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Kerry in Vienna; extension of nuclear talks likely
VIENNA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and fellow foreign ministers are adding their diplomatic muscle to try to advance troubled nuclear talks with Iran, with a target date only a week away for a pact meant to curb programs Tehran could turn to making atomic arms.... 7/13/2014 11:27 AM

The day is here! Brazil celebrates World Cup final
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- It's here!... 7/13/2014 11:22 AM

US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat
VIENNA (AP) -- The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties.... 7/13/2014 11:15 AM

France wrapping up military operation in Mali
PARIS (AP) -- France's defense minister says the French military operation in Mali "fulfilled its mission" and is being reorganized into a regional force against terrorists across northwest Africa.... 7/13/2014 11:11 AM

Palestinians flee north Gaza after Israel warning
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel briefly deployed troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday as some 4,000 people fled southward from the northern part of the territory in the face of Israeli threats to step up attacks there.... 7/13/2014 10:59 AM

6 killed in fierce fighting over Libyan airport
CAIRO (AP) -- At least six people were killed and 25 injured Sunday when rival militias battled for the control of the international airport in Libya's capital. Civil aviation authorities announced the airport will be closed for three days because of security concerns.... 7/13/2014 10:55 AM

Yemen's president fires 2 senior army commanders
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's president has fired two senior army commanders after last week's capture of a city by Shiite Hawthi rebels, state television reported.... 7/13/2014 10:54 AM

Chinese firm buys UK's Pizza Express chain
LONDON (AP) -- Pizza Express, one of Britain's best-known chain restaurants, has been sold to a Chinese private equity firm for about 900 million pounds ($1.5 billion.)... 7/13/2014 10:53 AM

C. African Republic: Ex-president named rebel head
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- A spokesman says Central African Republic's former president has been reinstated as head of a rebel movement notorious for human rights abuses.... 7/13/2014 10:35 AM

German police megaphone used in anti-Israel rant
BERLIN (AP) -- German police allowed an anti-Israel protester to climb inside a police car and shout slogans including "child murderer Israel" and "Allahu akbar!" - Arabic for "God is Great!" - through a police megaphone, a spokeswoman for Frankfurt's police said Sunday.... 7/13/2014 9:46 AM

Bomb kills 7 security forces in western Algeria
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algerian authorities say a remote-controlled homemade bomb exploded and killed seven security officers in the northwest of the North African country.... 7/13/2014 9:43 AM

Iraq parliament postpones decision on new leaders
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni militant blitz that has overrun much of the country.... 7/13/2014 9:30 AM

Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.... 7/13/2014 9:26 AM

Argentina fans dream about World Cup trophy
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Soccer-obsessed Argentines awoke to the sound of banging drums and a sea of national flags waving from buildings, still dreaming about winning the World Cup but cautious of their powerful rival Germany in Sunday's final.... 7/13/2014 9:11 AM

Slovenia votes in early election amid instability
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Slovenes voted Sunday in a second early election in three years amid political instability that threatened the small eurozone nation's bid to pull out of an economic downturn.... 7/13/2014 9:08 AM

Indian villagers protest as 4 missing found dead
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Police on Sunday fired rubber bullets and used batons to disperse hundreds of villagers protesting the abductions and killings of four Muslim traders in India's remote northeast, where ethnic tensions run high.... 7/13/2014 9:08 AM

Ukraine govt denies president will be at Cup final
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko won't be attending the World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, a government statement said, denying assertions by Brazilian officials that he would be there.... 7/13/2014 8:39 AM

Search for body to follow Costa Concordia removal
GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) -- An Italian official has promised that a search will be conducted for the only unrecovered body of the 32 Costa Concordia shipwreck victims as soon as the wrecked cruise liner is towed away from the island where it struck a reef in 2012.... 7/13/2014 8:34 AM

Terrific World Cup ends with marquee final
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The World Cup ends Sunday with a marquee match-up, Argentina against Germany, and host Brazil rushing to be ready for an even bigger logistical challenge: the 2016 Olympics.... 7/13/2014 7:28 AM

Pope leads crowd in silent prayer for Mideast
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has led tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in unannounced, silent prayer for an end to the warfare in the Mideast.... 7/13/2014 7:11 AM