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Ex-UK tabloid editor Andy Coulson cleared of perjury
LONDON (AP) -- Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been cleared of perjury after a judge said the lies he told under oath were not relevant to the trial in question.... 6/3/2015 10:26 AM

Airbus says 3 of 4 engines failed on crashed A400M
PARIS (AP) -- Airbus says three of the four engines on an A400M military plane failed before it crashed near Seville, Spain last month, killing four people.... 6/3/2015 10:22 AM

In Turkish parliamentary campaign, Erdogan is everywhere
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- As Turkey's president, Tayyip Recep Erdogan is supposed to be the invisible man in the upcoming general election, constitutionally bound to remain above the fray. Instead, it's been all about him.... 6/3/2015 10:17 AM

Syria refugees stranded at Jordan border, group says
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordanian border restrictions have left hundreds of Syrians refugees stranded in a remote desert area, a leading international rights group said Wednesday, urging Jordan to let them enter the country.... 6/3/2015 10:15 AM

Islamic State fighters attack northeastern Syrian city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists and Syrian state media say that militants from the Islamic State group have launched a major attack on the predominantly Kurdish city of Hassakeh in a northeastern Syrian province by the same name.... 6/3/2015 10:11 AM

Greek leader heads to Brussels to defend deal proposal
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister was heading to high-level meetings in Brussels on Wednesday to try to persuade the country's creditors to accept a proposal that might unlock much-delayed bailout loans and save the country from financial disaster.... 6/3/2015 9:52 AM

Giant atom smasher back in business after 2-year upgrade
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists say they have successfully restarted the world's biggest particle collider after a two-year shutdown and upgrade and it's now producing almost double the collision energy of its first run.... 6/3/2015 9:41 AM

3 civilians killed in surge of shelling in east Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- At least three civilians have been killed in east Ukraine in a further surge in shelling in several locations along the front line, government and rebel officials said Wednesday.... 6/3/2015 9:37 AM

Cyprus official: Ammonium nitrate cache under surveillance
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus' justice minister says a home where police seized five tons of a chemical compound that can be turned into an explosive had been kept under surveillance for some time before officers moved in.... 6/3/2015 9:36 AM

Afghan anti-corruption body assails nepotism in government
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An independent Afghan anti-corruption body says that nepotism plays a critical role in getting a job as a diplomat in the country's Foreign Affairs Ministry.... 6/3/2015 9:31 AM

Christie's to sell works by Monet, Chagall, Picasso in June
LONDON (AP) -- Christie's auction house is offering works by Claude Monet, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso this month amid a voracious global appetite for impressionist and modern art.... 6/3/2015 9:28 AM

Interpol issues 'red notice' for 6 linked to FIFA probe
PARIS (AP) -- Interpol added six men with ties to FIFA to its most wanted list on Wednesday, issuing an international alert for two former FIFA officials and four executives on charges including racketeering and corruption.... 6/3/2015 9:27 AM

Growing calls for Thai owners to address Leicester sex video
BANGKOK (AP) -- It remains unclear how the "racist orgy" video was leaked. But it's safe to say the scandal surrounding Leicester City was not the game plan when its Thai owners and sponsors invited the club to tour Thailand.... 6/3/2015 9:23 AM

Spain ex-premier plans Venezuela trip to help politician
MADRID (AP) -- A former Spanish prime minister hopes to travel to Venezuela this weekend to help lawyers defending imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.... 6/3/2015 9:22 AM

Japan, Philippines huddle amid increasing China concerns
TOKYO (AP) -- The Philippine president is on his sixth visit to Japan in less than five years, signaling his country's deepening ties with Tokyo amid increasing concerns by both sides about China's assertiveness in regional seas.... 6/3/2015 9:20 AM

Office of rights activists in Chechnya attacked by mob
MOSCOW (AP) -- Human rights activists in Chechnya say that masked men bashed their way into the group's office, sending the occupants fleeing through the windows.... 6/3/2015 9:19 AM

World stocks dulled by Greek bailout saga, await ECB meeting
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets were lackluster Wednesday as Greece's bailout woes dampened investor sentiment ahead of a European Central Bank meeting.... 6/3/2015 9:12 AM

Global watchdog warns on economic growth, cuts US forecast
PARIS (AP) -- The world economy risks being bogged down in a low growth spiral unless measures are taken to spur demand and incite businesses to boost their stubbornly sluggish investments.... 6/3/2015 9:02 AM

Maggi noodles ordered off India's shelves due to lead level
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Indian shopkeepers withdrew a popular brand of Nestle instant noodles from their shelves Wednesday after tests revealed the snack contained unsafe levels of lead.... 6/3/2015 8:54 AM

S. Korea test-fires missile that can strike all of N. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Wednesday successfully test-fired a domestically built ballistic missile that can hit all of North Korea, an official said, amid continuing animosity between the rivals over the North's push to bolster its nuclear and missile capabilities.... 6/3/2015 8:54 AM

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