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Job cuts stoke Argentine protest

updated: 05/01/2016 4:08 a.m. Discuss

Thousands of people from Argentina's strongest unions poured into the streets Friday to protest high inflation and job cuts in the biggest demonstrations against President Mauricio Macri since he took office in December.

Better-educated migrants gain edge in Germany

updated: 05/01/2016 4:05 a.m. Discuss

Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. Orhan Sahin arrived from Turkey more than three decades ago, but still feels like a foreigner and speaks in broken German.

Nepal quake relief moving slowly

posted: 05/01/2016 4 a.m. Discuss

As the anniversary of Nepal's devastating earthquake came and went last week, Tilakmananda Bajracharya peered up at the mountainside temple his family has tended for 13 generations, wondering how long it would remain upright.

U.N.: U.S. didn't provoke N. Korea

updated: 05/01/2016 3:58 a.m. Discuss

The U.S.-led United Nations Command on Saturday dismissed as unsubstantiated accusations from North Korea that U.S. troops at a border village tried to provoke its front-line troops with "disgusting acts."

Serbians elect comics -- no joke

posted: 05/01/2016 3:31 a.m. Discuss

A young man poses as a sleazy, bejeweled politician in a white suit, sitting atop a white horse surrounded by hordes of bodyguards while promising jobs and prosperity to the voters.

The world in brief

updated: 05/01/2016 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Kenya probes building collapse; 12 die NAIROBI, Kenya -- A building that collapsed amid heavy rains in Nairobi, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 134, did not have an occupancy permit, officials said Saturday as they ordered its owner to turn himself in.

In the news

updated: 05/01/2016 3:06 a.m. Discuss

King Carl XVI Gustaf, Sweden's monarch of 43 years, was joined by his family and royal guests from around the world as he celebrated his 70th birthday with a military parade that featured the army band playing ABBA's "Dancing Queen" and ended at Stockholm City Hall.

20 in Egypt get life for storming prison

posted: 05/01/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 people to life in prison for storming a prison in the Suez Canal city of Port Said in January 2013.

Study: Looking older linked to DNA

posted: 05/01/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Looking older than one’s age now may be blamed on DNA, a study found.

Foes blast away in Syria city

updated: 04/30/2016 4:46 a.m. Discuss

DAMASCUS, Syria -- The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods.

Europe's pulse up, economy logs gain

updated: 04/30/2016 4:44 a.m. Discuss

By one measure, the economic crisis that has long ravaged Europe is finally over.

U.S. cites Afghan attack blunders

updated: 04/30/2016 4:38 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Human error, violations of combat rules and equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."

Malnutrition looms for ISIS-held Fallujah

updated: 04/30/2016 4:36 a.m. Discuss

BAGHDAD -- Medical officials say malnutrition in the besieged Islamic State-held city of Fallujah is on the rise and vital medical supplies are running out.

24 missing at site of garbage collapse

posted: 04/30/2016 4:36 a.m. Discuss

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala City authorities say that 24 people are listed as missing two days after a slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people.

EU chief notes ‘tough times’ as Euroskeptics gain steam

posted: 04/30/2016 4:34 a.m. Discuss

VIENNA — Even before an anti-European Union party won strong support in Austria, the union’s top official acknowledged that the 28-nation bloc was in trouble.

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