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South Sudan cracks down on journalists, activists, critics

By JASON PATINKIN
Associated Press

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudanese security forces have temporarily detained at least 10 journalists, activists, and other perceived government critics since the formation...full story
updated 2016-05-31 11:22 PM
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South Sudan cracks down on journalists, activists, critics
By JASON PATINKIN
Associated Press

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudanese security forces have temporarily detained at least 10 journalists, activists, and other perceived government critics since the formation....Fullstory

2016-05-31 11:22 PM

Albanian mayor quits over past criminal conviction

Associated Press

TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- An Albanian mayor has resigned over his conviction for a brawl in the early 1990s. He's believed to be the first....Fullstory

2016-05-31 11:01 PM

Strikes test relevance of France's leading militant union
By RAPHAEL SATTER
Associated Press

NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRAVENCHON, France (AP) -- Outside Gate A of the ExxonMobil oil refinery, the strike was fizzling. Few had walked off the job. The complex was humming.....Fullstory

2016-05-31 11:01 PM

Iran appeals to US to ease up on European finances for trade

Associated Press

HELSINKI (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister has appealed to the United States to refrain from "retribution" against European banks that want to do business with....Fullstory

2016-05-31 10:01 PM

Kenya protests dogs, slaves reference by Egyptian diplomat

Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan diplomat has written to the dean of the Africa Diplomatic Corps to protest what she terms as uncivilized, undiplomatic,....Fullstory

2016-05-31 08:42 PM

Eurozone inflation remains negative in May

Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Official figures show that consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell in May for the third month in the last four. Eurostat, the....Fullstory

2016-05-31 05:22 PM

Freed pilot Savchenko sworn in as Ukrainian lawmaker

Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who spent two years in Russian custody before she was released last week, has been sworn in as....Fullstory

2016-05-31 04:01 PM

South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of....Fullstory

2016-05-31 10:01 AM

Replica of Jefferson's Monticello home goes up for auction

Associated Press

SOMERS, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut home that is a replica of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is about to go on the auction block. The sale of....Fullstory

2016-05-31 09:22 AM

BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

Associated Press

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Tuesday, May 31. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to....Fullstory

2016-05-31 09:22 AM

High court rejects La. inmate's death penalty challenge

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a Louisiana inmate's appeal that his death sentence was unconstitutional. The appeal from death row inmate Lamondre....Fullstory

2016-05-31 11:01 PM

Denmark moves to ban clerics with anti-democratic views

Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark's government says it has secured support from lawmakers for its plan to ban foreign clerics with anti-democratic views from entering....Fullstory

2016-05-31 11:01 PM

NATO chief says Warsaw summit comes at 'critical time'

Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says an upcoming summit in Warsaw comes at a "critical time" as the alliance deals with Russian....Fullstory

2016-05-31 10:01 PM

Patton, Unify Now Shipping OpenScape Business Appliance

Associated Press

GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2016--Patton Electronics --US manufacturer of UC, cloud, and IoT enabling solutions for carrier, enterprise and industrial networks--is now shipping the SmartNode....Fullstory

2016-05-31 10:01 PM

EU court adviser: Sanctions on Russian firms legally valid

Associated Press

LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- A senior adviser to the European Court of Justice says European Union economic sanctions imposed on Russian companies are valid in the....Fullstory

2016-05-31 07:01 PM

CORRECTING and REPLACING SES Extends Capacity Contract with K-NET in West Africa

Associated Press

LUXEMBOURG & ACCRA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2016--Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the....Fullstory

2016-05-31 04:42 PM

Net profit down 19 pct at scandal-hit VW in 1st quarter
By DAVID McHUGH
Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Volkswagen saw net profit fall 19 percent in the first quarter as it struggled to deal with a scandal over cars....Fullstory

2016-05-31 03:42 PM

LATAM airlines to suspend flights to Venezuela

Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Latin America's largest airline says it's suspending its flights to Venezuela. Monday's statement by the Chile-based LATAM blames the "difficult macroeconomic scenario"....Fullstory

2016-05-31 09:22 AM

Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery
By KEVIN FREKING
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love....Fullstory

2016-05-31 09:22 AM

Insider Q&A: Proofpoint's Devin Redmond
By BREE FOWLER
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The rise of social media has given brands a quick and efficient way to communicate with consumers. But hackers are using those....Fullstory

2016-05-31 09:22 AM

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