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Puerto Rico Governor Declares Island Will Miss Debt Deadline
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:41:00 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's governor says the island's government will not pay most of $470 million in debt payments due by Monday. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla says negotiators for the U.S. territory's government have failed to reach a last ...

Blast kills 2 officers near police headquarters in Turkey
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:25:00 GMT(CNN)A car bomb in front of a police headquarters in southeastern Turkey killed two officers and left 22 people injured Sunday, the country's semiofficial Anadolu news agency reported. The explosion struck at 9.20 a.m. Sunday morning in front of the local ...

Dilma Rousseff, Facing Impeachment in Brazil, Has Alienated Many Allies
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:37:00 GMTBRASÍLIA — They were idealists, united in the struggle against Brazil’s military dictators. As democracy flourished, so did their careers. One of them, Paulo Ziulkoski, became the leader of an association of Brazilian cities. The other, Dilma Rousseff ...

Port call refusal could signal more trouble in the South China Sea
Sun, 01 May 2016 15:58:00 GMTIn this April 15, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter reviews troops at Camp Aguinaldo in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Carter is visiting the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis sailing in the South China Sea.

Tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh; ISIS claims responsibility
Sun, 01 May 2016 16:41:00 GMT(CNN)A Hindu tailor was hacked to death in Bangladesh on Saturday, the latest victim in a series of similar attacks in this South Asian nation. Police said Nikhil Joarder was inside his tailoring shop in the central Bangladeshi district of Tangail when at ...

Former Soviet dissident sees struggling tree as symbolic of US-Russian relations
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:06:00 GMTIts leaves are brittle and brown, but the birch tree, recently planted in a small Moscow park as a hopeful symbol of enduring friendship between Russia and the United States, will grow green and strong again if Edward Lozansky is to realize his lifelong ...

Kerry urges Assad regime to quit bombing contested Aleppo
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:06:00 GMTSecretary of State John Kerry urged Syrian government forces Saturday to stop bombarding the city of Aleppo as it moves in to retake it. Kerry said the priority was “a durable, nationwide cessation.” The UN envoy for Syria and the lead opposition ...

Iraqi PM orders arrests of protesters, as suicide car bombs kill dozens
Sun, 01 May 2016 13:58:00 GMTSupporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-sadr carry the Iraqi national flag and march toward the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad on April 26, 2016. Thousands of al-Sadr supporters gathered in a protest calling on Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi ...

Triple-Amputee Photographer Giles Duley Calls Injury a 'Blessing'
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:43:00 GMTMAFRAQ, Jordan — Photographer and triple amputee Giles Duley calls his injuries "a blessing." The Londoner was working in central Afghanistan when he stepped on a landmine and lost both legs and an arm five years ago. He has endured more than 30 ...

Protesters in Iraq, bombings raise questions about country's stability
Sun, 01 May 2016 15:02:00 GMTSupporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr cool themselves in a fountain inside the Green Zone in Baghdad on May 1, 2016. (Photo: Ali Abbas, European Pressphoto Agency) Iraq experienced one of its roughest weekends in recent memory, when protesters ...

British Companies Avoid Taking Sides in the Debate Over an E.U. Exit
Sun, 01 May 2016 16:07:00 GMTLONDON — Steven Woolfe, a British member of the European Parliament, concedes that he should have checked his facts before setting off a social media campaign against one of Britain’s leading supermarket chains. But when Mr. Woolfe, who wants Britain ...

Collapse of Syrian cease-fire a reprieve for Islamic State
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:18:00 GMTWashington — The fraying of the two-month-old cessation of hostilities in Syria has meant a return of the aerial and heavy-weaponry attacks on civilians that have made the five-year-old civil war so deadly. Yet as devastating as the collapsing cease-fire ...

Radical Iraqi Cleric Attempts To Overthrow Government
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:52:00 GMTFollowers of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr overran the Iraqi parliament building Saturday in an apparent attempt to disrupt and overthrow the government led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The Sadr movement, also known as the Sadr Trend, stormed the so ...

Historic ivory burn covers the sky in smoke and ash
Sun, 01 May 2016 16:36:00 GMTNairobi National Park, Kenya (CNN)Twelve ivory towers burned in Kenya on Saturday, sending thick plumes of ash and smoke over Nairobi National Park as elephant and rhino tusks smoldered. A rainy Saturday afternoon brought together heads of state from ...

Rallies Continue Against Deporting Victor Diaz
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:56:00 GMTAdvocates from across Vermont have been rallying for more than a week against the potential deportation of one of their leaders and friend. In honor of International Workers Day (May 1), hundreds rallied again in Montpelier Sunday. They are showing support ...

Bernie Sanders Vows Contested Convention, Makes Case for Superdelegate Flips
Sun, 01 May 2016 16:14:00 GMTBernie Sanders on Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of his bid for the White House by vowing that the Democratic convention will be "contested," despite Hillary Clinton's wide lead in pledged and overall delegates. "Is is virtually impossible for ...

Baghdad Teetering on Edge as Iraq Plunges Into Political Chaos
Sun, 01 May 2016 16:49:00 GMTBaghdad teetered on the edge of political chaos Sunday. The city is in a state of emergency, protesters have occupied parts of the once-secure International Zone (IZ), lawmakers have run away and the military is on high alert. Early Sunday protesters led ...

Mother, Daughter Lost in New Zealand Wilderness Were 'Scared to Death'
Sun, 01 May 2016 08:20:00 GMTWhen Carolyn Lloyd and her daughter from North Carolina disappeared while hiking in New Zealand, Lloyd had to summon her survival instincts when her daughter started to "suffer and die slowly" during their days in the wilderness. "She was fading on me ...

Trade unions hold rallies to mark May Day; clashes
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:56:00 GMTTrade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events: Fearing France's worker protections are under threat, hundreds of angry youths on the sidelines of a May Day labor rally ...



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