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Senator McCain: US must reassess Afghan troop withdrawal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Senator John McCain says the ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces.... 7/4/2015 11:57 AM

APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief
VIENNA (AP) -- Diplomats say Iran and six world powers have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for Tehran as part of a nuclear deal.... 7/4/2015 11:54 AM

Analysts: Greek government's post-referendum future unsure
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say.... 7/4/2015 11:46 AM

Brave dog Leo honored with monument in Serbian town
PANCEVO, Serbia (AP) -- Normally, Leo would run away at the sight of a bigger dog. The small dachshund liked most to cuddle with his owners or ride in the back seat of the family car. But, one day Leo showed that true bravery knows no limits.... 7/4/2015 11:37 AM

Syrian troops and Hezbollah attack border mountain resort
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian troops backed by members of Lebanon's Hezbollah group began a major offensive Saturday under the cover of intense airstrikes to retake a rebel-held mountain resort while opposition fighters retaliated by shelling the capital Damascus.... 7/4/2015 11:19 AM

Egypt's president visits troops in embattled north Sinai
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi travelled to the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula to inspect troops on Saturday, after Islamic State-linked militants struck a deadly blow against the military this week in a coordinated assault.... 7/4/2015 10:55 AM

Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead.... 7/4/2015 9:43 AM

Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union?
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon.... 7/4/2015 9:20 AM

Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Perhaps, Australia coach Alen Stajcic was on to something when he said, "We're not the Netherlands," in responding to question regarding how the Matildas might defend against Japan in the quarterfinals.... 7/4/2015 7:39 AM

Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago.... 7/4/2015 7:32 AM

Fatal fire on Japan's airtight bullet train exposes lapses
TOKYO (AP) -- A fatal fire on Japan's bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record.... 7/4/2015 5:36 AM

Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer.... 7/4/2015 4:08 AM

Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny
AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia (AP) -- In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby.... 7/4/2015 4:03 AM

Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum - with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise.... 7/4/2015 4:03 AM

Police: Beltran Leyva cartel boss arrested in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- One of the leaders of the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel was arrested Friday in a trendy neighborhood in Mexico City, authorities said.... 7/4/2015 4:01 AM

China says 6.5 quake in far west kills 3, collapses homes
BEIJING (AP) -- A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that shook China's far-western region of Xinjiang killed three people, injured 71 and collapsed thousands of houses, officials said Saturday.... 7/4/2015 3:55 AM

Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring
LONDON (AP) -- On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis.... 7/4/2015 2:29 AM

Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year.... 7/4/2015 12:27 AM

New Puerto Rico agencies to buy TRANs amid economic crisis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill late Friday that allows certain public agencies to buy up to $400 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes as the government of the U.S. territory seeks more cash amid a worsening economic crisis.... 7/3/2015 11:03 PM

Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday.... 7/3/2015 11:00 PM

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