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AP Top International News at 5:16 p.m. EDT

In final drive, Obama seeks better relations with US foes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his final stretch as president, Barack Obama is driving the United States toward friendlier relations with longstanding adversaries, working to consign bitter enmities with Vietnam, Iran, Cuba and Myanmar to the history books....

Forensic expert suggests explosion downed EgyptAir jet
CAIRO (AP) -- Body parts recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed signs of burns and were so small that they suggested the jet was brought down by an explosion, a member of the team examining the remains said Tuesday. But the idea of a blast was promptly dismissed by the head of Egypt's forensic agency as "baseless" speculation....

Buses and Bulldozers: Refugees are removed from Greek camp
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- It grew to the size of a small town, becoming a symbol of Europe's closed border policy for migrants and refugees. On Tuesday, Greek authorities began to dismantle it....

Crash of EgyptAir Flight 804: What we know so far
CAIRO (AP) -- The question of what caused EgyptAir Flight 804 to crash in the Mediterranean, killing all 66 on board, remains shrouded in confusion, speculation and conflicting statements. Here is a look at what is known so far and what questions remain unanswered....

Paris attack victims' families meet investigators
PARIS (AP) -- Survivors and families of the 130 victims of last November's Islamic extremist attacks in Paris have met for the first time with six magistrates investigating what happened that horrifying night....

Turkey's president approves new government led by ally
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president on Tuesday approved a new government formed by one of his most trusted allies, who immediately asserted the intention to institute constitutional reforms that would expand the powers of the presidency....

Shock, fear in Syrian government bastions after bombings
BEIRUT (AP) -- Convoys of coffins streamed through the streets and mourners fired guns in the air Tuesday as two Syrian coastal towns - government strongholds that had gone relatively untouched throughout the civil war - reeled from coordinated bombings that killed more than 160 people....

EU leader pledges help in ending Poland's crisis soon
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A senior European Union leader has pledged support in finding a solution soon to Poland's political crisis that has strained the country's ties with Brussels....

Cuba to legalize small and medium-sized private businesses
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries....

French raid Google in latest probe into tech's tax tactics
PARIS (AP) -- Police raided Google's French headquarters Tuesday looking for evidence of "aggravated tax fraud," marking one of Europe's most conspicuous attempts yet to cast a U.S. technology leader as a manipulative scofflaw....

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