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Germany: 4 presumed dead after floods in southwest
BERLIN (AP) -- Rainstorms in southwestern Germany triggered flooding that left one small town littered with debris and rubble, and led to accidents late Sunday and early Monday in which four people were presumed dead.... 5/30/2016 12:42 PM

EU negotiators seek leaders' backing for US trade talks
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union negotiators who have been locked in protracted talks over free trade with the United States are asking the EU's 28 leaders to publicly back them.... 5/30/2016 12:40 PM

London's Labour Party mayor joins Cameron against 'Brexit'
LONDON (AP) -- London's new mayor has joined forces with Prime Minister David Cameron in the campaign to prevent a British exit from the European Union.... 5/30/2016 12:37 PM

Chad ex-dictator found guilty, sentence to life for abuses
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for abuses during his time in power, Judge Gberdao Gustave Kam said Monday at the end of the trial that began in July 2015.... 5/30/2016 12:29 PM

Turkey hopes it can mend ties with Russia soon
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A top Turkish government official expressed hope that Turkey and Russia can mend relations soon, adding that neither country is in a position to "sacrifice" ties.... 5/30/2016 12:27 PM

US coach promotes wheelchair basketball in Gaza
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A top U.S. coach is in the Gaza Strip to help set up the territory's first female wheelchair basketball team.... 5/30/2016 12:14 PM

Poachers in Zimbabwe use cyanide to kill 5 elephants
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwean officials say poachers killed five elephants by poisoning them with cyanide.... 5/30/2016 12:13 PM

Spain's Prado unveils major exhibit of Dutch master Bosch
MADRID (AP) -- It may not be the most suitable exhibit for the squeamish but the Prado Museum's 500th anniversary display of the most and best of Dutch Renaissance master Hieronymus Bosch is definitely a must for art lovers, and maybe gore freaks too.... 5/30/2016 12:12 PM

Japanese boy disappears after parents leave him in forest
TOKYO (AP) -- A 7-year-old boy is missing in a forest in northern Japan after his parents made him get out of their car as punishment for misbehaving.... 5/30/2016 12:11 PM

Turkey says it could seize IS stronghold with US
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's foreign minister suggested his country could carry out joint military operations with the United States to oust the Islamic State group from Syria.... 5/30/2016 12:11 PM

Turkey criticizes German plans recognize Armenian genocide
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey has criticized plans by Germany's parliament to recognize the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.... 5/30/2016 12:09 PM

EU leader Juncker to visit Russia in hint of diplomatic thaw
MOSCOW (AP) -- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is coming to Russia next month in what would be the most high-profile EU visit since Russia annexed Crimea two years ago, but both sides are downplaying the prospects of a more meaningful diplomatic thaw.... 5/30/2016 12:02 PM

Man apprehended at Cologne airport for bypassing security
BERLIN (AP) -- Police say they've taken a man into custody at Germany's Cologne/Bonn airport on suspicion he skirted security screenings in an incident that caused authorities to shut down all departures from Terminal 1 for more than two hours.... 5/30/2016 11:59 AM

Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as IS bombings kill 24
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24 people.... 5/30/2016 11:57 AM

Libyan forces advance in push on Islamic State strongholds
CAIRO (AP) -- Libyan forces loyal to the country's U.N.-brokered government are advancing in a push on two key Islamic State strongholds.... 5/30/2016 11:52 AM

Pakistan reports negative polio samples for first time ever
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani health official says that for the first time in the country's history, all the previous month's environmental samples for polio have tested negative - a sign of progress in the campaign to eradicate the virus in Pakistan.... 5/30/2016 11:47 AM

Ex-Chadian dictator Hissen Habre found guilty, sentenced to life for abuses during his tim...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Ex-Chadian dictator Hissen Habre found guilty, sentenced to life for abuses during his time in power.... 5/30/2016 11:38 AM

Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido rescued after kidnapping
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican police have rescued kidnapped soccer player Alan Pulido, who appeared with a bandaged hand at a brief press conference Monday to declare that he was fine.... 5/30/2016 11:36 AM

It's raining men! Sweden sees historic gender balance shift
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Famous for its efforts to put women on an equal footing with men, Sweden is experiencing a gender balance shift that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, it now has more men than women.... 5/30/2016 11:33 AM

NATO urged to show stronger resolve on Russia, boost defense
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- NATO's Parliamentary Assembly urged alliance members Monday to stand up to Russia's military assertiveness and to do a better job sharing the burden of collective defense.... 5/30/2016 11:29 AM

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