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Dutch firebrand vows to show Muhammad cartoons on TV
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders said Wednesday he plans to show cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on Dutch television after Parliament refused to display them.... 6/3/2015 3:48 PM

Zimbabwean court stops arrests of women at night
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Women in Zimbabwe are starting to venture out at night without fear of being arrested on prostitution charges after the Constitutional Court ruled it was illegal and sexist for police to indiscriminately arrest women on the streets and in public establishments.... 6/3/2015 3:44 PM

What next for the 7 men detained in the FIFA raids in Zurich
ZURICH (AP) -- One week after an American investigation of soccer corruption erupted at FIFA, seven men remain detained in Zurich prison cells.... 6/3/2015 3:44 PM

Latvian parliament chooses defense minister as president
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- Latvian lawmakers have chosen the defense minister as the Baltic country's next president.... 6/3/2015 3:39 PM

AP Interview: Top Yemen Shiite rebel welcomes UN peace talks
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The second-in-command of Yemen's Shiite rebels on Wednesday assailed the Saudi-led airstrikes pounding his group's positions and allied forces, insisting they are ready to travel to Geneva for U.N.-mediated peace talks on ending the country's civil war.... 6/3/2015 3:36 PM

China escalates effort to recover missing from capsized ship
JIANLI, China (AP) -- Chinese authorities deployed scores more divers and a large crane as they escalated efforts Wednesday to recover more than 410 people believed to be trapped inside an overturned river cruise ship.... 6/3/2015 3:28 PM

ECB says stimulus is helping economy, pushing up inflation
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said the bank's 1.1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) stimulus program is supporting the eurozone's modest recovery as the money works its way through the financial system to the real world of businesses and consumers.... 6/3/2015 3:27 PM

Yemen ambassador: UN-led Geneva talks to start June 14
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations says U.N.-led talks on the crisis in his country will begin June 14 in Geneva.... 6/3/2015 3:24 PM

Bahrain arrests 10 members of group accused of bomb attacks
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Officials in Bahrain say they have busted a cell with ties to Iran that is accused of carrying out bombings inside the tiny Gulf kingdom.... 6/3/2015 3:18 PM

Protester disrupts news conference with Egypt's el-Sissi
BERLIN (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi defended his government's human rights track record Wednesday, saying he was operating "amid very difficult circumstances" after Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the country's widespread use of the death penalty.... 6/3/2015 3:14 PM

Palace confirms Queen Elizabeth II's medical appointment
LONDON (AP) -- Buckingham Palace took the unusual step Wednesday of confirming that Queen Elizabeth II went to a hospital for her annual medical checkup after social media comments touched off speculation on her health.... 6/3/2015 3:11 PM

Greek leader heads to Brussels to defend deal proposal
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister headed for a showdown with key creditors on Wednesday in Brussels, where each side would present proposals to reach a deal that might unlock bailout loans and save the country from looming financial disaster.... 6/3/2015 3:02 PM

Former vigilante leader runs for office in Mexican elections
APATZINGAN, Mexico (AP) -- Fed up with drug cartel demands for extortion payments, lime-grower Hipolito Mora picked up an old shotgun and led his neighbors in a vigilante uprising in 2013.... 6/3/2015 2:58 PM

Officials say bombings kill 11 people in Iraq's capital
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting public places have killed 11 people around the capital, Baghdad.... 6/3/2015 2:34 PM

UN envoy warns Libya running out of money amid crisis
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The U.N. envoy to Libya has warned that the country only has enough money to pay salaries for another six weeks and is urging its warring parties to agree on a unity government.... 6/3/2015 2:30 PM

US journalism courses rile Cuba amid effort to heal rift
HAVANA (AP) -- About 30 Cubans sit in a conference room for several hours each week and learn the ABCs of journalism: how to craft a news story, write a headline and check sources.... 6/3/2015 2:21 PM

Prosecutor receives French army file about sex-abuse probe
PARIS (AP) -- The Paris prosecutor's office has received documents linked to a military investigation of alleged sexual abuse by French soldiers against children in Central African Republic.... 6/3/2015 2:13 PM

Sepp Blatter back at work at FIFA headquarters
ZURICH (AP) -- A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst corruption crisis in the governing body's 111-year history continued to unfold.... 6/3/2015 2:10 PM

Meryl Streep drama 'Suffragette' to open London Film Fest
LONDON (AP) -- Historical drama "Suffragette," starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep as votes-for-women campaigners, will open this year's London Film Festival.... 6/3/2015 2:06 PM

Spain ex-premier plans Venezuela trip to help politician
MADRID (AP) -- A former Spanish prime minister hopes to travel to Venezuela this weekend to help lawyers defending imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.... 6/3/2015 2:04 PM

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