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May 26, 2015 - 10:43am
1 day 20 hours ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, now a United Nations special education envoy, says Syrian refugees have overwhelmed Lebanese public schools, which need more global support.

Brown said Tuesday that Lebanon has made tremendous efforts, enrolling 106,000 Syrian children by introducing double shifts in more than 150 public schools.

Still, Lebanese Education Minister Elias Bou Saab says more than 400,000 Syrian children need...

May 26, 2015 - 9:57am
2 days 29 min ago

PARIS (AP) — EU officials are welcoming a French-German push for closer cooperation among the countries that use the euro, while British Prime Minister David Cameron's office says that won't derail his mission to reduce EU involvement in national affairs.

A spokesman for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Margaritis Schinas, said Tuesday that the Franco-German idea is "key" to efforts to strengthen the eurozone. Newspaper Le Monde reported that France and...

May 26, 2015 - 9:55am
1 day 21 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — Music lovers have the chance to own a strand of history.

Auctioneer Sotheby's is selling a lock of hair from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, resting in a gilt locket.

Taking composers' hair as keepsakes was common in the 18th and 19th centuries.

After Mozart died in 1791, aged 35, his widow gave the hair to the mother of German composer Karl Anschutz. It was acquired by the late British composer Arthur...

May 26, 2015 - 9:48am
1 day 15 hours ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will seek to shift the migration burden away from Italy and Greece by relocating 40,000 asylum seekers to other EU countries, according to a draft document seen by The Associated Press.

The relocation proposal, to be unveiled by the EU's executive Commission on Wednesday, would see new Syrian and Eritrean asylum seekers shared among 23 of the 28 member countries over the next two years. Britain, Denmark and Ireland will not take part....

May 26, 2015 - 9:38am
2 days 2 hours ago

MADRID (AP) — Spain's ruling and main opposition parties are preparing for negotiations with anti-establishment newcomer parties in bids to form regional and local power-sharing alliances, while Poland's governing party is assessing how to reconnect with voters who ousted the president.

The moves Tuesday came two days after both countries held elections.

Many voters in the two nations were turned off with established parties that brushed off key...

May 26, 2015 - 9:07am
2 days 2 hours ago

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judicial official says authorities are investigating the killing of a university student by police.

The official, who insisted on anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters, said Tuesday that a Cairo prosecutor summoned police officers to question them over last week's killing of engineering student Islam Ateto.

The Interior Ministry says Ateto was wanted in connection with the assassination of a police...

May 26, 2015 - 9:02am
2 days 2 hours ago

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president says the crisis in Macedonia could be a setback for the Balkan region's efforts to add new members to the European Union.

President Bujar Nishani told regional leaders meeting in Tirana that the Macedonia crisis showed the "fragility of stability in the region."

Macedonia is grappling with a political crisis triggered by wiretapping allegations against the government, while tension has been stoked by a...

May 26, 2015 - 8:59am
2 days 3 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has cancelled another session in the trial of a 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp guard due to the former SS sergeant's poor health, and has scheduled new dates through the end of November to accommodate shorter hearings.

The Lueneburg state court said Tuesday that Oskar Groening's trial needed to be extended in order to hear all the evidence while limiting the sessions to three hours at a time. Judges canceled Wednesday's session after...

May 26, 2015 - 8:49am
2 days 3 hours ago

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — More than 750 people have died in southern India since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country.

Officials said Tuesday that the southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana have been hit the hardest.

More than 550 people have died from the unrelenting heat in Andhra Pradesh since May 13, state Deputy Chief Minister Nimmakayala Chinna Rajappa said.

A top state official...

May 26, 2015 - 8:42am
1 day 13 hours ago

CAIRO (AP) — A spokesman for Libya's internationally recognized government says gunmen tried to assassinate the prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk.

Arish Said, head of the government's media department, said that Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni's motorcade was attacked and one of his guards was lightly wounded Tuesday but that there were no fatalities.

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