Portugal awaits crucial news for its financial future

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Debt-heavy Portugal is waiting to find out whether it will continue being eligible for vital financial help from the European Central Bank.
After days of carnage, Syrian city of Aleppo mostly calm

This image made from video and posted online from Validated UGC, shows a building on fire after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, April 28, 2016. A Syrian monitoring group and a first-responders team say new airstrikes on the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo have killed over a dozen people and brought down at least one residential building. The new violence on Thursday brings the death toll in the past 24-hours in the deeply divided city to at least 61 killed. (Validated UGC via AP video)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say the northern city of Aleppo is mostly calm after days of intense shelling and airstrikes that killed dozens.

South African court calls for review of decision to drop Zuma corruption charges

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma answers questions at Parliament in Cape TownSouth Africa's High Court on Friday ruled that a 2009 decision to drop 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed, another setback for the scandal-ridden leader, who faces calls for his resignation. The decision to set aside the charges seven years ago allowed Zuma to run for president. The court's decision at the time was based on phone intercepts presented by Zuma's legal team that suggested the timing of the charges in late 2007 may have been part of a political plot against Zuma.

Spain: Park workers hit on huge Roman coin trove by accident

MADRID (AP) — Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery.
Eurozone growth strengthens to 0.6% in first quarter

Eurozone inflation in April was negative 0.2 percent, compared with a revised zero percent in MarchGrowth in the eurozone strengthened far beyond expectations in the first quarter of 2016, but inflation remained very low and a source of concern. The Eurostat statistics agency said growth in the 19-nation single currency bloc accelerated in January to March to 0.6 percent. Dampening the good news however, eurozone inflation in April fell back into negative territory, data also showed.

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