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  • Indonesia informs drug convicts of execution

    Indonesia said Saturday it had officially notified eight foreign drug convicts that they will be executed, prompting an appeal from United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon to spare the prisoners and suspend the death penalty. A Frenchman also on death row for drug-related crimes was granted a temporary…

    AFP38 mins ago
  • Democrats counter Obama on trade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the Democratic Party's most vocal opponents of strengthening President Barack Obama's hand in trade deals are taking issue with his recent criticism and are calling on him to make public the draft text of a still incomplete deal with 11 other Pacific rim nations.

    Associated Press39 mins ago
  • Inter beats Roma 2-1 with late strike; AC Milan loses

    ROME (AP) — Mauro Icardi scored in added time as Inter Milan beat visiting Roma 2-1 in Serie A on Saturday to signal a late charge for a spot in Europe.

    Associated Press59 mins ago
  • Italian navy rescues 274 from migrant ship off Libyan coast

    AUGUSTA, Sicily (AP) — Italian authorities say they have rescued 274 migrants from a migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, while more than 300 rescued a day earlier arrived in a port in Sicily.

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  • Migrant rescue mission must extend closer to Libya: Amnesty International

    By Gabriele Pileri CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) - European efforts to save the lives of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean must involve search and rescue operations near the shores of Libya, Amnesty International said on Saturday as hundreds more people arrived in Italy from North Africa. The…

    Reuters
  • For desperate migrants, shipwrecks a risk worth taking

    Syrian refugee Fares al-Bashawat knows his two daughters may drown trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. His wife and two other daughters already reached Italy by boat, days after a shipwreck killed hundreds of other migrants. Bashawat, who says he was shot and tortured in Syria before the…

    AFP
  • Late Fernandinho strike sends Man City second

    Fernandinho volleyed in an emphatic 89th-minute winner as Manchester City edged FA Cup finalists Aston Villa 3-2 on Saturday to reclaim second place in the Premier League table. A calamitous miskick by Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan allowed Sergio Aguero to put City ahead in the third minute and…

    AFP
  • Europe's police crack massive horsemeat trafficking ring

    Police from seven European countries detained 26 people in a crackdown on a horsemeat trafficking ring two years after a tainted meat scandal that rocked the continent, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said Saturday. The operation involved officers and the judiciary in France, Belgium, Germany,…

    AFP
  • Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising

    ROME (AP) — Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies near the end of World War II.

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  • Russian bikers begin run despite Polish entry ban

    MOSCOW (AP) — Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group on Saturday began their run commemorating the Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Poland's announcement that it would refuse to let them into the country.

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  • Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Greece's European creditors sought to douse talk that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the euro and expressed hope Saturday that recent criticism may prompt the country to push ahead with an economic reform plan needed to unlock rescue loans.

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  • Europe pushes Greece in bogged down debt talks

    European ministers heaped pressure on Greece to speed up negotiations to unblock critically needed bailout funds and avert a dangerous default, showing frustration after months of bogged down talks. The eurozone's 19 finance ministers ended a meeting in Riga without a breakthrough to unlock 7.2…

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  • Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

    The leaders of France and Russia joined ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, a hugely emotional event that remains a diplomatic minefield. During a commemoration at a hilltop memorial in the Armenian capital Yerevan, French President…

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  • Young calls for rousing finish from Man United

    Ashley Young says Manchester United will aim to secure second spot in the Premier League with five "cup final" displays in their remaining fixtures. United are a point behind second-placed Arsenal, who have played one match fewer, but Young is confident Louis van Gaal's third placed side can…

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  • Arsenal aim to redraw lines of Chelsea rivalry

    Chelsea's trip to Arsenal this Sunday is being billed as a Premier League title decider, but in reality it is likely to have more of a bearing on next season. With 11 wins and two defeats since the turn of the year, Arsenal have amassed more points per game in 2015 than any other team in Europe's…

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  • Europe migrant military mission faces rough seas ahead

    The Mediterranean's worst migrant shipwreck has spurred the EU to plan a military mission against people smugglers, but it will be hard to implement and risks reinforcing the image of an uncaring "Fortress Europe". After more than 700 people drowned in last weekend's tragedy off the Libyan coast,…

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  • Former Polish foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Auschwitz prisoner and member of Poland's underground World War II resistance who helped save Jews and later served twice as the country's foreign minister, died Friday in Warsaw. He was 93.

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