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British academic rejects Israeli prize in "political choice"
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A prominent British academic says she has turned down a prestigious Israeli award for political reasons.... 5/26/2016 8:59 AM

Cambodian police hunt for opposition leader, waylay his car
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Armed security forces raided the headquarters of Cambodia's main opposition party and surrounded the car of its No. 2 leader Thursday in an apparent attempt to apprehend him, but left empty-handed after not finding him in either place, witnesses and officials said.... 5/26/2016 8:42 AM

Democracy helps fulfill long-dead Myanmar teen's last wish
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Dying from soldiers' bullets, the young protester told her father not to lay her soul to rest until democracy reigned in her homeland. It has taken 28 years, but it is done.... 5/26/2016 8:40 AM

11 injured in 3rd night of clashes over squat in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Police say 11 people were injured in a third consecutive night of clashes with protesters supporting squatters in Spain's northeastern city of Barcelona.... 5/26/2016 8:18 AM

Muslim mob attacks Christian homes in Egyptian province
CAIRO (AP) -- The Coptic Christian church says a Muslim mob has ransacked and torched seven Christian homes in a province south of Cairo after rumors spread that a Christian man had an affair with a Muslim woman.... 5/26/2016 8:07 AM

EU chief says Turkey should meet visa terms, ignores threats
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU expects Turkey to respect all conditions to secure visa-free travel for its citizens and has rejected what he called threats from Ankara.... 5/26/2016 8:06 AM

The Latest: French officials say energy supply won't run out
LE HAVRE, France (AP) -- The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local):... 5/26/2016 7:52 AM

France: Day of strikes, protests, fuel blockades over labor
LE HAVRE, France (AP) -- With union activists disrupting fuel supplies, trains and nuclear plants, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls opened the door Thursday to possible changes in a labor bill that has sparked intensifying strikes and protests - but insisted the government will not abandon it.... 5/26/2016 7:29 AM

Rescuers retrieve body of Dutch climber who died on Everest
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A helicopter on Thursday retrieved the body of a Dutch climber who died last week on Mount Everest while attempts were being made to retrieve the bodies of two other climbers.... 5/26/2016 7:26 AM

French premier says he is open to 'improvements and changes' in contentious labor bill
PARIS (AP) -- French premier says he is open to 'improvements and changes' in contentious labor bill.... 5/26/2016 7:17 AM

Japan urges G-7 to urgently tackle global economic risks
ISE, Japan (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies to unite Thursday in forging a more urgent, coordinated response to the faltering global recovery.... 5/26/2016 7:10 AM

Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality
TOBA, Japan (AP) -- There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there's the messy reality.... 5/26/2016 6:54 AM

New Zealanders to pay $20 for cigarette pack under tax plan
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 for a pack of cigarettes under the government's budget plan released Thursday. Polluting industries will also get hit with higher taxes.... 5/26/2016 6:36 AM

In image-conscious Dubai, even police patrol in luxury cars
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Image is everything in Dubai - even when fighting crime.... 5/26/2016 6:10 AM

Debris in Mozambique, Mauritius to be analyzed by MH370 team
SYDNEY (AP) -- Three pieces of debris found washed ashore in Mozambique and the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators in Australia to see if they came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said Thursday.... 5/26/2016 6:10 AM

The Latest: China's state media concerned about G-7 agenda
ISE, Japan (AP) -- The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):... 5/26/2016 6:04 AM

Israeli airstrike hits Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attacks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel.... 5/26/2016 5:41 AM

Philippines' Duterte apologizes to Trudeau over beheading
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines' presumptive president-elect said Thursday he apologized to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the beheading by Muslim militants of a Canadian hostage in the southern province of Sulu.... 5/26/2016 5:39 AM

Takata taps financial advisory firm Lazard for recall woes
TOKYO (AP) -- Money-losing Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. hired financial advisory and asset management firm Lazard on Thursday to help tackle financial problems and massive recalls.... 5/26/2016 5:20 AM

New Taiwan president to visit allies Panama, Paraguay
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Taiwan says President Tsai Ing-wen will visit allies Panama and Paraguay next month on her first overseas trip since taking office, amid speculation over possible moves by China to tighten its diplomatic noose around the self-governing island.... 5/26/2016 5:00 AM



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