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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

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

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

Saudi suspends flights at airport along Yemen border
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia has suspended all flights at a southern airport along the border with Yemen, after the area was shelled by Yemen's Shiite rebels.... 5/5/2015 1:15 PM

Thai police find new trafficker camps; crackdown intensifies
PADANG BESAR, Thailand (AP) -- Police found two more camps Tuesday believed to have held human trafficking victims in southern Thailand - one recently abandoned and the other containing a buried skeleton - days after the grim discovery of 26 bodies at a separate location exposed a thriving human smuggling network in the country.... 5/5/2015 1:03 PM

Nepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60 people.... 5/5/2015 12:57 PM

Accused of extravagance, Turkey's top cleric returns car
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's top Muslim cleric says his office will return a luxury car after its purchase caused an uproar and accusations of extravagance.... 5/5/2015 12:56 PM

Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is on rare display at Israel's national museum in an exhibit of objects from pivotal moments in civilization.... 5/5/2015 12:52 PM

Canada tries to stop release of ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- The Canadian government was in court Tuesday morning seeking to block the release on bail of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.... 5/5/2015 12:45 PM

China, EU working on common approach on climate change
BEIJING (AP) -- The European Union's foreign policy chief said Tuesday she's confident the EU and China can agree to a common approach on climate change ahead of crucial carbon reduction talks in Paris this year.... 5/5/2015 12:45 PM

Hungary seeks EU debate about restoring death penalty
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- A debate about restoring the death penalty has been a recurring issue with Hungary's prime minister since a 2002 bank robbery in which eight people were murdered.... 5/5/2015 12:41 PM

Save the Children: Dozens feared dead in migrant tragedy
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Dozens of passengers in a crowded rubber boat fell into the sea and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared, survivors reported as they arrived in Italy Tuesday to join thousands of other migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent days.... 5/5/2015 12:29 PM

EU competition watchdog eyes McDonald's over taxes
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's competition watchdog has U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's in its sights.... 5/5/2015 12:28 PM

Kerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of state
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia.... 5/5/2015 12:24 PM

EU raises eurozone forecast despite bleaker Greek outlook
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has nudged up its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece, which is struggling to get its hands on vital bailout cash it needs to pay off debts.... 5/5/2015 12:02 PM

Stocks cautious after plunge in Chinese market
LONDON (AP) -- Stock markets were subdued on Tuesday after Chinese stocks plunged as the start of an IPO wave cooled investor sentiment.... 5/5/2015 11:38 AM



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