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Confidential UN report positive on Iran nuclear commitments
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran has met its commitments 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 6:01 PM

Mexico weighs ex-dictator Porfirio Diaz century after death
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's reviled former dictator Porfirio Diaz is getting some unexpected respect a century after he died in exile.... 7/1/2015 6:00 PM

Russian prosecutors scoff at Baltics independence probe
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian Prosecutor General's office says a request by lawmakers to check the legality of Soviet recognition of the independence of three ex-Soviet Baltic republics makes no sense.... 7/1/2015 5:46 PM

The Latest: Massive militant attack kills 64 Egyptian troops
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest news on the coordinated militant attacks in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula that killed 64 soldiers (all times local):... 7/1/2015 5:42 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 5:38 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 once again to obtain capital and avoid defaulting on a $415 million debt payment due Wednesday with a worsening economic crisis in the U.S. territory.... 7/1/2015 5:24 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 5:23 PM

France still concerned following US-owned gas plant attack
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande says authorities remain concerned about the American-owned gas plant attack last week by a man with links to Islamic extremists in Syria.... 7/1/2015 5:17 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 53 soldiers and more than 50 insurgents, security and military officials said.... 7/1/2015 5:14 PM

Solemn ceremony marks return of Tunisia attack victims to UK
LONDON (AP) -- A military plane on Wednesday returned the bodies of the British tourists killed in last week's Tunisian beach massacre to Britain, where soldiers 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 5:12 PM

The Latest: No bailout talks until after Greeks vote Sunday
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):... 7/1/2015 5:07 PM

UN declares highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations on Wednesday 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 Arab world's most impoverished country is now a step away from famine.... 7/1/2015 5:06 PM

Western Europe sweats _ and enjoys _ unusual heat wave
PARIS (AP) -- Joggers wheezed, electric wires warped, and Britain sweated through its hottest July day on record as a wide swath of Western Europe sweltered in a heat wave.... 7/1/2015 4:59 PM

Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106
LONDON (AP) -- He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of his lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization.... 7/1/2015 4:56 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 4:50 PM

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

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

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



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