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Fact-finding team heads to Syria to probe toxic chemical use
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A fact-finding team with the global chemical weapons watchdog is going to Syria to look into recent allegations of attacks using toxic chemicals.... 6/2/2015 3:32 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi heads to Germany, seeking Western support
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi travels to Berlin on Tuesday, where German leaders are ready to roll out the red carpet for the ex-general despite his government's abysmal human rights record.... 6/2/2015 3:31 PM

Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams
HAVANA (AP) -- Tourism dreams are growing in Cuba.... 6/2/2015 3:31 PM

Copter chartered by aid group crashes in Nepal, killing 4
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A helicopter chartered by Doctors Without Borders crashed in quake-damaged northeast Nepal on Tuesday and four people on board were killed, police and the aid group said.... 6/2/2015 3:20 PM

Airbnb offers authenticity and a few challenges in Havana
HAVANA (AP) -- In the two months since Airbnb started doing business in Cuba, listings have ballooned to about 2,000. The website makes it relatively easy to find lodging in a country that's largely been cut off from the online booking systems most travelers take for granted.... 6/2/2015 3:16 PM

Visiting vintage Havana involves some old-school hassles
HAVANA (AP) -- Travel experts and upscale magazines are urging travel to Cuba before it changes. But visitors envisioning salsa in the streets and glamorous vintage cars should also be prepared to manage without ATMs, credit cards, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, seat belts or toilet paper. Here are eight tips for visiting Havana.... 6/2/2015 3:15 PM

Islamic State fighters battle militants in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian militants sent reinforcements to fight the Islamic State group in the northern province of Aleppo, where rival factions battled Tuesday near the Turkish border, activists said.... 6/2/2015 3:10 PM

US-led coalition doubles down on IS group strategy
PARIS (AP) -- The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State is doubling down on its strategy to fight the extremists, despite the radical group's recent conquests on both sides of the border between Iraq and Syria.... 6/2/2015 3:10 PM

Greece casts shadow as ECB gauges strength of recovery
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- More and more, Europe's economy is showing signs of life. Now if only this Greek thing would clear up.... 6/2/2015 3:07 PM

Israel army scraps punishment for soldier over pork sandwich
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military on Tuesday scrapped a punishment for a U.S.-born Israeli soldier who had caused a stink by violating the military's kosher rules by eating a pork sandwich while in uniform.... 6/2/2015 3:02 PM

Boko Haram video allegedly shows militants killing soldiers
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A new Boko Haram video allegedly shows a militant shooting wounded soldiers in the head, and charred parts claimed to be the remnants of a downed Nigerian jet fighter.... 6/2/2015 3:01 PM

UK roller coaster crash leaves 4 seriously injured
LONDON (AP) -- A roller coaster crash at a British amusement park has left four people seriously injured, an ambulance service said Tuesday.... 6/2/2015 3:00 PM

Business as usual at SAfrican lion park after fatal attack
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Despite a fatal lion attack the previous day, business ran pretty much as usual on Tuesday at the Lion Park north of Johannesburg, and visitors were driving through with all their windows rolled up.... 6/2/2015 2:58 PM

Portuguese government wants better offers in airline sale
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A senior Portuguese official on Tuesday gave the two bidders in the privatization of TAP Air Portugal three days to improve their offers, hinting the flag carrier's sale could be called off if they don't.... 6/2/2015 2:42 PM

Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing
JIANLI, China (AP) -- Divers pulled three people alive from inside an overturned cruise ship and searched for other survivors Tuesday, state media said, giving some small hope amid an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River.... 6/2/2015 2:38 PM

Militant attack kills 9 Afghans working for Czech charity
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Militants attacked a remote guesthouse and killed nine Afghans working for a Czech charity on Tuesday, as a new report by a U.S. university warned that almost 100,000 people have been killed in Afghanistan since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.... 6/2/2015 2:35 PM

France awaits Vatican word on ambassador said to be gay
PARIS (AP) -- The French government is expecting the Vatican to decide within days whether to approve the nomination of a respected diplomat who is said to be gay as French ambassador to the Holy See.... 6/2/2015 2:35 PM

Car bomb near restaurant kills 6 people in Iraqi capital
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a car bomb has struck near a restaurant in the capital, Baghdad, killing six people.... 6/2/2015 2:27 PM

German court cancels session in Auschwitz guard trial
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court has canceled another session in the trial of a 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard due to his poor health.... 6/2/2015 2:27 PM

FIFA says Valcke not behind $10M payment in corruption probe
ZURICH (AP) -- Amid a deepening corruption crisis within soccer's governing body, FIFA defended its second-in-command on Tuesday by trying to distance him from claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes.... 6/2/2015 2:25 PM

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