• 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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  • Is Your Gas Cap on the Left or the Right?

    The Allstate Blog offers everyday peace of mind through tips and education about safety, preparedness, maintenance and more.

  • 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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  • Andrzej Fonfara knocks down Chavez Jr., wins after 9 rounds

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Andrzej Fonfara knocked down Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the ninth round and won after the bell Saturday night when the referee stopped it.

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  • Top Asian News at 4:00 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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  • Egypt's Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict

    Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power. He also faces the death penalty in two other trials, including one in which he is accused of…

  • Rockhold stakes claim as top UFC middleweight contender

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Luke Rockhold staked his claim in New Jersey as the top middleweight contender in UFC.

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  • Ricky and Jordan Taylor win IMSA race at Long Beach

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor won the Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach on Sunday for their first victory of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.

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  • Nine gang members killed in army operation in El Salvador

    By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - At least nine members of the gang Barrio 18 were killed in El Salvador on Saturday in a confrontation with the army, which has taken on a larger role in fighting violence in the poor Central American nation. Prosecutors said the killings occurred in…

  • Northern Cypriots vote for new president to oversee peace talks

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

  • U.S., China top dumping of electronic waste; little recycled

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The United States and China contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014 and less than a sixth ended up recycled worldwide, a U.N. study said on Sunday. Overall, 41.8 million tonnes of "e-waste" --…

  • US seeking to allay Gulf fears amid regional chaos

    With conflicts raging across the Middle East, the US is seeking to reassure its Gulf allies that it has a regional strategy which will be bolstered, not shredded, by any Iran nuclear deal. The US administration appears increasingly caught in a game of whack-a-mole as it confronts a series of…