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Cannes favorite Nanni Moretti explores loss in 'My Mother'
CANNES, France (AP) -- Director Nanni Moretti is pleased to hear that some audience members came out of "Mia Madre," his new movie about a filmmaker whose mother is dying, and immediately called their own moms to say "I love you."... 5/22/2015 3:56 PM

Nazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on sale
LONDON (AP) -- A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction.... 5/22/2015 3:54 PM

Mali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country's north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday.... 5/22/2015 3:53 PM

Army removes WWII bomb near London's Wembley Stadium
LONDON (AP) -- British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium.... 5/22/2015 3:50 PM

Dutch govt eyes limited ban on face-covering clothing
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch government announced plans Friday to introduce a limited ban on "face-covering clothing," widely interpreted as a new attempt to outlaw burqas, the head-to-toe Islamic robe worn by only a few hundred women in this European nation of 17 million.... 5/22/2015 3:47 PM

EU chief Juncker calls Hungary's Orban 'dictator' _ in jest
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker jokingly called Hungary's leader a "dictator" upon his arrival for a European Union summit.... 5/22/2015 3:45 PM

Poland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Presidential candidate Andrzej Duda is a new face in Polish politics, but he may herald a return to an older era when his right-wing party held power.... 5/22/2015 3:43 PM

Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end a half-century-old conflict.... 5/22/2015 3:41 PM

Suspect in Tunisia attack claims innocence at 1st hearing
ROME (AP) -- The Moroccan migrant accused of being involved in Tunisia's Bardo Museum massacre insisted Friday on his innocence and refused to voluntarily be turned over to Tunisian authorities.... 5/22/2015 3:36 PM

CANNES WATCH: 'Arabian Nights' canine named Cannes' top dog
CANNES, France (AP) -- A small white dog named Lucky has taken the award for Cannes' best performance on four legs.... 5/22/2015 3:32 PM

UN concerned over human rights, democracy in Macedonia
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- A top United Nations human rights official has expressed concern over human rights and threats to democracy in Macedonia, amid a deep political crisis that has led to mass protests.... 5/22/2015 3:21 PM

Czech reality show lets family experience Nazi occupation
PRAGUE (AP) -- A new reality show in the Czech Republic has let a family of seven experience what it was like living under Nazi occupation during World War II.... 5/22/2015 3:18 PM

NATO announces next summit will be July 2016 in Warsaw
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO says its next summit will take place July 8-9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland as the alliance continues to reshape itself to meet new security challenges.... 5/22/2015 3:14 PM

Eiffel Tower disrupted amid workers' anger about pickpockets
PARIS (AP) -- The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.... 5/22/2015 3:13 PM

IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, using lists of names and informers to track them down and shooting some in the head on the spot, activists said Friday, estimating at least 150 have been killed in the past two days.... 5/22/2015 3:07 PM

Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze over 'insult' to Muhammad
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- Hundreds of rioting Muslims set a Shariah court ablaze Friday in Nigeria's northern Kano city, protesting its decision to free a cleric accused of insulting the prophet Mohammed.... 5/22/2015 3:07 PM

Timeline of landmarks in Ireland's changing attitude to gays
DUBLIN (AP) -- Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times. Friday's referendum asking voters to approve gay marriage is the latest landmark in decades of struggle for Ireland's homosexual minority to gain greater rights and respect.... 5/22/2015 3:00 PM

Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees from Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday.... 5/22/2015 2:58 PM

Dutch government to sell off nationalized ABN Amro bank
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch government said Friday it will sell off ABN Amro bank in phases beginning later this year, seven years after the state took it over to prevent its collapse during the global financial crisis.... 5/22/2015 2:54 PM

Spain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties
MADRID (AP) -- Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both the ruling conservative Popular Party and the leading opposition Socialists.... 5/22/2015 2:51 PM

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