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  • Photographer gets 3-year prison term in L'Oreal heiress case
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 1:20 pm
    A French court has handed a famed photographer a three-year prison sentence on charges of swindling millions of euros from France's richest woman, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, by taking advantage of her weak mental state.
  • Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:44 pm
    In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.
  • Cameron begins tour of EU states to build support for reform
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:40 pm
    British Prime Minister David Cameron met with the leaders of the Netherlands and France on Thursday, as Cameron began a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that the U.K. needs to renegotiate its relationship with the European Union.
  • Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:36 pm
    The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests.
  • Syria's al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:36 pm
    Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has no plans to attack the West but warns of retaliation if U.S.-led airstrikes continue to target its fighters, the leader of the group said in an interview with an Arab TV station.
  • Russian opposition leader hospitalized after sudden illness
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:29 pm
    A Russian opposition leader is in intensive care in a Moscow hospital, and a lack of clarity about the cause of his sudden illness has raised fears of foul play.
  • 2 ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees to tie the knot in Uruguay
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:20 pm
    Two former Guantanamo Bay detainees are planning to tie the knot with women from their adopted home of Uruguay.
  • Lithuania wants NATO battalion as 'security guarantee'
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:13 pm
    Lithuania's foreign minister says his government wants a NATO battalion deployed permanently in the country as a "security guarantee" -- not a provocation against Russia which has stepped up military action in the Baltic states.
  • Top finance officials debate what's needed for global growth
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:00 pm
    Economic growth that's not as strong as everyone would like. Volatile markets. A potential financial blowup in Greece.
  • Tired feet? Not Her Majesty despite 8,000 party guests
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 11:57 am
    It was a stirring moment Thursday when the military band struck up "God Save the Queen" and Queen Elizabeth II appeared on the garden steps of Buckingham Palace next to her husband, Prince Philip.
  • After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 11:24 am
    Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after a public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook post.
  • Oxford University nominates 1st female vice-chancellor
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 11:24 am
    Oxford University has nominated its first female vice-chancellor in its history.
  • At 72, Brazilian stars celebrate half-century of friendship
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 11:09 am
    A university student by the name of Caetano Veloso struck up a conversation one day with a fellow student, a budding musician with a local TV gig. It was a chance encounter that helped change the face of Brazilian music and launched a friendship that has continued for more than half a century.
  • Burundi: Catholic bishops withdraw support for elections
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 11:08 am
    Catholic Church leaders said on Thursday they no longer support the Burundi government's decision to hold elections next month amid political unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term. The European Union also said it was suspending its election observer mission here.
  • Northern Ireland bakery owners to appeal 'gay cake' verdict
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 10:39 am
    The owners of a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting gay marriage said Thursday they would appeal their conviction for discrimination.