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Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's government pressed ahead Wednesday with its plan to put austerity measures to voters after European creditors rebuffed its latest proposal for a new aid program. But finance ministers were still discussing the country's situation and nothing seemed set in stone.... 7/1/2015 3:29 PM

Turnout slim as thousands in Hong Kong rally for democracy
HONG KONG (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout was noticeably lower than in recent years, reflecting an impasse after a year of bitter battles over political reform.... 7/1/2015 3:28 PM

The Latest: Merkel says Greek talks only after referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):... 7/1/2015 3:27 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 3:26 PM

Confidential UN report gives positive nuclear review of Iran
VIENNA (AP) -- The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran is broadly meeting its commitments under a preliminary nuclear deal that set up the current talks in Austria on a final agreement.... 7/1/2015 3:16 PM

Kindertransport organizer Nicholas Winton dies at 106
LONDON (AP) -- Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler," has died. He was 106.... 7/1/2015 3:13 PM

Father: American burned in Taiwan park fire fights for life
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- The father of an American who was badly burned in a fire at a Taiwan water park said Wednesday that the family is anxious about how the young man will fare in the next few days.... 7/1/2015 3:12 PM

Israeli family discovers ancient treasure under living room
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities said Wednesday they have identified a rare, well-preserved 2,000-year-old Jewish ritual bath hidden under the floorboards of a home in Jerusalem.... 7/1/2015 3:12 PM

UK police investigating missing family of 12 feared in Syria
LONDON (AP) -- British police say they are investigating the disappearance of a family of 12 feared to have traveled to Syria.... 7/1/2015 2:57 PM

Former Auschwitz guard asks God for forgiveness at trial
BERLIN (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served in Auschwitz testified Wednesday he helped the death camp function in his role sorting cash and valuables seized from Jews after they arrived in cattle-cars.... 7/1/2015 2:56 PM

China scrambles to reassure jittery stock traders
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities are scrambling to reassure jittery investors after soaring stock markets plunged, threatening to set back economic reform plans.... 7/1/2015 2:53 PM

US Speaker in Poland for talks on trade, security
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner is leading a Congressional delegation to Poland, part of a broader U.S. attempt to strengthen economic ties and reassure an ally nervous about Russian aggression in the region.... 7/1/2015 2:51 PM

Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave
TUAL, Indonesia (AP) -- All he did was ask to go home.... 7/1/2015 2:46 PM

Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The team investigating last year's crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has prepared a draft final report and given it to countries involved in the probe for their comments.... 7/1/2015 2:45 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, has announced he will donate all of his wealth to charity over the coming years.... 7/1/2015 2:42 PM

The Latest: Explosions on Egypt side of Gaza border
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 2:33 PM

UN world heritage body warns of threat to Great Barrier Reef
BERLIN (AP) -- The U.N.'s heritage body expressed concern Wednesday about the state of the Great Barrier Reef, urging Australia to do more to conserve one of the world's most spectacular natural sites.... 7/1/2015 2:27 PM

Anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein hosted at Vatican
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet.... 7/1/2015 2:16 PM

South Sudan military is accused of widespread abuses
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudan's army has burned people alive, raped and shot girls, and forced tens of thousands from their homes, according to interviews with survivors by The Associated Press and corroborated by human rights groups.... 7/1/2015 2:04 PM

Hungary: Fence on Serbia border forced step to stop migrants
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The fence Hungary wants to build on the Serbian border to stem the flow of illegal migrants is a "forced measure" not aimed at its southern neighbor, Hungary's prime minister said Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 1:59 PM

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