed a total of 63 militants.... 5/2/2016 6:05 PM

Iran's atomic chief visits Prague to talk nuclear business
PRAGUE (AP) -- With sanctions lifted, the head of Iran's nuclear program came to talk business with Czech leaders.... 5/2/2016 6:01 PM

Faulty breast implants: French court upholds 4-year sentence
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) -- A French appeals court on Monday upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women worldwide from 2001 to 2010.... 5/2/2016 5:48 PM

Ferrari names Fiat Chrysler chief Marchionne as CEO
MILAN (AP) -- Sergio Marchionne took full control of super sports carmaker Ferrari NV, adding the CEO title on Monday to that of chairman as he positions the carmaker in the luxury goods space and seeks to regain Formula 1 glory.... 5/2/2016 5:43 PM

Finnish broadcaster fights taxman demand for Panama Papers
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish broadcaster YLE won't provide documents related to the Panama Papers to the country's tax authority, which has demanded access to them in an apparent move to trace tax dodgers with offshore accounts, the company said Monday.... 5/2/2016 5:27 PM

Iran leader urges for nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday appealed for a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons during a visit to Tehran by his South Korean counterpart, the official IRNA news agency reported.... 5/2/2016 5:21 PM

Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rican officials warned Monday the island's default on a $422 million bond payment is only the beginning if the U.S. Congress doesn't help resolve the situation soon.... 5/2/2016 5:20 PM

French far right party punishes Jean-Marie Le Pen's allies
PARIS (AP) -- Marine Le Pen's far right National Front has punished two leading party figures for attending a Paris rally led by her father.... 5/2/2016 5:05 PM

UK Labour Party suspends councilors in anti-Semitism dispute
LONDON (AP) -- The anti-Semitism dispute bedeviling Britain's Labour Party ahead of an election Thursday has continued with the suspension of three city councilors.... 5/2/2016 4:58 PM

Turkey: Islamic State behind attack that killed 2 policemen
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's interior minister says a car bombing that killed two police officers and wounded 22 other people in the southern city of Gaziantep, near Syria, was carried out by militants linked to the Islamic State group.... 5/2/2016 4:47 PM

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