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Survey: China manufacturing slowed in April
BEIJING (AP) -- A survey says Chinese manufacturing activity weakened in April and factories cut employment despite government stimulus efforts.... 5/3/2016 3:01 AM

Dreams can come true: Leicester wins English soccer title
LONDON (AP) -- Leicester City players crowded around a television inside the house of teammate Jamie Vardy, locked arm in arm, watching the action 100 miles away. And when the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge, they raised their arms in triumph. One of the greatest sporting achievements in English history was complete.... 5/3/2016 2:39 AM

At least 9 Haitians killed when boat capsizes in rough seas
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- At least nine Haitians have died after a small boat they were traveling in capsized in rough seas off the northern coast.... 5/3/2016 1:08 AM

4 arrested in slaying of Honduran environmental activist
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduran authorities arrested four people Monday in the killing of environmental activist Berta Caceres, including an active duty army officer and at least one man who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed.... 5/2/2016 11:49 PM

Senegal, US sign defense cooperation agreement
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The United States and Senegal signed an agreement Monday to ease access for U.S. troops should they need to deploy to the West African nation in the case of a humanitarian or security crisis.... 5/2/2016 11:35 PM

Jamaica police seek motive in killing of 2 US missionaries
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican police said Monday they are trying to determine the motive in the weekend slayings of two American missionaries in the north coast area where they lived and worked.... 5/2/2016 10:49 PM

Judge investigating drug traffickers arrested in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- An Argentine judge who had investigated thousands of drug trafficking cases has been arrested on accusations he helped drug dealers in exchange for money.... 5/2/2016 10:13 PM

Venezuela opposition delivers petitions to remove president
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The opposition turned in petitions to Venezuelan electoral authorities Monday that it said carried signatures of 1.8 million voters seeking President Nicolas Maduro's removal in a nationwide referendum.... 5/2/2016 10:10 PM

Spain misses deadline for new government, June election set
MADRID (AP) -- Spain has missed the deadline for its politicians to form a new government following inconclusive elections held Dec. 20 so King Felipe VI must now dissolve parliament before a new election on June 26.... 5/2/2016 10:09 PM

WhatsApp is what's out in Brazil, amid judicial battle
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The popular messaging service WhatsApp went down in Brazil on Monday as a state judge ordered it blocked nationwide for 72 hours amid a legal tussle over users' information.... 5/2/2016 9:57 PM

New Mexico City smog alert orders 40 pct of cars off streets
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City authorities have declared a new pollution alert and will require 40 percent of cars to keep off the streets Tuesday.... 5/2/2016 9:48 PM

Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if the U.S. Congress doesn't help it dig out from a mountain of debt.... 5/2/2016 9:39 PM

Brazil attorney general requests probes into top politicians
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Brazilian attorney general's office said Monday that it has asked the country's highest court to authorize corruption investigations into a prominent opposition figure and other top politicians.... 5/2/2016 9:12 PM

Leicester City clinches first Premier League title after Chelsea-Tottenham draw
LONDON (AP) -- Leicester City clinches first Premier League title after Chelsea-Tottenham draw.... 5/2/2016 8:56 PM

Delta gets Mexican OK for Aeromexico joint venture
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's anti-monopoly commission has approved a plan for a joint venture between U.S. carrier Delta Airlines and Mexico's Aeromexico, with conditions.... 5/2/2016 8:50 PM

Israel to hold Palestinian journalist 4 months without trial
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israel's military on Monday ordered a well-known Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial, in so-called administrative detention.... 5/2/2016 8:44 PM

US defense chief: NATO ponders ground force in Baltics
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The NATO alliance is considering establishing a rotational ground force in the Baltic states and possibly Poland, reflecting deepening worry about Russian military assertiveness, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.... 5/2/2016 8:43 PM

Austria registers spike in far right extremist crime
VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's interior ministry says xenophobic and racist crimes committed by far right sympathizers have spiked by more than 50 percent in a year, with Muslims, Jews and other minorities the main targets.... 5/2/2016 7:57 PM

Kosovo airport shuts after flight leaves runway on landing
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Kosovo's main airport says it has temporarily shut down after a Turkish Airlines flight appeared to have overshot a runway while landing in rainy weather.... 5/2/2016 7:55 PM

Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's journalists' union called for the dismissal of the interior minister and launched an open-ended sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, protesting the detention of two journalists on its premises the previous night.... 5/2/2016 7:28 PM

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