As oil price bounces off lows, global stocks recover ground

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets recouped losses Monday as oil prices bounced back from earlier lows after major oil-producing nations failed to agree on production cuts over the weekend.

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APNewsBreak: Endangered seals start journey home after rehab

ABOARD US COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard airplane rumbled down an airstrip on Hawaii's Big Island, carrying hundreds of pounds of rare and precious cargo: seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals.

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Rescuers rush to trapped residents as Japan quakes kill 41

MASHIKI, Japan (AP) — Army troops and other rescuers rushed Saturday to try to reach scores of trapped residents after a pair of strong earthquakes in southwestern Japan killed at least 41 people, injured about 1,500 and left hundreds of thousands without electricity or water.

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Pope brings 12 Syrian refugees to Italy in lesson for Europe

MORIA, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis gave Europe a concrete lesson Saturday in how to welcome refugees by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his charter plane after an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, which has faced the brunt of Europe's migration crisis.

  • Written by DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press, NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press, ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press

Thousands mark 2nd anniversary of S. Korean ferry disaster

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Koreans participated in memorial events Saturday for the more than 300 people who died in a ferry disaster two years ago that deeply rattled the country.

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