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Germany basks in 4th World Cup after 24-year wait
BERLIN (AP) -- It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.... 7/14/2014 8:03 AM

For Bastille Day, France commemorates World War I
PARIS (AP) -- Soldiers carrying the flags of 76 countries marched Monday down the Champs-Elysees in Paris, as France's traditional Bastille Day military parade commemorated the centenary of World War I.... 7/14/2014 7:52 AM

Israel charges Palestinian teen's alleged killers
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has charged three Jews with the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel.... 7/14/2014 7:51 AM

Head of UK child sex abuse inquiry steps down
LONDON (AP) -- The head of an inquiry into allegations of past child sex abuse high up in Britain's parliament has stepped down after criticism of her links to leading establishment figures at the time.... 7/14/2014 7:46 AM

Fierce fighting near rebel-held city in Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Fighting intensified Monday around the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk as government forces stepped up efforts to disrupt rebel lines and reclaim more territory from the faltering insurgency. One resident said panic was gripping the city.... 7/14/2014 7:39 AM

Activist Malala in Nigeria: 'Bring Back Our Girls'
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai is celebrating her 17th birthday in Nigeria with promises to work for the release of some 219 schoolgirls who have been held by Islamic extremists for three months.... 7/14/2014 7:26 AM

Shipwrecked Concordia floated for tow to Genova
GIGLIO, Italy (AP) -- The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people.... 7/14/2014 7:19 AM

5th Czech soldier dies after blast in Afghanistan
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Defense Ministry says a soldier who was seriously injured in a blast that killed four other Czech servicemen in Afghanistan last week has died.... 7/14/2014 7:15 AM

Rights groups challenge UK cyber-snooping
LONDON (AP) -- Civil liberties groups took Britain's spy agencies to court Monday in a bid to limit electronic surveillance, as the government tries to pass legislation to extend snooping powers.... 7/14/2014 7:07 AM

China indicts US, British corporate investigators
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities have indicted British and American investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining and selling private information, state media reported Monday, as the Briton blamed the pharmaceutical company for misleading and using him.... 7/14/2014 6:53 AM

Global stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks rebounded Monday from jitters about a struggling Portuguese bank as investors looked ahead to a busy week of data releases in the U.S., China and Europe.... 7/14/2014 6:47 AM

Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens; 500+ dead
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional funerals.... 7/14/2014 6:47 AM

Church of England set to vote on women bishops
LONDON (AP) -- The Church of England is set to vote on whether women should be allowed to enter its top ranks as bishops.... 7/14/2014 6:38 AM

Copter crash kills 2 Cambodian military generals
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Two generals who led the helicopter unit of Cambodia's air force were killed in a crash Monday, along with two pilots, police said. Defense Minister Tea Banh, who rushed to the crash site in a muddy pond south of the capital, said a fifth person on the chopper was seriously injured.... 7/14/2014 6:34 AM

Cypriots file war crimes complaint against Turkey
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A group of Cypriots has filed a war crimes complaint against Turkey at the International Criminal Court over what they say is its policy of settling Cyprus' breakaway north with mainland Turks.... 7/14/2014 6:18 AM

Clashes on Syria-Lebanon border kill several
BEIRUT (AP) -- Heavy clashes along the Syria-Lebanon border killed several people, including a number of Hezbollah fighters and Syrian rebels, Lebanese officials and a Syrian activist group said Monday.... 7/14/2014 6:12 AM

Extremists bomb Nigeria bridge, limit base access
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Suspected Islamic extremists bombed a major bridge on a northeast Nigerian highway, further limiting access to base camps in the Sambisa Forest where scores of kidnapped girls are believed to be held captive, witnesses and the leader of a group fighting Boko Haram said Monday.... 7/14/2014 5:58 AM

Portugal bank gets new boss but stock still falls
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A new chief executive has been appointed for Portugal's biggest bank, but Banco Espirito Santo's share price is still falling sharply as investors continue to fret about its financial health.... 7/14/2014 5:55 AM

Underground lab tackles Japan nuclear waste issue
HORONOBE, Japan (AP) -- Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story.... 7/14/2014 5:35 AM

Scotland Yard to hire Londoners only
LONDON (AP) -- London's Metropolitan Police have announced a new policy of hiring only Londoners in a bid to make the police force more representative of the population it serves.... 7/14/2014 5:24 AM