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April 23, 2015 - 1:30pm
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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The head of U.N. operations in Yemen says a resumption of peace talks is "inevitable" and that he expects behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts to bring results in the coming weeks despite continued fighting in the country.

Paolo Lembo, the U.N's resident coordinator in Yemen, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he expects to see "a conference that will bring most of the parties to the table."

He says all sides "are aware...

April 23, 2015 - 1:29pm
3 days 4 hours ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's chief says there is a sizeable Russian military buildup on the border with Ukraine which he said would enable pro-Moscow separatists to launch a new offensive with little warning.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that Russia has substantially stepped up supplies to the rebels, as well as providing them with advanced training and equipment like drones, despite a cease-fire.

Stoltenberg says the reported...

April 23, 2015 - 1:08pm
3 days 4 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — British authorities say they are charging a 14-year-old boy with terrorism offenses in connection with an alleged plot to attack a war memorial ceremony in Australia.

The Crown Prosecution Service says the boy, who has not been named, allegedly incited another person to carry out an attack at a Veterans' Day parade in Australia with the aim of killing or causing serious injury to people.

The boy is also alleged to have incited someone...

April 23, 2015 - 12:20pm
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BERLIN (AP) — The German government has acknowledged shortcomings at the country's foreign intelligence agency following reports that it may have helped the United States spy on Europeans.

Der Spiegel reported on its website Thursday that the Federal Intelligence Agency for years monitored telecoms traffic related to European arms companies and French authorities at the behest of the U.S. National Security Agency.

The magazine reports the problem was...

April 23, 2015 - 11:19am
3 days 4 hours ago

NIAKHAR, Senegal (AP) — Some sea voyages took Senegalese fisherman Samba Ngom away for up to three weeks at a time, but eventually he began dreaming of going further, to a place where he could make more money in a month than most compatriots make in a year.

He and his brother Diam, who was also involved in the fishing industry, set off in separate overloaded wooden boats bound for Spain. On the seventh day, Samba arrived in Spain. On the 10th day, the phone rang: Diam...

April 23, 2015 - 11:04am
3 days 4 hours ago

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have found the body of a migrant who apparently drowned during floods as he tried to illegally enter the country from Turkey.

The unidentified young man's body was found Thursday near the banks of the Evros River on Greece's northeastern border with Turkey. Police believe he died about a month ago.

The number of people — mostly Syrian war refugees but also migrants from many Middle Eastern and...

April 23, 2015 - 10:54am
3 days 4 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — Transportation experts say car-congested cities could become a thing of the past, provided people are prepared to ride-share with a robot driver.

A study published Thursday by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development suggests that widespread use of "taxibots" could cut by 90 percent the number of cars needed to perform the same number of journeys per day.

Researchers used data from Lisbon, Portugal, to...

April 23, 2015 - 10:53am
3 days 4 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — Nicole Kidman is returning to the London stage in a play about the woman who helped unlock the secrets of DNA.

Kidman will star in Anna Ziegler's "Photograph 51," a play about Rosalind Franklin, a British scientist who helped discover DNA's distinctive double-helix structure.

The play will be directed by Michael Grandage, who also directs Kidman in the forthcoming film "Genius."

Producers announced Thursday that the...

April 23, 2015 - 10:48am
3 days 4 hours ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's leaders have guardedly accepted words of regret from FBI boss James Comey over remarks that seemed to equal Poland's role in the Holocaust with that of Germany.

The remarks last week sparked protests and demands for an apology from Poland's leaders, who stressed that Poland was the victim, not the perpetrator of World War II.

Comey met Wednesday with Poland's ambassador to Washington, Ryszard Schnepf, to express regret...

April 23, 2015 - 10:45am
3 days 4 hours ago

MADRID (AP) — Greenpeace says fuel oil possibly from a sunken Russian fishing boat has washed up on the southern coast of one of the Spain's Canary Islands.

The environmental group said Thursday the fuel reached Veneguera beach on Gran Canaria island, a top European vacation spot.

The Development Ministry said Wednesday a 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) long slick was spotted off Veneguera but it was not certain if it came from the boat. It said vessels were...

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