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Turkey: Gunman arrested after firing at prominent journalist
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Police have arrested a gunman who fired at least two shots at a prominent Turkish journalist who was briefing reporters about his trial.... 5/6/2016 2:49 PM

Irish Prime Minister Kenny re-elected after 70-day deadlock
DUBLIN (AP) -- Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny won narrow re-election Friday on his fourth try, ending 70 days of deadlock and clearing the way for an exceptionally fragile minority government.... 5/6/2016 2:43 PM

Gunman arrested in Turkey after firing at prominent journalist at briefing; journalist was...
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Gunman arrested in Turkey after firing at prominent journalist at briefing; journalist wasn't hurt .... 5/6/2016 2:39 PM

Canadian billionaire sells majority stake in Adriatic marina
TIVAT, Montenegro (AP) -- Canadian billionaire Peter Munk has sold his majority stake in Porto Montenegro, one of world's largest marinas for super yachts, to Dubai's sovereign wealth fund for a reported 200 million euros ($228 million).... 5/6/2016 2:36 PM

Colombia arrests alleged big money launderer from Panama
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Colombian authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman sought by the United States and dismantled an empire of businesses that the U.S. says were part of a top worldwide money-laundering organization for drug traffickers.... 5/6/2016 2:19 PM

Spain: Police find 15 migrant youths hidden in junk cargo
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say they found 15 migrant youths hidden in cargo of junk that was to be shipped from a north African enclave to mainland Spain for processing.... 5/6/2016 2:18 PM

Kerry stars in Russian adaptation of Robert Burns poem
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian foreign minister's spokeswoman has lightheartedly riffed on a poem by Robert Burns to comment on the frequent phone calls between her boss and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.... 5/6/2016 2:17 PM

Erdogan firm on terror laws, set on presidential system
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Europe on Friday, saying his nation will not reform its anti-terrorism legislation for the sake of visa-free travel to Europe for its citizens.... 5/6/2016 2:11 PM

Kenya: Hundreds homeless as condemned buildings demolished
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- As emergency workers retrieved four bodies from a building that collapsed a week ago, bringing the death toll to 41, hundreds of residents were evicted from nearby buildings that are being torn down to prevent other disasters.... 5/6/2016 1:59 PM

The Latest: Scottish National Party plans minority gov't
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on elections across Britain (all times local):... 5/6/2016 1:56 PM

The Latest: Russia denies its planes behind Syria airstrike
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):... 5/6/2016 1:52 PM

Student accused of owing $2.4M after bank error in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- A Malaysian student has been charged in a Sydney court with dishonesty offenses after a bank accidentally gave her a 4.6 million Australian dollar ($3.4 million) overdraft four years ago.... 5/6/2016 1:44 PM

Lawmakers agree to give police more rights to seize guns
PRAGUE (AP) -- The lower house of the Czech Parliament has approved a government plan to give police increased powers to seize guns and ammunition, a move prompted by a rare deadly shooting in a small-town restaurant last year.... 5/6/2016 1:41 PM

Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- A convoy of evacuees began the long drive out of work camps north of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area Friday morning.... 5/6/2016 1:32 PM

Officials say Saudi security officer killed after Mecca raid
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Officials in Saudi Arabia say a security officer has been shot and killed in the holy city of Mecca, just hours after a raid there targeting suspected Islamic State militants.... 5/6/2016 1:28 PM

Prominent rights lawyer arrested in Egypt over protests
CAIRO (AP) -- A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer who had raised a legal suit against the president's decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was arrested early on Friday and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into a list of allegations, including plotting a coup.... 5/6/2016 1:24 PM

Pope seeks to renew European dream as he accepts unity prize
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis, accepting a prize for promoting European unity, on Friday bemoaned that the continent's people "are tempted to yield to our own selfish interests and to consider putting up fences."... 5/6/2016 1:20 PM

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi makes first official trip, to Laos
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader and foreign minister, visited neighboring Laos on Friday in her first official trip abroad.... 5/6/2016 1:18 PM

The Latest: Erdogan seeks fast switch to presidential system
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Turkey after the prime minister announced his resignation (all times local):... 5/6/2016 1:15 PM

Algerian cleared of sexual assault in Cologne crimes trial
BERLIN (AP) -- An Algerian man who was accused of being part of a group that groped a woman in Cologne on New Year's Eve was cleared Friday of attempted sexual assault, though he was convicted of handling stolen goods.... 5/6/2016 1:09 PM

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