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Spain leader blames austerity, scandals for election result
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister acknowledged Monday he was disappointed with his party's showing in local elections, which he attributed largely to austerity measures his government was compelled to take during Europe's recent debt crisis and a recent string of political scandals.... 5/25/2015 6:04 PM

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan official says 19 police officers, 7 soldiers killed in ongoing Taliban siege.... 5/25/2015 5:40 PM

Ireland's first gay marriage possible by July, minister says
DUBLIN (AP) -- Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage.... 5/25/2015 5:32 PM

Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.... 5/25/2015 5:29 PM

Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's federal high court Monday ordered drug agents to release a newly elected senator and suspend its extradition proceedings on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."... 5/25/2015 5:21 PM

South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.... 5/25/2015 5:14 PM

Bombs kill 11 in Afghanistan as Taliban, IS supporters clash
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide truck bomb attack and a separate roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan killed 11 people and wounded dozens more on Monday, as the Taliban clashed with supporters of the Islamic State group in the west, officials said.... 5/25/2015 5:00 PM

Elections in Suriname to decide gov't for next 5 years
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) -- Suriname's President Desi Bouterse is betting that elections to choose the South American country's next Parliament will keep him and his party in power for another five years.... 5/25/2015 4:58 PM

Twister kills 10 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 10 people were killed, authorities said.... 5/25/2015 4:53 PM

Sudanese government denies supporting rebels in South Sudan
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- The Sudanese government denied on Monday it was supporting rebels in South Sudan after it accused Khartoum of supplying arms to the insurgents threatening its oil fields.... 5/25/2015 4:42 PM

Independent candidate rides hated of politics in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.... 5/25/2015 4:35 PM

Opposition leader claims Burundi not ready for polls
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedoms including preventing the opposition from campaigning, a leading opposition candidate said, as protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term continued in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.... 5/25/2015 4:30 PM

California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought
SYDNEY (AP) -- California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.... 5/25/2015 3:58 PM

German protests Russia's decision to turn away Merkel ally
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany is protesting Russia's decision to turn away an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel.... 5/25/2015 3:50 PM

UK leader Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the other 27 EU nations living in the U.K.... 5/25/2015 3:46 PM

Bangladesh bans Islamist group accused of killing bloggers
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh on Monday banned a radical Islamist group accused of attacking and killing atheist bloggers and writers.... 5/25/2015 3:38 PM

Egypt official says Sinai extremists kill soldier in clashes
El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- An Egyptian army official says extremists have killed a conscript and wounded an officer in clashes in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.... 5/25/2015 3:37 PM

Burkina Faso to exhume grave of Thomas Sankara, colleagues
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso started exhuming the graves of 13 people on Monday, including revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara, whose death nearly 30 years ago in a coup has remained a mystery.... 5/25/2015 3:30 PM

French president revives political duo with his ex
PARIS (AP) -- A new person has been appearing more and more often alongside French President Francois Hollande on official visits abroad and in high-level meetings at the Elysee Palace: Segolene Royal, the president's ex-companion and mother of his four children.... 5/25/2015 3:24 PM

Russia plans to use prison labor for 2018 World Cup
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.... 5/25/2015 3:14 PM



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