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China expresses displeasure with Turkey accepting Uighurs
BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing expressed displeasure with Turkey on Friday for accepting 173 ethnic Uighurs who fled China.... 7/3/2015 1:12 PM

Britain, Tunisia honor 38 victims of beach resort attack
LONDON (AP) -- People around Britain paused in streets and workplaces, in churches and mosques, in railway stations and at the Wimbledon tennis tournament Friday to honor the victims of an Islamic extremist's rampage at a Tunisian beach resort.... 7/3/2015 1:12 PM

Top French court says surrogate children deserve rights
PARIS (AP) -- France's highest court has given surrogate children the right to have legal parents in France, in a major turnaround that will make their daily lives easier and could lead to greater acceptance of new forms of families.... 7/3/2015 1:11 PM

Correction: Greece-Bailout story
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- In a story July 2 about the Greek referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the International Monetary Fund had said Greece would need debt relief worth 50 billion euros. The IMF said Greece needs new financing worth 50 billion euros as well as debt relief.... 7/3/2015 1:00 PM

Pakistan, Afghanistan summon envoys in dispute
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan and Afghanistan are in the midst of a diplomatic dispute. The two neighbors have summoned each other's ambassadors to lodge protests over the detention of a Pakistani official in the Afghan city of Kandahar and a deadly cross-border shootout between Pakistani and Afghan border police, officials said Friday.... 7/3/2015 1:00 PM

UN: 29 die in South Sudan cholera outbreak as cases rise
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- At least 29 people have died in South Sudan's latest cholera outbreak, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.... 7/3/2015 12:56 PM

Bombings in Baghdad, town south of Iraqi capital kill 8
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say bombings in Baghdad and in a town south of the Iraqi capital have killed eight people.... 7/3/2015 12:55 PM

UN agency worries as Hungary rushes to tighten asylum rules
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Changes to Hungary's asylum system being rushed through parliament and the government's plan to build a fence on the border with Serbia could have "fatal consequences" for refugees fleeing war, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.... 7/3/2015 12:52 PM

Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law
MOSCOW (AP) -- Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request.... 7/3/2015 12:51 PM

Turkey reappoints former defense minister to post
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reappointed a 75-year-old former defense minister to the same post, to replace Ismet Yilmaz who was elected Turkey's new parliament speaker this week.... 7/3/2015 12:40 PM

WikiLeaks' Assange seeks asylum in France; president says no
PARIS (AP) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed in a bid to win asylum in France.... 7/3/2015 12:36 PM

Germany wants quick clarification of new NSA spy allegations
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's foreign minister said Friday that new allegations of U.S. eavesdropping on senior German government officials' telephones need to be clarified "as quickly as possible" and that he hoped Washington would be forthcoming with information.... 7/3/2015 12:30 PM

Vietnam Communist Party chief prepares for maiden US visit
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will pay the first visit to the United States next week, and he expects President Barack Obama to make a maiden visit to Vietnam later this year.... 7/3/2015 12:26 PM

Greek villagers secret weapon: Grow your own food
KARITAINA, Greece (AP) -- Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch.... 7/3/2015 12:15 PM

UN nuke agency chief says 'more work' needed on Iran probe
VIENNA (AP) -- Hopes dimmed Friday of Iran fulfilling a key U.S. demand at nuclear talks by cooperating with a probe of allegations that it secretly worked on nuclear arms.... 7/3/2015 12:09 PM

India census says 70 percent live in villages, most are poor
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and dependent on manual labor.... 7/3/2015 12:07 PM

Man tied to 2013 Myanmar hotel blast gets life in prison
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced a man linked to a 2013 bombing that wounded an American tourist in one of the country's most prestigious hotels to life imprisonment and hard labor.... 7/3/2015 12:02 PM

Congo's president calls for dialogue, opposition holds out
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Congo's president has called for dialogue with the opposition to reduce tensions in the Central African country, a move the opposition and international community fear will delay elections.... 7/3/2015 11:53 AM

German authorities seize tank, other WWII weapons in raid
BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities have seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak canon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's storage facility in northern Germany.... 7/3/2015 11:50 AM

Turkey's Erdogan dedicates new mosque to the people
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated a mosque on the grounds of his gigantic palace complex and opened it to the public in an apparent effort to stave off more criticism over his spending.... 7/3/2015 11:46 AM



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