UK election hopefuls burn rubber in final campaign push
LONDON (AP) Britain's political leaders crisscrossed the country Tuesday in a frenetic last dash to convert undecided voters, with less than 48 hours to go until an election likely to produce no outright winner.
Tue, 05 May 2015 09:58:13 -0400
Saudi suspends schools in Najran, Yemeni Houthi shells land near border
Saudi Arabia suspended all schools on Tuesday in the southern Najran region, near the border with Yemen, state television reported, after shells fired by Yemeni Houthi fighters landed near the frontier. "The Houthi militias have targeted the border region in Najran with mortars," Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri, spokesman for a Saudi-led coalition waging a mostly air campaign against the Houthis, said in comments carried by al-Ekhbariyah television. Witnesses in Yemen have said Saudi forces have shelled the Yemeni side of the border after the Shi'ite militia fired several rounds towards Saudi territories.
Tue, 05 May 2015 09:54:45 -0400
Burundi court validates president's third term bid
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday validated the president's controversial bid for a third term but the deputy president of the court, who fled to Rwanda ahead of the ruling, called it unconstitutional.
Tue, 05 May 2015 09:46:26 -0400
Greece pushes for deal as EU slashes outlook
Greece's growth outlook was slashed by Brussels Tuesday after months of fruitless debt talks, as ministers toured European capitals to push for a bailout deal that will save Athens from bankruptcy. A team of Greek officials has been in Brussels since last week holding intense talks with EU and IMF officials to hammer out the details of a possible deal.
Tue, 05 May 2015 09:44:57 -0400
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