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Google Must Delete Personal Data When Asked, European Court Says

People have the right to have data about them deleted from online databases, the European Court of Justice says, in a ruling issued against Google on Tuesday. The search company had fought a Spanish court's order to remove links to online newspaper articles in a case that began in 2011.

"A Spanish man brought this case, arguing that Google's search results infringed on his privacy," NPR's Ari Shapiro reports for our Newscast unit. "A search of his name brought up an auction notice of his repossessed home from 16 years ago."

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert leaves Tel Aviv's district court Wednesday. Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison and a fine of 1 million shekels ($290,000/210,000 euros) over his role in one of the country's worst-ever corruption scandals.

Former Israeli Leader Ehud Olmert Gets 6-Year Prison Term For Bribery

In the first criminal conviction of a former Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday for taking bribes related to a real estate deal. The formal case against Olmert stretches back to 2008, when he resigned from office under a cloud.

Olmert, 68, says he'll appeal his punishment, which includes a fine of 1 million shekels ($290,000), reports Israel's Haaretz. He was found guilty of the crime in March.

Demonstrators call for the release of girls kidnapped from a school in Nigeria, during a demonstration in Lagos Monday. A woman has said her daughter is in a video released by Boko Haram, the group that took the girls last month.

Nigerian Woman Spots Her Daughter In Boko Haram Video

The video released by extremist group Boko Haram Monday, showing more than 100 girls abducted from their school in Nigeria last month, included a girl whose mother has identified her, says a representative of the parents of the kidnapped girls.

Republicans Shane Osborn, right, and Ben Sasse are slugging it out for the GOP Senate nomination in Nebraska, which holds its primary Tuesday.

In Caustic Nebraska Senate Race, GOP Battle Lines Are Blurred

Conservative money has poured into Nebraska's Republican Senate primary race.

Big GOP names like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are on opposite sides.

And the attack ads have been brutal – including one that took a page directly from the Swift-boating of John Kerry's military record during his 2004 presidential run.

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel speaks to supporters in Jackson on Thursday. He is challenging Republican Sen. Thad Cochran in Cochran's bid for a seventh term.

In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution

The Tea Party Express bus tour made a recent swing through Mississippi, stopping on the lush grounds of the state Capitol in Jackson.

It's a strategic stop to rally support for a state senator who is giving longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran the re-election battle of his career. The Senate primary here is the latest episode in the national GOP power struggle between establishment forces and Tea Party upstarts.

An Israeli places a flower beside the name of the World War II Nazi concentration camp Bergen Belsen during a ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, on April 28. The Israeli government is weighing a new plan that would get more financial help to elderly Holocaust survivors, including about 50,000 in the country who are living below the poverty line.

Poverty Among Holocaust Survivors Hits A Nerve In Israel

Yulia Feuerman stays dry-eyed telling many of her experiences during World War II.

When she was 10, Feuerman was separated from her mother and two sisters by Nazi soldiers in their small town in what is now western Ukraine. They were sent to a concentration camp. Feuerman, her father and two remaining siblings went into hiding with other Jews — but were eventually found by the Germans. Her father and brother were shot and killed. A Christian family took Feuerman in, pretending she was their daughter to protect her.

The Vladivostok warship, a Mistral class LHD amphibious vessel ordered by Russia, at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, on Friday. The Vladivostok is one of two ships Russia ordered from France.

The French Ask: Should We Be Building Warships For Russia?

French President Francois Hollande says that for now, France intends to go through with a deal to build two warships for the Russian navy. The first of the Mistral-class assault vessels is supposed to be delivered in October.

The $1.6 billion deal is the biggest sale to Russia ever by a NATO country. And three years ago, when the contract was signed, French officials hailed it as a sign that Moscow should be considered a partner, not an enemy. Still, there were critics among NATO allies even then.

Shoppers gaze at a jewelry store display window in the Turkish capital Ankara on Feb. 19. Some economists have coined the term MINT to include the up-and-coming emerging markets of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey. But Turkey has been hit by street protests and others in the group have also had there share of recent turbulence.

The Global Economy: Will MINT Countries Be The New BRICs?

The world of finance gave birth in 2001 to a new buzzword: BRIC. The word is an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India and China. Jim O'Neill, an economist with Goldman Sachs who's been credited with coining the term, saw those four countries as turbo-charged engines among emerging markets, ones that would give Western economies a run for their money.

O'Neill says when he dreamed up the acronym 13 years ago, people didn't really focus on the potential importance of some of these countries.

A turnspit dog at work in a wooden cooking wheel in an inn at Newcastle, Carmarthen, Wales, in 1869.

Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

In an old hunting lodge on the grounds of an ancient Norman castle in Abergavenny Wales, a small extinct dog peers out of a handmade wooden display case.

"Whiskey is the last surviving specimen of a turnspit dog, albeit stuffed," says Sally Davis, long-time custodian at the Abergavenny Museum.

Pipefitters work on construction of the Keystone XL pipeline's southern portion outside Tulsa, Okla., in January.

Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

As expected, an energy efficiency bill failed in the Senate on Monday, which makes a separate Senate vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline unlikely before the November election.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a Keystone vote contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill, and letting one doom the other may have temporarily gotten him out of a bind.

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