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Egypt deports French journalist amid crackdown on the media
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities have deported a French journalist without explanation, their latest move in an ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression and the media.... 5/25/2016 9:09 AM

Lawyer: Groundwork being laid for possible Savchenko swap
MOSCOW (AP) -- The groundwork is being laid for a possible exchange of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who is imprisoned in Russia, and two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine, the lawyer for one of the Russians said Wednesday.... 5/25/2016 9:08 AM

As lines form for water, Myanmar pins hopes on Suu Kyi
DALA, Myanmar (AP) -- Every year at this time, the ponds and wells go dry. People walk for hours to fill their plastic buckets at a lotus-filled pond that is the only clean source of drinking water in this community outside Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon.... 5/25/2016 9:03 AM

The Latest: German Cabinet approves new measures on migrants
BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):... 5/25/2016 9:02 AM

German Chancellor Merkel says Cabinet has agreed on package of measures that are 'mileston...
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Merkel says Cabinet has agreed on package of measures that are 'milestone' in integrating migrants.... 5/25/2016 8:54 AM

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.... 5/25/2016 8:54 AM

6 Barcelona police injured in clashes with squat protesters
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Police say six officers were slightly injured in a second night of clashes with protesters supporting squatters in Spain's northeastern port city of Barcelona.... 5/25/2016 8:36 AM

Taliban bomber hits court minibus in Kabul, killing 11
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber targeted a minibus carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour Wednesday, killing 11 people, Afghan and UN official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.... 5/25/2016 8:31 AM

Pakistan army tells US it is concerned over drone strike
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's military says the country's army chief met with U.S. Ambassador David Hale to express Islamabad's serious concerns over the drone strike that killed the former Taliban leader.... 5/25/2016 8:26 AM

Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speech
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) -- President Barack Obama's parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves.... 5/25/2016 8:23 AM

Rights group: Israeli army probes of soldiers a fig leaf
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A leading Israeli rights group said Wednesday it will stop seeking investigations of Israeli soldiers suspected of abusing Palestinians, arguing that internal military probes have failed to deliver justice and effectively help whitewash half a century of occupation.... 5/25/2016 8:10 AM

German Cabinet finalizing details on migrant integration
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet is meeting to finalize details of new measures to help deal with the influx of some 1.1 million migrants who were registered entering Germany last year, including getting them into the workforce faster and promoting broader German language skills.... 5/25/2016 8:01 AM

Israeli official says deal reached to expand government
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a deal to expand his coalition government by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party and appointing its leader Avigdor Lieberman as the new defense minister, a government official said Wednesday.... 5/25/2016 7:45 AM

Evacuation of Idomeni refugee camp continues for 2
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Refugees and other migrants were boarding buses heading to organized camps Monday on the second day of an operation to evacuate the sprawling Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border.... 5/25/2016 7:43 AM

Renowned Chinese writer Yang Jiang dies at age 104
BEIJING (AP) -- Renowned Chinese writer Yang Jiang, known for her prolific output and marriage to an equally famous author, died Wednesday at age 104, state media said.... 5/25/2016 7:40 AM

Obama urges Vietnam youth to tackle climate change
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) -- Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the country's next generation of leaders for being more conscious of the environment than previous generations and urged them to "do something about" climate change.... 5/25/2016 7:34 AM

France tapping fuel stocks as strikes cause gas shortages
PARIS (AP) -- France has begun using its fuel reserves to deal with gasoline shortages caused by strikes and protests over a divisive labor reform.... 5/25/2016 7:33 AM

China: Taiwan's female leader 'extreme' because she's single
BEIJING (AP) -- A newspaper published by China's official news agency says the new president of rival Taiwan is more "extreme" in her politics because she's an unmarried woman lacking the emotional balance provided by romantic and family life.... 5/25/2016 7:19 AM

Asian stock markets rally on US recovery hopes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets rallied Wednesday as solid U.S. housing sales data and overnight gains on Wall Street raised expectations for a strong recovery in the world's largest economy.... 5/25/2016 7:03 AM

Israeli official: Deal reached to expand government, Lieberman to become defense minister
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli official: Deal reached to expand government, Lieberman to become defense minister.... 5/25/2016 7:00 AM

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