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French conservatives get new name _ and it seems familiar
PARIS (AP) -- Meet France's new conservatives, same as the old conservatives - but with a different name.... 5/30/2015 2:30 PM

Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,000 people
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday helped eased a weekslong summer heat wave that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives.... 5/30/2015 2:29 PM

Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in a town held by the Islamic State group, activists said.... 5/30/2015 2:29 PM

Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region
MOSCOW (AP) -- Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine's troubled Odessa region.... 5/30/2015 2:14 PM

Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."... 5/30/2015 1:56 PM

Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning
TOKYO (AP) -- A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but officials said there was no threat of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported.... 5/30/2015 1:55 PM

Impasse over China's island-building shows no sign of easing
SINGAPORE (AP) -- China vigorously defended its South China Sea land reclamation projects in the face of persistent criticism from U.S. leaders at an international security summit Saturday as the standoff in the Asia-Pacific region shows few signs of abating.... 5/30/2015 1:49 PM

Spain: Scuffles during protest against leftist Podemos party
MADRID (AP) -- Scuffles have broken out during a small demonstration against the radical leftist Podemos (We Can) party in Madrid six days after local elections boosted its power base in several of Spain's regions.... 5/30/2015 1:48 PM

Italy: 4,200 more migrants saved off Libya's coasts, 17 die
ROME (AP) -- More than 4,000 migrants have been rescued off Libya's coast in 22 separate operations in one day, with rescuers finding 17 people dead aboard a rubber dinghy, the Italian Coast Guard said Saturday.... 5/30/2015 1:20 PM

Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him
ZURICH (AP) -- Invigorated by his FIFA election win, Sepp Blatter dismissed any suggestion Saturday that the American investigation into soccer corruption could yet lead to his door.... 5/30/2015 1:13 PM

Blatter says he will forgive but won't forget UEFA rebellion
ZURICH (AP) -- Emboldened by his fresh mandate to lead world soccer, Sepp Blatter made it clear there may be consequences for European leaders who tried to oust him from FIFA.... 5/30/2015 1:00 PM

After Pakistan bus attack, worry an insurgency growing worse
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- As hundreds of mourners on Saturday protested the killing of 22 people in deadly bus hijackings in western Pakistan, the assaults raised new fears that a long-simmering insurgency there could be growing more violent.... 5/30/2015 12:56 PM

Egypt frees Egyptian-American sentenced to life in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities freed an Egyptian-American on Saturday who was sentenced to life in prison and had been on hunger strike for over a year, forcing him to renounce his Egyptian citizenship as a precondition of his release.... 5/30/2015 12:39 PM

McCartney says he's given up pot now that he's a granddad
LONDON (AP) -- Paul McCartney says he has given up marijuana after many years of indulgence and now prefers wine or "a nice margarita."... 5/30/2015 12:35 PM

THE LATEST: Europe, US are likely bidders for 2026 World Cup
ZURICH (AP) -- The latest developments concerning FIFA:... 5/30/2015 12:25 PM

French farmer who killed alleged truffle thief gets 8 years
PARIS (AP) -- A court in southeast France has sentenced a farmer to eight years in prison for the shooting death of a suspected truffle thief.... 5/30/2015 12:22 PM

Rocket grenades kill 7 as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Rocket-propelled grenades exploded into several home, killing at least seven people s in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri before dawn Saturday as Boko Haram unleashed a new kind of violence in the birthplace of the extremist group, said residents.... 5/30/2015 11:29 AM

Merkel: Germany didn't lie over chances of US no-spy deal
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel is rejecting suggestions her government lied in 2013 about the United States' willingness to negotiate a "no-spy" agreement with Germany.... 5/30/2015 10:20 AM

US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline
GENEVA (AP) -- A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats gathered in Geneva Saturday in an effort to bridge differences over how quickly to ease economic sanctions on Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections.... 5/30/2015 9:56 AM

UN rights chief urges deeper probe of Central Africa abuses
BERLIN (AP) -- The United Nations' human rights chief is urging several countries to step up efforts to investigate allegations that peacekeepers in Central African Republic may have committed abuses, a call that comes as the U.N. itself faces pressure over child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers.... 5/30/2015 9:41 AM

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