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BERLIN (AP) -- Merkel's spokesman says new Greek aid talks depend on proposals the country makes.... 7/6/2015 9:43 AM

The Latest: France' Sapin says Greek debt talks not taboo
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):... 7/6/2015 9:36 AM

Widow of ex-South Korean leader to visit North Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who was a strong proponent of Korean reconciliation, will visit North Korea early next month, ex-aides to Kim said Monday.... 7/6/2015 9:19 AM

15 farm workers killed in truck accident in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- An official says a truck transporting milk has slammed into a pickup truck carrying farm workers to a plantation in western Turkey, killing 15 people, most of them women.... 7/6/2015 9:11 AM

Thailand seizes illegal ivory in crates marked as 'marble'
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai customs officials said Monday they seized 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of ivory - or about 130 tusks and pieces - hidden in crates being shipped from Africa to Asia.... 7/6/2015 9:03 AM

Islamic State video shows killing of 2 Syrian activists
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group has released a new video purporting to show the killing of two Syrian activists in the militants' stronghold of Raqqa, allegedly for spying on the extremists.... 7/6/2015 9:02 AM

Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is said to be sickly
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Defectors from the Lord's Resistance Army say the armed group's fugitive leader is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces.... 7/6/2015 9:02 AM

Most markets drop after Greek results, but China rises
TOKYO (AP) -- Shares tumbled Monday after Greece's voters vehemently rejected conditions set by the country's international creditors, deepening doubts over its future in the 19-nation eurozone.... 7/6/2015 8:31 AM

Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese officials Monday celebrated the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage status for 23 historic sites showing the country's transformation from feudal isolation into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century.... 7/6/2015 8:24 AM

European heat wave gives Germany record temperature
BERLIN (AP) -- Europe's heat wave has pushed the mercury to its highest level in Germany since measurements began in 1881.... 7/6/2015 8:18 AM

Honda chief: Product development needs more time for quality
TOKYO (AP) -- To illustrate his vision for a turnaround at recall-slammed Honda, Takahiro Hachigo, the new chief executive, showed video footage set to a light-hearted 50s-style rock music of happy people with Honda products, like a lawn mower and the Asimo walking robot.... 7/6/2015 7:52 AM

Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city kill 44
JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing 44 people, officials said Monday.... 7/6/2015 7:16 AM

Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for US women
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United States."... 7/6/2015 7:05 AM

Touched by tragedy: Survivors and kin recall London bombings
LONDON (AP) -- To lose your sister. Your son. Your legs.... 7/6/2015 7:04 AM

Finance minister resigns after decisive 'no' bailout vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday, saying he was told shortly after Greece's decisive referendum result that some other eurozone finance ministers and the country's other creditors would appreciate his not attending the ministers' meetings.... 7/6/2015 6:42 AM

Hard-hit Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from war
SHIJAIYAH, Gaza Strip (AP) -- After weeks of sharing cramped quarters with relatives during last year's war between Hamas and Israel, 39-year-old Mohammed al-Selek thought nothing of it when he heard the incoming roar of two mortar shells. But once a suffocating cloud of acrid smoke filled the stairwell, his heart sank - the family's home had been struck by Israeli fire.... 7/6/2015 6:34 AM

Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus, health officials said Monday.... 7/6/2015 6:18 AM

S. Korean violinist wants border concert with North Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world's most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals' long, frustrating inability to move past their painful shared history.... 7/6/2015 6:12 AM

More than 1 million expected at pope's Mass in South America
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Pope Francis travels to the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil on Monday for a Mass expected to draw more than a million people, as Latin America's first pontiff tours his home continent with a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.... 7/6/2015 5:34 AM

Pope plans one-on-one visit with self-proclaimed 'Mr Nobody'
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) -- A Spaniard by birth, the Rev. Francisco Cortes walks slowly with a cane with a built-in flashlight and admits to a lifelong weakness for cigars.... 7/6/2015 4:04 AM



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