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Poland's ruling party leader vague on support for EU's Tusk
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The leader of Poland's ruling party says the government isn't ready to confirm whether it will support a second term for European Council head Donald Tusk.... 5/30/2016 2:29 PM

Stronger economy lets ECB kick back, let stimulus work
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's economic recovery is finally showing signs it might be the real deal, after years of sluggishness and false starts.... 5/30/2016 2:23 PM

Head of Egypt's journalists union detained over bail
CAIRO (AP) -- The head of Egypt's journalists union and two of its board members have been questioned by prosecutors over allegations that they spread false news and harbored journalists wanted by authorities, one of the three and their lawyer said on Monday.... 5/30/2016 2:21 PM

2 men sentenced to life terms for bombing Somali airliner
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A military court in the Somali capital on Monday gave life terms to two men convicted of masterminding the bombing in February of an airliner which made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in the fuselage.... 5/30/2016 2:18 PM

Small airplane makes emergency landing on highway in Hungary
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian police say a small airplane made an emergency landing on a busy highway on the outskirts of Budapest.... 5/30/2016 2:13 PM

French jihadi network that groomed Bataclan killer on trial
PARIS (AP) -- The jihadi network that recruited and groomed one of the suicide attackers in the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris is on trial this week.... 5/30/2016 2:12 PM

Stephen Hawking baffled by dynamics of Trump's popularity
LONDON (AP) -- Stephen Hawking understands the workings of the universe - but says he cannot fathom the popularity of Donald Trump.... 5/30/2016 2:05 PM

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 2:00 PM

Libyan American father and son acquitted in UAE trial
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Two Libyan Americans detained in the United Arab Emirates since August 2014 have been acquitted of charges they illegally raised funds for a foreign entity.... 5/30/2016 1:57 PM

Romania: tiny percentage of funds needed for statue raised
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's public has donated less than 3 percent of funds needed to purchase a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi, considered one of the country's finest modern artworks, the prime minister said Monday.... 5/30/2016 1:57 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 1:50 PM

Prince Philip to miss Battle of Jutland event
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has decided to follow medical advice and skip upcoming commemorations to mark the Battle of Jutland.... 5/30/2016 1:50 PM

EU, Mexico officially launch update of free trade deal
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union and Mexico have launched talks to update a free trade agreement that one EU official says has already led to a rise of over 250 percent in goods traded between them.... 5/30/2016 1:50 PM

Thai wildlife officials start removing tigers from temple
BANGKOK (AP) -- Wildlife officials in Thailand have begun removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals.... 5/30/2016 1:43 PM

Pueblo shield withdrawn from Paris artifacts auction
PARIS (AP) -- A French auction house has withdrawn a Pueblo shield from a contested sale of Native American artifacts after protests from the United States.... 5/30/2016 1:42 PM

NATO urged to show stronger resolve on Russia, boost defense
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- NATO's Parliamentary Assembly urged member nations Monday to stand up to Russia's military assertiveness as a senior official vowed to strengthen forces along the alliance's eastern borders.... 5/30/2016 1:40 PM

Bahrain court more than doubles opposition leader's sentence
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A Bahraini appeals court on Monday more than doubled the prison term for the country's top Shiite opposition figure in a ruling that his political bloc blasted as "unacceptable and provocative."... 5/30/2016 1:38 PM

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 1:36 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 1:35 PM

EU cites progress on visa-free travel talks with Turkey
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union says Turkey is making progress on measures that need to be passed before visa-free travel to the EU can be instituted.... 5/30/2016 1:27 PM

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