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  • Biden reassures Iraqi prime minister of US support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq’s government on Monday of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for “the enormous sacrifice and…

  • Hundreds of taxi drivers march in Mexico against Uber

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City Monday chanting “Uber Out!” and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service. Some drove their pink-and-white cabs in ranks, snarling traffic along…

  • Fashion’s greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet

    CANNES, France (AP) — Cannes’ red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion. For 12 days, major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and…

  • Egyptian woman arrested over racy music video

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have arrested a woman who danced in a racy music video that went viral on the internet and referred her to misdemeanor court for “inciting debauchery.” The clip, a low-budget…

  • Burkina Faso exhumes graves for answers about Sankara death

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Nearly 30 years after President Thomas Sankara was killed in a coup as he strived to make his West African country an egalitarian one, his purported grave is being dug…

  • Mexico officials stand by account of deadly ranch shootout

    MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials stood by their account Monday of a shootout that killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal police officer last week, dismissing questions raised about the lopsided death toll. “There…

  • French Open Results

    Monday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $30.86 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men First Round Tomas Berdych (4), Czech Republic, def. Yoshihito Nishioka, Japan, 6-0, 7-5, 6-3. Fabio Fognini (28), Italy, def. Tatsuma…

  • Thousands flock to mass funeral for Saudi attack victims

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of mourners poured into the streets of eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday to attend a mass funeral for victims of last week’s suicide bombing attack at…

  • Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on…

  • Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It’s still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country’s official…

  • Independent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans’ disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it’s El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname. As mayor of a suburb of…

  • Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A United Nations-sponsored Yemeni peace conference that was to start Thursday in Geneva has been indefinitely postponed, officials said, as battles raged across the country. The talks were meant to end…

  • Elections in Suriname to decide gov’t for next 5 years

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse is betting that Monday general elections to choose the South American country’s next Parliament will keep him and his party in power for another five years. Most…

  • Spain leader blames austerity, scandals for election result

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister acknowledged Monday he was disappointed with his party’s showing in local elections, which he attributed largely to austerity measures his government was compelled to take during Europe’s recent debt…

  • Ireland’s first gay marriage possible by July, minister says

    DUBLIN (AP) — Some of Ireland’s gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage. Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald announced Monday that the bill to legalize gay marriage, following its…