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  • Saudis pound arms depots in Yemen as bread, medicine run short

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - The humanitarian situation in Yemen has become catastrophic, the Red Cross said on Monday, as Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units for a second day, dashing hopes for a pause in fighting to let aid in. Residents said…

    Reuters47 mins ago
  • EU, Ukraine leaders meet as shelling worsens, one Ukrainian soldier killed

    By Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Top European Union officials met the Ukrainian leadership on Monday for talks on deepening trade links and efforts to bring peace to Ukraine, but worsening violence in the separatist-minded east clouded the summit. As Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met…

    Reuters44 mins ago
  • Greece moves to sideline Varoufakis after reform talks fiasco

    By Renee Maltezou and Deepa Babington ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, a move widely seen as an effort to relegate embattled Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to a less active role in negotiations. …

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  • Boyz II Men singer raises thousands for homeless Senate worker: Is it enough?

    The heartbreaking story of Charles Gladden, a Washington, D.C., resident who works as a custodian in the the Dirksen Senate Office by day and sleeps on the city streets at night, brought national attention to the plight of low-income workers. Mr. Gladden makes $11 an hour sweeping floors and…

    Christian Science Monitor24 mins ago
  • Facebook Safety Check helps users locate loved ones in Nepal

    As Nepal reels from the devastating effects of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit on Saturday, those with loved ones in the area are faced with the daunting challenge of ascertaining whether their friends and family are all right. The concept is simple: When a user logs on to Facebook, the site…

    Christian Science Monitor32 mins ago
  • Safe for whom? France considers legal safe houses for drug users

    Drug users in France may soon have so-called salles de shoot – complete with medical supervision – in which to get high. Earlier this month, the National Assembly, the lower house of France's parliament, passed a bill that legalizes drug consumption rooms.

    Christian Science Monitor35 mins ago
  • After 25 years, California officer meets rescued abandoned baby: How often are babies abandoned?

    Robin Barton was abandoned as a newborn in 1989. How do we, as a society, handle discarded and abandoned infants? A little over 25 years ago, Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna heard a noise coming from a garbage can. They named him Robin Barton, and raised the 4-pound, 2-oz.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Mylan rebuffs Teva again; calls bid low, insincere

    Generic drug company Mylan rejected for the second time Monday a $40.1 billion takeover offer from Israeli pharmaceutical power Teva, just days after Mylan's own bid for rival Perrigo was rebuffed. Mylan's board said Teva's unsolicited offer "grossly undervalues" the company and does not fit its…

    AFP17 mins ago
  • Uruguay urges ex-Guantanamo detainees to sign for housing

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's foreign minister says the government will provide private housing to six ex-Guantanamo detainees only if they sign paperwork agreeing to terms they have so far rejected.

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  • France probes migrant abuse claims linked to 2022 World Cup

    PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations that construction company Vinci gravely mistreated migrant workers in Qatar as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.

    Associated Press20 mins ago
  • UN: Israeli actions killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war.

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  • Senegal marks the end of the slave trade

    Senegal gathered diplomats representing nations across the world on Monday to commemorate the abolition of the slave trade at a ceremony in the capital Dakar. "The youth of today has the right to know the story of their ancestors who resisted slavery," city hall official Soham Wardini told guests…

    AFP21 mins ago
  • US stocks mixed at start of busy week for earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks traded mixed in the early afternoon Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for earnings news. European shares rallied on the hopes that Greece will strike a deal with its creditors to avert default after news it had reshuffled its negotiating team.

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • U.S. to discuss Yemen dispute with Iran on Monday, Kerry says

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The top diplomats from the United States and Iran will discuss the conflict in Yemen on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, as he urged "everybody do their part" to reduce violence and encourage negotiations. "Yemen's future should be decided by Yemenis ... not by…

    Reuters24 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 4:30 p.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the…

    Associated Press26 mins ago
  • Global effort to help Nepal earthquake victims intensifies

    LONDON (AP) — The desperate effort to save lives in earthquake-ravaged Nepal intensified Monday as aid flights arrived carrying emergency medical teams, search-and-rescue equipment and tarps for shelter.

    Associated Press27 mins ago
  • Togo president ahead in weekend vote: partial results

    Togo's incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe appeared set for a third term Monday after a weekend election, with partial results giving him a strong lead. The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) said Gnassingbe had won 62 percent of the vote, far ahead of his nearest rival Jean-Pierre…

    AFP28 mins ago
  • Bach promises help for Nepal after devastating earthquake

    NEW DELHI (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body will do everything possible to help sports in Nepal recover from the devastating earthquake in the Himalayan kingdom.

    Associated Press29 mins ago