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AP PHOTOS: Refugees who made a train to nowhere their home
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Before catching the world's attention, Idomeni was a sleepy village on the Greek border with Macedonia, the last stop on the train before heading through former Yugoslav countries and onto western Europe.... 5/29/2016 9:20 AM

Iran parliament chief retains post despite reformist gains
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's long-serving parliament speaker will retain his post despite gains by reformists in elections held earlier this year, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday.... 5/29/2016 9:16 AM

German rhetoric on Afghan migrants doesn't meet reality
BERLIN (AP) -- The 75 people stuffed onto the small dinghy watched with horror as the water flowed in, eventually covering bags filled with clothes and mementos from the devastated homes they were fleeing. Jawad, a 25-year-old Afghan, prayed as he huddled with his wife, daughter and infant son.... 5/29/2016 9:14 AM

UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks
POZZALLO, Italy (AP) -- The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats.... 5/29/2016 9:11 AM

Germany's Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela
BERLIN (AP) -- German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela.... 5/29/2016 8:57 AM

UN refugee agency: Over 700 migrants feared dead in 3 Mediterranean shipwrecks in south of...
POZZALO, Italy (AP) -- UN refugee agency: Over 700 migrants feared dead in 3 Mediterranean shipwrecks in south of Italy.... 5/29/2016 8:47 AM

Nepal honors 9 Sherpas who paved way for Everest climbers
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal celebrated Everest Day on Sunday by honoring nine Sherpa guides who fixed ropes and dug the route to the summit so hundreds of climbers could scale the world's highest mountain this month, following two years of disasters.... 5/29/2016 8:47 AM

Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks
SHINDAND, Afghanistan (AP) -- A senior leader of a breakaway Taliban faction says it is willing to hold peace talks with the Afghan government but will demand the imposition of Islamic law and the departure of all foreign forces.... 5/29/2016 7:52 AM

Fiji pulls some peacekeepers from Egypt amid security fears
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Fiji said Sunday it's bringing home about 65 of the 300-plus peacekeepers it has stationed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and has closed remote bases there as the security situation deteriorates.... 5/29/2016 7:50 AM

UK Conservative Party dispute over immigration escalates
LONDON (AP) -- Senior Conservative Party members in Britain have intensified their attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron with an open letter accusing him of misleading the public over immigration.... 5/29/2016 7:27 AM

German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun
VERDUN, France (AP) -- France's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they commemorate the centenary of the longest battle of World War I.... 5/29/2016 6:26 AM

Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF
BEIJING (AP) -- China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.... 5/29/2016 5:34 AM

Haiti bracing for trouble as election panel delivers report
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitians are preparing for trouble as an electoral verification commission is due to deliver the results of its monthlong review of last year's contested presidential and legislative elections.... 5/29/2016 4:01 AM

Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist ad
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man "washed" by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian man.... 5/29/2016 3:50 AM

Bale alright on the night as Ronaldo fails to shine
MILAN (AP) -- Cristiano Ronaldo stole the headlines with the winning kick in a penalty shootout in the Champions League final, more than compensating for what was a quiet game by his standards.... 5/29/2016 3:16 AM

Player, assistant, head coach: Zidane wins every which way
MILAN (AP) -- Already one of the greatest players in the history of football, it turns out Zinedine Zidane makes the right moves on the touchline, too.... 5/29/2016 12:03 AM

Ex-presidents meet with Venezuela government, oppo
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A group of former presidents has held secret meetings in the Dominican Republic with Venezuelan officials and government opponents in an attempt to mediate the South American nation's political standoff.... 5/28/2016 11:54 PM

Real Madrid wins Champions League in penalty shootout
MILAN (AP) -- Cristiano Ronaldo did it again for Real Madrid, stepping forward to score a penalty and inflict another devastating loss in a Champions League final on rival Atletico Madrid.... 5/28/2016 11:42 PM

The Latest: Real Madrid targets more trophies
MILAN (AP) -- The Latest on the Champions League final (all times local):... 5/28/2016 11:11 PM

French fuel shortages improve as hints of compromise emerge
PARIS (AP) -- France's nationwide fuel shortages - the consequence of a bare-knuckle dispute over labor reforms which have pit militant unions against the government - are easing amid signs that both sides may be seeking a compromise.... 5/28/2016 9:59 PM

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