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The Latest on Philippines: Deaths revised to 35; 20 missing
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The latest on the ferry sinking in the Philippines (all times local):... 7/2/2015 12:31 PM

French court: No compensation over faulty breast implants
PARIS (AP) -- A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants - and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros ($6.4 million) in collective damages they received in a lower-court ruling.... 7/2/2015 12:30 PM

Train carrying Pakistani troops falls into canal, 12 dead
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- At least four cars of a train being used to transport Pakistani soldiers fell into a canal because of a bridge collapse in the eastern Punjab province on Thursday, killing at least twelve soldiers, officials said.... 7/2/2015 12:28 PM

Germany phasing out some worst-polluting coal plants by 2020
BERLIN (AP) -- The German government is scrapping plans for a levy on the most-polluting coal-fired power stations and will instead phase some of the plants out.... 7/2/2015 12:22 PM

Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday.... 7/2/2015 12:18 PM

Global stocks gain as US data eclipse Greek risk
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stocks rose on Thursday as expectations for solid U.S. jobs data overshadowed worries about Greek debt.... 7/2/2015 12:18 PM

Kerry consults US partners before further talks with Iran
VIENNA (AP) -- High-level negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered their sixth day Thursday after diplomats blew through a June 30 deadline and extended an interim accord by a week.... 7/2/2015 12:13 PM

Pope brings 'church for the poor' to South America's poorest
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries, making a grueling, week-long trip that will showcase the pope at his unpredictable best: speaking his native Spanish on his home turf about issues closest to his heart.... 7/2/2015 12:11 PM

Greek vote campaign begins amid grinding cash crisis
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The battle for Greek votes entered full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the daily struggle to get cash ground on in the face of uncertainty.... 7/2/2015 12:08 PM

The Latest: Germany says EU's hands tied until referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):... 7/2/2015 12:06 PM

Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy
HAVANA (AP) -- From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States.... 7/2/2015 12:04 PM

Barcelona mayor halts new tourist accommodation licenses
MADRID (AP) -- Barcelona's new leftist mayor Thursday temporarily halted the issuing of new licenses for tourist accommodation while new regulations are drawn up to govern a sector some say has grown too big in recent years.... 7/2/2015 11:53 AM

Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family
LONDON (AP) -- In "Amy," performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess.... 7/2/2015 11:48 AM

Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 36 dead, 26 missing
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized Thursday minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 36 dead and 26 others missing, coast guard officials said.... 7/2/2015 11:47 AM

Winton's rescue of Jewish children revealed after 50 years
LONDON (AP) -- "Is there anyone in our audience tonight who owes their life to Nicholas Winton?" asked the presenter of the popular BBC magazine program "That's Life".... 7/2/2015 11:29 AM

Afghan court cancels death sentences in mob killing of woman
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine, a judge said Thursday.... 7/2/2015 11:23 AM

US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials
GENEVA (AP) -- The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.... 7/2/2015 11:21 AM

2 former Khmer Rouge leaders appeal convictions
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The two surviving senior leaders of Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge regime launched appeals Thursday of their convictions by a U.N.-backed tribunal that sentenced them to life in prison for their roles during the group's brutal rule in the 1970s.... 7/2/2015 10:52 AM

NATO chief visits site of future facility in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday the alliance sees no "immediate threats" as he sought to reassure members which are close to Russia.... 7/2/2015 10:48 AM

Tunisia: 8 suspected in hotel attack probe
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Eight people are in custody on suspicion of direct links to a deadly attack on a Tunisian beach resort, while police have released four others detained earlier in the investigation, a government minister said Thursday.... 7/2/2015 10:38 AM

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