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Mexican judge releases son of Jalisco cartel leader
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A judge in Mexico has ordered the release of the alleged second-in-command of Mexico's most violent drug cartel, the second time the cartel leader's son has been released.... 7/1/2015 4:39 PM

Pension pinch: Elderly Greeks stand on line to get cash
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Don't mention the golden years to Michaelis Kotaras. Not after the 78-year-old got up early Wednesday to stand in line, twice, outside the National Bank of Greece for the privilege of going inside to withdraw 120 euros ($134,) less than a quarter of his monthly pension.... 7/1/2015 4:36 PM

UN declares highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations has declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in conflict-torn Yemen, where over 80 percent of the population need assistance. U.N. officials have said the country is one step away from famine.... 7/1/2015 4:32 PM

The Latest: US condemns massive attack on Egypt troops
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest news on the coordinated militant attacks in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula that killed 50 soldiers (all times local):... 7/1/2015 4:32 PM

The Latest: European stocks spike on Greek deal hopes
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):... 7/1/2015 4:31 PM

American dean fired from Russian university after TV show
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian university has fired an American businessman after his presence on the faculty was questioned during a pro-Kremlin weekly television news program.... 7/1/2015 4:30 PM

Rebel rocket fire kills 18 civilians in Yemen's Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Rockets fired by Shiite rebels have killed at least 18 civilians and 13 anti-rebel fighters in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, where fierce fighting has been raging for months, the director of Aden's health services said Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 4:24 PM

Estonia's foreign minister steps down amid court ruling
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Estonia's foreign minister says she is resigning following a local court ruling that connected her to the bankruptcy of her father's freight company and ordered her and other defendants to pay claims to creditors.... 7/1/2015 4:22 PM

Syria's Kurds warn Turkey not to intervene militarily
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's main Kurdish party warned Turkey on Wednesday that any military intervention would threaten international peace and said the country's main Kurdish militia is ready to face any "aggression."... 7/1/2015 4:20 PM

2nd Ebola case declared in Liberia as health workers protest
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberian officials confirmed a second Ebola case on Wednesday in the same town where the disease was detected days earlier on the corpse of teenager, seven weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free.... 7/1/2015 4:19 PM

Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out
PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) -- The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.... 7/1/2015 4:03 PM

Solemn ceremony marks return of Tunisia attack victims to UK
LONDON (AP) -- The bodies of eight British tourists killed in last week's massacre on a Tunisian beach were flown back home Wednesday. A military plane delivered their coffins to waiting hearses in a solemn ceremony marking one of the worst terror attacks on Britons in recent years.... 7/1/2015 3:53 PM

Ruling party nominee wins Turkish house speaker post
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's parliament has elected the ruling party's candidate as its new speaker with the tacit support of a right-wing nationalist party, a move that represents a serious gesture to the ruling party as Turkey heads toward coalition-building talks.... 7/1/2015 3:53 PM

Food aid to Syrian refugees cut in half amid funding crisis
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The World Food Program said Wednesday it had to cut food aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon in half because of a funding crisis and may soon have to halt all food support for most refugees in Jordan.... 7/1/2015 3:50 PM

Report: Nobel winner Vargas Llosa confirms new romantic tie
MADRID (AP) -- Nobel-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa has reportedly confirmed his romantic involvement with Isabel Preysler, the former wife of singer Julio Iglesias and mother of Enrique Iglesias.... 7/1/2015 3:46 PM

Uber hits roadblocks in Brazil's biggest city and capital
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The Uber ride sharing service is facing roadblocks in Brazil's biggest city and in Brasilia, the country's capital.... 7/1/2015 3:45 PM

Western Europe sweats _ and enjoys _ unusual heat wave
PARIS (AP) -- Joggers wheezed, electric trains stalled, and Britain sweated through its hottest July day on record as a broad swath of Western Europe sweltered in a heat wave.... 7/1/2015 3:38 PM

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt forces kill 9 Muslim Brotherhood members in Cairo raid, including former lawmaker.... 7/1/2015 3:36 PM

Billionaire Saudi prince vows to donate $32 billion fortune
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, announced Wednesday that he will donate all of his wealth of $32 billion to charity over the coming years.... 7/1/2015 3:34 PM

Militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 53
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 53 soldiers, security and military officials said.... 7/1/2015 3:32 PM

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