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Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified

May 23, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified by Roman Catholic officials Saturday in an emotional ceremony elevating the once-controversial cleric to the ranks of the... 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 »»

Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

May 23, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers... more »»

Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum

May 23, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe while the U.S. 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 »»

Ireland backs legalizing gay marriage by a landslide

May 23, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters backed legalizing gay marriage by a landslide, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunning result that illustrates the rapid social change taking place in this... 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 »»

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 »»

AP Interview: Top UN official says Europe must open borders

May 23, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Borders must be "open to Syrians everywhere," including in Europe, to help ease the logistical burden of Middle Eastern countries that have absorbed close to 4... 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 »»

Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

May 23, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be... 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 »»

Fierce gun battle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory

May 23, 2015

ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42... more »»

Year-old Thai coup imposes superficial calm but little else

May 23, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. more »»

UN envoy: IS poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya

May 23, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Islamic State extremists can pose "a very serious threat" to divided Libya if rival governments there fail to reach a unity deal quickly, the United Nations envoy t... more »»

El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero

May 23, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds were expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and... more »»

 
 
 

 

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