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Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says
CAIRO (AP) -- President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula.... 7/4/2015 5:36 PM

Neo-Nazis rally in London, outnumbered by rivals
LONDON (AP) -- A small group of neo-Nazis have staged an anti-Semitic rally in London, but were hugely outnumbered by counter-demonstrators.... 7/4/2015 5:25 PM

Flawed bailouts, political missteps brought Greece to brink
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- After two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros ($266 billion) and six years of depression, spending cuts and lost jobs, Greece teeters on the edge of collapse.... 7/4/2015 5:20 PM

Tunisia's leader calls for emergency, country 'not safe'
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's president says the country is "not safe" from further extremist attacks and has declared a national state of emergency to avoid what he says is a risk of collapse.... 7/4/2015 5:17 PM

Spanish police arrest man suspected of recruiting jihadis
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say they have arrested a Moroccan national in the northeastern city of Badalona on suspicion of having spent months praising jihadi terrorism and disseminating propaganda for the Islamic State group.... 7/4/2015 5:13 PM


TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's president, declaring emergency, says country is `not safe' from extremists.... 7/4/2015 5:07 PM

Russia's Putin sends July 4 greetings to Obama
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated President Barack Obama on Independence Day and expressed confidence that Russia and the United States can work together to find solutions to international problems.... 7/4/2015 4:43 PM

Syrian troops and Hezbollah besiege border mountain resort
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian elite forces backed by Hezbollah fighters besieged a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon on Saturday under the cover of intense airstrikes by Syria's air forces, activists and official media outlets reported.... 7/4/2015 4:37 PM

McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital.... 7/4/2015 4:10 PM

Report: Serbs ask Russia to veto UN resolution on Srebrenica
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia on Saturday asked Russia to veto a British U.N. Security Council resolution that would call the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys during the Bosnian war in Srebrenica genocide.... 7/4/2015 3:55 PM

Hundreds march in Istanbul in support of Uighurs
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Hundreds of people have marched in Istanbul to protest against China's treatment of its minority Muslim Uighur community.... 7/4/2015 3:50 PM

Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Perhaps, Australia coach Alen Stajcic was on to something when he said, "We're not the Netherlands," in responding to question regarding how his team might defend against Japan in the quarterfinals.... 7/4/2015 3:03 PM

Spain's weather stations warn of extended heat wave
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's meteorological agency on Saturday warned people to brace for high temperatures across much of the country over the coming days, amid a lingering European heat wave.... 7/4/2015 3:00 PM

Official: 10 civilians killed in 3 car bombs in Libya
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- A Libyan official says at least ten civilians were killed when three separate car bombs exploded simultaneously in the eastern coastal city of Darna.... 7/4/2015 2:38 PM

Benedict XVI is honored for keen devotion to church music
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine," saying listening to Mozart helps him experience "very deeply the Lord's presence."... 7/4/2015 2:02 PM

APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief
VIENNA (AP) -- World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.... 7/4/2015 1:20 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.... 7/4/2015 12:35 PM

Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer.... 7/4/2015 12:12 PM

Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead.... 7/4/2015 12:07 PM

Analysts: Greek government's post-referendum future unsure
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say.... 7/4/2015 11:46 AM



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