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Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis, what it means for muni bonds

May 2, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. more »»

 
 
 
Israel to hold Palestinian journalist 4 months without trial

May 2, 2016

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's military on Monday ordered a well-known Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial, in so-called administrative detention. more »»

Austria registers spike in far right extremist crime

May 2, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's interior ministry says xenophobic and racist crimes committed by far right sympathizers have spiked by more than 50 percent in a year, with Muslims, Jews and other... more »»

Kosovo airport shuts after flight leaves runway on landing

May 2, 2016

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's main airport says it has temporarily shut down after a Turkish Airlines flight appeared to have overshot a runway while landing in rainy weather. more »»

Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades

May 2, 2016

HAVANA (AP) — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. more »»

230 million-year-old dinosaur footprint found in north Spain

May 2, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Spain says a footprint of a dinosaur that roamed the area 230 million years ago has been found in northeastern Catalonia, and says it's the best preserved dinosaur print seen so far... more »»

Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43

May 2, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Demonstrators have gathered in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to mark the second anniversary of the street clashes that culminated in a fire that killed 43 people as they took shelter... more »»

Fiat Chrysler CEO sees future for Alfa Romeo in China

May 2, 2016

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said Monday that the automaker will try to reach full-employment in its Italian plants before the 2018 business plan goal and... more »»

Turkey and US-led coalition pound IS group in Syria

May 2, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish military said Monday that artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition have struck Islamic State positions in Syria and killed a total of 63 militants. more »»

Iran's atomic chief visits Prague to talk nuclear business

May 2, 2016

PRAGUE (AP) — With sanctions lifted, the head of Iran's nuclear program came to talk business with Czech leaders. more »»

Faulty breast implants: French court upholds 4-year sentence

May 2, 2016

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — A French appeals court on Monday upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women... more »»

Finnish broadcaster fights taxman demand for Panama Papers

May 2, 2016

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish broadcaster YLE won't provide documents related to the Panama Papers to the country's tax authority, which has demanded access to them in an apparent move to trace tax... more »»

Olafur Eliasson creates waterfall in Versailles palace show

May 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Artist Olafur Eliasson is vowing to turn visitors into explorers in his summer project at the palace of Versailles outside of Pari. more »»

Iran leader urges for nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula

May 2, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday appealed for a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons during a visit to Tehran by his South Korean counterpart, the official IRNA... more »»

Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help

May 2, 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican officials warned Monday the island's default on a $422 million bond payment is only the beginning if the U.S. more »»

Chinese police patrol in Italy to make tourists feel safer

May 2, 2016

ROME (AP) — Chinese policemen are in Italy to start patrols with Italian officers in Rome and Milan in a two-week experimen. more »»

French far right party punishes Jean-Marie Le Pen's allies

May 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Marine Le Pen's far right National Front has punished two leading party figures for attending a Paris rally led by her father. more »»

Turkey: Islamic State behind attack that killed 2 policemen

May 2, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says a car bombing that killed two police officers and wounded 22 other people in the southern city of Gaziantep, near Syria, was carried out by... more »»

No mayday call before fatal helicopter crash in Norway

May 2, 2016

HELSINKI (AP) — The oil-rig helicopter that crashed in western Norway, killing 13 people, gave no mayday call or indicated it was in trouble, Norwegian investigators said Monday. more »»

Intense diplomacy, proposals for new Syria cease-fire

May 2, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military extended its own, unilateral cease-fire around Damascus for another 48 hours on Monday amid an intense diplomatic push by the United States and Russia to restore a... more »»

Spain: 4 arrested at bull festival for assault on activists

May 2, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Police arrested four people at a bull run festival in northeastern Spain for allegedly attacking two animal rights activists who tried to video the event, an official said Monday. more »»

 
 

 

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