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The Latest: Pope prays at shrine in Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/6/2015 4:33 PM

More than 1 million gather for pope's Mass in South America
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) -- More than 1 million people filled a park in Ecuador's main port city on Monday for Pope Francis' first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America's first pope returning to his home soil for a Mass dedicated to the family.... 7/6/2015 4:31 PM

The Latest: Greece 'moving immediately' to reach deal
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest on the fallout from the Greek referendum (all times local):... 7/6/2015 4:30 PM

UN chief says questions unanswered about Hammarskjold crash
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says an independent review of new information about the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold puts to rest claims that he was assassinated after surviving the crash but leaves many questions unanswered about a possible aerial attack or other interference.... 7/6/2015 4:23 PM

Morning after: Greeks united, proud of their defiance
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Nicky Zachary closed her family's shoe store just a few hours after opening it Monday - the few customers who had strolled in hadn't bought a thing. But she was not discouraged - she thinks a landmark "no" vote in a nationwide referendum Sunday has bonded Greeks together.... 7/6/2015 4:22 PM

Armenian police disperse protest after 2 weeks
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- Police cleared away barricades on Monday to unblock a central avenue in the Armenian capital that demonstrators had occupied for two weeks to protest hikes in electricity prices in the impoverished former Soviet nation.... 7/6/2015 4:20 PM

Israeli officer who killed teen was in 'mortal' danger: army
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Israeli military says a senior West Bank commander who killed a Palestinian stone-thrower last week opened fire because he felt "mortal" danger after stones hit his jeep's windshield.... 7/6/2015 4:18 PM

Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuke deal
VIENNA (AP) -- A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on the country - a parallel deal that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast power and influence.... 7/6/2015 4:18 PM

Italian surveillance company appears to get hacked
LONDON (AP) -- An Italian surveillance company known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies appears to have succumbed to a damaging cyberattack which sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet.... 7/6/2015 3:57 PM

Nigerian military frees 180 Boko Haram suspects, some babies
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's military has freed 180 detainees held for months, including women carrying babies with toddlers clinging to their skirts, declaring they are no longer suspected of being part of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist insurgency.... 7/6/2015 3:55 PM

What's next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit.... 7/6/2015 3:44 PM

Service held in UK to remember Srebrenica massacre victims
LONDON (AP) -- Days before the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, hundreds of Bosnians and Britons attended a memorial service at Westminster Abbey on Monday to remember the more than 8,000 male Muslim victims.... 7/6/2015 3:34 PM

AP PHOTOS: Dreams of victory for South African rugby team
KATLEHONG, South Africa (AP) -- Their catches still uncertain, their sneakers worn and unsuitable, a team of young South Africans is trying to find success in a sport that that's a traditional favorite in their country, but rare in their own neighborhood - rugby.... 7/6/2015 3:32 PM

Serena beats Venus in 2 sets in 4th round at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) -- Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history.... 7/6/2015 3:28 PM


ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek government names lead bailout negotiator Euclid Tsakalotos as new finance minister.... 7/6/2015 3:22 PM

EU official: Migrant boats also carrying IS fighters
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's top prosecutor said Monday she has been told that smugglers' boats bringing migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe are also carrying Islamic State group fighters.... 7/6/2015 3:11 PM

Facing record migrant flows, Hungary tightens asylum system
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's parliament on Monday approved amendments tightening the country's asylum system, a response to the record number of migrants and refugees reaching the country over the past year.... 7/6/2015 2:55 PM

Airstrike hits market north of Yemen's Aden, over 45 killed
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A massive airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels hit a local marketplace in Yemen, killing over 45 civilians on Monday, security officials and eyewitnesses said.... 7/6/2015 2:42 PM

AP Interview: Iran ambassador: Nuke deal could benefit Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- As Iran and global powers move toward a nuclear agreement, Tehran's ambassador to Afghanistan said a deal easing crippling economic sanctions would also benefit security and development in his country's war-torn neighbor.... 7/6/2015 2:31 PM

Zimbabwean government exports elephants despite protest
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Twenty elephants exported to China would be "better off" in Chinese zoos rather than struggling wildlife parks in Zimbabwe, the southern African nation's minister in charge of wildlife said on Monday, dismissing protests from animal rights groups.... 7/6/2015 2:29 PM



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