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Canet seeks gritty New York in 'Blood Ties'
2013-05-22: CANNES, France (AP) — The problem with New York these days is there's just not enough litter.
Oil stays near $96 before crude stocks report, Fed
2013-05-22: The price of oil was little changed above $96 a barrel Wednesday as investors waited confirmation of a rise in U.S. crude stocks and the Federal Reserve's latest views on the U.S. economy.
AP Interview: Rogge cites need for targeted tests
2013-05-22: LONDON (AP) — Olympic officials agree that more targeted, out-of-competition testing in high-profile sports is needed to catch the drug cheats who are escaping the net, IOC President Jacques Rogge said Wednesday.
UK eyes giving visas to 600 Afghan interpreters
2013-05-22: LONDON (AP) — Britain is proposing to give around 600 Afghan interpreters who worked alongside its troops the right to settle in the U.K. in recognition of the risks to their personal safety.
Czech president settles dispute over gay rights
2013-05-22: PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech president says he will no longer block a university professorship for a gay rights activist who had been critical of him.
South Sudan warns it may shut down oil flow again
2013-05-22: JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan is warning that it may stop exporting oil through Sudan's pipelines again.
Zimbabwe's president signs new constitution
2013-05-22: HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president signs into law a new constitution and vows to hold peaceful and clean elections later this year.
Garcetti elected Los Angeles mayor over Greuel
2013-05-22: LOS ANGELES (AP) — City Councilman Eric Garcetti defeated Controller Wendy Greuel to become next mayor of Los Angeles after a caustic campaign in which he depicted his fellow Democrat as a pawn of powerful labor bosses.
Woods: Garcia comment hurtful, time to move on
2013-05-22: VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Tiger Woods says the "fried chicken" comment from Sergio Garcia was hurtful and inappropriate. Two weeks after they verbally sparred at The Players Championship, Woods say it's time to move on.
Vienna official: Looted Nazi goods returned
2013-05-22: VIENNA (AP) — An official for the city of Vienna says the Austrian capital has handed over nearly 6,000 valuable objects looted by the Nazis to their rightful owners or their heirs since it started taking inventory of them 14 years ago.
World Bank pledges $1 bln to aid peace in Africa's Great Lakes
2013-05-22: By Anna Yukhananov KINSHASA (Reuters) - The World Bank pledged $1 billion on Wednesday to fund development in central Africa's Great Lakes region in return for peace, but fresh fighting in eastern Congo underscored the challenges facing the area. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim unveiled the proposed aid for one of Africa's most conflict-ridden regions on the first day of a trip with U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. ...
Somali lawmakers withdraw confidence vote against PM
2013-05-22: By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali members of parliament shelved a vote of confidence against the prime minister on Wednesday, but warned the government it would face further parliamentary rebellions if it did not do more to improve the economy and security. Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon has led a cabinet, in place since the election of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud last year, that has been lauded for bringing Somalia back into the international fold after two decades of conflict and civil war. But many want faster changes on the ground. ...
FBI: Man shot dead in Fla had become violent during questioning in Boston bombin
2013-05-22: WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI: Man shot dead in Fla had become violent during questioning in Boston bombing case.
Trial for captain in deadly shipwreck in Italy
2013-05-22: ROME (AP) — An Italian judge has ordered the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship to stand trial for manslaughter in the vessel's shipwreck off the coast of Tuscany, which killed 32 people.
Protesters halt oil flows on Libya Zueitina pipeline: sources
2013-05-22: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Protesters calling for jobs have turned off a valve on a pipeline carrying oil to the eastern Libyan terminal of Zueitina, just days after the port had reopened following similar demonstrations, three industry sources said. The move has halted flows to the terminal since Tuesday, the latest in a string of setbacks in Libya's leading industry, which had restored output to close to pre-war levels of 1.6 million barrels per day (bpd) after the 2011 war. ...
State-backed UK banks gain approval for capital plans
2013-05-22: By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - State-backed British lenders Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland have agreed plans to shore up their capital with the financial regulator, removing a barrier to the government offloading its shares. The regulator said on Wednesday it had finalised capital requirements for the two banks and that the lenders had submitted their plans. Both banks said they did not need to issue new equity and could raise the necessary capital by selling assets and via restructuring plans already under way. ...
African Union celebrates 50th year
2013-05-22: ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African nations this week mark the 50th year since the founding of a continentwide organization, now called the African Union, that spearheaded efforts to liberate the continent from colonial masters.
'GMA' host Roberts to write memoir about illness
2013-05-22: NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Roberts will tell the story of her battle with a life-threatening illness in a new memoir.
Russian drunk driver who killed orphans sentenced
2013-05-22: MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian drunk driver who sparked a nationwide debate after killing seven, including five orphan children, in a road accident last year has been sentenced to prison.
Richard Carrion declares IOC presidential bid
2013-05-22: LONDON (AP) — Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico entered the IOC presidential race Wednesday, promising to use his business experience to guide the Olympics through the world's troubled financial times and proposing to deploy IOC staff permanently in host cities to help organize the games.
Stocks edge higher as investors watch the Fed
2013-05-22: NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening slightly higher as investors watch for the latest moves from the Federal Reserve.
Official: Treasury played no role in IRS targeting
2013-05-22: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department's No. 2 official told Congress on Wednesday that his agency played no role in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups.
FBI: Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe
2013-05-22: WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says a man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation.
Iran's rulers risk alienating voters by candidate bans
2013-05-22: DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's clerical rulers may have sought to remove any challenge to their grip by barring two vivid contenders from next month's presidential election, but they risk alienating voters already disillusioned by the violent aftermath of the 2009 poll.
France beefs up Africa, Middle East embassy security
2013-05-22: PARIS (Reuters) - France will invest about 20 million euros ($25 million) to increase security for diplomats and embassies in the Middle East and Africa after its mission in Libya was targeted by a car bomb in April, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Bernanke expected to stay the course on Fed policy
2013-05-22: NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is not expected to hint at a pending policy change when he testifies before the U.S. Congress on Wednesday despite some speculation among investors that the central bank could soon reduce its massive bond buying program.
Mugabe signs constitution into law, paving way for vote
2013-05-22: HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe signed a new constitution into law on Wednesday, replacing a 33-year-old document forged in the dying days of British colonial rule and paving the way for an election later this year.
Syria rebels call for reinforcements as war spreads abroad
2013-05-22: BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels fighting for control of the Syrian town of Qusair called for reinforcements on Wednesday to repel forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in a civil war which is spreading violence through an already volatile region.
EU leaders discuss fight against tax evasion
2013-05-22: BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's leaders are seeking to advance their fight against tax evasion and close loopholes for large corporations' creative tax avoidance schemes.
Chinese premier visits Pakistan, praises ties
2013-05-22: ISLAMABAD (AP) — China's premier began a two-day visit to Pakistan on Wednesday by praising the relationship between the two Asian powers in glowing terms.