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  • Stocks little changed utilities slump offsets energy gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were little changed in afternoon trading Tuesday as a slump in utilities offset a gain in energy stocks.

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  • Libya blocks UN action on EU migrant plan

    Libya's ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that his government is refusing to give its consent for UN action aimed at endorsing Europe's military plan to fight migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean. Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told AFP that as long as European governments were…

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  • Dick O'Regan, longtime AP reporter and executive, dies at 95

    BERLIN (AP) — Richard A. "Dick" O'Regan, who covered some of the biggest stories of the Cold War in a 39-year career as a reporter and executive for The Associated Press, has died. He was 95.

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  • Morocco arrests, expels 2 French topless activists

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities on Tuesday arrested and then expelled two French activists for appearing topless at a historic site in the capital protesting the treatment of gays.

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  • Palestinian NGO denies Hamas ties, threatens Israel with lawsuit

    By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The British-based Palestinian Return Center on Tuesday threatened Israel's U.N. mission with legal action after the Jewish state accused it of having ties to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, an allegation the group said was false. The Israeli…

    Reuters
  • Ukraine group meets, without apparent progress

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Negotiators seeking a resolution of Ukraine's conflict have ended their latest session without obvious progress.

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  • Ukraine talks postponed as Kiev blames Russian 'sabotage'

    Kiev on Tuesday accused Moscow of sabotaging Ukraine crisis talks, after a meeting in Minsk aimed at resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine was postponed. Officials from Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mediator group decided to postpone the…

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  • French arms exports in 2014 'best in 15 years'

    French arms exports rose 18 percent in 2014, according to a defence ministry report published Tuesday, the country's best export performance for 15 years. France sold 8.2 billion euros ($9.1 billion) of weapons last year, mainly due to clinching five "large" contracts (defined as more than 200…

    AFP
  • French police clear migrant camps in Paris, Calais

    French authorities Tuesday cleared hundreds of migrants from two camps, one under a subway bridge in Paris and the other in the northern port of Calais. The raids on the grotty, makeshift settlements come as European countries debate what to do about the tens of thousands of migrants crossing the…

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  • Germany's Kohl doing well after operations, his office says

    Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has been in hospital since early May recovering from hip replacement surgery and a further operation but is doing well and hopes to begin rehabilitation soon, his office said on Tuesday. Kohl's office issued a statement on his health following reports that the…

    Reuters
  • Greece submits draft bailout plan, creditors say not enough

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece submitted a proposal for an agreement with its bailout lenders, the country's prime minister said Tuesday, in the hope of getting desperately needed rescue money — but its creditors were quick to respond that much work remained to be done.

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  • Greece casts shadow as ECB gauges strength of recovery

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — More and more, Europe's economy is showing signs of life. Now if only this Greek thing would clear up.

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  • Major maritime disasters in the past five years

    The Chinese cruise ship that capsized Tuesday on the Yangtze river with 458 people on board is the latest disaster to hit the maritime transport and leisure sector in recent years. Here are other major cases of cruise ships, ferries and migrant vessels capsizing in Africa, Asia and Europe since…

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  • Juventus hoping 'extra-terrestrial' Messi returns to earth

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — An alien. An extra-terrestrial. The god of football.

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  • Paris police evacuate hundreds of migrants from tent camp

    PARIS (AP) — Paris police evacuated hundreds of migrants Tuesday from a makeshift tent camp near a major train station and tourist area, then bulldozed their leftover debris from a patch of pavement that had become a symbol of Europe's migrant crisis.

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  • Migration threatens European civilisation: Hungary PM

    Mass migration threatens European civilisation, Hungary's controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday. "Today mass migration is taking place around the globe that could change the face of Europe's civilisation. If that happens, that is irreversible," Orban said at a conference in…

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  • AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    LONDON (AP) — Europe struggled with a surge of migrants last week, with thousands coming in through smugglers' boats across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya or hiding in trucks to get around the continent.

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