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South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive

May 22, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's military on Friday accused the Sudanese government of aiding a new rebel offensive in the southern country where oil fields are now threatened by fresh... more »»

South Korean court frees Korean Air 'nut rage' executive

May 22, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending... more »»

Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art

May 22, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures... more »»

Ireland votes on gay marriage; Catholic leaders opposed

May 22, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's voters were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no... more »»

UK bomb maker sentenced to life for killing US soldier

May 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A British man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007. more »»

IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra

May 22, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, a tribal leader said Friday, while in... more »»

Iraq deputy PM appeals for more help

May 22, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNE, Jordan (AP) — Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi wa... more »»

Poland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence

May 22, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Presidential candidate Andrzej Duda is a new face in Polish politics, but he may herald a return to an older era when his right-wing party held power. more »»

Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

May 22, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights... more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes

May 22, 2015

5 p.m. (1030 GMT)

A senior U.S. diplomat says the root causes of the exodus of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims need to be addressed as a way to solve the humanitarian crisis facing Southeast Asia. more »»

Merkel warns 'whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks

May 22, 2015

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — With Greece facing a potential default in two weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday sought to add urgency to the talks between the country and its international... more »»

5 things to know about Ireland's gay marriage referendum

May 22, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize gay marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote. more »»

Dunkirk marks 75 years since massive Allied rescue mission

May 22, 2015

DUNKIRK, France (AP) — Veterans and European officials are marking 75 years since a huge operation to evacuate 338,000 troops trapped by advancing Nazi troops from the shores of Dunkirk in... more »»

US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people

May 22, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. more »»

China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home

May 22, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Fleeing Yemen war, thousands stuck in Djibouti

May 22, 2015

OBOCK, Djibouti (AP) — Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Djibouti, a sleepy Horn of Africa nation where the United Nations has... more »»

Spain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties

May 22, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both th... more »»

World Bank: Gaza economy on 'verge of collapse'

May 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest in the world and calling on Israel and... more »»

South Korea court frees Korean Air "nut rage" executive

May 22, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending... more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: UN estimates 3,000 still adrift

May 22, 2015

10 a.m. (0300 GMT)

The U.N. refugee agency is estimating that over 3,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants — or even more — could still be adrift in the Andaman Sea. more »»

 
 
 

 

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