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Senegal, US sign defense cooperation agreement
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The United States and Senegal say they have signed an agreement easing access for U.S. troops should they need to deploy to the West African nation in the case of a humanitarian or security crisis.... 5/2/2016 11:13 PM

Jamaica police seek motive in killing of 2 US missionaries
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican police said Monday they are trying to determine the motive in the weekend slayings of two American missionaries in the north coast area where they lived and worked.... 5/2/2016 10:49 PM

Judge investigating drug traffickers arrested in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- An Argentine judge who had investigated thousands of drug trafficking cases has been arrested on accusations he helped drug dealers in exchange for money.... 5/2/2016 10:13 PM

Venezuela opposition delivers petitions to remove president
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The opposition turned in petitions to Venezuelan electoral authorities Monday that it said carried signatures of 1.8 million voters seeking President Nicolas Maduro's removal in a nationwide referendum.... 5/2/2016 10:10 PM

Spain misses deadline for new government, June election set
MADRID (AP) -- Spain has missed the deadline for its politicians to form a new government following inconclusive elections held Dec. 20 so King Felipe VI must now dissolve parliament before a new election on June 26.... 5/2/2016 10:09 PM

4 arrested in slaying of Honduran environmental activist
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduran authorities arrested four people Monday in the killing of environmental activist Berta Caceres, including an active duty army officer and three men who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed.... 5/2/2016 10:01 PM

WhatsApp is what's out in Brazil, amid judicial battle
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The popular messaging service WhatsApp went down in Brazil on Monday as a state judge ordered it blocked nationwide for 72 hours amid a legal tussle over users' information.... 5/2/2016 9:57 PM

Leicester wins English title for 1st time in 132-yr history
LONDON (AP) -- Leicester City secured its first Premier League title without playing on Monday after second-place Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea in one of the biggest-ever triumphs by an underdog in sports.... 5/2/2016 9:50 PM

New Mexico City smog alert orders 40 pct of cars off streets
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City authorities have declared a new pollution alert and will require 40 percent of cars to keep off the streets Tuesday.... 5/2/2016 9:48 PM

Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if the U.S. Congress doesn't help it dig out from a mountain of debt.... 5/2/2016 9:39 PM

Brazil attorney general requests probes into top politicians
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Brazilian attorney general's office said Monday that it has asked the country's highest court to authorize corruption investigations into a prominent opposition figure and other top politicians.... 5/2/2016 9:12 PM

Leicester City clinches first Premier League title after Chelsea-Tottenham draw
LONDON (AP) -- Leicester City clinches first Premier League title after Chelsea-Tottenham draw.... 5/2/2016 8:56 PM

Delta gets Mexican OK for Aeromexico joint venture
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's anti-monopoly commission has approved a plan for a joint venture between U.S. carrier Delta Airlines and Mexico's Aeromexico, with conditions.... 5/2/2016 8:50 PM

Israel to hold Palestinian journalist 4 months without trial
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israel's military on Monday ordered a well-known Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial, in so-called administrative detention.... 5/2/2016 8:44 PM

US defense chief: NATO ponders ground force in Baltics
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The NATO alliance is considering establishing a rotational ground force in the Baltic states and possibly Poland, reflecting deepening worry about Russian military assertiveness, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.... 5/2/2016 8:43 PM

Austria registers spike in far right extremist crime
VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's interior ministry says xenophobic and racist crimes committed by far right sympathizers have spiked by more than 50 percent in a year, with Muslims, Jews and other minorities the main targets.... 5/2/2016 7:57 PM

Kosovo airport shuts after flight leaves runway on landing
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Kosovo's main airport says it has temporarily shut down after a Turkish Airlines flight appeared to have overshot a runway while landing in rainy weather.... 5/2/2016 7:55 PM

Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's journalists' union called for the dismissal of the interior minister and launched an open-ended sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, protesting the detention of two journalists on its premises the previous night.... 5/2/2016 7:28 PM

Germany wants to extend border controls for another 6 months
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany and some other EU countries are planning to ask the European Commission for an extension of border controls within the Schengen passport-free travel zone for another six months because they fear a new wave of migrants.... 5/2/2016 7:19 PM

230 million-year-old dinosaur footprint found in north Spain
MADRID (AP) -- Spain says a footprint of a dinosaur that roamed the area 230 million years ago has been found in northeastern Catalonia, and says it's the best preserved dinosaur print seen so far in the Iberian Peninsula.... 5/2/2016 7:03 PM

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