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Spain: Model found guilty of murdering British millionaire
MADRID (AP) -- A Slovakian model was found guilty Friday of murdering her millionaire ex-boyfriend by shooting the Briton twice in the head in his home on Spain's Costa del Sol two years ago.... 5/27/2016 2:16 PM

How Alibaba won _ and lost _ a friend in Washington
SHANGHAI (AP) -- In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying that its websites served as a 24-hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted.... 5/27/2016 2:16 PM

The Latest: Hungary to open 3rd passage on Serbia border
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's response to the migrant crisis (all times local):... 5/27/2016 2:03 PM

IS grabs territory from Syrian rebels near Turkish border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Militants of the Islamic State group on Friday seized a string of villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border in rapid advances that forced the evacuation of a hospital and trapped tens of thousands of people amid heavy fighting, Syrian opposition activists and an international medical organization said.... 5/27/2016 1:57 PM

Russia deplores US refusal to jointly fight Nusra in Syria
MOSCOW (AP) -- Washington's refusal to jointly fight al-Qaida's branch in Syria has contributed to an escalation of fighting in the war-torn country, Russia's Defense Ministry said Friday.... 5/27/2016 1:51 PM

Russian riot police halt wrestling brawl over Rio 2016 spot
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian riot police had to be sent into the wrestling ring Friday when a scuffle erupted after a championship bout.... 5/27/2016 1:49 PM

Cyprus president ready for peace talks after UN spat over
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Talks to reunify the ethnically divided island of Cyprus appeared to be back on track Friday when its president said he's ready to pick up where things left off following a halt after a perceived attempt to diplomatically upgrade the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north.... 5/27/2016 1:42 PM

UK policeman gets 7 years in prison for hoax terror alert
LONDON (AP) -- A British policeman who phoned in a hoax terrorism alert has been jailed for seven years.... 5/27/2016 1:34 PM

UN agency reports Iranian has complied with nuclear deal
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran has corrected one violation of its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers and is honoring all other major obligations, the U.N. atomic energy agency reported Friday.... 5/27/2016 1:23 PM

Korean Air jet has engine fire in Tokyo, people evacuated
TOKYO (AP) -- An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport Friday, forcing the evacuation of the plane and dramatic scenes of firefighters extinguishing the blaze.... 5/27/2016 1:22 PM

Quotes from Obama's historic Hiroshima visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Some quotes from the first visit by a serving U.S. president to Hiroshima on Friday, 71 years after U.S. forces dropped an atomic bomb on the city in western Japan during World War II.... 5/27/2016 1:16 PM

After Cannes awards, Iranian cast receive hero's welcome
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state news agency is reporting that the cast and crew "The Salesman," which won two prizes at the Cannes film festival this week, have returned to the Iranian capital where they were greeted by crowds of fans.... 5/27/2016 1:14 PM

Egypt says search for crashed EgyptAir plane narrows
CAIRO (AP) -- The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft's emergency beacon, Egypt's chief investigator said.... 5/27/2016 1:08 PM

Duterte wins Philippine presidency in official count
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- An official vote count by Philippine lawmakers has determined that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was elected president and Rep. Leni Robredo triumphed as vice president in elections earlier this month.... 5/27/2016 1:03 PM

The Latest: UN reports 'spike' in Iraqis fleeing to Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the fighting in Syria (all times local):... 5/27/2016 1:02 PM

In Hiroshima, Obama honors 'silent cry' of bombing victims
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon "the logic of fear" that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons.... 5/27/2016 12:54 PM

Turkey: tourist numbers decline amid security worries
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish officials say the number of foreign visitors has declined by nearly 30 percent in April amid security concerns and strained ties with Russia.... 5/27/2016 12:42 PM

French protesters disrupt airport; gas shortages ease
PARIS (AP) -- Union activists disrupted the Marseille airport Friday and halted activity at half of the country's oil refineries in protests over changes to France's labor system, but nationwide gasoline shortages eased slightly after government intervention.... 5/27/2016 12:32 PM

Nigeria: Local leaders back militants hitting oil production
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Community leaders and activists in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta voiced support for a new group of violent militants, saying their demands for a greater share of oil wealth match the aspirations of local people.... 5/27/2016 12:18 PM

Iraq's Shiite cleric urges protection for Fallujah residents
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The spiritual leader of Iraq's Shiites has called on Iraqi forces battling to retake the city of Fallujah from Islamic State militants to protect civilians trapped there.... 5/27/2016 12:09 PM



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