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China cuts import tax on clothes, other goods
BEIJING (AP) -- China announced Monday it will cut import taxes on clothing, cosmetics and some other goods by half in a new tactic to spur consumer spending and economic growth.... 5/25/2015 2:45 PM

New parties to play key role after Spanish local elections
MADRID (AP) -- Two new parties have carved out a kingmaker role in many Spanish cities and regions following local elections that dealt a serious blow to the governing conservative Popular Party.... 5/25/2015 2:43 PM

Tornado kills 10 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A tornado has hit the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna and officials say at least 10 people are dead.... 5/25/2015 2:41 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tornado hits Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna, killing at least 10 people.... 5/25/2015 2:40 PM

Anti-eviction campaigner promises change in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Leading Spanish social activist Ada Colau said Monday the fight against evictions, poverty and corruption will be her priority as new mayor of the country's second city, Barcelona.... 5/25/2015 2:39 PM

Turkey, US to provide air protection to Syrian rebels
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey and the U.S. have agreed in "principle" to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State militants, once they enter Syrian territory for battle, Turkey's foreign minister said.... 5/25/2015 2:35 PM

Russia launches massive air force exercise with 250 aircraft
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian military has launched a massive exercise involving 250 aircraft and other weapons.... 5/25/2015 2:34 PM

Suicide truck bomb kills at least 5 in southern Afghanistan
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide truck bombing killed at least five people and wounded 62 in southern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said.... 5/25/2015 2:33 PM

South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.... 5/25/2015 2:23 PM

Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet
CANNES, France (AP) -- Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion.... 5/25/2015 2:21 PM

Opposition leader says Burundi not ready for polls
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- An opposition leader in Burundi says the country is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedoms including preventing the opposition from campaigning as protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third in office continued in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.... 5/25/2015 2:20 PM

Candlelight vigil marks 1 month since deadly Nepal quake
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Hundreds of people held a candlelight vigil in Nepal's capital Monday evening to mark one month since the earthquake that killed thousands of people and affected millions.... 5/25/2015 2:12 PM

Iraq, Iran push back on US defense chief over Ramadi loss
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq and Iran pushed back Monday against U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's criticisms over the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State group, with an Iranian general going as far as saying America had "no will" to fight the extremists.... 5/25/2015 1:58 PM

California looks Down Under for drought advice
SYDNEY (AP) -- California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.... 5/25/2015 1:51 PM

Rohingya seek better life in Malaysia, but reality is stark
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia has been a sort of promised land for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The tens of thousands who endured perilous journeys to get here find more work opportunities than in Indonesia and a more Muslim-friendly environment than in Thailand.... 5/25/2015 1:51 PM

Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A United Nations-sponsored Yemeni peace conference that was to start Thursday in Geneva has been indefinitely postponed, officials said.... 5/25/2015 1:36 PM

Global stocks mostly higher in quiet trading day
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks mostly rose Monday on a quiet trading day with Wall Street, London and Hong Kong closed for holidays.... 5/25/2015 1:28 PM

Turkey: Kurdish rebels attack military base; no casualties
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's military says suspected Kurdish militants have fired two mortar rounds at a military base in the country's southeast region, prompting the military to fire back in retaliation.... 5/25/2015 1:24 PM

Polish election signals deeper political shift to the right
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish voters have sent a strong signal that they are unhappy with the country's direction, apparently unseating a president despite the country's years of fast economic growth and unprecedented stability.... 5/25/2015 1:18 PM

A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter.... 5/25/2015 12:55 PM

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