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France, UK issue heat warnings as high temps hit Europe
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A mass of hot air moving north from Africa is driving up temperatures in western Europe, with France on Tuesday becoming the latest to endure unusual heat.... 6/30/2015 3:41 PM

IS fighters stage surprise attack on key Syrian border town
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Islamic State fighters have launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town recently taken over by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.... 6/30/2015 3:40 PM

Lufthansa makes Germanwings compensation offer
BERLIN (AP) -- Lufthansa on Tuesday offered financial compensation to relatives of people killed in the Germanwings crash three months ago - a proposal that a lawyer representing many German families immediately described as inadequate.... 6/30/2015 3:30 PM

Greece, creditors to discuss new plan as bailout to expire
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece and its European creditors are to discuss a last-minute proposal by Athens for a new two-year rescue deal, submitted just hours before the country's international bailout expires and it loses access to billions of euros of European funds.... 6/30/2015 3:28 PM

Turkey fails to elect new speaker in initial voting
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's parliament has failed to elect its new speaker after two rounds of voting that were being watched for an early indication of the Turkish parties' strength in the coalition-building process.... 6/30/2015 3:18 PM

Death toll in Indonesian military plane crash rises to 74
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian air force transport plane carrying military personnel and their families plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing more than 70.... 6/30/2015 3:12 PM

Dubai plans to build 3-D printed office building
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster.... 6/30/2015 3:10 PM

APNewsBreak: Tunisia beach killer trained with museum gunmen
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- The young college student that murdered 38 tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort was in a jihadi training camp in western Libya at the same time as the two attackers who hit the national museum in March, a top security official said Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 3:07 PM

The Latest: Attack on NATO convoy in Afghanistan kills 2
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy.... 6/30/2015 3:04 PM

Angry protesters whitewash rainbow flag on West Bank barrier
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian protesters whitewashed a rainbow flag of gay rights that was painted by a Palestinian artist on six slabs of the West Bank separation barrier.... 6/30/2015 2:57 PM

Diplomats: Iran meets key obligation on way to nuke deal
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran has complied with a key condition of ongoing nuclear talks by significantly reducing its stockpile of enriched uranium that could be used for atomic weapons, diplomats said Tuesday. Its failure to do so would have severely undermined the U.S. and other powers trying to clinch a long-term nuclear accord with Tehran over the next several days.... 6/30/2015 2:54 PM


VIENNA (AP) -- Major powers, Iran agree to extend nuclear talks until July 7.... 6/30/2015 2:51 PM

Online retailer Amazon opens in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Online retail giant Amazon has opened its Mexico site for business, offering free delivery on orders of over 599 pesos ($38.25).... 6/30/2015 2:47 PM

The Latest: Eurozone to hold teleconference on Greek plan
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it faces a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund and its bailout program with European creditors is due to expire (all times local):... 6/30/2015 2:44 PM

China announces climate target for Paris deal
PARIS (AP) -- China on Tuesday announced its contribution to a global climate pact that's supposed to be adopted this year in Paris, pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and to halt their growth by 2030.... 6/30/2015 2:42 PM

Liberia quarantines area of where new Ebola case appeared
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined the Nedowein area where the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears this West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free.... 6/30/2015 2:38 PM

Suicide attack targets NATO convoy in Afghanistan, 2 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban launched a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO military convoy in Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding 26 others, including two U.S. soldiers, officials said.... 6/30/2015 2:36 PM

Toshiba's 'scorpion' robot will look into Fukushima reactor
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- A new robot that raises its tail like a scorpion is scheduled to look at melted nuclear fuel inside one of the three wrecked reactors in Japan.... 6/30/2015 2:32 PM

Ex-oil tycoon suspected of ordering Russian mayor's killing
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian investigators announced Tuesday they are reopening the case of the 1998 killing of a Siberian mayor and consider former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky a prime suspect.... 6/30/2015 2:27 PM

NZ man gets 15 years prison in Indonesia in drug smuggling
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced a New Zealand man to 15 years in prison for trying to smuggle methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali.... 6/30/2015 2:24 PM



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