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Moldova police find Molotov cocktails, detonators, masks
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldovan police have found Molotov cocktails, detonators, mobile phones and masks at two locations in the capital Chisinau and suspect they were intended to be used against peaceful protesters.... 5/27/2015 3:37 PM

Greece says deal with creditors is close; markets cheer
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister said Wednesday that his country is close to reaching a deal with its bailout creditors, prompting European stock markets to jump on hopes of a breakthrough in the slow-moving, often acrimonious talks.... 5/27/2015 3:33 PM

Amnesty: Researcher refused entry to United Arab Emirates
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Amnesty International says one of its researchers was denied entry to the United Arab Emirates, where he was planning to speak about companies' responsibility in ensuring the rights of migrant laborers in the Gulf.... 5/27/2015 3:32 PM

THE LATEST: US: $110 million in bribes for 2016 Copa America
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/27/2015 3:31 PM

Int'l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- International Criminal Court appeals judges have upheld a ruling that the court can prosecute Ivory Coast's former first lady on charges including murder and rape linked to violence that left 3,000 people dead in the aftermath of the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.... 5/27/2015 3:19 PM

Burundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Burundi's government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for third term.... 5/27/2015 3:12 PM

Falling museum visitor grabs at, smashes ancient Greek vase
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's culture ministry says a millennia-old pottery vase in a southern museum has been damaged after a visitor who lost her balance tried to hold onto the exhibit and crashed down with it.... 5/27/2015 3:11 PM

World's most powerful democracies discuss how to help growth
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are gathering in Germany this week to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy.... 5/27/2015 3:06 PM

UK's Cameron outlines EU vote plan in Queen's Speech
LONDON (AP) -- Pomp met politics as Queen Elizabeth II donned a diamond-studded crown Wednesday to read out laws planned by Britain's new government, including more autonomy for Scotland and a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union.... 5/27/2015 3:03 PM

Saudi Arabia sanctions 2 senior Hezbollah members
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia says it is sanctioning two senior members of Hezbollah, accusing them of leading terrorist operations in the Middle East.... 5/27/2015 3:03 PM

Letter to Obama discussed at Post reporter's trial in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A letter a detained Washington Post journalist wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama has become a major topic of his espionage trial in Iran.... 5/27/2015 3:00 PM

France calls for tougher global mobilization against IS
PARIS (AP) -- French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius called on the international community to strengthen its mobilization against the Islamic State group ahead of an international meeting on Iraq organized next week.... 5/27/2015 2:59 PM

Ethiopia: Partial results show ruling coalition in huge win
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Preliminary results released by Ethiopia's electoral body show the ruling coalition winning comfortably in parliamentary elections.... 5/27/2015 2:56 PM

Hezbollah says it struck Syria militants with help of drone
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's Hezbollah group says it has struck a group of al-Qaida militants near the border with Syria with the help of a drone for the first time.... 5/27/2015 2:56 PM

Yemeni Health Ministry: Sanaa airstrikes killed 36 police
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Successive airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition jets on Wednesday pounded a police commando headquarters in central Sanaa, killing at least 36 people and sending plumes of black smoke billowing across the capital.... 5/27/2015 2:53 PM

Finland picks populist EU-skeptic as new foreign minister
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland's next prime minister has chosen the head of the populist Finns Party to be the foreign minister in a three-member ruling coalition, the first time the maverick EU-skeptic party is in the government.... 5/27/2015 2:48 PM

Survivors tell of terror during deadly Mexico tornado
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) -- Jose Francisco Contreras and his wife were driving to the bus he takes to his job at a factory in northern Mexico when the winds picked up and torrential rain began to fall.... 5/27/2015 2:48 PM

Trinidad's Warner characteristically defiant amid FIFA raids
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Former international soccer official Jack Warner on Wednesday denied the latest corruptions allegations against him.... 5/27/2015 2:46 PM

APNewsBreak: Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair resigns
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down from his post as the international community's Mideast envoy, officials said, ending a term that began with great promise but which struggled to deliver dramatic changes in its quest to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians.... 5/27/2015 2:42 PM

Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
ZURICH (AP) -- Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.... 5/27/2015 2:38 PM

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