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French president talks Boko Haram in Cameroon
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande promised intensified military cooperation with Cameroon in the fight against Boko Haram during a visit to the West African country on Friday.... 7/3/2015 8:46 PM

Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- On a night filled with emotion and packed city squares, naysaying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his "yes" vote rivals made their final pitches at bailout referendum rallies, as polls showed the two sides in a dead heat.... 7/3/2015 8:45 PM

El Salvador's 677 murders in June most since civil war
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- The month of June saw 677 murders in El Salvador, more than in any other single month since the end of the country's civil war.... 7/3/2015 8:37 PM

Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning
CAIRO (AP) -- Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital.... 7/3/2015 8:13 PM

Iran to US: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation
VIENNA (AP) -- In a message to Washington, Iran's foreign minister on Friday called for an end to "coercion and pressure" at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the door to cooperation on fighting the upsurge of Middle East extremism threatening both nations' interests.... 7/3/2015 8:06 PM

UN leader offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela dispute
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela.... 7/3/2015 8:05 PM

UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war
BERLIN (AP) -- The U.N.'s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed.... 7/3/2015 8:03 PM

Stolen border crossing cards recovered in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican officials say they've recovered nearly 10,000 stolen border crossing cards meant to permit entry into the U.S. from Mexico.... 7/3/2015 8:01 PM

Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation's security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target.... 7/3/2015 7:50 PM

The Latest: Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local):... 7/3/2015 7:49 PM

Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered.... 7/3/2015 7:46 PM

Cuba confirms defection of 2 baseball players during US trip
HAVANA (AP) -- Two Cuban baseball players have defected while in the United States for a series of games against U.S. collegians, the island's official sports media confirmed.... 7/3/2015 7:31 PM

Pope to Christians: Put aside divisions amid persecution
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis appealed on Friday to faithful from all Christian churches to put divisions aside and concentrate on what unites them amid the persecution and slaying of Christians in parts of the world.... 7/3/2015 7:18 PM

IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said.... 7/3/2015 7:01 PM

Colombian man dies by euthanasia with government backing
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A 79-year old man suffering from incurable throat cancer has become the first Colombian to die by euthanasia with the full backing of the government.... 7/3/2015 7:00 PM

Colombia president says rebels likely carried out bombings
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- President Juan Manuel Santos said Friday that Colombia's second-largest rebel group is likely to blame for two bomb blasts in the capital that wounded 10 and rattled city residents who have become unaccustomed in recent years to such acts of violence.... 7/3/2015 6:46 PM

All-Star likes what he sees of pioneering girl at MLB camp
PARIS (AP) -- As a two-time All-Star, Steve Finley knows more than most what it takes to shine in Major League Baseball. So having run his expert eyes over the sport's pioneering 16-year-old girl at a training camp this week, can he hazard a guess at whether she'll go on to become MLB's first female player?... 7/3/2015 6:46 PM

Lion cubs en route to Jordan sanctuary check into Gaza hotel
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's militant Hamas rulers on Friday allowed a pair of lion cubs en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan back into the Palestinian coastal strip after the animals and their entourage had been stuck for several hours on no-man's land at a Gaza-Israel border crossing.... 7/3/2015 6:26 PM

European temps climb, pope gives thanks for some rain
PARIS (AP) -- Europeans struggled Friday to find relief from unusually high temperatures, but the U.N. weather agency said the continent is better prepared than ever to avoid major heat casualties.... 7/3/2015 6:18 PM

Woman injured after bomb explodes at Canadian law firm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- A woman has been sent to a hospital with serious injuries after a bomb exploded at a law firm in Winnipeg.... 7/3/2015 6:16 PM

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