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Greek authorities begin evacuation of Idomeni refugee camp
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities began an operation at dawn Tuesday to gradually evacuate the country's largest informal refugee camp of Idomeni on the Macedonian border, blocking access to the area and sending in more than 400 riot police.... 5/24/2016 6:03 AM

Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- After knocking down one of the last vestiges of Cold War antagonism with a former war enemy, President Barack Obama on Tuesday took his push for closer ties directly to the Vietnamese people, meeting with activists and entrepreneurs and arguing that better human rights would boost the communist country's economy, stability and regional power.... 5/24/2016 6:01 AM

The Latest: Obama pitches trade agreement to Vietnamese
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam (all times local):... 5/24/2016 5:49 AM

South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday.... 5/24/2016 4:42 AM

MMA comes to heartland of Thai kickboxing
BANGKOK (AP) -- Of all the various fighting styles that combine to create the burgeoning sport of Mixed Martial Arts, it is Thai kickboxing which is at the core of the new discipline. Yet it has taken until this week for Thailand to host its first major MMA event.... 5/24/2016 4:37 AM

Mexican journalist Lopez-Doriga to step down from newscast
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- One of Mexico's best-known journalists says he will step down from his nightly newscast on the Televisa network in August.... 5/24/2016 3:53 AM

Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific
TOKYO (AP) -- Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific.... 5/24/2016 3:48 AM

Greek authorities begin operation to gradually evacuate Idomeni refugee camp on Greek-Mace...
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities begin operation to gradually evacuate Idomeni refugee camp on Greek-Macedonian border.... 5/24/2016 3:25 AM

Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika
MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) -- Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.... 5/24/2016 3:09 AM

Asian markets down slightly as investors wait for Fed
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were down slightly in subdued trading Tuesday amid anticipation the U.S. Federal Reserve may raise interest rates in June.... 5/24/2016 2:50 AM

New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and deprived countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, a coalition of more than 30 health and humanitarian organizations said in a new report released Monday.... 5/24/2016 12:54 AM

Leaders of 4 countries discuss settling Ukraine conflict
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Kremlin says that the leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine have spoken by telephone about ways to settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine.... 5/24/2016 12:06 AM

Argentina and Brazil agree to mediate in Venezuela crisis
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Brazil and Argentina will work together to help find a solution to Venezuela's political crisis, Brazil's acting foreign minister said Monday.... 5/23/2016 11:59 PM

Puerto Rico unveils budget that includes $200M debt payment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor unveiled a stark budget Monday that sets aside more than $200 million for a critical bond payment as the U.S. territory sinks into a deep economic crisis.... 5/23/2016 11:44 PM

Mexican authorities exhume bodies from unmarked common grave
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican officials on Monday began exhuming the remains of more than 100 unidentified people buried by authorities in a common grave in the central state of Morelos, state prosecutors said.... 5/23/2016 11:01 PM

Russia protests US reconnaissance flight over Sea of Japan
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Defense Ministry has protested a U.S. reconnaissance flight over the Sea of Japan near the nation's borders, saying it jeopardized air safety in the area.... 5/23/2016 10:59 PM

Peru declares emergency over mercury contamination
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining.... 5/23/2016 10:43 PM

Man United fires Van Gaal, expected to appoint Mourinho soon
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Replacing Alex Ferguson is proving harder than Manchester United could ever have imagined.... 5/23/2016 9:59 PM

Angelina Jolie to teach at London School of Economics
LONDON (AP) -- Oscar-winning actress and activist Angelina Jolie has been appointed a visiting professor at one of Britain's most prestigious universities.... 5/23/2016 9:55 PM

FIFA fires finance director Kattner over bonus payments
GENEVA (AP) -- FIFA has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing another fixture of the Sepp Blatter presidential era in another round of revelations about irregular million-dollar payments.... 5/23/2016 9:47 PM



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