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Portuguese nurses to stage walkout over pay, conditions

June 1, 2015

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese nurses have announced a 48-hour strike this week over pay and conditions that is expected to cause widespread disruption to the country's national health service. more »»

Suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 41 from security forces

June 1, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Three Islamic State suicide bombers targeted a police base in Iraq's western Anbar province with explosives-laden Humvees on Monday, killing at least 41 police and Shiite... more »»

5 die in eastern Ukraine despite cease-fire

June 1, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — At least two civilians and three Ukrainian troops have been killed in eastern Ukraine despite the ongoing cease-fire, officials on both sides of the conflict said Monday. more »»

Solar Impulse plane lands in Japan to wait out bad weather

June 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel made an unscheduled landing late Monday in Japan to wait out bad weather. more »»

Paris auction of Hopi artifacts decried in US stirs protest

June 1, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Security guards removed two silent protesters wearing face paint from a Paris auction hall Monday amid criticism over the sale of Hopi artifacts that tribal leaders and U.. more »»

Solar Impulse plane lands in Japan due to bad weather

June 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel has made an unscheduled landing in Japan to wait out bad weather. more »»

Nigeria torture victim to be free after decade on death row

June 1, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A man condemned to hang when he was 16 because of confessions extracted under torture has been pardoned after 10 years on death row, Nigerian and international human rights... more »»

German foreign minister visits Gaza

June 1, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Germany's foreign minister paid a rare visit to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Monday, calling on Israel to ease a blockade on the territory and urging Hamas to make... more »»

Birkin sets auction record for handbags, sold for $222,000

June 1, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — Christie's said Monday that a Hermes designer handbag smashed a world auction record in Hong Kong. more »»

Not eternal: Paris removes 'love locks' from famed bridge

June 1, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Lovers in Paris, beware: City authorities are taking down thousands of padlocks affixed to the famed Pont des Arts bridge. more »»

Kerry's surgeon to accompany him to US for leg treatment

June 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry's orthopedic surgeon will accompany him on the flight from Geneva to the United States for treatment of Kerry's broken leg, the State Department... more »»

German politician casts doubt on UK timetable for EU change

June 1, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A prominent German lawmaker has cast doubt on British Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to fundamentally change the European Union, arguing that a two-year timetable is too short... more »»

Back to the salt mine: Prince William's paternity leave ends

June 1, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Princess Charlotte's father is returning to work after nearly a month of unpaid paternity leav. more »»

Italian premier's party claims victory in 5 of 7 regions

June 1, 2015

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party claimed victory Monday in five of seven regions that voted for new leaders, but the real winner was the anti-Europe and once-regional... more »»

Pakistan agog as arrested top model leaves catwalk for court

June 1, 2015

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's top model Ayaan Ali, whose pale gray eyes have stared out of innumerable ads in this Muslim country, now only struts before the cameras coming to and from... more »»

More than 680 in South Korea isolated over MERS virus fears

June 1, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More than 680 people in South Korea are isolated after having contact with patients infected with a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East, health... more »»

New Godzilla video game steers clear of nuclear references

June 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Godzillas galore, including last year's Hollywood version, stomp on buildings, thrashing about and breathing fire, in a video game going on sale globally mid-July. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

June 1, 2015

The human jawbone was found near unmarked graves in the jungles of northern Malaysia. more »»

Australian opposition party proposes gay marriage law

June 1, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's political opposition hopes to harness momentum from the Irish gay marriage referendum after it proposed a law Monday that would recognize same-sex marriages... more »»

Japanese PM Abe apologizes for heckling opposition lawmaker

June 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliamentary session opened Monday with an unusual apology from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his hecklin. more »»

 
 

 

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