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In Portuguese factory, echoes of Europe's fight for jobs

VILA NOVA DE GAIA, Portugal (AP) -- A rusting yellow production line dangles from the ceiling of the cavernous Valadares factory, the long racks of ceramic sinks and toilets whose manufacture once provided jobs for 1,500 people gathering dust in the dim light from high windows....

Anne Frank's cousin Buddy Elias dies at 89

BERLIN (AP) -- Bernhard "Buddy" Elias, the first cousin and last close relative of teenage Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, has died at age 89....

France scrutinizes cash economy for terror financing

PARIS (AP) -- France is limiting cash payments to 1,000 euros ($1,063) and requiring reporting for bank deposits of more than 10,000 euros ($10,635) in an effort to combat the financing of terrorism....

US 1st lady gets taste of Japan's ancient culture in Kyoto

TOKYO (AP) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is wrapping up a visit to Japan with a taste of traditional culture in Kyoto, one of the country's ancient capitals....

Myanmar 'midnight inspections' show military still powerful

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- The knock at the door of her family's home came without warning in the dead of night, just as it always did during Myanmar's long era of military rule....

Crimea exiles fight to keep Ukraine unity message alive

SHCHASLYVE, Ukraine (AP) -- The tormentors stuck scotch tape to his eyes and locked him in a dank room. For 11 days, Andrei Schekun said, they beat him, shocked him with electrodes and scalded him with burning metallic plates....

In major step, Serbia arrests 8 Srebrenica massacre suspects

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Machine guns crackled and grenades exploded from dusk to dawn as the Bosnian Serb soldiers slaughtered more than 1,000 men and boys crammed into a warehouse outside Srebrenica....

Art, art lovers blur together in images from Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) -- Art and art lovers blend together in this collection of images by Associated Press photographer Vincent Yu....

Art, art lovers blur together in images from Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) -- Art and art lovers blend together in this collection of images by Associated Press photographer Vincent Yu....

AP PHOTOS: Baja peninsula features whales, exotic preserves

GUERRERO NEGRO, Mexico (AP) -- Far from the sprawling, all-inclusive resorts of Mexico's Los Cabos is a part of the Baja California peninsula that few tourists ever see, but should....

In close Israel vote, leader of upstart party is kingmaker

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The new kingmaker of Israeli politics grew up in a hardscrabble town in northern Israel, one of seven children of Libyan Jewish immigrants, and worked stints as a fisherman and fruit vendor before becoming a working class hero in politics....

Despite tie, Netanyahu secures shot at 4th term as Israel PM

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's parliament election ended in a deadlock, according to TV exit polls, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to hold the advantage ahead of coalition talks. Here is a look at how the main players fared....

AP ANALYSIS: Advantage Netanyahu in close race

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's election has yielded a fractured parliament and no clear winner, setting up a horse-trading phase that seems likely to leave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in place and in ever deeper confrontation with the world. To govern, his Likud Party would need to depend on ultranationalists - a recipe for neither stability nor bold moves toward Mideast peace....

Exit polls in Israel's election

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Exit polls from Israeli elections showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and its nationalist and religious allies deadlocked with the center-left Zionist Union, an Arab alliance and more dovish parties....

Syria claims to shoot down US reconnaissance aircraft

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian state media said the country's air defenses shot down a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft Tuesday in a northwestern province along the Mediterranean coast....

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