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April 28, 2015 - 7:27am
34 min 36 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — A man has gone on trial in London accused of murdering a U.S. soldier with a roadside bomb in Iraq.

Anis Abid Sardar, a 38-year-old British citizen, is accused of making bombs in Syria that were planted on the western outskirts of Baghdad in 2007. Prosecutors say one killed Sgt. First Class Randy Johnson of 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment when it hit his armored vehicle.

Sardar was arrested last year after his fingerprints were found on...

April 28, 2015 - 7:23am
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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says that talks with creditors to keep Greece from going bankrupt "are being made more productive and efficient" as the country faces a growing cash crunch.

EU Commission spokeswoman Annika Breidthardt said Tuesday that the pace of talks "have intensified" since a weekend meeting of eurozone finance minister, where Greek minister Yanis Varoufakis came under intense pressure from his colleagues.

She refused to...

April 28, 2015 - 7:15am
34 min 36 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — An Auschwitz survivor who lost 49 family members in the Holocaust says the fact that a 93-year-old former guard at the death camp is on trial is more important than any punishment.

Eva Pusztai-Fahidi, who lost relatives including her parents and sister, told the Lueneburg state court Tuesday that seeing former SS Sgt. Oskar Groening in court is "a kind of satisfaction," the dpa news agency reported.

The 89-year-old says she could never...

April 28, 2015 - 7:03am
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MADRID (AP) — A Spanish investigative magistrate has opened a probe into possible money laundering at Banco de Madrid SA, a unit of Andorra's Banca Privada d'Andorra accused by the U.S. of helping groups from China, Russia and Venezuela launder money.

The National Court said Tuesday that Judge Fernando Andreu had opened an investigation into the bank and its seven directors following a complaint by a client that said the bank made itself available for clients to launder...

April 28, 2015 - 7:02am
34 min 36 sec ago

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a Pakistani private guard has shot and killed himself in front of the U.S. Consulate in the eastern city of Lahore.

Senior police officer Safdar Raza Kazmi said the guard shot himself with his own gun during business hours Tuesday at the consulate.

Kazmi said Shah was transported to a hospital, where he told officers before his death that he shot himself because of his "uneasy relations with his family."...

April 28, 2015 - 6:34am
34 min 36 sec ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 52 people have been killed in a massive landslide in a remote part of northeastern Badakhshan province.

Shah Waliullah Adeeb, the provincial governor, says the landslide happened in Khawhan district, near the border with Tajikistan, early on Tuesday.

He says the area is extremely isolated, around 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the provincial capital, Faizabad.

Adeeb says...

April 28, 2015 - 6:15am
34 min 36 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency has postponed the docking of a cargo ship with the International Space Station because of problems with the unmanned spacecraft.

The Progress M-27M was launched Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and was scheduled to dock six hours later.

But Roscosmos said Mission Control was having trouble getting data from the spacecraft and decided to postpone the docking until Thursday.

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April 28, 2015 - 6:11am
34 min 36 sec ago

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot government official says the country's president, Nicos Anastasiades, will hold his first meeting with new Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci this week.

Government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides says the two men spoke on the telephone Tuesday and agreed to meet Saturday, less than a week after Akinci's election win.

Christodoulides said the venue has yet to be determined.

He said the two men...

April 28, 2015 - 5:58am
34 min 36 sec ago

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland police say a small bomb has detonated outside a probation office on a residential street in Londonderry, injuring nobody, and the city's leaders have accused IRA die-hards of recklessly endangering the lives of families living nearby.

The blast at Crawford Square damaged the unoccupied three-story office building after dark Monday. No group claimed responsibility, but police and politicians blamed Irish Republican...

April 28, 2015 - 5:54am
34 min 36 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Federal Statistical Office says it expects the country's population to shrink by a tenth or even more by 2060 as deaths outpace births.

The office forecast Tuesday that the population of Europe's leading economic power, which stood at 80.8 million in 2013, will grow for the next five to seven years and then start dropping. It said that, in 2060, the figure likely will stand at between 67.6 and 73.1 million — depending on how many new immigrants...

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