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Egyptian president's Berlin news conference ends in tumult
BERLIN (AP) -- A news conference with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ended in tumult after a woman yelled "he is a murderer" and was taken out of the building by security.... 6/3/2015 1:41 PM

Indonesia raises alert status of volcano to highest level
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia has raised the alert status of Sinabung volcano in the western part of the country to the highest level following a sharp increase in activity, an official said Wednesday.... 6/3/2015 1:38 PM

US returns $1 million forfeited from Filipino ex-general
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The United States returned to the Philippine government on Wednesday more than $1 million from the forfeited assets of a discharged Filipino general accused of stashing illegally obtained wealth in America.... 6/3/2015 1:35 PM

Islamic State fighters attack northeastern Syrian city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Militants from the Islamic State group launched a major attack on the predominantly Kurdish city of Hassakeh, activists and Syrian state media said Wednesday, in an apparent attempt by the extremist group to reverse some of the advances made recently by Kurdish fighters in the northeastern province.... 6/3/2015 1:30 PM

Rome university chief blasted for 'Miss University' pageant
ROME (AP) -- Some of Italy's top female academics are demanding an apology from the president of the University of Rome for participating in the jury of a "Miss University" pageant to select the "most beautiful and wise" university student for 2015.... 6/3/2015 1:28 PM

Mothers call on children who've joined IS to come home
BERLIN (AP) -- A group of Western mothers whose children have joined the Islamic State group and other extremists in Syria and Iraq appealed Wednesday for them to return home, quoting from the Quran.... 6/3/2015 1:27 PM

Latvia lawmakers struggling to agree on new president
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- Latvian lawmakers have failed to elect a new president in four rounds of voting, with front-runner Raimonds Vejonis five votes short of the majority needed to win.... 6/3/2015 1:25 PM

Pakistan court rejects bail for top model caught with cash
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A government lawyer says a Pakistani court has rejected a bail plea from top model Ayaan Ali, who has been held since March after being caught trying to fly to Dubai with half a million dollars in cash stashed in her luggage.... 6/3/2015 1:19 PM

Bomber in Saudi Shiite mosque attack identified as Saudi
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia says the suicide bomber behind Friday's attack on a Shiite mosque in the port city of Dammam that killed four people was a Saudi national.... 6/3/2015 1:11 PM

AP Interview: Top Yemen Shiite rebel welcomes UN peace talks
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The second-in-command of Yemen's Shiite rebels on Wednesday assailed the Saudi-led airstrikes pounding his group's positions and allied forces, but insisted they are ready to travel to Geneva for U.N.-mediated peace talks on ending the country's civil war.... 6/3/2015 1:06 PM

ECB raises inflation projection as economy recovers
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank has raised its forecast for inflation this year to 0.3 percent from zero previously, another sign that the risk of crippling deflation - a long-term drop in prices - may be fading.... 6/3/2015 1:03 PM

South African sports minister says $10 million not a bribe
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's sports minister "categorically" denied on Wednesday that the $10 million paid to former FIFA official Jack Warner in 2008 was a bribe for his help in securing the World Cup.... 6/3/2015 12:45 PM

US, India move forward on joint military research projects
NEW DELHI (AP) -- After several years of bureaucratic delays, the U.S. and India are moving ahead with two joint research projects for the military that officials hope will set the stage for greater defense cooperation in the years ahead.... 6/3/2015 12:45 PM

Cyprus official: Ammonium nitrate cache under surveillance
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A home in Cyprus where police seized five tons of a chemical compound that can be turned into an explosive had been kept under surveillance for some time before officers moved in, a government official said Wednesday.... 6/3/2015 12:37 PM

Sepp Blatter back at work at FIFA headquarters
ZURICH (AP) -- A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst corruption crisis in the governing body's 111-year history continued to unfold.... 6/3/2015 12:31 PM

In Tokyo, Philippine leader criticizes China over sea moves
TOKYO (AP) -- On his sixth visit to Japan in five years, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday criticized China's assertiveness in regional seas, a concern shared by both countries as they deepen their ties.... 6/3/2015 12:29 PM

Afghan anti-corruption body assails nepotism in government
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An independent Afghan anti-corruption body warned Wednesday that nepotism plays a critical role in getting a job as a diplomat in the country's Foreign Affairs Ministry.... 6/3/2015 12:22 PM

Rohingya expert: Dozens of corpses wash to shore in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Dozens of corpses have washed to shore in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine in the last month, an advocacy group and villagers said Wednesday. Some were believed to be Rohingya Muslims trying to escape trafficking ships, while others were Bangladeshi.... 6/3/2015 12:18 PM

Greek leader heads to Brussels to defend deal proposal
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister was heading to high-level meetings in Brussels on Wednesday to try to persuade the country's creditors to accept a proposal that might unlock much-delayed bailout loans and save the country from financial disaster.... 6/3/2015 12:18 PM

Gunmen open fire, kill 2 Egyptian policemen at the Pyramids
CAIRO (AP) -- Gunmen on a speeding motorcycle opened fire outside the plateau of the famed Giza Pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo on Wednesday, killing two members of the country's tourist police, Egypt's state news agency reported.... 6/3/2015 12:17 PM

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