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  • India must keep rights promises: lobby group

    AFP – 1 hr 23 mins ago  

    Indian policemen beat protesting teachers during a strike in...

    NEW DELHI (AFP) – Human Rights Watch on Monday urged India to live up to its legal and moral commitments after becoming a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

  • UN nuclear agency eyes Syria over noncooperation

    AP – 1 hr 24 mins ago  

    VIENNA – Syria’s refusal to cooperate with U.N. inspectors on its alleged nuclear program is expected to dominate discussions as members of International Atomic Energy open a weeklong meeting.

  • Ban Ki-moon to launch re-election campaign

    AFP – 1 hr 29 mins ago  

    Ban Ki-moon's bid for a second term at the helm of the United...

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Ban Ki-moon’s bid for a second term at the helm of the United Nations is expected to become official Monday when he formally announces his desire to stay on as secretary general, diplomats said.

  • UN chief virtually certain to get second term

    AP – Sun Jun 5, 10:17 pm ET  

    In this Sept. 14, 2010 photo, United Nations Secretary-General...

    UNITED NATIONS – The worst kept secret at the United Nations is that Ban Ki-moon wants a second term as secretary-general and will almost certainly get it, possibly this month.

  • Pope denounces ‘disintegration’ of Europe families

    AP – Sun Jun 5, 5:49 pm ET  

    Pope Benedict XVI, aboard his popemobile, waves at faithful gathering...

    ZAGREB, Croatia – Pope Benedict XVI wrapped up his visit to Croatia on Sunday by denouncing the “disintegration” of family life in Europe and calling for couples to make a commitment to marry and have children, not just live together.

  • Conservative leader close to 3rd term in Macedonia

    AP – Sun Jun 5, 5:21 pm ET  

    Macedonia's Conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski talks...

    SKOPJE, Macedonia – Macedonia’s conservative coalition government was on the verge of victory in Sunday’s early general elections, according to preliminary results.

  • E. coli outbreak blamed on German veggie sprouts

    AP – Sun Jun 5, 4:27 pm ET  

    HAMBURG, Germany – The terrifying E. coli outbreak in Europe appears to have been caused by vegetable sprouts grown in Germany, an agriculture official Sunday as the toll climbed to at least 22 dead and more than 2,200 sickened.

  • Germany says beansprouts may be behind E.coli

    Reuters – Sun Jun 5, 3:58 pm ET  

    A patient, infected with EHEC, lies in his bed in an isolation...

    HAMBURG (Reuters) – German-grown beansprouts could be the source of the deadly E.coli outbreak that has killed 22 people, made more than 2,200 ill and led Russia to bar EU fruit and vegetable imports, officials said on Sunday.

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    AP – Sun Jun 5, 3:03 pm ET  

    LISBON, Portugal – Projection: Portugal’s Social Democrats unseat Socialist govt in landslide election win.

  • Macedonia vote ends peacefully after bitter campaign

    Reuters – Sun Jun 5, 2:22 pm ET  

    An Albanian man casts his vote at a polling station in Skopje...

    SKOPJE (Reuters) – Macedonians voted peacefully in a parliamentary election Sunday amid accusations of fraud and intimidation that could threaten the country’s efforts to join the European Union.

  • Eyeing EU, NATO, Macedonia votes in snap polls

    AFP – Sun Jun 5, 1:37 pm ET  

    An ethnic Albanian woman casts her ballot at a polling station...

    SKOPJE (AFP) – Macedonians came out in droves to vote in snap polls Sunday hoping to push their leaders to focus on overcoming the economic crisis and solve the name-row with Greece that is blocking EU entry.

  • Portugal votes for new govt, fears more austerity

    AP – Sun Jun 5, 12:12 pm ET  

    An elderly lady casts his ballot in Portugal's general elections...

    LISBON, Portugal – Portuguese voters were choosing a new government Sunday, one that will be forced to impose grinding austerity measures as part of a euro78 billion ($114 billion) bailout deal expected to pitch the country into a two-year recession.

  • Portuguese centre-right beats Socialists in vote

    Reuters – Sun Jun 5, 7:20 pm ET  

    LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s center-right Social Democrats (PSD) scored a convincing win over the Socialists in an election on Sunday, punishing the outgoing government for a 78 billion euro bailout that will bring deep austerity.

  • Top UK academics form new university

    AP – Sun Jun 5, 11:18 am ET  

    FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2009 file photo, British biologist and...

    LONDON – A group of prominent British academics said Sunday they are starting a private liberal arts university in London to rival the country’s elite institutions in Oxford and Cambridge.

  • Spain’s king leaves hospital after knee operation

    AP – Sun Jun 5, 10:56 am ET  

    Spain's King Juan Carlos walks on crutches before leaving a hospital...

    MADRID – Spain’s King Juan Carlos left a hospital Sunday, two days after successfully undergoing knee replacement surgery.

  • Obama calls Merkel’s life story ‘an inspiration’

    AP – Sun Jun 5, 10:07 am ET  

    President Barack Obama walks to the Oval Office of the White...

    BERLIN – President Barack Obama has praised Chancellor Angela Merkel as “a good friend and one of my closest global partners” before the German leader’s trip to the U.S. next week.

  • Royals shine at Derby though queen’s horse loses

    AP – Sun Jun 5, 7:01 am ET  

    Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, left, and Prince Harry...

    LONDON – Britain’s royal family is doing better on the fashion front than in their sporting endeavors.

  • Portugal opposition wins election after bailout: exit polls

    AFP – Sun Jun 5, 6:13 pm ET  

    Outgoing Prime Minister and Secretary General of the Portuguese...

    LISBON (AFP) – Portugal’s Social Democrats defeated the ruling Socialists in an early election Sunday and will be able to form a majority in parliament with a smaller conservative party to implement a 78 billion euro bailout programme

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