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Memorial held for French Alps crash victims in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A memorial service for the victims who died last month in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps is being held at Barcelona's landmark Sagrada Familia basilica, with Spanish King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy attending.... 4/27/2015 4:21 PM

Japan's Inpex wins stake in major UAE oil fields
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Japan's Inpex Corp. on Monday won a stake in the development of major oil fields in the oil-rich emirate of Abu Dhabi, deepening the Asian nation's ties to the United Arab Emirates federation.... 4/27/2015 4:14 PM

Yemen's exiled government declares 3 disaster zones
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's exiled government on Monday declared three areas in the country engulfed in fighting between Shiite rebels, their allies and pro-government forces as "disaster" zones, including the southern port city of Aden, and said that the month of violence has claimed 1,000 civilian lives.... 4/27/2015 4:12 PM

Burundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- At least six people have been killed in street clashes between police and civilians demonstrating against the Burundian president's bid for a third term, a spokesman for the Burundi Red Cross said on Monday, as hundreds continued to gather in the capital's streets despite a heavy military presence.... 4/27/2015 4:08 PM

Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.... 4/27/2015 4:06 PM

SAfrica: Charity, solidarity arise in anti-foreigner attacks
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic opportunities and a degree of intolerance, but they also gave rise to charity and solidarity.... 4/27/2015 4:03 PM

Nuclear powers gather at UN to talk disarmament
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Several of the world's nuclear powers are gathering to discuss progress on a landmark treaty on disarmament, with Israel attending for the first time in two decades as an observer, and with intense interest in the fate of nuclear talks with Iran.... 4/27/2015 4:01 PM

Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers - Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.... 4/27/2015 3:51 PM

Turkey rebukes newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president on Monday rebuked the newly elected leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state for suggesting that Turkey should deal with northern Cyprus as an equal.... 4/27/2015 3:47 PM

Ex-president OK'd CIA site, denies knowing what it was for
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A former Romanian president has acknowledged approving the CIA's request for a site in Romania, but said he would have refused had he known how it would be used.... 4/27/2015 3:44 PM

Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president said at a high-level summit with European Union officials Monday that his country will be able to meet conditions to apply for EU membership within five years.... 4/27/2015 3:39 PM

Change to Greek bailout negotiating team fuels market hopes
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece reshuffled its bailout negotiating team on Monday following fierce criticism of its finance minister, meeting with market applause as investors hoped it will facilitate a deal to save the country from bankruptcy.... 4/27/2015 3:38 PM

American Civil War commemorated way down south of Dixie
SANTA BARBARA D'OESTE, Brazil (AP) -- It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.... 4/27/2015 3:30 PM

Kenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan court has ordered a government agency that regulates non-governmental organizations to recognize and register a human rights group seeking to protect the rights of gay people in the country.... 4/27/2015 3:27 PM

Global effort to help Nepal earthquake victims intensifies
LONDON (AP) -- The desperate effort to save lives in earthquake-ravaged Nepal intensified Monday as aid flights arrived bearing emergency medical teams, search-and-rescue equipment, and tarps for shelter.... 4/27/2015 3:20 PM

Hamas-run Gaza court scraps election of Fatah union leader
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A Hamas-run court has suspended the results of a rare free union vote in Gaza that ended with a landslide victory by the rival Fatah party.... 4/27/2015 3:17 PM

German-Moroccan man charged with training, fighting in Syria
BERLIN (AP) -- German federal prosecutors say they have charged a German-Moroccan dual citizen with membership in a terrorist organization on allegations he went to Syria to train and fight with an al-Qaida linked group.... 4/27/2015 3:06 PM

Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history," according to a new report released Monday.... 4/27/2015 3:06 PM

Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal movie, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.... 4/27/2015 2:49 PM

The Netherlands turns all orange for King's Day
DORDRECHT, Netherlands (AP) -- The Netherlands turned out in orange on Monday and the famed national football team wasn't even playing. Monarch Willem-Alexander turned 48 and the whole country celebrated King's Day.... 4/27/2015 2:33 PM



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