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  • F1 boss Ecclestone goes on trial in bribery case

    MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to 10 years if he is convicted. The trial could spell the end of the 83-year-old Ecclestone's career running F1, which he turned into a billion dollar...

  • Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

    TOKYO (AP) — Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer. The Shinto shrine in Tokyo honors 2.5 million war dead, including 14 convicted war criminals. China and South Korea...

  • Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming. Obama arrived in Tokyo Wednesday night on an official state visit. He was headed straight for a private dinner with Japanese...

  • Emirates says another family targeted in London

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State media in the United Arab Emirates say a family from the Gulf federation has been targeted by armed men who forced their way into the family's London apartment, weeks after a similar attack in the British capital. The official WAM news agency on...

  • In India's vote, Hindu holy city is battleground

    VARANASI, India (AP) — For tens of millions of Hindus, Varanasi is a place of pilgrimage. Crowded with ancient temples and shrines, its streets jammed with believers and tourists, this city on the banks of the holy Ganges River is where the devout believe they attain instant salvation. But in...

  • Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's parliament speaker says a lawmaker has announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election — the first to field his bid for the top post in a vote called despite the country's relentless civil war. President Bashar Assad has suggested he would seek...

  • Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early Tuesday. Simon Ostrovsky, a journalist for Vice News, has been covering the crisis in Ukraine for weeks and was reporting about...

  • Greece reaches milestone, opens way for assistance

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says Greece has reached a major financial milestone that was required if it were to be granted more debt relief. European Commission spokesman Simon O'Connor said Wednesday that Greece's government revenues last year exceeded expenditure when interest...

  • In North Carolina Senate debate, Republican candidates vie to prove electability

    DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The top four Republican candidates for Senate in North Carolina diverged only moderately on policy when they met onstage for a televised debate Tuesday. But there was profound disagreement among them over who could best represent the party, and prove most electable, against...

  • China says quality of its groundwater has worsened

    BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 60 percent of the groundwater at sites monitored throughout China is of poor or extremely poor quality, with excessive amounts of pollutants, according to an annual report by the Ministry of Land and Resources. Tests at 4,778 monitoring sites across China showed a slight...

  • Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from...

  • Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Business activity in Europe has risen to its highest level in three years as a once-shaky economic recovery gains speed. The Markit survey of purchasing managers, a closely watched gauge of business activity, climbed to 54.0 in April from 53.1 in March. That's the...

  • EU says Greece reached milestone in improving its finances, opens way for more debt relief

    BRUSSELS (AP) — EU says Greece reached milestone in improving its finances, opens way for more debt relief.

  • Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian police officer was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday while another officer died in a raid on a militant hideout in the country's second-largest city, officials said. The deaths came amid...

  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Unidentified material that has washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane, authorities said Wednesday. Police secured the material, which washed ashore 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of Augusta in Western...



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