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Egypt official says furniture factory fire kills 19 people
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Health Ministry says a fire at a furniture factory east of Cairo has killed 19 people and injured 22.... 7/28/2015 1:51 PM

Iran says will hold 'high-level talks' with EU
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister says "high-level" talks will soon be launched with the European Union following a nuclear agreement reached with world powers earlier this month.... 7/28/2015 1:45 PM

UAE slashes fuel subsidies, announces 24 percent price hike
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates has slashed gasoline subsidies, announcing Tuesday that it will raise the cost of a liter of regular gasoline by 24 percent amid globally low oil prices that have cut into the country's revenues.... 7/28/2015 1:43 PM

Greece advances in loan talks, under fire for euro exit plan
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece pushed ahead with talks on a new rescue loan Tuesday, but its government came under increasing pressure over claims it had a top-secret plan to prepare for a euro exit that involved accessing citizens' personal tax data.... 7/28/2015 1:39 PM

Bosnian government adopts EU reforms plan
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Top EU officials say the Bosnian government's adoption of a plan of reforms is a crucial step forward on the country's EU integration path.... 7/28/2015 1:37 PM

Zimbabwe: 2 to appear in court for killing Cecil the lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwean wildlife authorities say two men will appear in court for allegedly killing a well-known lion, whose death is seen as a blow to Zimbabwe's tourism.... 7/28/2015 1:35 PM

Russian human rights NGO folds its work, goes underground
MOSCOW (AP) -- A prominent Russian human rights group said on Tuesday it is closing down its operations this week because of a repressive law, but has come up with a plan to continue its work.... 7/28/2015 1:35 PM

The Latest: Turkey: Kurdish peace process can resume
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):... 7/28/2015 1:34 PM

German doctor declared woman dead, she later woke up
BERLIN (AP) -- Prosecutors in Germany have charged a doctor with negligent bodily harm for declaring a 92-year-old woman dead, only for her to awaken again in a refrigerated room at a funeral home.... 7/28/2015 1:32 PM

Officials say Pakistan likely to host Kabul-Taliban talks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Two Pakistani officials say the second round of peace talks between representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban is likely to be held in Pakistan on Friday.... 7/28/2015 1:30 PM

White House Notebook: Third term? Obama says no thanks
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but would really rather not.... 7/28/2015 1:19 PM

Officials: Iran may take own samples at alleged nuclear site
VIENNA (AP) -- Officials say Iran wants its own officials to take soil samples at a site where it is alleged to have worked on a nuclear weapon, and the U.N. agency probing the suspicions may agree provided it is allowed to monitor the process.... 7/28/2015 1:16 PM

Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- A court in Libya on Tuesday sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death by firing squad after convicting him of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 civil war.... 7/28/2015 1:09 PM

Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half
TOKYO (AP) -- Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies.... 7/28/2015 1:07 PM

3 Russian opposition figures go on hunger strike
MOSCOW (AP) -- Three Russia opposition activists on Tuesday went on hunger strike in Novosibirsk to protest authorities' decision to disqualify them from a local election.... 7/28/2015 1:07 PM

Obama: Africa must create jobs for its next generation
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder.... 7/28/2015 1:01 PM

In Yemen, pro-government troops besiege rebel military base
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni military officials say pro-government troops have been besieging a military base held by Shiite rebels for 40 hours, after cutting off major supply routes to the facility.... 7/28/2015 1:00 PM

Former Greek city mayor wins early release from prison
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- The former mayor of Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki, has been granted early release on compassionate grounds from prison, where he was serving a 12-year sentence for embezzling city funds.... 7/28/2015 12:55 PM

Romanian officials raid homes in medicines corruption probe
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian prosecutors have searched dozens of home and offices looking for evidence that drug companies offered doctors vacations and other incentives in exchange for prescribing cancer drugs.... 7/28/2015 12:52 PM

Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- When Estefanie Ferraz went to prison, she had been living as a woman for around a decade, had undergone more than half a dozen plastic surgeries including breast and cheek implants to enhance her feminine looks, and was saving up for a sex change operation.... 7/28/2015 12:37 PM

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