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Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale

May 24, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or. more »»

Polish election exit polls to be delayed due to voter death

May 24, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials say that exit polls in Sunday's presidential race are being delayed by 90 minutes and won't be announced until 10:30 p.m. local time (2030 GMT, 4:30 p.m. more »»

Exit polls: New Spain parties get big support in local vote

May 24, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Exit polls in Spain's local elections indicate that new parties have won strong support as voters turn their back on the country's traditional political heavyweight. more »»

Gay couples awake to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas

May 24, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads. more »»

Nigerian cellphone provider needs fuel to prevent shut-down

May 24, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's leading cellphone provider said Sunday it urgently needs diesel to prevent shutting down services countrywide — the latest business hit by a months-long fuel crisi... more »»

Ex-Pakistani PM: Son's kidnappers want militants released

May 24, 2015

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The captors of a former Pakistani prime minister's son demanded the release of several al-Qaida prisoners in exchange for his release, the former premier said Sunday. more »»

Poles vote in cliffhanger presidential election runoff

May 24, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles voted Sunday in the final round of a cliffhanger presidential election race between the conservative incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski and an even more conservative... more »»

Dutch prime minister thanks American liberators

May 24, 2015

MARGRATEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid tribute Sunday at a Memorial Day ceremony to U.S. more »»

Official: Syrian army preparing for counterattack on IS

May 24, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian army is deploying troops in areas near the ancient town of Palmyra in apparent preparation for a counterattack to retake it from the Islamic State group, an... more »»

Local elections in Spain test upstart parties' voter appeal

May 24, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Spaniards were voting Sunday in local elections that could see two upstart parties end nearly four decades of dominance by the ruling conservative Popular Party and its rival, the... more »»

Iraqi lawmaker slams US criticism of Iraqi military

May 24, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi lawmaker says U.S. military commanders are pointing fingers for their own failure to properly support the Iraqi military in the fight against the Islamic State group. more »»

Thousands attend funeral of killed Burundi opposition figure

May 24, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Thousands of people in Burundi's capital on Sunday attended the funeral of an opposition leader killed in a drive-by shooting. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Safe on land, migrants eager to phone home

May 24, 2015

LANGSA, Indonesia (AP) — The Asian migrants and asylum seekers wanted to go to Malaysia, where family, friends and, in some cases, menial jobs awaited them. more »»

170 kids on their own among migrants to arrive in Indonesia

May 24, 2015

KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) — It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in... more »»

Irish gays wake up to whole new world: When's the wedding?

May 24, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's gay citizens woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn — some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.

Many weren't rising too earl. more »»

Jailed Venezuelan leader starts hunger strike, urges protest

May 24, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has begun a hunger strike and is calling for a mass anti-government protest next weekend. more »»

Negotiator: Iran agrees 'managed access' to military sites

May 24, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has agreed to grant United Nations inspectors "managed access" to military sites as part of a future deal over its contested nuclear program, a negotiator said Sunday,... more »»

Cannes fans eager to know: Who will get coveted Palme d'Or?

May 24, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have the Cannes Film Festival on pins and needles, too. more »»

Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

May 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand... more »»

Ethiopians vote in 1st election without former strongman

May 24, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians started voting Sunday in national and regional elections in which the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power. more »»

 
 
 

 

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