• Thousands in Germany protest against Europe-U.S. trade deal

    By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labor and environmental standards. Opposition to the Transatlantic…

  • Putin says ready to work with United States: TV

    Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview. In his comments to the state-run Rossiya channel, Putin appeared to soften his anti-American rhetoric after being…

  • Iraqi forces retake most of Baiji refinery from Islamic State

    Iraqi forces retook most of the country's largest refinery from Islamic State on Saturday, officials said, reversing gains by the militants who seized parts of the sprawling complex in northern Iraq this week. A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said troops had recaptured…

  • Another PG&E pipeline explosion: What did it learn from the 2010 explosion?

    A Friday afternoon pipeline explosion at the Fresno County Sheriff gun range left 11 people injured and caused a massive traffic jam on the nearby state Highway 99, according to the Associated Press. The pipeline is owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Co (PG&E) and may prompt new questions about…

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  • Texas embraces handgun 'open-carry': What took 'em so long?

    Despite its reputation as a conservative bulwark, Texas has long acted more like California or New York when it comes to aversion to guns in public. Mr. Abbott’s expected signature will make Texas the 45th  state to allow open-carry of handguns in public spaces, a fact that polls suggest is…

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  • One man's last wish, 'Don't vote for Hillary Clinton.' Will it matter?

    Larry Darrell Upright died this week. "In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children .... Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. We promise not to vote for Hillary," one mourner wrote. A CNN poll released Monday shows…

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  • Huckabee for president? Why 2016 won't be like 2008

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he will announce in May whether or not he will launch a presidential bid. Regardless, Huckabee said he will only run if he feels his campaign finances are sufficient to be a serious contender. “I don't want to jump in a pool that doesn't have any water in it.

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  • Israel's Netanyahu says sanctions should remain on Iran

    JERUSALEM (AP) — As the international community moves to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran, Israel's prime minister says crippling sanctions should be maintained against the Islamic Republic until the country ends its regional "aggression."

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  • Bombings kill 12 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings in and north of Baghdad on Saturday killed 12 people, including a soldier and his entire family, said Iraqi officials.

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  • Runaway Serie A leader Juventus beats 2nd-place Lazio 2-0

    MILAN (AP) — Runaway leader Juventus took another important step towards the Serie A title as it eased to a 2-0 win over second-place Lazio on Saturday.

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  • Pastore scores twice as PSG wins 3-1 at Nice to go top

    PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain showed it can cope with injuries and without top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic as it won 3-1 at Nice on Saturday to pressure Lyon in the close-fought French title race.

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  • Chelsea easing to EPL title; Arsenal back in FA Cup final

    LONDON (AP) — While rarely ruthless, Chelsea is easing to the English Premier League title. With a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday, Chelsea surged 10 points clear of Arsenal.

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  • Messi scores 400th goal for Barcelona in 2-0 win vs Valencia

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi set up Luis Suarez's first-minute opener then notched his 400th goal for Barcelona in stoppage time to give the Spanish league leaders a hard-fought 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday.

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  • Top Asian News at 9:00 p.m. GMT

    FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country's president blamed on the Islamic State group. The accusation by President Ashraf Ghani,…

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  • Hazard sends Chelsea 10 points clear by clinching United win

    LONDON (AP) — Eden Hazard propelled Chelsea closer to its first English Premier League title in five years on Saturday by clinching a 1-0 victory over Manchester United that established a 10-point lead.

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  • Madrid's Bale & Modric hurt 4 days before Atletico CL derby

    MADRID (AP) — Gareth Bale and Luka Modric left Real Madrid's match against Malaga with leg injuries on Saturday, four days before their Champions League second-leg quarterfinal against Atletico Madrid.

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  • Call for Mali peace deal to be signed next month

    International mediators in the Mali conflict on Saturday invited all parties to sign a peace and reconciliation agreement at a ceremony on May 15 in Bamako, a statement said. Mediators meeting in Algiers to review progress on the accord, "invite and encourage all political-military movements... to…