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UN officials didn't follow up on sex abuse claims for months

May 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. more »»

Americans find ways to visit Cuba despite tourism ban

May 26, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — "Is travel to Cuba for tourist activities permitted? No." That's what the U.S. Treasury Department website says. more »»

Stunning 36 percent rise in US visits to Cuba since January

May 26, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The thaw in relations between the U.S. more »»

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

May 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. more »»

Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves

May 26, 2015

WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities say a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage... more »»

What does Ireland vote say about US debate on gay marriage?

May 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Ireland's national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. more »»

Burkina Faso exhumes graves for answers about Sankara death

May 25, 2015

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Nearly 30 years after President Thomas Sankara was killed in a coup as he strived to make his West African country an egalitarian one, his purported grave is bein... more »»

Thousands flock to mass funeral for Saudi attack victims

May 25, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of mourners poured into the streets of eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday to attend a mass funeral for victims of last week's suicide bombing... more »»

Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege

May 25, 2015

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a... more »»

Independent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexico

May 25, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. more »»

Biden reassures Iraqi prime minister of US support

May 25, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has reassured Iraq's government of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group in a telephone call to Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. more »»

Spain leader blames austerity, scandals for election result

May 25, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister acknowledged Monday he was disappointed with his party's showing in local elections, which he attributed largely to austerity measures his government was... more »»

Ireland's first gay marriage possible by July, minister says

May 25, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage. more »»

Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote

May 25, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday. more »»

Russia plans to use prison labor for 2018 World Cup

May 25, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup. more »»

Tornado kills 10 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna

May 25, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tornado raged through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna early Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying homes and upending cars and other vehicles. more »»

New parties to play key role after Spanish local elections

May 25, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Two new parties have carved out a kingmaker role in many Spanish cities and regions following local elections that dealt a serious blow to the governing conservative Popular Party. more »»

Anti-eviction campaigner promises change in Barcelona

May 25, 2015

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Leading Spanish social activist Ada Colau said Monday the fight against evictions, poverty and corruption will be her priority as new mayor of the country's second city,... more »»

Turkey, US to provide air protection to Syrian rebels

May 25, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and the U.S. more »»

Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet

May 25, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashio. more »»

 
 

 

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