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Former Greek city mayor wins early release from prison
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- The former mayor of Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki, on Tuesday was granted early release on compassionate grounds from prison, where he was serving a 12-year sentence for embezzling city funds.... 7/28/2015 3:21 PM

Rwanda park releases relocated lions to restock population
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Seven lions that were transported from South Africa to Rwanda have been released into a wildlife park after weeks of quarantine, another step in a plan to restore the country's lion population after it was wiped out following Rwanda's 1994 genocide, the park's managers said Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 3:17 PM


ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's military says fighter jets target Kurdish rebels after soldiers attacked.... 7/28/2015 3:16 PM

Chelsea Clinton in Haiti to visit family foundation projects
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Chelsea Clinton is visiting Haiti with a group of investors and philanthropists to oversee development of projects financed by the Clinton Foundation.... 7/28/2015 3:15 PM

Spanish police: shooting in Barcelona, 1 wounded
MADRID (AP) -- A gunman opened fire in a street in downtown Barcelona Tuesday, wounding one person, Spanish police said.... 7/28/2015 3:13 PM

UK court overturns will of mother who had disinherited child
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Court of Appeal has overturned the will of a mother who had chosen to give her estate to animal charities rather than her only child.... 7/28/2015 3:13 PM

NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting Tuesday in which members also urged the country not to use excessive force in its fight against extremists, a NATO official said.... 7/28/2015 3:12 PM

French farmers protest taps into freewheeling tradition
PARIS (AP) -- Over the past week, French farmers have used tractors to block the border with Germany and chucked foreign vegetables off trucks in protest of cheap imports. French leaders did not call in the police - they gave the farmers their support.... 7/28/2015 3:08 PM

A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games - not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues.... 7/28/2015 3:06 PM

Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics.... 7/28/2015 3:01 PM

Pakistan to host second round of Kabul-Taliban talks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan is finalizing preparations to host the second round of landmark peace talks between Afghan government officials and the Taliban later this week, two Pakistani officials said Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 3:01 PM

Nigerian leader visits Cameroon as Boko Haram attacks
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari is set to make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support for a multinational army to fight the Boko Haram uprising that has spilled across borders.... 7/28/2015 2:57 PM

3 Russian opposition figures go on hunger strike
MOSCOW (AP) -- Three Russian opposition activists went on hunger strike Tuesday to protest authorities' decision to disqualify them from a local election.... 7/28/2015 2:54 PM

Beijing bid faces same old questions ahead of 2022 IOC vote
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Two of China's most storied winter Olympic athletes faced tough questions about Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Games - namely about air pollution and a lack of snow.... 7/28/2015 2:51 PM

Zimbabwe: 2 to appear in court for killing Cecil the lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- An American allegedly paid $50,000 to kill a well-known, protected lion named Cecil, Zimbabwean conservationists said, as authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court for allegedly helping with the hunt.... 7/28/2015 2:51 PM

Pro-government forces besiege rebel-held base in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Pro-government fighters in Yemen have besieged a military base held by Shiite Houthi rebels for 40 hours after cutting off major supply routes to the facility, Yemeni military officials said Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 2:47 PM

The Latest: Syrian militants: Turkish-US deal helps beat IS
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):... 7/28/2015 2:39 PM

Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group.... 7/28/2015 2:39 PM

Romanian officials raid homes in medicines corruption probe
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian prosecutors have searched dozens of home and offices looking for evidence that drug companies offered doctors vacations and other incentives in exchange for prescribing cancer drugs.... 7/28/2015 2:32 PM

Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence
LONDON (AP) -- Scientists and tech experts - including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.... 7/28/2015 2:31 PM



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