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The Latest: Head of Ecuador's bishops praises pope's visit
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/7/2015 6:55 PM

Afghan government holds direct talks with Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials are holding talks with Taliban representatives in the Pakistani capital in their first official face-to-face discussions, which the Afghan president said Tuesday were aimed at starting full-fledged negotiations.... 7/7/2015 6:48 PM

Burundi ruling party wins majority in parliament
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Provisional results from Burundi's parliamentary elections, that were boycotted by most of the opposition groups, show the ruling party has won a majority of the seats.... 7/7/2015 6:47 PM

Indigenous leaders complain of being left off pope's agenda
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador's largest indigenous association is complaining that it was left off of Pope Francis's agenda during his visit to Ecuador, where the group has been at odds with President Rafael Correa.... 7/7/2015 6:45 PM

US delegation measures time spent at Iran talks in new ways
VIENNA (AP) -- The Iran nuclear talks have once again been extended - this time until Friday. But instead of just counting the time of the marathon talks in days, the U.S. delegation has found new ways of measuring. Its list, presented Tuesday:... 7/7/2015 6:45 PM

Outgoing US ambassador to Poland is honored for his service
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's president has presented the U.S. ambassador with a prestigious honor for his service to the country.... 7/7/2015 6:45 PM

Afghan official: Senior Islamic State figure killed
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's intelligence service says the second-highest figure among militants loyal to the Islamic State group in the country was killed in an airstrike.... 7/7/2015 6:33 PM

Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart play at Chanel's casino
PARIS (AP) -- Diamonds, celebrities and iconic couture merged - on Karl Lagerfeld's orders - around a massive casino table Tuesday for Chanel's spectacular fashion show. Here are the highlights of the day's fall-winter 2015-16 Paris couture collections including Armani Prive, Chanel, Bouchra Jarrar and newcomer Aouadi.... 7/7/2015 6:31 PM

Soldiers arrive in Saskatchewan to battle raging wildfires
LA RONGE, Saskatchewan (AP) -- Canadian soldiers were arriving Tuesday to battle raging wildfires on the country's west coast, where about 13,000 people have been evacuated in recent days. The smoke has triggered air quality warnings across the U.S. West and Midwest.... 7/7/2015 6:03 PM

Algeria says 102 extremists 'neutralized' so far this year
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's Defense Ministry says that 102 extremists have been killed, arrested or have turned themselves in during the first half of the year.... 7/7/2015 6:00 PM

Qatar offshore rig faces months of repairs after accident
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A newly built Qatari offshore rig will need several months of repairs and maintenance after an accident off the Gulf nation's coast, its owner said Tuesday.... 7/7/2015 5:53 PM

200 detonators, explosives stolen from French military site
PARIS (AP) -- At least one thief sneaked into a French military munitions compound and made off with a stash of detonators, grenades and explosives, officials said Tuesday, stoking security concerns in a country reeling from recent attacks by extremists.... 7/7/2015 5:41 PM

Israel: UNESCO 'ignores' Jewish, Christian ties to Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is criticizing a looming decision on Jerusalem by the U.N.'s cultural agency, saying it ignores Jewish and Christian ties to the biblical city.... 7/7/2015 5:39 PM

Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue
VIENNA (AP) -- Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks pushed past their second deadline in a week on Tuesday, raising new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. The discussions, already in their 12th day, were prolonged until possibly Friday.... 7/7/2015 5:37 PM

Pope urges LatAm to unite and spread faith on continent
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Pope Francis urged Latin Americans to channel the same urgency that brought them independence from Spain two centuries ago to spreading the faith on a continent where Catholicism is losing souls to other religious movements, using his final Mass in Ecuador on Tuesday to issue an appeal for the missionary church that he has championed.... 7/7/2015 5:27 PM

Russian police issue instructions for safe selfies
MOSCOW (AP) -- Alarmed by the number of Russians who have been killed while taking photos of themselves with smartphones, Russian police have started a new campaign called "Safe Selfies."... 7/7/2015 5:23 PM

The Latest: Greek banks not expected to reopen this week
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest on the Greek financial crisis (all times Brussels local):... 7/7/2015 5:15 PM

Kurdish forces impose 1-week curfew in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Kurdish authorities in northern Syria have imposed a one-week curfew in certain areas that they recently captured from the Islamic State group, an activist group said Tuesday.... 7/7/2015 5:11 PM

Talks to resolve Ukraine conflict end without results
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- The negotiating group aiming at resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine has ended its latest round of talks without firm results.... 7/7/2015 5:02 PM

Lack of new Greek proposals leaves eurozone leaders on edge
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras strode into a summit of eurozone leaders with a beaming smile Tuesday, but was met with anger when it became clear he had no written proposal on how to save his country from financial ruin.... 7/7/2015 5:02 PM



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