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  • Congo to allow some foreign adoptions despite ban
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 9:48 am
    An official says Congo will next week allow the first foreign adoptions to be completed since a ban was implemented in late 2013.
  • Bomb blast hits Nigerian city, after rocket grenades kill 13
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 9:45 am
    A bomb exploded Saturday afternoon near Maiduguri's main market, after the city was attacked before dawn by Islamic extremists by rocket-propelled grenades that killed at least 13 people, said residents.
  • US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 9:36 am
    A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties against Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections.
  • AP Interview: France warns climate change threatens security
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 9:20 am
    France's influential Environment Minister Segolene Royal says climate change threatens global security -- adopting an unusually hawkish stance as she heads to the U.S. to push for a global deal on reducing emissions.
  • Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 9:01 am
    A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but it occurred well beneath the earth's surface and did not trigger a tsunami warning. Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and there were no reports of major damage.
  • EU protests Russian blacklist of European politicians
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 8:53 am
    The European Union is protesting a Russian list banning entry for nearly 90 European politicians.
  • Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 8:53 am
    Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in a town held by the Islamic State group, activists said.
  • Czechs remember ethnic Germans who died in postwar expulsion
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 8:40 am
    In a rare gesture of reconciliation, hundreds of Czechs have participated in a 20-mile walk to remember some 1,700 ethnic Germans who died 70 years ago during their expulsion from the Czech city of Brno.
  • Gay-rights activists clash with foes in Moscow, 15 detained
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 7:57 am
    Police in the Russian capital have detained 15 people after a clash broke out between gay-rights advocates and opponents.
  • Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,000 people
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 7:32 am
    Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday helped eased a weekslong summer heat wave that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives.
  • French conservatives get new name _ and it seems familiar
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 7:32 am
    Meet France's new conservatives, same as the old conservatives -- but with a different name.
  • Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 7:16 am
    Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine's troubled Odessa region.
  • Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 7:00 am
    The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."
  • Spain: Scuffles during protest against leftist Podemos party
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 6:53 am
    Scuffles have broken out during a small demonstration against the radical leftist Podemos (We Can) party in Madrid six days after local elections boosted its power base in several of Spain's regions.
  • Impasse over China's island-building shows no sign of easing
    Associated Press | May 30, 2015 6:53 am
    China vigorously defended its South China Sea land reclamation projects in the face of persistent criticism from U.S. leaders at an international security summit Saturday as the standoff in the Asia-Pacific region shows few signs of abating.