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Spain's top court overturns regional law against evictions
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Constitutional Court has struck down a decree by a regional government that tried to protect people in economic difficulty by allowing empty houses owned by banks to be temporarily confiscated for use as homes.... 5/26/2015 12:13 PM

Putin expects sanctions against Russia to be lifted
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has encouraged businesses to expand domestically before Western nations lift economic sanctions, allowing once again the sale of many foreign goods in Russia.... 5/26/2015 12:02 PM

Murder trial opens for French farmer who shot truffle thief
PARIS (AP) -- A French farmer is on trial for killing a suspected truffle thief with two blasts from a pump-action shotgun.... 5/26/2015 11:54 AM

Stocks cautious over Greece, China notches another big gain
TOKYO (AP) -- European shares mostly fell Tuesday as markets reopened after holidays in several countries, with concerns over Greece's debt crisis overshadowing upbeat news from China.... 5/26/2015 11:46 AM

Attack on UN vehicle in Mali's capital, 1 dead
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A United Nations official says that armed gunmen fired on a U.N. vehicle in Mali's capital, killing one peacekeeper and injuring another.... 5/26/2015 11:38 AM

Moldovan president: We prefer European Union orbit to Russia
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Moldova's president says the country's 4 million citizens would prefer to join the European Union rather than stay in the Russian orbit.... 5/26/2015 11:37 AM

Yemen's pro-government forces retake city from Shite rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's pro-government fighters have pushed out Shite rebels and their allies and retaken a southern city that's the gateway to the port of Aden in their first significant advance since a Saudi-led coalition launched airstrikes on the rebel group, officials said Tuesday.... 5/26/2015 11:32 AM

Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp
BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian forensics teams exhumed a body from a shallow grave Tuesday at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers, the first of what police predicted would be more grim findings as they search through a cluster of illicit hideouts near the border with Thailand.... 5/26/2015 11:26 AM

Myanmar's Suu Kyi is missing from global meeting on Rohingya
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast, with three Nobel Peace Prize laureates among those calling on the world to wake up to the unfolding tragedy.... 5/26/2015 11:26 AM

China's army plays down South China Sea island-building
BEIJING (AP) -- China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflaming tensions in the region.... 5/26/2015 11:23 AM

Russia: No date yet for Iran's S-300 air defense missiles
MOSCOW (AP) -- A top Russian diplomat says work is underway to fulfill Russia's supply of advanced air-defense missiles to Iran, but that no start date for the delivery has been set yet.... 5/26/2015 11:19 AM

Iran begins trial of detained Washington Post reporter
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian security court on Tuesday held the first hearing in the closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for The Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10 months, the official IRNA news agency reported.... 5/26/2015 11:07 AM

Police: 5 wounded in militant attack on Kenyan police
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Kenyan police vehicles near Somalia's border, injuring at least five officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday.... 5/26/2015 10:33 AM

Fire at home for elderly in central China kills 38 people
BEIJING (AP) -- A fire that swept through a privately run home for the elderly in central China killed 38 people and left much of it a charred ruin, raising concerns over the safety of facilities housing the country's rapidly aging population.... 5/26/2015 10:21 AM

Ryanair beats forecasts again as annual profits rise 66 pct
DUBLIN (AP) -- Europe's leading budget airline, Ryanair, has beaten forecasts again, reporting full-year net profits of 867 million euros ($949 million), 66 percent higher than the year before.... 5/26/2015 10:08 AM

Iraq launches operation to drive IS from Anbar
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a military operation to drive the Islamic State group out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital, Ramadi, earlier this month.... 5/26/2015 9:59 AM

Portuguese transport unions hold out against privatization
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portuguese labor groups are vowing to keep up their fight against the government's privatization plans for public transport, as Lisbon subway staff walked off the job for the 43rd time in four years.... 5/26/2015 9:54 AM

Apple promotes tech guru Jonathan Ive as head of design
LONDON (AP) -- Apple innovator Jonathan Ive says he's been promoted to the company's chief design officer, making him one of the most powerful people in the world's most valuable company.... 5/26/2015 9:45 AM

WFP urges Syrian humanitarian pause for crop harvest
ROME (AP) -- The U.N. food agency is calling for a humanitarian pause in fighting in Syria to let farmers harvest their crops and get them to market.... 5/26/2015 9:34 AM

Taiwan proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou proposed a plan Tuesday to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbors by using landfill to expand islets to solidify its claims in the region.... 5/26/2015 9:33 AM

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