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EU envoys meeting on tougher Russia sanctions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.... 7/29/2014 4:01 AM

Deutsche Bank posts 29 percent net profit drop
BERLIN (AP) -- Deutsche Bank AG posted a 29 percent drop in second-quarter net profit Tuesday, hit by what it described as higher taxes, declining revenue and political instability affecting the markets.... 7/29/2014 3:49 AM

Cow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria
VIENNA (AP) -- Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog.... 7/29/2014 3:41 AM

Asia stocks widen gains ahead of US, China data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday with the South Korean stock market closing at a three-year high ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.... 7/29/2014 3:37 AM

2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesman for Gaza's electricity distribution company said. A huge cloud of black smoke rose over the coastal city.... 7/29/2014 3:27 AM

AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) -- Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.... 7/29/2014 2:44 AM

Swiss bank UBS reports 2Q net profit jump
GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss banking giant UBS AG reported a 15 percent jump Tuesday in second-quarter net profit compared to a year ago, driven by strong results from its core wealth management and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment.... 7/29/2014 2:24 AM

PHOTO: NKorea reopens international camp for kids
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) -- Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.... 7/29/2014 2:17 AM

Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges.... 7/29/2014 2:15 AM

California governor sets more talks on migrants
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown will take another break in his trade visit to Mexico to talk about immigration reform with religious leaders from Latin America on Tuesday.... 7/29/2014 12:01 AM

UN sanctions NKorea operator of ship with weapons
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations imposed sanctions on the North Korean shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba ordered all countries to freeze its assets.... 7/28/2014 10:59 PM

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.... 7/28/2014 10:31 PM

UN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Monday welcomed agreement on a roadmap for negotiations between the Malian government and Tuareg separatists and called on both sides to engage in follow-up peace talks starting August 17.... 7/28/2014 8:16 PM

Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.... 7/28/2014 7:00 PM

UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying the illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions.... 7/28/2014 6:40 PM

Dominican officials destroy 2,000 seized guns
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Authorities destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms Monday and plan to use the mangled metal to build a monument promoting peace.... 7/28/2014 6:37 PM

Brazil's leader calls Gaza conflict 'a massacre'
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre."... 7/28/2014 6:20 PM

US: 'Threats' behind release of Venezuela general
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- U.S. officials said Monday they believe Venezuela used "threats" against Aruba to achieve the release of a powerful former general who is wanted by the United States on drug-trafficking charges.... 7/28/2014 6:07 PM

Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.... 7/28/2014 5:52 PM

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants.... 7/28/2014 5:37 PM