• Greece wants EU/IMF deal but impasse could bring referendum: deputy PM

    Greece aims for a deal with its creditors over a reforms package but will not retreat from its red lines, the country's deputy prime minister told the Sunday newspaper To Vima, not ruling out a referendum or early polls if talks reach an impasse. Athens is stuck in negotiations with its euro zone…

  • South Korea police clash with protesters over ferry disaster

    By James Pearson and Sohee Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police clashed with thousands of protesters, blocking their way to the presidential palace, where they hoped to demand a more vigorous government response to a ferry disaster that claimed more than 300 lives a year ago. About 13,000…

  • 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…

  • 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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  • Stella Artois Helps to Solve Global Water Crisis

    1 in 9 women lack access to clean water. By partnering with, Stella Artois brings it to those in need.

  • 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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  • Top Asian News at 7:30 a.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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  • Afghan president starts Iran visit

    Afghanistan's president arrived in Tehran Sunday on his first trip to Iran since taking office, with security questions likely to dominate talks after the Islamic State group claimed a massive suicide bombing. The attack in the eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people Saturday and wounded more…

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  • Northern Cypriots vote for new leader to oversee peace talks

    By Simon Bahceli NICOSIA (Reuters) - Voters in breakaway northern Cyprus went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new leader whose main task will be to represent them in peace talks expected to resume on the ethnically divided island next month. Opinion polls put conservative incumbent Dervis…

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  • Tunisia seeks to save tourist season after museum massacre

    Still smarting from a jihadist attack that killed 21 foreign tourists last month, Tunisia is hoping to save the summer season with new security measures and an ad campaign touting its safety as a destination, but industry leaders are glum. Tourism, which accounts for 7.0 percent of the country's…

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  • Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriots are electing a new leader for the breakaway north of Cyprus in an unpredictable contest as talks to reunify the ethnically split island are expected to resume next month.

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  • Kim Sei-Young tops Park in playoff for LPGA LOTTE win

    Kim Sei Young chipped in for par to force a playoff then holed a shot for eagle to beat Park In-Bee in the LPGA LOTTE Championship. She was joined there by world number three Park, who posted a one-under 71 in the final round.

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  • UN investigation finds corruption in Afghan police oversight division

    By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - A United Nations sponsored report has found that Afghanistan government officials who headed oversight of the police suppressed complaints of corruption against the force and has recommended their dismissal, according to a copy of the document…

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  • Matthysse wins majority decision against Provodnikov

    VERONA, N.Y. (AP) — Lucas Matthysse won a majority decision against Ruslan Provodnikov in a 12-round super lightweight bout Saturday night.

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  • Iran Guard rejects inspection of military sites

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard says inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers.

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