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Official: Venezuela tried to pressure Aruba
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) -- Aruba's top prosecutor said Tuesday that Venezuela ratcheted up various types of pressure against the Dutch Caribbean island and the Netherlands in recent days to try to win the release of a powerful former general wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking charges.... 7/29/2014 4:34 PM

Canada: Chinese hackers infiltrated government org
TORONTO (AP) -- Chinese hackers infiltrated the computer systems of Canada's top research and development organization, the Canadian government said Tuesday.... 7/29/2014 4:29 PM

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.... 7/29/2014 4:27 PM

Global task force created after plane shot down
MONTREAL (AP) -- The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation said Tuesday it is creating a task force aimed at improving security measures after the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine.... 7/29/2014 3:51 PM

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.... 7/29/2014 3:48 PM

California governor sets more talks on migrants
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration reform remained high on his agenda.... 7/29/2014 3:32 PM

Hundreds evacuated, 3 dead in East Europe floods
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Three people died and several hundreds were forced to evacuate as surging floodwaters submerged villages in Eastern Europe on Tuesday.... 7/29/2014 3:08 PM

EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Shocked into action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner and the resulting deaths of more than 200 Europeans, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, to be followed swiftly by similar punitive measures from the U.S.... 7/29/2014 2:58 PM

Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages
CAIRO (AP) -- Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya's capital Tuesday, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country's 2011 civil war.... 7/29/2014 2:45 PM

Argentina fights with debt holdouts; default nears
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina risks financial default unless it reaches an agreement with a group of holdout bondholders by Wednesday. Here are the issues at stake:... 7/29/2014 2:31 PM

Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats
PARIS (AP) -- Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.... 7/29/2014 2:19 PM

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block and raised fears that the city is on the verge of severe bloodshed.... 7/29/2014 2:17 PM

Activists: Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13
BEIRUT (AP) -- Insurgents fighting in Syria to oust President Bashar Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 pro-government troops, opposition activists said.... 7/29/2014 1:28 PM

Officials blame Colombia power outage on rebels
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian officials are blaming rebels for a power outage at the country's main port of Buenaventura.... 7/29/2014 1:20 PM

UBS sees profits rise, probed over trading system
GENEVA (AP) -- Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by its core wealth management business, and disclosed it was part of a group of financial companies being investigated over alternative trading systems called "dark pools."... 7/29/2014 1:17 PM

China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation
BEIJING (AP) -- China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders.... 7/29/2014 1:01 PM

London's iconic Gherkin building put up for sale
LONDON (AP) -- One of London's most recognizable office buildings has been put up for sale.... 7/29/2014 12:34 PM

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case
BEIJING (AP) -- China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.... 7/29/2014 12:33 PM

AP NewsAlert
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Diplomatic sources: European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia.... 7/29/2014 12:08 PM

China reports deadly attack in northwest
BEIJING (AP) -- A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday.... 7/29/2014 11:50 AM