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Europe stocks gain as Wall St. set for rebound, Asia down
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- European stock markets got off to a solid start Wednesday as U.S. futures pointed to a rebound on Wall Street. Asian markets closed lower, dented by weak earnings in Australia, a jump in oil prices and volatility in Chinese stocks.... 5/6/2015 10:30 AM

EU announces plans for more unified digital market
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has unveiled a strategy to unify the continent's digital sector and help its technology companies compete with the dominant U.S. firms. It will also open an antitrust inquiry into the e-commerce sector.... 5/6/2015 10:29 AM

France: Lubitz tried controlled descent on previous flight
PARIS (AP) -- The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators said in a new report released Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 10:28 AM

Scientific study: Beatles, Stones eclipsed by hip-hop impact
LONDON (AP) -- The impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964, a computer analysis of 17,000 songs has found.... 5/6/2015 10:27 AM

Engineers inspect quake-damaged homes in Nepal's capital
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- More than a thousand engineers were checking damaged houses in Nepal's capital Wednesday and advising people about whether they are safe.... 5/6/2015 10:24 AM

Nigerian troops save 25 more kids, women from Boko Haram
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The military says Nigerian troops have rescued 25 more children and women from Boko Haram as they continued to attack and destroy the extremists' camps in a forest stronghold.... 5/6/2015 10:20 AM

Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged for more than 12 years.... 5/6/2015 10:18 AM

Germany sees rise in anti-Semitic, anti-foreigner crime
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's top security official says new statistics show a sharp rise in anti-Semitic offenses last year, as well as in crimes against foreigners.... 5/6/2015 10:18 AM

Iran to release seized Maersk vessel after it pays fine
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz last month will likely be released in two days, after it pays a fine, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 10:18 AM

Kerry says he'll discuss pause in Yemen war with Saudis
DJIBOUTI (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says he will discuss with Saudi Arabian officials how to implement a "humanitarian pause" in Yemen's civil war.... 5/6/2015 10:16 AM

AP NewsAlert
PARIS (AP) -- French investigators: Germanwings co-pilot tried controlled descent on previous flight.... 5/6/2015 10:07 AM

Israel's Netanyahu races to form narrow coalition government
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was racing against the clock Wednesday to put together a governing coalition or else face an almost unimaginable scenario by which he would be forced out of office.... 5/6/2015 10:06 AM

Philippines says notorious bomb-maker killed by rebels
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine military says a wanted Filipino bomb-maker and one of the top terror suspects has been killed by a rival factions of Muslim rebels.... 5/6/2015 10:06 AM

2nd Uber office in China under investigation
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese police have visited Uber offices in a second city in a widening investigation into the company's operations in China.... 5/6/2015 9:49 AM

Britain's UKIP drops candidate for saying he'd shoot rival
LONDON (AP) -- The U.K. Independence Party has suspended a candidate in Britain's election after he said he would shoot his Conservative opponent.... 5/6/2015 9:48 AM

A bit late, Vatican officially approves Serra sainthood
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's saint-making office has officially given its thumbs up for the Rev. Junipero Serra to be declared a saint - four months after Pope Francis announced he would canonize the controversial 18th-century missionary during his upcoming visit to the United States.... 5/6/2015 9:43 AM

Report: 2.2 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic State
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Norwegian humanitarian group says a record 38 million people have been internally displaced in their countries worldwide, with 2.2 million Iraqis alone forced to flee from their homes in 2014 after the Islamic State group overrun their areas.... 5/6/2015 9:34 AM

Police in China fatally shoot man seeking aid for family
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese police fatally shot a man in northern China who was on his way to Beijing to ask the central government to help house and take care of his sons and elderly mother, police and a lawyer said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 9:30 AM

Mixed signals emerge for eurozone economy
LONDON (AP) -- Following a solid start to the year, signs emerged Wednesday that the 19-country eurozone economy is losing some traction.... 5/6/2015 9:30 AM

Greece makes IMF payment, another looms
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece is making a 200 million euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund, though another, larger one looms next week that it will struggle to manage.... 5/6/2015 9:22 AM

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