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Ukraine marks 1944 deportation of Crimea’s Tatars

Crimean Tatars shout slogans during the mourning rally dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean peoples from the peninsula in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Several hundreds have come out in Ukraine’s Kiev to commemorate the 1944...
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Report: 18 detained in Turkish mine disaster probe

Riot police use water cannons and teargas to disperse people who were protesting the Soma mine accident that killed 301 miners, in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said Saturday that crews had found more bodies overnight,...

18 detained in Turkish mine disaster probe

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish news report says 18 people, including company executives, have been detained as part of an investigation into the Turkish mining disaster that killed 301 people. Turkey’s Dogan news agency says prosecutors are questioning five of those...

Bosnia floods create new land-mine risk in Balkans

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Record-high floods and landslides have swept away people, homes and roads in the Balkans over the past week, but in Bosnia another deadly menace is hiding in the flood rubble: land mines. Authorities have spent two decades trying to...
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Swiss cast ballots on world’s highest minimum wage

In this picture taken May 1, 2014, supporters of the Trade Union Federation, UNIA, demand on placards a monthly minimum wage in Basel, Switzerland. In a nation of mostly haves and have-mores, Swiss voters head to the polls Sunday, May 18, 2014, to decide on a tr...
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Record Balkan floods lead to Bosnia landslides

Serbian police officers carry a man from a military helicopter during flood evacuation from Obrenovac, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) southwest of Belgrade Serbia, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Record flooding in the Balkans leaves at least 20 people dead in Serbia and Bosnia and is...
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France’s far right on the rise ahead of EU vote

Julien Sanchez, newly elected National Front party (FN) mayor of Beaucaire, right, and Louis Aliot, the National Front party local candidate for the European elections are pictured in Beaucaire, southern France, Wednesday May 14, 2014. Newly-installed far-right mayors in...

Israeli premier distances self from Abbas meeting

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister is distancing himself from a closed-door meeting that took place last week between Israel’s chief peace negotiator and the Palestinian president. An Israeli official said Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
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Egypt: Homemade bomb hits el-Sissi rally, 4 hurt

Egyptians walk past a banner with a portrait of Egyptian Presidential hopeful Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at a market in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 17, 2014. El-Sissi faces leftist Hamdeen Sabahi, who has the support of youth groups who led the 2011 uprising against autocrat Hosni...

Pyongyang building collapse leaves many casualties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties that could mean hundreds might...