- EU trims economic growth forecasts amid global uncertainty
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has trimmed its economic growth forecasts for the 19 countries that share the euro amid an unpredictable global outlook marked by political uncertainty and weakness in emerging markets.
- Senator alarmed by Philippine candidate's plan on guerrillas
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator has expressed alarm over a presidential front-runner's plan to allow communist guerrillas to participate in government if he wins, saying this would cause rumblings within the military.
- Bangladesh war crimes court sentences 4 to death
NEW DELHI (AP) — A special war crimes court in Bangladesh sentenced four men to death Tuesday for killing, torture, arson and looting during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
- Gang rape, murder of Indonesian girl sparks call for reform
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The rape and murder of a teenage girl by 14 men has reignited calls in Indonesia for a sexual violence law that is languishing in Parliament to be enacted.
- Turkish columnist on trial on World Press Freedom Day
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish columnist has appeared in court on World Press Freedom Day, accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans
BANGKOK (AP) — Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least the ones in Thailand.
- Defense Secretary Carter: American killed in combat in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday that an American serviceman has been killed in Iraq, describing it as a "combat death."
- Anti-abortion activist goes to trial over letter to doctor
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas anti-abortion activist faces trial in federal court this week over a letter she sent to a Wichita physician saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car.
- Once a Clinton stronghold, Appalachia now Trump country
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy turned country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit, "Achy Breaky Heart." And nearly 20,000 supporters attended a riverfront re-election rally, dozens collapsing from heat exhaustion in the August sun.
- Kenya: Baby saved from collapsed building after 80 hours
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A baby almost six months old was on Tuesday rescued from the rubble of a building that collapsed Friday night, raising hopes that more survivors could still be found even though the death toll rose to 23 and 93 people have been reported missing.
- Deputy shoots man who was waving gun in South Carolina
TAYLORS, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating after a deputy shot a man authorities say was waving a gun in Greenville County.
- Defense Sec'y Carter says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling'
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.
- Kosovo elected as UEFA member in 28-24 vote
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Kosovo was given UEFA membership Tuesday, and could now be fast-tracked into FIFA and the 2018 World Cup qualifying program.
- Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.
- Pfizer tops Street 1Q forecasts on higher sales, lower taxes
Pfizer easily beat Wall Street expectations for the first quarter as the biggest U.S. drugmaker's net income jumped 27 percent due to higher sales and a lower tax bill. The company raised its 2016 financial forecasts, citing its strong operational performance in the quarter and an improved business outlook.