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Kenya protests dogs, slaves reference by Egyptian diplomat
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan diplomat has written to the dean of the Africa Diplomatic Corps to protest what she calls "uncivilized, undiplomatic, irresponsible, degrading and insulting behavior" by an Egyptian diplomat who is alleged to have called sub-Saharan Africans "slaves and dogs."... 5/31/2016 3:57 PM

Finland to seek EU aid to cope with Microsoft, Nokia layoffs
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland says it will apply for EU help to deal with recent redundancies, particularly among workers at Microsoft and Nokia.... 5/31/2016 3:55 PM

Egyptian girl dies during female circumcision
CAIRO (AP) -- A 17-year-old girl has died while undergoing female circumcision in Egypt, prompting health authorities to shut down the hospital and refer doctors for prosecution, a senior health official said Tuesday.... 5/31/2016 3:50 PM

Ex-employee of Israeli PM's wife wins abuse case against her
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli media say a former employee of the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a court case against her alleging mistreatment.... 5/31/2016 3:47 PM

Western Sahara independence movement leader Abdelaziz dies
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The head of the independence movement in the Western Sahara, Mohamed Abdelaziz, has died after a long illness, the Polisario Front said in a statement.... 5/31/2016 3:46 PM

UN renews South Sudan sanctions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council has voted to renew sanctions on a number of individuals allegedly obstructing a peace agreement in South Sudan, where tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced by over two years of fighting between the government and rebels.... 5/31/2016 3:41 PM

Puerto Rico taxi, tourist bus system hit by Uber protest
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's capital is being hit by a protest against the anticipated arrival of ride-booking service Uber.... 5/31/2016 3:39 PM

Haiti council starts deliberating possible election redo
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haiti's electoral authorities begin deliberating Tuesday whether to annul the disputed presidential election, as recommended by a special commission that reported finding what appeared to be significant fraud and professional misconduct.... 5/31/2016 3:38 PM

Polisario Front announces that head of the Western Sahara independence movement dies
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Polisario Front announces that head of the Western Sahara independence movement dies.... 5/31/2016 3:36 PM

Heavy rain drenches swaths of France, disrupts French Open
PARIS (AP) -- Heavy rain drenched parts of France on Tuesday, prompting flood warnings near the English Channel, causing more delays at the French Open and soaking tourists in Paris.... 5/31/2016 3:28 PM

The Latest: Paris to create center to take in migrants
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):... 5/31/2016 3:24 PM

Adele calls out fan for filming show instead of watching it
VERONA, Italy (AP) -- Adele wants concertgoers to look at her with their own eyes instead of through a camera lens.... 5/31/2016 3:18 PM

UN envoy: Libyan forces should fight IS, not each other
PARIS (AP) -- The U.N. envoy for Libya on Tuesday urged rival factions there to unite against the Islamic State group and stop fighting each other.... 5/31/2016 3:15 PM

4 Bangladeshi men convicted of terror financing in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Four Bangladeshi workers held on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their own country were convicted of financing terrorism by a court in Singapore on Tuesday.... 5/31/2016 3:14 PM

Kennedy relatives visit South Africa to mark anniversary
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- In 1966, someone tossed a garland around Robert F. Kennedy's neck after he arrived at the Johannesburg airport at the height of white minority rule in South Africa. The American senator and civil rights advocate removed it and gestured at a "Yankee Go Home" sign, saying he was delighted that people were expressing different points of view.... 5/31/2016 3:06 PM

Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts
TVER, Russia (AP) -- Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: "Squeeze Russia out of yourself!" For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends, her husband was sentenced this month to more than two years in prison.... 5/31/2016 3:06 PM

Stowaway found aboard Emirates flight from China to Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Middle East's biggest airline says a stowaway sneaked aboard one of its flights from China to Dubai.... 5/31/2016 3:03 PM

Bahrain releases prominent activist from prison
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Bahraini authorities have released prominent rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja on humanitarian grounds after two and a half months behind bars.... 5/31/2016 2:56 PM

Airstrikes kill 23 in Syria, Russia denies involvement
BEIRUT (AP) -- A wave of late night airstrikes pummeled the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 23 people, wounding dozens and trapping several under the rubble of their homes, opposition activists said Tuesday.... 5/31/2016 2:50 PM

South Sudan cracks down on journalists, activists, critics
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudanese security forces have temporarily detained at least 10 journalists, activists, and other perceived government critics since the formation of a coalition government between the government and armed opposition at the end of April, the victims and media houses said.... 5/31/2016 2:35 PM



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