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Suriname's leader dismisses acting speaker of Parliament
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) -- Suriname's president has dismissed the acting speaker of Parliament, asserting the firing was necessary to uphold the South American nation's constitution.... 6/29/2015 11:39 PM

UN chief: Climate negotiations moving at a 'snail's pace'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at a "snail's pace" and must be speeded up.... 6/29/2015 11:24 PM

Puerto Rico to seek debt moratorium from bondholders
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor said Monday night he will form a financial team to negotiate with bondholders on delaying debt payments and then restructuring $72 billion in public debt that he says the U.S. island can't repay.... 6/29/2015 11:19 PM

Texas woman vanishes while snorkeling off Curacao
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A Texas woman vanished while snorkeling off the northwestern coast of Curacao last week, and the local coast guard stopped looking for her after three days of fruitless searching, authorities reported Monday.... 6/29/2015 11:19 PM

Robert Redford urges global action on climate change
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Robert Redford said he came to the United Nations Monday not as an actor but as an environmental advocate, father, grandfather and concerned citizen to urge the world's nations to take action now on climate change.... 6/29/2015 11:03 PM

Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma.... 6/29/2015 11:02 PM

Developer of $3.5B Bahamas megaresort files for bankruptcy
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The developer of a $3.5 billion hotel-and-casino project under construction in the Bahamas announced Monday that it has filed for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.... 6/29/2015 10:45 PM

As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border - a move that will also outflank any Kurdish attempts to create a state along Turkey's southern frontier.... 6/29/2015 10:31 PM

Car bomb explodes near military hospital in Yemeni capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A car bomb exploded behind a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said.... 6/29/2015 10:24 PM

Spanish royals in Mexico on 1st state visit to Latin America
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The king and queen of Spain are making their first state visit to Latin America with a three-day trip to Mexico.... 6/29/2015 9:07 PM

Palestinian striker to be freed, Israelis injured in attacks
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian held by Israel for the past year is ending a 55-day hunger strike and in exchange will be released in two weeks, his wife and an advocacy group for prisoners said Monday.... 6/29/2015 8:56 PM

WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business
PARIS (AP) -- WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage.... 6/29/2015 8:45 PM

Bomb kills Egypt's top prosecutor as he drives to work
CAIRO (AP) -- A car bomb killed Egypt's chief prosecutor Monday in the country's first assassination of a senior official in 25 years, marking what could be an escalation in a campaign by Islamic militants toward targeting leaders of a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.... 6/29/2015 8:45 PM

The Latest: Hundreds in London rally for unity with Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local):... 6/29/2015 8:42 PM

Governments sign pact to create Chinese-led Asian bank
BEIJING (AP) -- Envoys of governments that plan to join a Chinese-led Asian bank endorsed a structure Monday that gives Beijing the biggest voting stake at the start but no veto power.... 6/29/2015 8:37 PM

The next act: what happens now in Greece's drama
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Greece has entered the twilight zone.... 6/29/2015 8:31 PM

Armenian protesters still defying police after tense night
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- Thousands of demonstrators continued flooding a central avenue in the Armenian capital Monday, refusing to end their protest against a hike in electricity prices even after the president suspended the measure.... 6/29/2015 8:23 PM

Chinese premier calls for deal to keep Greece in eurozone
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The prime minister of China, the European Union's No. 2 trading partner, called Monday on Greece and its creditors to reach a last-minute deal that will allow Greece to remain in the eurozone.... 6/29/2015 8:06 PM

Israeli navy peacefully intercepts Gaza-bound vessel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's navy intercepted a Swedish vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip early Monday and brought it to an Israeli port, where it said the foreign activists would be questioned before they are sent back to their home countries.... 6/29/2015 8:02 PM

Turkmenistan honors president by opening park in his name
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) -- Turkmenistan has marked its leader's 58th birthday by opening a park named after him, a move reflecting his blossoming personality cult.... 6/29/2015 7:17 PM



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