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North Korea criticizes Obama's Hiroshima visit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea's official news agency is criticizing U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima on Friday.... 5/26/2016 12:46 PM

Belgian broadcaster: extremists planned to strike crowd
BRUSSELS (AP) -- State-run Belgian broadcaster RTBF says four suspected extremists detained by police were collecting money to buy arms and explosives and developing plans to strike at a crowded target like Antwerp's main train station.... 5/26/2016 12:44 PM

Body of Dutch climber who died on Everest recovered
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A helicopter on Thursday retrieved the body of a Dutch climber who died last week on Mount Everest, while attempts were being made to retrieve the bodies of two other climbers and locate two more who went missing on the world's tallest mountain.... 5/26/2016 12:42 PM

Dutch court allows extremist suspect to be sent to France
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A Dutch court on Thursday approved the transfer to France of a 32-year-old Frenchman suspected of crimes including "involvement in a terrorist organization" and illegal weapon possession.... 5/26/2016 12:29 PM

French dock workers throw smoke bombs as protests escalate
LE HAVRE, France (AP) -- Thousands of dock workers poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre on Thursday, setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labor bill that would loosen protections for French workers.... 5/26/2016 12:20 PM

Council of Europe: detention of lone minors 'unacceptable'
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- One of Europe's top human rights officials says it is "unacceptable" that any unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who arrive on the continent are held in detention centers, and called on European countries to ensure such children can be housed in special facilities and quickly reunited with their families.... 5/26/2016 12:15 PM

UN Syria envoy to consult Security Council on peace talks
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. special envoy for Syria says he will speak to the U.N. Security Council and announce afterward plans for the resumption of stalled peace talks between the government and the opposition.... 5/26/2016 12:15 PM

France's growing labor standoff: What could happen next?
PARIS (AP) -- France's Socialist President Francois Hollande is engaged in the biggest test of his presidency, facing months of protests and strikes against a labor law that are threatening nationwide fuel shortages.... 5/26/2016 12:09 PM

Uber to expand its Africa operations
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Uber is expanding in Africa.... 5/26/2016 12:07 PM

Iraqi PM asks protesters to stay home to aid Fallujah push
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister appealed on Thursday to Iraqis to postpone weekly Friday protests so that security forces can focus on a key military operation aimed at retaking the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group.... 5/26/2016 12:07 PM

Lawyer for Egyptian hijacker says client "tortured" in past
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The lawyer for an Egyptian man who admitted to hijacking an EgyptAir passenger jet and diverting it to Cyprus in March says his client had been tortured on many occasions while in the custody of Egyptian authorities over three decades.... 5/26/2016 12:03 PM

'It's the fear of the unknown' - UK small biz key to EU vote
LONDON (AP) -- With sparks flying from a welder at work behind him, Simon Boyd's voice rises as he explains why he believes the United Kingdom should leave the European Union even though his company, REIDsteel, has put up buildings across the 28-nation bloc, from the Netherlands to Poland and Italy.... 5/26/2016 11:59 AM

Uganda: 2 convicted of al-Shabab's deadly World Cup bombings
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A judge has convicted two men of carrying out twin bombings in which more than 70 people were killed while watching the 2010 World Cup final in the Ugandan capital Kampala.... 5/26/2016 11:58 AM

Abandoned amid Cyprus war, cars await owners' loving touch
EPISKOPI, Cyprus (AP) -- It's last call for the owner to reclaim a late 1950s Dodge Coronet, shades of its sky-blue paint still visible on its tailfins, which has been rusting on a British military base for over four decades.... 5/26/2016 11:55 AM

The Latest: Man with extremist ties in brief Paris standoff
LE HAVRE, France (AP) -- The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local):... 5/26/2016 11:49 AM

Explosion at chemical factory in India kills 2, injures 120
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An explosion at a chemical factory in western India on Thursday killed at least two people and injured more than 120, officials said.... 5/26/2016 11:41 AM

EU: Hungary must stop discriminating against Roma children
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The European Union has issued a warning to Hungary about the discrimination of Roma children in the country's education system.... 5/26/2016 11:41 AM

Man with extremist ties in brief standoff near Paris protest
PARIS (AP) -- A man with extremist links was briefly holed up inside a Paris home near a march expected to draw thousands of labor protesters.... 5/26/2016 11:33 AM

Thai man bloodied but unbowed after intimate attack by snake
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.... 5/26/2016 11:31 AM

China state media promote rap song praising Karl Marx
BEIJING (AP) -- The latest hot topic for Chinese rappers is a bearded 19th century German philosopher who wrote a book called "The Communist Manifesto."... 5/26/2016 11:17 AM

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