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Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in Belfast
DUBLIN (AP) -- A former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings has been shot to death in Belfast, residents and police said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 2:34 PM

Kurdish party accuses Erdogan of bias ahead of elections
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's pro-Kurdish party has filed a complaint with the high electoral board accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of breaching rules that require him to be impartial.... 5/5/2015 2:33 PM

AP Exclusive: Video shows migrant rescue of deflating dinghy
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Dramatic footage has emerged of a Mediterranean Sea rescue showing migrants on a sinking rubber boat desperately climbing up ropes and a ladder from a cargo ship that came to their aid.... 5/5/2015 2:31 PM

AP Interview: Emirates airline boss sees more US growth
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The top boss of the Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, says he is pressing ahead with a global expansion that includes pursuing additional U.S. routes despite opposition from rivals that accuse the carrier of receiving unfair subsidies.... 5/5/2015 2:20 PM

Queen Elizabeth II meets latest addition to family
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Kensington Palace to meet three-day-old Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.... 5/5/2015 2:18 PM

Family feud rocks top of France's far-right National Front
PARIS (AP) -- There's no end to the drama and vitriol in the extraordinarily public family feud at the top of France's National Front party.... 5/5/2015 2:07 PM

UK election hopefuls burn rubber in final campaign push
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's political leaders crisscrossed the country Tuesday in a frenetic last dash to convert undecided voters, with less than 48 hours to go until an election likely to produce no outright winner.... 5/5/2015 1:57 PM

Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization's most pivotal moments.... 5/5/2015 1:51 PM

France cracks down after town claims to count Muslim pupils
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities are investigating claims that a southern town tracks how many Muslim children attend its schools, which would be illegal and run counter to France's secular view of itself.... 5/5/2015 1:49 PM

Saudi suspends flights in southern airport after shelling
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's state airline suspended flights to a southern airport Tuesday along its border with Yemen amid shelling by Shiite rebels targeted in kingdom-led airstrikes.... 5/5/2015 1:48 PM

Greek police: body of murdered 4-year-old can never be found
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The body of a 4-year-old girl believed to have been killed by her father will likely never be found due to the gruesome way in which her killer disposed of her remains, Greek police said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 1:47 PM

Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Ever since he was a young man, one of Guillermo Matos' small pleasures has been a mid-month round of cocktails with friends.... 5/5/2015 1:46 PM

Burundi court validates president's third term bid
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday validated the president's controversial bid for a third term but the deputy president of the court, who fled to Rwanda ahead of the ruling, called it unconstitutional.... 5/5/2015 1:45 PM

1 Spaniard confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake, officials say
Madrid (AP) -- The Spanish Foreign Ministry says one Spaniard has died in the earthquake that devastated Nepal late last month.... 5/5/2015 1:45 PM

Greek officials lobby EU, ECB for swift loan payout
BRUSSELS (AP) -- With Greek ministers dispatched across the European Union on a whirlwind goodwill tour, the EU's top finance official said he expected Athens and its creditors to make "good progress" by next Monday on finding a way to keep the nation afloat and in the eurozone.... 5/5/2015 1:43 PM

Swiss bank UBS sees profit jump as rich park their cash
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Swiss bank UBS Group AG says net profit almost doubled in the first quarter as money from rich clients flowed into its wealth management businesses.... 5/5/2015 1:36 PM

Hamas launches crackdown on Salafist groups in Gaza Strip
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The ruling Hamas militant group has launched a crackdown on radical Salafi groups following a series of unclaimed bombings in the Gaza Strip.... 5/5/2015 1:33 PM

Iraq sends troops to key refinery amid heavy clashes with IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Reinforcements are being rushed to the key Beiji refinery in northern Iraq amid heavy fighting with Islamic State militants who have been trying to capture the facility for months, Iraqi officials said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 1:27 PM

IS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack
CAIRO (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad - though it offered no evidence of a direct link to the attackers.... 5/5/2015 1:24 PM

British markets bracing for post-election uncertainty
LONDON (AP) -- British financial markets could be headed for choppy waters after Thursday's general election, as investors face the prospect of it taking days - even weeks - to form a new government.... 5/5/2015 1:23 PM



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