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After turbulent protests, Brazil cleans up littered streets

Brazilian authorities were working Saturday to clear away the remains of barricades, burned-out buses and trash strewn about the streets during a general strike the previous day that saw violent clashes between protesters and police.

Greece ‘on target’ for May 22 fiscal deal: PM

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday said his government was “on target” for a May 22 fiscal deal with its creditors to enable the country to meet July loan payments.

EU chiefs want to meet Erdogan at NATO summit: Merkel

The EU’s top officials will seek a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a NATO summit next month amid mounting tensions with Ankara, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday.

Champs Elysees attacker’s father ‘threatens’ police

The father of the gunman who killed a policeman in an attack on Paris’s Champs Elysees this month was arrested after turning up drunk at a police station and threatening officers, a source close to the case said Saturday.

Judge orders Arkansas to conduct autopsy on executed inmate

A federal judge has ordered the Arkansas authorities to conduct an autopsy on the body of an executed inmate whose lawyer described his death as “horrifying,” including jerking and convulsions during his lethal injection.

Italian FM backs prosecutor on NGO migrant row

Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano on Saturday said he “agreed 100 percent” with a prosecutor’s repeated suggestions that some charity boats rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean are colluding with traffickers in Libya.

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