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At least 10 Afghan police officers killed in Taliban assault

May 24, 2015

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents attacked police checkpoints Sunday in volatile southern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 officers in the ongoing assault, authorities said. more »»

Women's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied; they cross on bus

May 24, 2015

DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) — International women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates on Sunday were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone... more »»

Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

May 24, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first... more »»

Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed

May 24, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparentl... more »»

Sweden wins 60th Eurovision Song Contest, Russia 2nd

May 23, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Sweden has won the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, finishing ahead of Russia.

Italy came in third. more »»

Nigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisis

May 23, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian airlines grounded flights Saturday and radio stations were silenced as a months-long fuel shortage aggravated by striking oil tanker drivers worsened in Africa's... more »»

Nigerian senator-elect wanted for US drug deal 'arrested'

May 23, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian drug agents Saturday surrounded the house of a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that was the alleged basis for the TV... more »»

'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide

May 23, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders... more »»

Many questions in Mexico cartel battle that killed 43

May 23, 2015

ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The call for backup went out to local police just after 8 a.m. more »»

Palme d'Or up for grabs ahead of Cannes Film Festival finale

May 23, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — A week and a half of French Riviera frenzy comes down to, as it always does, wild conjecture. more »»

At Mideast forum, officials seek world's help

May 23, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Mideast-weary though it may be, the international community has a duty and an interest in helping the countries of the region both rebuff violent extremists and fix... more »»

What will get Europe's economy rolling again?

May 23, 2015

SINTRA, Portugal (AP) — What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going?

The European Central Bank convened... more »»

Icelandic film 'Rams' wins Cannes Un Certain Regard prize

May 23, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — "Rams," a drama set among farmers and their sheep in a remote Icelandic valley, won the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard competition on Saturda. more »»

Ireland backs legalizing gay marriage by a landslide

May 23, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters backed legalizing gay marriage by a landslide, according to electoral figures announced Saturday — a stunning result that illustrates the rapid social change taking... more »»

Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp

May 23, 2015

LAKE TANGANYIKA, Tanzania (AP) — Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as their small boats... more »»

Once expelled by France, Cohn-Bendit gets French nationality

May 23, 2015

PARIS (AP) — German Green party politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit has been granted French citizenship nearly a half century after being expelled from France during the May 1968 student uprising. more »»

Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

May 23, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first... more »»

Notable quotes from the Irish referendum on gay marriage

May 23, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Some reaction Saturday to Ireland's national vote on legalizing gay marriage:

"A little island at the end of Europe on its way to America has shown that such a small nation ca... more »»

Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified

May 23, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds filled a square in the Salvadoran capital Saturday for a ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's... more »»

Top US commander says IS actively recruiting in Afghanistan

May 23, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Saturday that the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there. more »»

 
 

 

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