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British comedian, activist Russell Brand backs Labour Party

May 4, 2015

LONDON (AP) — British comedian-turned-political activist Russell Brand has changed his mind and is no longer urging people not to vote in Thursday's general election — now he wants them to vote... more »»

EU, German heads at funeral of former Polish FM Bartoszewski

May 4, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, the former Auschwitz prisoner who helped save Jews from the Holocaust and later became Poland's foreign minister, was a joyful person who inspired... more »»

Taliban attack in remote Afghan province kills 16 policemen

May 4, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says Taliban attacks on police checkpoints in a remote northwestern province have killed at least 16 policemen. more »»

US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis

May 4, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence,... more »»

France's far-right party mulls political fate of patriarch

May 4, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The man who for nearly four decades built France's far-right National Front into a political force may be on the fast track to disgrac. more »»

Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he's testing fate

May 4, 2015

BIDUR, Nepal (AP) — It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. more »»

South African man in court over wife's murder

May 4, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African man has been charged with his wife's murder, police said on Monday, days after local media reported that the touching eulogy he delivered at her funeral was... more »»

Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

May 4, 2015

LONDON (AP) — William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. more »»

Israeli foreign minister steps down to join opposition

May 4, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister dealt a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's effort to build a coalition by announcing Monday he is stepping down and that his secular,... more »»

Italian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants; baby born at sea

May 4, 2015

ROME (AP) — Italian rescue ships brought migrants by the thousands to the country's southern ports, including a baby born aboard a navy vessel, as crowded shelters in Sicily and on the mainland... more »»

Burundi: Anti-government protests enter second week

May 4, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — At least 35 people have been injured in demonstrations in Burundi's capital on Monday, the Burundi Red Cross said, as thousands continued to protest the president's... more »»

In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger

May 4, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. more »»

Kerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen

May 4, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.

The U.S. more »»

Taliban 'welcome' Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks

May 4, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of... more »»

The Latest on Nepal: EU approves millions in funding support

May 4, 2015

6 p.m. (1215 GMT)

The European Union has approved 20 million euros ($22 million) in financial support and emergency aid to help Nepal deal with the April 25 earthquake. more »»

Once the kingmaker, Britain's Clegg faces election debacle

May 4, 2015

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — At Britain's last election campaign, he was hailed as the most popular party leader since Winston Churchill, an unexpected star who upstaged the two dominant parties. more »»

French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf

May 4, 2015

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, arrived in Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation... more »»

Israeli president says Ethiopian protest exposes 'wound'

May 4, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's ceremonial president said Monday that an outbreak of violent protests by Ethiopian Jews has "exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society" and that th... more »»

French far-right patriarch to go before disciplinary board

May 4, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The man who for nearly four decades built France's far-right National Front into a political force may now be on the fast track to disgrace. more »»

Syria tries to stabilize ailing currency

May 4, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media says the central bank is pumping up to $200 million into the market to help boost the sagging Syrian pound. more »»

 
 
 

 

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