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Spain's PM Rajoy to testify July 26 in corruption trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:10am

Spain's National Court has called Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to appear as a witness in the trial of some 40 people involved in an alleged kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped finance his ruling Popular Party.

South Indian court orders 4 week stay on cow slaughter rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:10am

A court in southern India has ordered a four-week stay on the government's decision to ban the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter.

Merkel hosts Indian leader Modi, looks to broaden world ties

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:04am

The leaders of Germany and India heaped mutual praise upon each other Tuesday — each referring to the other as a "reliable partner" in a notable contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel's recent public doubts about Germany's ties with the United States.

UK police: Tiger that killed zookeeper has not been killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:00am

British police say a tiger that killed a female zookeeper has not been destroyed.

UN report shows hundreds of Central African Republic abuses

Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:53am

A sweeping new United Nations report identifies hundreds of human rights violations in Central African Republic since 2003 that may amount to war crimes, including massacres, gang rapes and entire villages burned to the ground.

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Juan Zamorano and Kathia Martinez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:53am

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83.

Norwegian troops complete NATO deployment in Lithuania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:50am

Lithuanian defense officials say the arrival of 200 troops and 60 combat vehicles from Norway has completed a multinational NATO unit of more than 1,000 soldiers in the Baltic nation neighboring Russia.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:42am

The death of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has brought a muted response from opposition figures. Aurelio Barria, who led the Civil Crusade (Cruzada Civilista) opposition movement, says Noriega's death "ends a period that we should try not to forget so it is not repeated in Panama." Noriega died Monday at age 83.

Japan urges China to do more to pressure North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:40am

Japan has urged China to do more to influence North Korea to help pressure the country to stop its nuclear and missile development.

UN aid chief in Yemen warns of cholera rise without more aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:30am

A senior United Nations official says treatable diseases like cholera could ravage Yemen this year without an increase in aid and an end to the two-year-old civil war.

Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 31

Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:14am

A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad and a rush hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.

Thai police arrest British journalist for possessing armor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:02am

Thai police arrested a British journalist at a Bangkok airport on Tuesday and charged him with arms possession for attempting to carry protective gear onto a flight to war-torn Iraq.

Albania authorities stop sale of a bear cub on the internet

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:00am

Albanian environment officials say they have stopped the sale of a 3-month-old bear cub on the internet.

Myanmar soldiers accused in deaths of minority men in north

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:00am

Police in northern Myanmar say they are investigating the deaths of three ethnic Kachin men whose bodies were found in a shallow grave after locals said they were detained by government soldiers.

Manchester Victoria rail station reopens after suicide blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:51am

The railway station next to Manchester Arena reopened Tuesday, more than a week after an attacker detonated a bomb in a crowd leaving a concert, killing 22 and injuring dozens.

Romanian air traffic controllers stage 4-hour strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:41am

Romanian air traffic controllers staged a four-hour strike on Tuesday to demand better working conditions, leading to some cancellations and delays.

S. Korea's new leader orders probe of US missile launchers

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:41am

Calling it a "very shocking" incident, South Korea's new president on Tuesday demanded an investigation into why his office wasn't told by defense officials about the arrival of several additional launchers for a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to cope with North Korea's nuclear threat.

Bangladesh storm kills 3, destroys hundreds of homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:32am

A tropical storm lashed southern Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing at least three people and destroying thousands of poorly built homes in some remote islands in the Bay of Bengal, officials said.

Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue doused with paint _ again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:20am

Danish officials on Tuesday hosed down Copenhagen's famed Little Mermaid after the statue was found doused with red paint.