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Cameron touts UK vote win as mandate for 'tough' EU renegotiation

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron touts his election victory as strong mandate to renegotiate Britain's relationship with European Union, as his party proclaims new-found unity over traditionally divisive issue. (BRITAIN-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moved, by Andrew Osborn and Kylie MacLellan, 683 words)

+ See also:

- BRITAIN-POLITICS/UKIP (UPDATE 2), moved, by William James, 305 words

- BRITAIN-POLITICS/OSBORNE, moved, by William Schomberg and Maytaal Angel, 522 words

Germany, in shift, says Greek referendum on reform could help

BRUSSELS - EU paymaster Germany says it could make sense for Greece to conduct referendum on painful economic reforms under negotiation with its creditors, changing tack as Berlin's own lawmakers bridle at further aid for Athens. (EUROZONE-GREECE/ (WRAPUP 4, TV, PIX), moving shortly, by Renee Maltezou and Tom K├Ârkemeier, 700 words)

King's absence from U.S. summit shows Saudi displeasure over Iran push

DUBAI/RIYADH - Saudi king's absence from regional summit to be hosted by President Obama shows how Gulf states, displeased by what they see as U.S. indifference to Iranian meddling in Arab world, may hesitate to bless any nuclear deal with Tehran. (USA-SAUDI/SUMMIT (UPDATE 1), expect by 1930 GMT/3.30 PM ET, by William Maclean and Angus McDowall, 800 words)


The new US office politics: funding your boss's political causes

NEW YORK - It wasn't long ago that politics, like religious affiliation or sexual orientation, was taboo topic in American workplace. Political beliefs were considered private affair - off limits to the boss. But today employers are increasingly approaching workers to fund-raise, lobby and campaign in ways they never have before. (USA-ELECTION/WORKERS (INSIGHT, UPDATE 1, PIX, GRAPHIC), moved, by Michelle Conlin and Lucas Iberico Lozada, 1,232 words)

+ See also:

- USA-ELECTION/CLINTON-FOUNDATION, moved, by Jonathan Allen, 629 words

Boston bomber told nun 'no one' should suffer as his victims did

BOSTON - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told Roman Catholic nun and prominent death-penalty opponent that "no one deserves to suffer" as victims of deadly 2013 attacks had, she testifies as defense rests its case to spare his life. (BOSTON BOMBINGS-TRIAL/ (UPDATE 4), expect by 1900 GMT/3 PM ET, by Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber, 600 words)


Chile's finance minister out in sweeping Cabinet reshuffle

SANTIAGO - Economist Rodrigo Valdes is named as Chile's finance minister, in sweeping Cabinet reshuffle by President Michelle Bachelet that sees her core group of closest ministers all replaced. (CHILE-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 3), moving shortly, 400 words)

As Cuba opens, Hollande seeks greater French role

HAVANA - French President Francois Hollande urges end to U.S. economic embargo of Cuba and envisions larger French role in Cuba's engagement with West during first visit by French head of state to Cuba. (CUBA-FRANCE/ (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, by Elizabeth Pineau, 400 words)

New multiracial coalition challenges Guyanese status-quo in election

GEORGETOWN - Guyana's ruling party could lose its 23-year grip on power election where it faces unprecedented challenge from opposition coalition seeking to punish government over corruption claims and break traditionally race-based politics. (GUYANA-ELECTION/ (UPDATE 1, TV), expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, by Neil Marks, 400 words)


EU states halt some Burundi aid over crackdown on protests

BUJUMBURA - European nations suspend some aid to Burundi, officials say, cranking up international pressure on donor-reliant African nation over crackdown on protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's quest for third term of office. (BURUNDI-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 2, TV, PIX), moved, by Patrick Nduwimana, 645 words)


Libyan military shells Turkish cargo ship, crew member killed

BENGHAZI - Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognized government say they shell Turkish ship off coast after it is warned not to approach, and one crew member is killed in what Turkey describes as "contemptible attack". (LIBYA-SECURITY/TURKEY (UPDATE 3), moved, by Ayman Al-Warfalli and Tulay Karadeniz, 530 words)

Moroccan F-16 jet from Saudi-led coalition in Yemen goes missing

RABAT/CAIRO - Moroccan F-16 warplane goes missing while on mission with Saudi-led forces in Yemen, Morocco's military says, and Yemen's dominant Houthi militia says regional tribesmen shoot down aircraft. (YEMEN-SECURITY/ (WRAPUP 3, PIX, TV), moved, by Aziz El Yaakoubi and Mohammed Ghobari, 728 words)


Hundreds of refugees arrive in Malaysia and Indonesia after Thai crackdown

LHOKSUKON - Malaysia detains more than thousand Bangladeshi and Rohingya refugees, including dozens of children, police say, day after authorities rescue hundreds stranded off Indonesia's western tip. (MALAYSIA-ROHINGYA/ (WRAPUP 2, PIX, TV, GRAPHICS), moved, by Roni Bintang and Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah, 752 words)

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