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August 28, 2016 - 9:47am
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MADRID (AP) — The conservative Popular Party in Spain has signed a deal with the smaller, business-friendly Ciudadanos that could help avoid a possible third round of elections and end the country's eight-month political deadlock.

The deal, signed Sunday, is a package of 150 reforms proposed by Ciudadanos, which will allow 32 of its lawmakers to vote for acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at a parliamentary session on Aug. 31.

With Ciudadanos'...

August 28, 2016 - 9:34am
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A state burial in Poland has been held for two World War II heroes who fought the Germans but were later killed by the communists for their pro-independence activity.

The relatives of the 17-year-old Home Army nurse and a 42-year-old officer attended the ceremonies Sunday along with Polish government officials. The burials took place in Gdansk, in the north, where the two were captured in 1946, tortured and executed on Aug. 28, 1946. Their bodies...

August 28, 2016 - 9:28am
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MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan's government has issued an unusual statement announcing the hospitalization of President Islam Karimov, who has ruled the former Soviet republic in Central Asia for more than 25 years.

Sunday's statement gives no details about the nature of the illness, saying only that specialists are giving the 78-year-old president a full medical examination and subsequent treatment will require "a certain amount of time."

Karimov, who...

August 28, 2016 - 9:27am
4 min 31 sec ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency is saying the country's judiciary has confirmed the brief detention of a member of Iran's negotiation team with world powers on suspicion of "infiltration."

Earlier on Wednesday, hard-line news outlets said authorities detained a dual Iranian-Canadian national, Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani, who was a member of a parallel team working on lifting economic sanctions under one of the main negotiators for last year's landmark...

August 28, 2016 - 9:23am
4 min 31 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a 26-year-old man has been detained after stabbing a picnicking couple in western Germany.

Oberhausen police say the suspect was overpowered by one of his victims, a 57-year-old man who was seriously injured in the late Saturday attack. The other victim, a 66-year-old woman, suffered life-threatening injuries.

Police spokesman Andreas Wilming-Weber said Sunday that one of the victims said the suspect had shouted "Allahu akbar...

August 28, 2016 - 9:21am
4 min 31 sec ago

TRBUSNICA, Serbia (AP) — Police from Serbia and the Serb mini-state in Bosnia have held a joint anti-terrorism drill that could add to simmering tensions in the Balkans stemming from the 1990s war.

The exercise, dubbed "Drina 2016," was held Sunday at the border between Serbia and Bosnia simulating an extremist attack and a bus hijacking. Several thousand people watched the drill.

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic says that the exercise has shown...

August 28, 2016 - 8:25am
4 min 32 sec ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Foreign Ministry said the government on Sunday formally requested that the Saudi ambassador in Baghdad be replaced after he claimed that Iranian-backed Shiite militias are plotting to assassinate him.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Jamal told The Associated Press that the government sent a formal request to Saudi Arabia to replace the kingdom's ambassador in Baghdad, Thamer al-Sabhan. Jamal said al-Sabhan's reported comments are untrue and harm...

August 28, 2016 - 8:10am
14 min 31 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — A major British highway linking London with key cross-Channel routes remains closed for a second day as safety officials remove rubble from a collapsed bridge and make sure the rest of it won't fall down as well.

The M20 highway running southeast of London has been closed since midday Saturday, when a westbound truck struck and partly destroyed a pedestrian bridge. A motorcyclist fell off his bike and was hospitalized with broken ribs, while the trucker was...

August 28, 2016 - 8:05am
14 min 31 sec ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A U.N. report says sub-Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent's efforts for economic growth.

The Africa Human Development Report 2016 launched Sunday by U.N. Development Program says deeply-rooted structural obstacles such as unequal distribution of resources and political power, combined with social institutions that sustain inequality are holding back African women, and the continent....

August 28, 2016 - 7:48am
14 min 31 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is bringing her Cabinet together at her rural retreat to plot Britain's first steps on leaving the European Union.

Officials at May's Downing Street office say May will oversee a daylong brainstorming session with Cabinet colleagues Wednesday at Chequers, the prime minister's 16th-century mansion 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of London.

May, a Eurosceptic who remained neutral during June's...

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