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Lower oil prices dent Repsol profits in Q1
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish energy company Repsol says its first-quarter profit fell by 6 percent compared with the same period last year following a sharp drop in oil prices and interruptions in Libyan production.... 5/7/2015 7:50 AM

Strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, local tsunami possible
SYDNEY (AP) -- A powerful earthquake has rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, and a local tsunami is possible.... 5/7/2015 7:41 AM

Israel's ultra-Orthodox poised for political comeback
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The formation of Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition government has cleared the way for the country's ultra-Orthodox parties to return to power after two years in the opposition.... 5/7/2015 7:22 AM

Rome's Fiumicino airport closed due to overnight fire
ROME (AP) -- Authorities say Rome's Fiumicino international airport is closed due to an overnight fire.... 5/7/2015 7:18 AM

Burundi president says if elected it will be last term
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's president says that if he is re-elected it will be his last term in office, even as protests over his re-election bid continued.... 5/7/2015 7:15 AM

Singapore teen pleads not guilty over online video
SINGAPORE (AP) -- A Singaporean teenager pleaded not guilty Thursday to two charges over an online video he posted that was critical of Christianity and the nation's late founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew.... 5/7/2015 6:52 AM

UN climate chief says technology has changed carbon politics
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an attempt to forge a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions crashed in Copenhagen, the United Nations climate chief said Thursday.... 5/7/2015 6:46 AM

Asian shares sink after Wall Street drop, US economy fears
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian markets drooped Thursday after comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief fanned fears about the American economy and sent Wall Street lower.... 5/7/2015 6:13 AM

Polls open in Britain's knife-edge national election
LONDON (AP) -- Polls have opened in Britain's national election, a contest that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching.... 5/7/2015 6:00 AM

Beijing tries to tap brakes on stock market boom
BEIJING (AP) -- China's leaders are trying to tap the brakes on a stock market boom that could run out of control and disrupt economic reform plans.... 5/7/2015 5:53 AM

V-Day in Russia evokes national pride at difficult time
MOSCOW (AP) -- If you call history student Nikolai Podchasov on his cell phone these days, you will hear the popular wartime tune "Katyusha" while waiting for an answer.... 5/7/2015 5:51 AM

Prince Harry ends monthlong embedment with Australian army
SYDNEY (AP) -- Hundreds of cheering Australians crowded around Sydney's Opera House on Thursday to bid adieu to Britain's Prince Harry as he wrapped up a month-long embedment with the Australian army.... 5/7/2015 5:45 AM

New Zealander, 25, stands trial in China on drug charges
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- A 25-year-old New Zealander standing trial on charges of trying to smuggle methamphetamine testified Thursday that he came to China to buy a muscle-building supplement and didn't check the package he purchased before trying to depart.... 5/7/2015 5:40 AM

Substance or style? Labour leader banks on geek appeal
LONDON (AP) -- It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail.... 5/7/2015 5:39 AM

Uncertain outcome, intense haggling likely in UK election
LONDON (AP) -- Counting the votes in Britain's election will take a matter of hours. Assembling a government could take days - or weeks.... 5/7/2015 5:38 AM

Thousands of Nepalese pray for earthquake victims
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Thousands of people dressed in white offered prayers, flowers and lit incense at home and in temples Thursday as part of a Hindu ritual marking the end of a 13-day mourning period for those killed in the massive earthquake.... 5/7/2015 5:34 AM

Key issues in UK election campaign
LONDON (AP) -- Three issues - the economy, the National Health Service and immigration - have dominated the British election. Here's where the candidates stand on the things that matter to voters:... 5/7/2015 5:20 AM

Canada's Conservatives worried after Alberta election
TORONTO (AP) -- A meeting of Canada's federal Conservative party was described as being like a "morgue" a day after Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center provincial government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty.... 5/7/2015 4:29 AM

Some key terms in Britain election campaign
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's unpredictable election is steeped in the rich - and sometimes confusing - lexicon of parliamentary democracy. Some key terms:... 5/7/2015 4:14 AM

UK's personable David Cameron fights for political life
LONDON (AP) -- David Cameron's supporters paint him as a principled but pragmatic politician with a huge capacity for quick thinking and grace under pressure.... 5/7/2015 4:12 AM



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