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On his native turf, Pope Francis touches on cherished issues
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.... 7/5/2015 8:47 AM

The Latest: Greek PM: Greeks must choose their own future
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest from the referendum in Greece (all times local):... 7/5/2015 8:44 AM

The Latest: Pope Francis leaves for Ecuador on 3-nation trip
ROME (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/5/2015 8:28 AM

Yes or no? Greeks vote on high-stakes bailout referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greeks were voting Sunday in a bailout referendum that will decide the country's future, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal.... 7/5/2015 8:12 AM

Pope leaves for Ecuador on 3-nation trip to South America
ROME (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/5/2015 7:46 AM

Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup title match in Germany.... 7/5/2015 7:39 AM

2 choices, many possible results for Greece's landmark vote
LONDON (AP) -- The Greek people are voting on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the 19-nation eurozone.... 7/5/2015 7:35 AM

IS video shows troops' deaths in Syria archaeological site
BEIRUT (AP) -- A video posted online Saturday purportedly shows Islamic State fighters killing some 25 Syrian government soldiers in the historic town of Palmyra in central Syria.... 7/5/2015 6:14 AM

A family divided: Emotions run high ahead of Greek vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Dimitris is voting "yes" because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting "no" because she is tired of richer European nations bossing Greece around.... 7/5/2015 6:09 AM

Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charge over funds
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of a criminal charge over allegations that millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time the country's leader has faced criminal allegations.... 7/5/2015 6:01 AM

US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn't hold an official government post, but it's not surprising that he'll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States this week. He is the de-facto top leader of his country.... 7/5/2015 5:07 AM

China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market
BEIJING (AP) -- More than two dozen companies in China are postponing initial public offerings and security companies are pledging more than $19 billion for a fund to stabilize the country's free-falling stock market.... 7/5/2015 3:32 AM

Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 9 people
BEIJING (AP) -- A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 30, officials said Sunday.... 7/5/2015 2:49 AM

Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup vote
BERLIN (AP) -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively.... 7/5/2015 2:00 AM

Mexican military: troops instructed to respect human rights
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's Defense Department says its troops were instructed to have "unrestricted" respect for human rights a year ago when soldiers allegedly killed at least 12 suspected drug gang members after they had surrendered.... 7/4/2015 11:13 PM

Alternative for Germany party replaces euroskeptic leader
BERLIN (AP) -- The upstart Alternative for Germany party has replaced its euroskeptic leader with a conservative from the east who wants to place greater emphasis on immigration.... 7/4/2015 8:19 PM

McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital.... 7/4/2015 7:33 PM

Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is "not safe" and risks collapse from further extremist attacks.... 7/4/2015 7:18 PM

Bombings kill 19 people in and around Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of attacks, mainly car bombs, in Iraq killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens on Saturday, authorities said.... 7/4/2015 7:10 PM

Panama too drops out of Trump's Miss Universe pageant
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump's comments about immigrants.... 7/4/2015 6:52 PM

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