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May 5, 2015 - 12:15pm
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VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats say that the next round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will take place next week in Vienna.

The two diplomats say the talks will be held among political directors, the highest level below a meeting of foreign ministers. They say the round is tentatively scheduled to start next Tuesday and end Friday.

The U.S. and five other nations are aiming for a deal by June 30 that puts long-term curbs on Iranian...

May 5, 2015 - 12:05pm
1 hour 25 min ago

DUBLIN (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland say a former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings was shot to death at close range this morning on a street near his home in Belfast.

Jock Davison was a Belfast IRA commander in 2005 when he allegedly ordered IRA comrades to attack a man at a Belfast pub following an exchange of insults. Robert McCartney was fatally stabbed. The attack happened in front of dozens of...

May 5, 2015 - 11:57am
1 hour 25 min ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scrambling to get his governing coalition together ahead of a deadline Wednesday.

Netanyahu has had a tough time striking deals with potential partners to form a majority coalition in the 120-seat parliament. If he fails by the end of the day Wednesday, President Reuven Rivlin will task someone else with the job.

Netanyahu hit a snag Monday when a key ally, Foreign Minister Avigdor...

May 5, 2015 - 11:38am
1 hour 25 min ago

BANGUI, Central Africa Republic (AP) — The United Nations says that armed groups in Central African Republic have agreed to release any children they are holding and not to recruit child soldiers.

U.N. Children's Agency representative Mohamed Malick Fall said Tuesday that this is a major step forward though challenges remain, including rehabilitation for the children when they are released.

UNICEF said between 6,000 and 10,000 children have been...

May 5, 2015 - 10:44am
1 hour 25 min ago

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's opposition leader has accused the country's prime minister of attempting to cover up the 2011 death of a 22-year-old beaten by police during postelection celebrations.

Social Democrat head Zoran Zaev released a dozen audio recordings Tuesday in which people purported to be Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, the country's intelligence chief, its interior minister and other officials discuss how to cover up the death of Martin Neskoski....

May 5, 2015 - 10:39am
1 hour 25 min ago

MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister says the country's economy is on the road to recovery and warns voters they shouldn't take risks when choosing elected leaders in ballots this year.

Mariano Rajoy is defending the record of his conservative Popular Party government amid the emergence of grass-roots movements that are challenging the established parties, including the main opposition Socialists, for power.

Spain reeled from the global financial...

May 5, 2015 - 10:33am
1 hour 25 min ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's pro-Kurdish party has filed a complaint with the high electoral board accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of breaching rules that require him to be impartial.

The People's Democratic Party, or HDP, asked the board on Tuesday to issue a warning to Erdogan and to ensure that he remains neutral in the run-up to Turkey's June 7 elections.

Erdogan headed the ruling AKP party until his election as president in August. He...

May 5, 2015 - 10:20am
1 hour 25 min ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The top boss of the Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, says he is pressing ahead with a global expansion that includes pursuing additional U.S. routes despite opposition from rivals that accuse the carrier of receiving unfair subsidies.

Emirates Chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum told The Associated Press on Tuesday that several American cities have asked Emirates to launch routes connecting them with its ever-...

May 5, 2015 - 10:17am
1 hour 25 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Kensington Palace to meet three-day-old Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

The daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate is the queen's great-granddaughter. The latest addition to the royal family is now fourth in line for the throne after Prince Charles, William and her older brother, 21-month-old Prince George.

Her middle name was chosen to honor the queen and her third name pays tribute to the...

May 5, 2015 - 9:48am
1 hour 25 min ago

PARIS (AP) — French authorities are investigating claims that a southern town tracks how many Muslim children attend its schools, which would be illegal and run counter to France's secular view of itself.

The claims by the extreme right mayor of Beziers drew attention at the highest levels, reflecting heightened tensions around religion following the terrorist attacks in January.

The prime minister called Tuesday for swift action. Interior Minister...

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