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200 US soldiers due in Moldova for military exercises
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Some 200 U.S. soldiers will arrive in Moldova for more than two weeks of exercises, in a show of U.S. military strength in the region.... 5/2/2016 8:21 AM

Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria
GENEVA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has opened a second day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid continuing attacks in Aleppo.... 5/2/2016 8:07 AM

SKorea worries about its citizens abroad after North threat
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Seoul has instructed its foreign embassies to take extra precautions against possible North Korean attempts to kidnap or attack South Koreans abroad.... 5/2/2016 7:59 AM

Turkey hits Islamic State group in Syria, dozens killed
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Turkish military has reportedly hit Islamic State positions in Syria with artillery and drone attacks, killing 63 militants.... 5/2/2016 7:56 AM

Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up
GENEVA (AP) -- Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?... 5/2/2016 7:52 AM

Killing of 5 Egyptians deepens mystery over Italian's death
CAIRO (AP) -- It was a brutal killing that became an international incident: An Italian graduate student disappeared from the streets of the Egyptian capital in January, his body discovered days later dumped by a roadside, tortured to death.... 5/2/2016 7:36 AM

Forest fires sweep across north India
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- Massive forest fires sweeping across the north Indian state of Uttarakhand have killed at least seven people in recent weeks, and were threatening two tiger reserves, officials said Monday.... 5/2/2016 7:33 AM

North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large "help" signs they had made from fern fronds.... 5/2/2016 7:12 AM

Asian markets start week lower; Tokyo slumps 3 percent
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell Monday as investors registered their disappointment over the lack of fresh stimulus from Japan's central bank. The surge in the Japanese yen and bleak readings from a monthly factory managers' survey did little to lighten the gloom.... 5/2/2016 6:59 AM

Egypt journalists call protest over police raid at syndicate
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's journalist syndicate has called for the dismissal of the interior minister and an immediate sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo to protest the police detention of two journalists on its premises a day earlier.... 5/2/2016 6:46 AM

Raptors reach second round for first time 15 years
TORONTO (AP) -- After a decade and a half of playoff disappointment, the Toronto Raptors finally got to enjoy a celebratory night of hugs, kisses and happy families.... 5/2/2016 6:23 AM

Feud over artistic independence threatens Asian film fest
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The future of Asia's largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as local filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet over what they view as government interference.... 5/2/2016 6:03 AM

Reckitt Benckiser Korea apologizes for deadly sterilizers
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser has apologized and accepted responsibility for selling deadly disinfectants that killed or injured about 180 people.... 5/2/2016 5:57 AM

French leader says all new subs will be built in Australia
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A new fleet of French-designed Australian submarines will be built in Australia on time and within budget, the French prime minister said on Monday.... 5/2/2016 5:19 AM

Puerto Rico won't make $370 million in debt payments Monday
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico's government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory's spiraling public debt crisis.... 5/2/2016 4:03 AM

Police: 2 US missionaries found slain in rural Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican police said Sunday that two U.S. missionaries were found slain in a rural area of the Caribbean island that has long struggled with high rates of violent crime.... 5/2/2016 2:49 AM

Correction: Venezuela-Minimum Wage story
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- In a story April 30 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the black market value of the new wage is about $50. The black market value is about $13.50.... 5/2/2016 2:04 AM

Colombia deports man called Peru's most-wanted drug criminal
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian police on Sunday announced the capture of an alleged dangerous drug lord described as Peru's most-wanted criminal.... 5/1/2016 10:27 PM

Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 police officers
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people in a day marred by violence and May Day protests.... 5/1/2016 10:26 PM

US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria
GENEVA (AP) -- Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome.... 5/1/2016 8:51 PM

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