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Watchmakers compete for the young, old and rich

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- Even the world's biggest trade fair for watches can't seem to avoid subtly encouraging the use of an alternative timekeeping device heavily favored by younger - and often bare-wristed - consumers: the smartphone....

Watchmakers compete for the young, old and rich

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- Even the world's biggest trade fair for watches can't seem to avoid subtly encouraging the use of an alternative timekeeping device heavily favored by younger - and often bare-wristed - consumers: the smartphone....

Police disperse demonstrators at EU protests

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Police used water cannons and pepper spray to keep demonstrators angry over plans for tough economic measures away from the site of Thursday's European Union summit. At least three police officers were injured....

Police disperse demonstrators at EU protests

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Police have used water cannons and tear gas to disperse demonstrators close to the European Union summit....

Flood of royal wedding smartphone apps hits market

LONDON (AP) -- Not feeling the royal wedding spirit yet? It may be time to download a countdown clock to your smartphone....

Pro-Gadhafi Libyans strut in Tripoli, critics cool

BANI WALID, Libya (AP) -- The family of a Libyan soldier killed in an allied airstrike quickly listed all those they blame in his death - al-Qaida militants, Al-Jazeera television and "the Crusader conspiracy to divide Libya."...

Japan faces its next chore: cleaning up

HIGASHIMATSUSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Where do you even start?...

Flooded with stray dogs, Serbia struggles to cope

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Small and cuddly or looking like wolves, curled in filthy makeshift cages or roaming the streets in packs: Stray dogs are everywhere in Serbia, a country where even people struggle with hunger and have little sympathy for animals....

Porpoise left by tsunami in rice paddy back to sea

SENDAI, Japan (AP) -- Rescuers have returned a stranded baby porpoise to the sea after it was found splashing in an inland rice paddy where it was heaved earlier this month by Japan's massive tsunami....

Rebel Libyan finance minister admits mistakes

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- A U.S.-based economist appointed finance minister in the Libyan rebels' first attempt at a government admits they have made mistakes, missed opportunities and shown disorganization - but he says they aren't short of cash, and they'll get better at their jobs....

Tsunami drill shows gaps in Caribbean preparedness

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A U.N.-organized tsunami drill Wednesday tested the preparedness of Caribbean governments for a disaster that has struck the region several times in the last 150 years....

Eiffel Tower reopens after 2-day strike

PARIS (AP) -- France's Eiffel Tower has reopened after a rare two-day workers' strike....

7 Estonians abducted in Lebanon released

BEIRUT (AP) -- Seven Estonian tourists abducted nearly four months ago while cycling through Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley were released in good health early Thursday, officials said....

Don't tweet from the church: Royal etiquette guide

LONDON (AP) -- Don't give the queen a friendly hug and don't tweet from the church....

Germany set to abandon nuclear power for good

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany is determined to show the world how abandoning nuclear energy can be done....

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