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Airbus to take legal action over alleged German, US spying

May 1, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — European aviation company Airbus said Friday it is taking legal action following reports that it was targeted by German and U.S. intelligence agencie. more »»

Life crawling back to normal in Nepal's quake-hit capital

May 1, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Fresh croissants emerged from a popular bakery and were quickly snapped up. Farmers delivered fresh produce and lines disappeared at gasoline stations. more »»

Clintons: Create equal opportunities for girls in education

May 1, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, during a tour of Africa on Friday with his daughter, called for equal opportunities for girls in education. more »»

Thinking it's a joke, man hangs up on pope; gets papal hug

May 1, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Hang up on Pope Francis and you might get a hug.

Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano says earlier this week, Francis dialed an ailing Italian man to comfort him. more »»

Nigeria military releases photos of some rescued females

May 1, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They look calm, subdued. One young woman with a purple traditional hijab covering her head and upper body holds a baby. more »»

Thai police find graves of suspected trafficking victims

May 1, 2015

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police found dozens of shallow graves, a corpse and an ailing survivor Friday at an abandoned jungle camp in an area of southern Thailand that is regularly used to smuggl... more »»

Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why

May 1, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu's old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens of places, like the fractured... more »»

Baghdad officials blame Sunni displaced for wave of bombings

May 1, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Sunnis fleeing the fighting in western Anbar province have provided a cover for Islamic State militants to carry out a wave of bombings that struck Baghdad, political and... more »»

Amid UK election, Paul Weller says he's fed up with politics

May 1, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Paul Weller once peddled passionate political pop, writing lyrics that captured working-class frustrations and urged the toppling of Margaret Thatcher's government. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Donate tents and grains, but not tuna

May 1, 2015

8:15 p.m. (1400 GMT)

Nepal is renewing its appeal to international donors to send tents and tarpaulins for temporary shelter along with grain, salt and sugar. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Terrain challenging to aid deliveries

May 1, 2015

8 p.m. (1400 GMT)

A European Union official says some 1,000 Europeans in Nepal had not reached out to their embassies since the powerful earthquake there over the weekend. more »»

Iran woman with no arms helps others to live with disability

May 1, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Zohreh Etezadossaltaneh was born without arms, but that hasn't stopped her from excelling in many activities, ranging from painting to table tenni. more »»

Border clash kills 3 Saudi soldiers, Yemeni rebels

May 1, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said three of its soldiers and "dozens" of Yemen's Shiite rebels were killed in overnight clashes after the rebels carried out an attack along the... more »»

Britain's Prince Charles is 'hoping for a granddaughter'

May 1, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Is Britain getting a new princess? Prince Charles certainly hopes so. more »»

US envoy deflects insult by Turkish mayor with humor

May 1, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Turkey is fighting back with humor after Ankara's mayor called a U.S. state department spokeswoman a "stupid blond. more »»

Expo 2015 shows potential as diplomatic backdrop

May 1, 2015

MILAN (AP) — The Expo 2015 world's fair is showing surprising potential as a backdrop for some serious diplomacy as it opens Friday for a six-month run. more »»

Pope stokes flames ahead of US trip even as he ends problems

May 1, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — When Pope Francis visits the United States this fall, he can expect the same rock-star adulation that greets him wherever he goes. more »»

Pakistanis see double standard in drone strikes

May 1, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — People in Pakistan who live under the threat of U.S. drone strikes see a double standard at work in Washington. more »»

Pakistani PM praises army for defeating Waziristan militants

May 1, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Friday praised the country's armed forces for defeating militants in the North Waziristan tribal area, which was once considered the main base for th... more »»

 
 
 

 

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