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The Latest: Taliban claim Kabul attack on NATO convoy
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 10:40 AM

Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout ends
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans that it needs to pay its debts.... 6/30/2015 10:38 AM

France, UK issue heat warnings as high temps hit Europe
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A mass of hot air moving north from Africa is bringing unusually hot weather to western Europe, with France the next in line for a scorching day.... 6/30/2015 10:35 AM

Saudi denies Yemen rebel claims of Scud strike
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi military says no Scud missiles have struck the country, rebutting claims by Yemeni rebels that they launched a missile targeting the kingdom.... 6/30/2015 10:34 AM

Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl plant in Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities said on Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 10:31 AM

Japan's UNESCO heritage bid draws ire over past labor abuse
GUNKANJIMA, Japan (AP) -- Of countless ghostly abandoned factories and mines in Japan, this fortress island near Nagasaki is among the most notorious. It is also a source of national pride.... 6/30/2015 10:30 AM

Airbus wins $1.3 billion South Korean airborne tanker deal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea said Tuesday that it has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion.... 6/30/2015 10:30 AM

The Latest: Spain's Rajoy in warning over Greek euro exit
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes on a day a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund is due and the country's bailout program with European creditors ends (all times local):... 6/30/2015 10:29 AM

NATO: Coalition convoy targeted in suicide attack in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide attacker driving an explosives-packed vehicle targeted a NATO military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, police and a NATO official said.... 6/30/2015 10:27 AM

Prosecutor: Beheading, French gas plant attack IS trademark
PARIS (AP) -- The man who decapitated his employer and hung the severed head surrounded by Islamic flags took two photos of the macabre scene and sent them almost immediately to a friend in Syria, a French prosecutor said Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 10:24 AM

Indonesia military transport plane crashes in Medan; 37 dead
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed Tuesday into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan, killing dozens of people.... 6/30/2015 10:14 AM

Tunisia chief: New security system had been set for July 1
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's president says that a system of heightened security for the fasting month of Ramadan had been set to be in implemented on July 1, before the beach attack that killed 38 tourists.... 6/30/2015 10:00 AM

Egypt prepares for burial of slain prosecutor general
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt deployed heavy security forces across Cairo on Tuesday amid preparations for the burial of the country's prosecutor general, killed in a car bombing the day before in the first assassination of a top Egyptian official in a quarter century.... 6/30/2015 9:56 AM

Rome's mayor hospitalized overnight after falling ill
ROME (AP) -- The mayor of Rome has been hospitalized overnight after falling ill.... 6/30/2015 9:49 AM

2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train
ODAWARA, Japan (AP) -- A man riding a Japanese high-speed bullet train set himself on fire Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said.... 6/30/2015 9:45 AM

Spain: Greenpeace kicks off anti-'Gag Law' protests
MADRID (AP) -- A large banner defending people's right to protest loomed over Spain's Parliament on Tuesday as part of a series of protest actions against the entry into effect of the Public Security Law, known as the "gag law," at midnight.... 6/30/2015 9:34 AM

Iran's FM returns to nuke talks amid signs of backtracking
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister returned to the nuclear talks in Vienna where negotiators are struggling to overcome still significant differences and preparing to work through Tuesday's self-imposed deadline for a deal.... 6/30/2015 9:30 AM

US envoy confident Australia will manage gay marriage debate
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday he was confident that the "great debate" among Australians on whether to allow gay marriages would result in the best outcome for the country.... 6/30/2015 9:20 AM

AP NewsAlert
PARIS (AP) -- Prosecutor: Decapitation, attack at French gas factory followed Islamic State `trademark'... 6/30/2015 9:20 AM


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Huge explosion shakes Afghan capital near busy shopping district.... 6/30/2015 9:11 AM



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