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Scores killed as militants attack Egyptian troops in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security officials said dozens of troops were killed, along with nearly 100 attackers.... 7/1/2015 9:57 PM

Libya's internationally accepted PM 'aspires' to peace deal
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- The internationally recognized prime minister of Libya says he is "aspiring" to sign a peace agreement with representatives of the Islamist-led Tripoli government in Morocco on Thursday.... 7/1/2015 9:44 PM

Chad forces arrest Boko Haram leader, hold 74 others
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) -- Chad's chief prosecutor says that security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram.... 7/1/2015 9:42 PM

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 9:38 PM

The Latest: Moody's downgrades Greece to Caa3
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):... 7/1/2015 9:28 PM

UN sanctions 6 generals for fueling South Sudan conflict
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council decided Wednesday to impose sanctions on six generals for fueling an 18-month conflict in South Sudan that has killed thousands, forced over two million people to flee their homes and created a humanitarian emergency.... 7/1/2015 9:23 PM

Argentina recalls its financial crisis, advises Greece
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- As Argentines closely watch the financial turmoil in Greece recalling their own worst crisis 14 years ago, the architect of the South American country's recovery has a message for the European nation: Renegotiate your debt.... 7/1/2015 9:17 PM

Burundi: 6 die in clashes between police and protesters
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Six people have been killed as protesters clashed with security forces in a neighborhood southeast of the capital, Bujumbura, police said.... 7/1/2015 9:08 PM

Jamaica officials, creative types hold reggae conference
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican government officials, lawyers and creative types have held a reggae conference to hash over ways of securing a competitive advantage with the homegrown music that long ago went global.... 7/1/2015 9:05 PM

The Latest: Muslim Brotherhood calls for Egypt 'rebellion'
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest news on the nine Muslim Brotherhood leaders killed in a Cairo apartment raid (all times local):... 7/1/2015 9:01 PM

WikiLeaks claims NSA targeted German ministers beyond Merkel
BERLIN (AP) -- WikiLeaks has published a list it claims shows the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on senior German officials other than Chancellor Angela Merkel.... 7/1/2015 9:01 PM

Puerto Rico power company forced to sell bonds amid crisis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's troubled power company has been forced to sell bonds again to obtain capital and avoid defaulting on a $415 million debt payment due Wednesday amid a worsening economic crisis in the U.S. territory.... 7/1/2015 9:00 PM

Confidential UN report positive on Iran nuclear commitments
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran has met a key commitment under a preliminary nuclear deal setting up the current talks on a final agreement, leaving it with several tons less of the material it could use to make weapons, according to a U.N. report issued Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 8:29 PM

Gunmen kill 6 at bar in working class district of Sao Paulo
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian police say six men were shot to death in a low-income working class district on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.... 7/1/2015 8:26 PM

Police find car loaded with explosives in Mexico border city
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez say they have detained three men who were pushing a car laden with explosives.... 7/1/2015 8:21 PM

Pioneering 16-year-old breaking baseball barriers for women
PARIS (AP) -- Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.... 7/1/2015 8:20 PM

Mexican judge releases son of Jalisco cartel leader
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A judge in Mexico ordered the release of the alleged second-in-command of Mexico's most violent drug cartel, judicial officials said Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 7:57 PM

Jailed Venezuelan politician gaining weight after strike
MADRID (AP) -- The wife of jailed Venezuelan politician Leopoldo Lopez says he has gained four kilograms (nine pounds) since he ended a 30-day hunger strike a week ago.... 7/1/2015 7:36 PM

Israelis protest against deadly Palestinian attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Several hundred Israelis demonstrated in Jerusalem Wednesday evening, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to act against a recent surge in deadly attacks carried out by Palestinians.... 7/1/2015 7:32 PM

A look at major militant attacks in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks Wednesday on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The coordinated assaults set off the fiercest clashes in decades in the peninsula, killing at least 64 soldiers and 90 insurgents, security and military officials said.... 7/1/2015 7:14 PM

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