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Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without a deal, cutting it off from vital financing and deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.... 7/1/2015 5:17 AM

Thousands expected at Hong Kong pro-democracy rally
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kongers are set to take to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy for the Asian financial hub in a rally that follows a turbulent year of protests over political reform.... 7/1/2015 5:16 AM

Seoul court denies US fund's request to stop Samsung merger
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court has denied an American hedge fund's request to stop Samsung from combining its two companies.... 7/1/2015 5:09 AM

Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave
TUAL, Indonesia (AP) -- All he did was ask to go home.... 7/1/2015 4:59 AM

World Bank urges China to embrace basic financial reforms
BEIJING (AP) -- The World Bank has urged China to carry out fundamental reform of its state-dominated financial system to keep economic growth on track.... 7/1/2015 4:23 AM

Asian stocks higher as investors watch Greek debt talks
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares rose on Wednesday as investors watched to see the next step as Greece fell into arrears after failing to make a debt repayment on Tuesday. Investors are concerned that if Greece defaults on its debts the nation will eventually drop out of the euro currency, a move that could potentially set off turmoil in financial markets. But they appeared to be taking a wait-and-see stance.... 7/1/2015 4:19 AM

China's manufacturing weak in June, more jobs cut
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing was weak in June and employers cut more jobs, two surveys showed Wednesday, in a new sign the world's second-largest economy is struggling to emerge from a slump.... 7/1/2015 4:15 AM

The Latest on Indonesia: Bodies brought out of hospital
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- The latest on the Indonesian military plane crash (all times local):... 7/1/2015 4:13 AM

Police: 141 bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in the Indonesian city of Medan jumped to more than 140 on Wednesday, indicating a growing list of victims from the neighborhood where the plane went down.... 7/1/2015 4:13 AM

West and Russia duel over whether Srebrenica was a genocide
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Western nations and Russia are dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war a genocide in a resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II.... 7/1/2015 4:10 AM

AP PHOTOS: Pope to visit poor in Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- Pigs rummage through garbage searching for leftovers. The people live in shacks made of plywood and corrugated metal. Any semblance of stability in the sprawling slum of 15,000 families is upended when heavy rains burst the banks of the nearby Paraguay River, turning dirt roads to impassable pools of mud.... 7/1/2015 4:00 AM

Japanese business mood improves despite gloomy data
TOKYO (AP) -- The mood among big Japanese corporations is unexpectedly upbeat despite recent data showing the recovery appears to be stalling.... 7/1/2015 3:56 AM

One-third of world's people still have no proper toilets
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.... 7/1/2015 3:24 AM

Arrest order issued for vice president of Honduran Congress
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduras' Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of the vice president of Congress and 15 other people accused of defrauding the country's health care system in a corruption scandal that has sparked large street protests.... 7/1/2015 3:20 AM

US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany
MONTREAL (AP) -- Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans.... 7/1/2015 3:04 AM

Mexico: Boy shot in head when gunmen fire on military convoy
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities in a northern border state say a 7-year-old boy was shot in the head when gunmen fired on a military convoy.... 7/1/2015 2:34 AM

Smoking ban seems cause of 15-hour Australian prison riot
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Australian authorities on Wednesday ended a 15-hour prison riot involving up to 300 inmates in Melbourne suspected to have been triggered by a ban on smoking.... 7/1/2015 12:54 AM

Japan's UNESCO heritage bid draws ire over past labor abuse
GUNKANJIMA, Japan (AP) -- Of countless ghostly abandoned factories and mines in Japan, this fortress island near Nagasaki is among the most notorious. It is also a source of national pride.... 7/1/2015 12:15 AM

Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrested
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 11:36 PM

Economists say Puerto Rico needs right to bankruptcy option
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. territory could head down Greece's path if it is not allowed to declare bankruptcy as it struggles with $72 billion in public debt.... 6/30/2015 11:31 PM

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