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Activists: Decline of elephants in Tanzania is catastrophic
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The sharp decline of the elephant population in Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic, a wildlife conservation group said Tuesday.... 6/2/2015 10:20 PM

Report: Schools for Canada First Nations 'cultural genocide'
TORONTO (AP) -- A long-awaited report released Tuesday into Canada's decades-long government policy requiring Canadian First Nation children to attend state-funded church schools called it "nothing less than cultural genocide."... 6/2/2015 10:16 PM

Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal
GENEVA (AP) -- Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity.... 6/2/2015 10:16 PM

Aide: Yemen's president willing to meet rebels in UN talks
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has agreed to travel to Geneva for peace talks with Shiite rebels who have taken over large swaths of his country, an aide to the embattled leader said Tuesday. A U.N. official said it is hoped the talks will begin by June 10.... 6/2/2015 9:49 PM

Greece submits draft bailout plan, creditors say not enough
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss his radical left-led government's proposal to secure a vital, long-overdue agreement with the country's bailout lenders.... 6/2/2015 9:34 PM

NGO threatens legal action against Israel over Hamas claim
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A British non-governmental organization is threatening legal action against the Israeli government over its accusation that the organization is linked to the militant group Hamas - while denying that the Hamas leader called the NGO to congratulate it.... 6/2/2015 9:28 PM

Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president
ZURICH (AP) -- The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.... 6/2/2015 9:25 PM

El Salvador records post-war high of 635 homicides in May
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador recorded a grisly milestone with 635 homicides in May, believed to be the most violent deaths for a single month since the Central American nation's civil war ended in 1992.... 6/2/2015 9:22 PM

New survey finds Britons have more favorable view of Europe
LONDON (AP) -- An extensive new survey finds British attitudes toward the European Union are improving ahead of a decisive referendum on whether to remain in the EU that must be held by the end of 2017.... 6/2/2015 9:07 PM

Column: Blatter's departure is a start, but not a revolution
PARIS (AP) -- "I only want to do the best for football," said the sport's most disliked man. Yeah, yeah, Sepp Blatter. Heard that one before. It was only when he then said he would be quitting as president of FIFA that Blatter's supposed good intentions for soccer could finally be believed.... 6/2/2015 8:54 PM

Mysteriously ill Russian opposition figure conscious
MOSCOW (AP) -- The wife of a prominent Russian opposition figure who has been hospitalized for a week with a mysterious illness says he has regained consciousness.... 6/2/2015 8:19 PM

Ex-Separatist Quebec premier dead at 84
MONTREAL (AP) -- Jacques Parizeau, the blunt-talking former separatist Quebec premier who came close to taking the French-speaking province out of Canada, has died. He was 84.... 6/2/2015 8:18 PM

Obama: Israel's commitment to Palestinian state in doubt
JERUSALEM (AP) -- President Barack Obama said in remarks broadcast Tuesday that Israel's prime minister had reinforced a belief by the international community that Israel is not committed to peace when he said there would be no Palestinian state on his watch.... 6/2/2015 8:11 PM

Russian missile maker: MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.... 6/2/2015 8:04 PM

US-led coalition doubles down on IS group strategy
PARIS (AP) -- The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State is doubling down on its strategy to fight the extremists, insisting on staying the course it set last year despite the radical group's recent conquests on both sides of the border between Iraq and Syria.... 6/2/2015 7:54 PM

Sudan swears in President al-Bashir as he shifts alliances
CAIRO (AP) -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday was sworn in for another five-year term extending his 25-year autocratic rule, a testament to his ability to survive civil wars, sanctions and an international war crimes indictment.... 6/2/2015 7:45 PM

UK says future of Northern Ireland power-sharing 'grim'
DUBLIN (AP) -- Efforts to sustain the Catholic-Protestant government in Northern Ireland are looking "increasingly grim," Britain's minister overseeing the territory declared Tuesday after negotiations failed to break a budgetary deadlock.... 6/2/2015 7:35 PM

EU parliament takes measures against Russia over blacklist
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's legislature is taking three small measures against Russian officials in retaliation for Moscow's banning of 89 politicians from 17 European countries from entering the nation.... 6/2/2015 7:26 PM

Macedonia to hold early elections to end political crisis
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's feuding political leaders have agreed to hold early elections by the end of April 2016 to resolve a deep political crisis, the European Union's enlargement commissioner said Tuesday.... 6/2/2015 7:20 PM

Latvia to vote for president amid Russia tensions
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- The Ukraine crisis will be top of the agenda as Latvia's Parliament votes for a new president on Wednesday.... 6/2/2015 7:05 PM

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