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The Latest: Spain's premier talks about Greece's future
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):... 7/5/2015 3:58 PM

On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way
VIENNA (AP) -- Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the most likely alternative to war.... 7/5/2015 3:54 PM

Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal; 1,350 evacuated
MADRID (AP) -- More than 1,350 residents were evacuated in Spain's northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave, a local official said Sunday.... 7/5/2015 3:27 PM

Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family en route to Jordan
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Two young lions stranded in Gaza for the weekend have left the territory ruled by the militant group Hamas and are en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan.... 7/5/2015 3:14 PM

Olympic officials: IOC member Gonzalez Lopez dies at age 66
HAVANA (AP) -- Olympic officials say Reynaldo Gonzalez Lopez, an International Olympic Committee member from Cuba, has died at age 66.... 7/5/2015 3:03 PM

Yes or no? Greeks vote on high-stakes bailout referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greeks lined up at polling stations and ATMs alike Sunday as the country voted on its financial future, choosing in a referendum whether to accept creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal.... 7/5/2015 3:02 PM

World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites
BONN, Germany (AP) -- The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.... 7/5/2015 2:56 PM

UK's Princess Charlotte to be christened on queen's estate
LONDON (AP) -- Hundreds of royal fans flocked to Queen Elizabeth II's country estate Sunday, hoping to catch a glimpse of Britain's royal family as they gather for Princess Charlotte's christening.... 7/5/2015 2:53 PM

Deadly strikes by US-led coalition targeting IS in Raqqa
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a series of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date.... 7/5/2015 2:46 PM

Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town
METEMA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful.... 7/5/2015 2:41 PM

Greek foreign minister visits Israel amid crisis at home
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is welcoming the Greek foreign minister for a three-day visit as his country faces a financial crisis at home, with Greeks voting on a referendum about their country's future.... 7/5/2015 1:35 PM

Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations.... 7/5/2015 1:22 PM

On his native turf, Pope Francis touches on cherished issues
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.... 7/5/2015 1:14 PM

Egypt's currency drops to new low against the dollar
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's central bank says the Egyptian pound has fallen to a new low against the dollar, its second such drop since Thursday.... 7/5/2015 12:31 PM

Syrian troops, Hezbollah enter rebel-held mountain resort
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- State media says Syrian forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have entered a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon, a day after launching a major offensive to capture the town.... 7/5/2015 12:23 PM

Land mine blast in east Ukraine kills 5 soldiers, wounds 3
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine says five of its soldiers were killed and three wounded when a land mine exploded in the east of the country, where government troops are fighting Russia-backed separatists.... 7/5/2015 12:18 PM

Storm causes floods, knocks out power in north Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A tropical storm blew across the northern Philippines on Sunday, causing floods and power outages in several towns and prompting rescue teams to scramble to evacuate villagers in low-lying communities.... 7/5/2015 12:13 PM

Burglars in Spain posed as phone workers to case premises
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police have arrested three suspects who allegedly committed 26 burglaries in the southern city of Malaga after posing as telephone engineers to study their targets.... 7/5/2015 11:03 AM

Zoo tram accident in northeastern Thailand kills 5 people
BANGKOK (AP) -- Two trams used to shuttle visitors around a zoo in northeastern Thailand collided Sunday, killing five people and injuring more than 30, police said.... 7/5/2015 10:11 AM

Israeli PM warns of growing concessions in Iran nuke talks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister says each day that passes brings greater Western concessions toward Iran in talks over its nuclear program.... 7/5/2015 10:04 AM



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