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Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help

May 2, 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if... more »»

Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis, what it means for muni bonds

May 2, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. more »»

Israel to hold Palestinian journalist 4 months without trial

May 2, 2016

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's military on Monday ordered a well-known Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial, in so-called administrative detention. more »»

Austria registers spike in far right extremist crime

May 2, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's interior ministry says xenophobic and racist crimes committed by far right sympathizers have spiked by more than 50 percent in a year, with Muslims, Jews and other... more »»

Kosovo airport shuts after flight leaves runway on landing

May 2, 2016

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's main airport says it has temporarily shut down after a Turkish Airlines flight appeared to have overshot a runway while landing in rainy weather. more »»

Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades

May 2, 2016

HAVANA (AP) — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. more »»

Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union

May 2, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's journalists' union called for the dismissal of the interior minister and launched an open-ended sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, protesting the... more »»

Germany wants to extend border controls for another 6 months

May 2, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and some other EU countries are planning to ask the European Commission for an extension of border controls within the Schengen passport-free travel zone for another six... more »»

230 million-year-old dinosaur footprint found in north Spain

May 2, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Spain says a footprint of a dinosaur that roamed the area 230 million years ago has been found in northeastern Catalonia, and says it's the best preserved dinosaur print seen so far... more »»

Italy: Hague tribunal OKs marine's return from India for now

May 2, 2016

ROME (AP) — An international tribunal in The Hague has decided that an Italian marine being held in India in the shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates can return home for... more »»

Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43

May 2, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Demonstrators have gathered in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to mark the second anniversary of the street clashes that culminated in a fire that killed 43 people as they took shelter... more »»

Fiat Chrysler CEO sees future for Alfa Romeo in China

May 2, 2016

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said Monday that the automaker will try to reach full-employment in its Italian plants before the 2018 business plan goal and... more »»

Turkey and US-led coalition pound IS group in Syria

May 2, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish military said Monday that artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition have struck Islamic State positions in Syria and killed a total of 63 militants. more »»

Iran's atomic chief visits Prague to talk nuclear business

May 2, 2016

PRAGUE (AP) — With sanctions lifted, the head of Iran's nuclear program came to talk business with Czech leaders. more »»

Faulty breast implants: French court upholds 4-year sentence

May 2, 2016

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — A French appeals court on Monday upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women... more »»

Finnish broadcaster fights taxman demand for Panama Papers

May 2, 2016

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish broadcaster YLE won't provide documents related to the Panama Papers to the country's tax authority, which has demanded access to them in an apparent move to trace tax... more »»

Olafur Eliasson creates waterfall in Versailles palace show

May 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Artist Olafur Eliasson is vowing to turn visitors into explorers in his summer project at the palace of Versailles outside of Pari. more »»

Iran leader urges for nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula

May 2, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday appealed for a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons during a visit to Tehran by his South Korean counterpart, the official IRNA... more »»

Chinese police patrol in Italy to make tourists feel safer

May 2, 2016

ROME (AP) — Chinese policemen are in Italy to start patrols with Italian officers in Rome and Milan in a two-week experimen. more »»

French far right party punishes Jean-Marie Le Pen's allies

May 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Marine Le Pen's far right National Front has punished two leading party figures for attending a Paris rally led by her father. more »»

UK Labour Party suspends councilors in anti-Semitism dispute

May 2, 2016

LONDON (AP) — The anti-Semitism dispute bedeviling Britain's Labour Party ahead of an election Thursday has continued with the suspension of three city councilor. more »»



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