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New parties shake Spain's political system in local vote

New parties shake Spain's political system in local vote

MADRID (AP) — Voters punished Spain's mainstream political parties in local elections Sunday as many people switched their allegiance to new p…

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

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

CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama t…

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Hezbollah vows to expand involvement in Syria's civil war

Hezbollah vows to expand involvement in Syria's civil war

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Sunday that the region is facing "unprecedented danger" from extremist groups an…

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

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

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.

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Nigerian cellphone provider needs fuel to prevent shut-down

Nigerian cellphone provider needs fuel to prevent shut-down

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's leading cellphone provider said Sunday it urgently needs diesel to prevent shutting down services countrywide …

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Ethiopians vote, ruling party expected to keep grip on power

Ethiopians vote, ruling party expected to keep grip on power

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians voted Sunday in national and regional elections in which the ruling party is expected to maintain its …

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

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

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The captors of a former Pakistani prime minister's son demanded the release of several al-Qaida prisoners in exchange …

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Official: Syrian army preparing for counterattack on IS

Official: Syrian army preparing for counterattack on IS

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian army is deploying troops in areas near the ancient town of Palmyra in apparent preparation for a counteratta…

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Dutch prime minister thanks American liberators

MARGRATEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid tribute Sunday at a Memorial Day ceremony to U.S. troops who fought and die…

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Iraqi lawmaker slams US criticism of Iraqi military

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi lawmaker says U.S. military commanders are pointing fingers for their own failure to properly support the Iraqi milita…

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Thousands attend funeral of killed Burundi opposition figure

Thousands attend funeral of killed Burundi opposition figure

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

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

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

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

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170 kids on their own among migrants to arrive in Indonesia

170 kids on their own among migrants to arrive in Indonesia

KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) — It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migran…

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Russians celebrate the saints who gave them their alphabet

Russians celebrate the saints who gave them their alphabet

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russians have filled Red Square to join the patriarch of Russia's Orthodox Church in celebrating Slavic literature …

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

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

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.

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Jailed Venezuelan leader starts hunger strike, urges protest

Jailed Venezuelan leader starts hunger strike, urges protest

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

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Negotiator: Iran agrees 'managed access' to military sites

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has agreed to grant United Nations inspectors "managed access" to military sites as part of a future deal over its co…

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Mali: Rebels capture army soldiers after fighting in north

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Separatist rebels in northern Mali said they are holding 19 soldiers from the national army following recent fighting, fur…

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Saudi king vows to punish those behind IS-claimed attack

Saudi king vows to punish those behind IS-claimed attack

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's king on Sunday vowed to punish those responsible for a rare suicide bombing that killed 21 people a…

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