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Hopes for Greek deal rise as prime minister, EU see progress
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Hopes for a deal on Greece's bailout rose on Tuesday after the prime minister said he expected an agreement could be reached within two weeks and the European Union reported a pick-up in the negotiations.... 4/28/2015 2:58 PM

Russia releases photos of new tank ahead of Victory Day
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian Defense Ministry has released photographs of its new tank, which will be shown to the public for the first time during next month's Victory Day parade on Red Square.... 4/28/2015 2:46 PM

Putin says Russia over worst of economic downturn
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country's economy has weathered the worst of its downturn even though it appears headed for a deep recession.... 4/28/2015 2:43 PM

Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near
CILICAP, Indonesia (AP) -- Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones as Indonesia announced it will execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man for drug crimes, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy.... 4/28/2015 2:40 PM

UN Security Council extends mission in Western Sahara
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council has approved keeping a small peacekeeping force in Western Sahara for another year but without the human rights monitoring mandate that residents have long demanded.... 4/28/2015 2:38 PM

1 person killed in train collision in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Two passenger trains collided south of Johannesburg on Tuesday, killing the conductor of one of the trains and injuring 241 people, rescue workers said.... 4/28/2015 2:31 PM

Gurlitt cousin appeals rejection of her inheritance claim
BERLIN (AP) -- A cousin of German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has appealed a court's rejection of her challenge to his will, which bequeathed his vast art trove to a Swiss museum.... 4/28/2015 2:31 PM

Cypriot president unveils steps to boost peace talks trust
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus' president said Tuesday he would this week give the new Turkish Cypriot leader details about minefields in the ethnically split island's breakaway north, one of a series of moves he hopes will foster trust for the resumption of reunification talks.... 4/28/2015 2:21 PM

Russian bikers: Poland's entry ban won't stop ride to Berlin
BREST, Belarus (AP) -- The leader of a Russian nationalist motorcycle club whose members were refused entry into Poland says they haven't abandoned their plans to ride to Berlin to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany 70 years ago.... 4/28/2015 2:19 PM

Witnesses: Hundreds of bodies in town held by Boko Haram
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Hundreds of skeletons of children, women and men believed killed by Boko Haram have been found in a recaptured Nigerian border town, indicating another atrocity by the Islamic extremists, witnesses say.... 4/28/2015 2:12 PM

Study: Obama most followed on Twitter, pope most influential
BERLIN (AP) -- A new study shows U.S. President Barack Obama is still by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, but Pope Francis is considered the most influential by the number of his messages retweeted.... 4/28/2015 2:11 PM

Saudi Arabia makes Islamic State arrests, thwarting attacks
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it has arrested a total of 93 people with ties to the Islamic State group in recent months, foiling their plans to carry out terrorist attacks, including a strike on the U.S. Embassy in the kingdom's capital.... 4/28/2015 2:07 PM

Sweet Surprise: Palace delivers pastry to royal fans
LONDON (AP) -- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge offered a sweet surprise to die-hard fans on Tuesday, sending luxury pastries to thank them for camping outside the hospital and awaiting the birth of the royal baby.... 4/28/2015 2:05 PM

Jamaica woman brings attention to rapes targeting lesbians
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact she is a lesbian.... 4/28/2015 2:02 PM

Choppers ferry injured in Nepal; new mudslide hits village
GORKHA, Nepal (AP) -- Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,600 people, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide.... 4/28/2015 1:49 PM

EU officials seek major changes to face security challenges
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- European Union officials are seeking sweeping changes in bloc policies and practices to face new security risks arising from terrorism, organized crime and cybercrime.... 4/28/2015 1:48 PM

Palestinian who clashed with Israeli troops dies of wounds
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinian officials say a Palestinian man wounded in clashes with Israeli troops the night before has died.... 4/28/2015 1:40 PM

UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate all new Ebola cases in West Africa by the end of May to stop the spread of the lethal virus before the rainy season.... 4/28/2015 1:38 PM

Michael Douglas warns nukes more powerful 'than ever before'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Actor Michael Douglas is reminding world powers that the threat of nuclear weapons is "no less important today than it was in my childhood."... 4/28/2015 1:34 PM

Finnish navy drops depth charges onto suspected submarine
HELSINKI (AP) -- The Finnish military says it has dropped depth charges onto a suspected submarine in the sea outside Helsinki after twice detecting the presence of a foreign object in the area.... 4/28/2015 1:21 PM

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