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Mali separatists launch attacks in central region
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Members of a coalition of separatist groups in Mali attacked a town in central Mali on Tuesday, moving violence further south after a cease-fire was broken last week, a spokesman said.... 5/5/2015 7:12 PM

Hezbollah captures Syrian village from Islamic militants
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hezbollah fighters captured a Syrian village Tuesday near the border with Lebanon after intense fighting with Islamic militants, the group's television station said, while an activist said battles are concentrating near a strategic Syrian hill.... 5/5/2015 7:10 PM

Investigators search top Russian museum in smuggling case
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's top investigative agency says it is conducting a search of Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, considered the world's top collection of Russian fine art, in connection with an art smuggling case.... 5/5/2015 7:08 PM

Vatican says Cuban president to visit Pope Francis this week
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican says Cuban President Raul Castro will visit Pope Francis this Sunday at the Vatican.... 5/5/2015 6:57 PM

Saudi king fires protocol chief after photographer slapped
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi King Salman has fired the chief of royal protocol after he was caught on camera slapping a photographer.... 5/5/2015 6:47 PM

Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 2
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Yemen's rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the insurgents' ability to launch assaults despite weeks of Saudi-led airstrikes targeting them.... 5/5/2015 6:42 PM

France vows to defend Arab allies, strengthen business ties
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande vowed to defend Gulf Arab allies as he announced Tuesday that his country is in talks with Saudi Arabia for business deals worth tens of billions of euros (dollars).... 5/5/2015 6:38 PM

Family feud rocks top of France's far-right National Front
PARIS (AP) -- Little by little, the president of France's far-right National Front and top lieutenants have tried to silence the party founder, pushing him from the inner circle, refusing to back him in elections and now, in the culmination of an ugly political dispute that began as a family feud, suspending his membership.... 5/5/2015 6:32 PM

Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot dead in Belfast
DUBLIN (AP) -- A former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings was shot dead at close range Tuesday morning on a street near his home in Belfast, residents and police said.... 5/5/2015 6:11 PM

Armed groups in C. African Republic agree to free children
BANGUI, Central Africa Republic (AP) -- Armed groups in Central African Republic have agreed to release any children they are holding and not to recruit child soldiers, the United Nations Children's Agency said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 6:07 PM

Austria files criminal complaint over alleged NSA snooping
VIENNA (AP) -- Austria is asking for a legal investigation of allegations that the German intelligence service helped the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdrop on the country's political leaders.... 5/5/2015 6:07 PM

Greece lobbies creditors for loan payout, cites progress
BRUSSELS (AP) -- With Greek ministers dispatched across Europe on a whirlwind goodwill tour on Tuesday, top officials said they were making progress on finding a way to keep the country afloat and in the 19-nation eurozone.... 5/5/2015 6:05 PM

Turkey investigates ruined ancient mosaics
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- At least eight ancient mosaics were ruined while being restored and moved to a new museum in southern Turkey and authorities are looking into ways to fix the botched work, a senior official said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 6:01 PM

Taking a break from Expo among Milan's cultural draws
MILAN (AP) -- Milan is used to being the center of attention, albeit in brief spurts. The fashion crowd blows through here four times a year for seasonal shows. The city is the site of one of the world's premier design fairs each April. The rest of the year it is the center of Italian finance and business, more backroom deal than global showcase.... 5/5/2015 5:54 PM

60 bodies recovered in Nepal valley hit by quake, mudslide
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of 60 people - including nine foreigners - who were killed when Nepal's earthquake triggered a mudslide that buried a village in the scenic Langtang Valley popular with tourists.... 5/5/2015 5:50 PM

Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmate
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- A Canadian judge said Tuesday she needs more time to make a decision on whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be released on bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.... 5/5/2015 5:41 PM

AP Exclusive: Video shows migrant rescue of deflating dinghy
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Migrants frantically shimmied up ropes dangling from a towering rescue ship and others jumped into the water grasping at lifesavers. Five bodies were recovered and more were feared drowned in the latest Mediterranean migrant tragedy.... 5/5/2015 5:23 PM

EU raises eurozone forecast despite bleaker Greek outlook
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has nudged up its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece, which is struggling to get its hands on vital bailout cash it needs to pay off debts.... 5/5/2015 5:19 PM

Israel's Netanyahu scrambles to form governing coalition
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With the clock ticking, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raced to put together a governing coalition Tuesday or face the prospect of being forced out of office by a former ally.... 5/5/2015 5:15 PM

Two decades after 'Black Hawk Down,' Kerry visits Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first secretary of state to set foot in Somalia, a symbolic visit to show support for the African nation's fledgling government and the United States' readiness to move past a dark chapter in its history.... 5/5/2015 5:06 PM

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