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Passenger sets self on fire on Japan's bullet train
TOKYO (AP) -- A passenger on one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains tried to set himself or herself on fire Tuesday, causing smoke to fill the carriage and forcing the train to stop, Japan's transport ministry said.... 6/30/2015 5:18 AM

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.... 6/30/2015 5:13 AM

Asia stocks bounce back but Greece uncertainty still looms
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets bounced back Tuesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp losses, but investors remained worried the crisis in Greece could spread to other financially weak countries.... 6/30/2015 5:01 AM

AP PHOTOS: In Peruvian valley, coca harvest means survival
SAMUGARI, Peru (AP) -- Just before sunrise, Raul Rua joins 15 others, including women, teens and children, for a half-hour walk to pick coca in the world's No. 1 coca-producing valley.... 6/30/2015 4:56 AM

Puerto Rico wants bondholders to postpone debt payments
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The governor has called on creditors to postpone bond payments and restructure the U.S. territory's $72 billion in public debt as the government closes out its fiscal year Tuesday amid growing uncertainty about the island's economy.... 6/30/2015 4:05 AM

Liberian official says corpse tests positive for Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The corpse of a 17-year-old man has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia, but no other cases have been reported, the country's deputy health minister said late Monday.... 6/30/2015 3:13 AM

UN condemns fighting by Syria and rebels in Golan Heights
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is condemning the fighting and use of heavy weapons by Syrian armed forces and opposition fighters in the area that has separated Syrian and Israel forces since 1974.... 6/30/2015 2:59 AM

UN extends Darfur peacekeeping force despite Sudan protest
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a one-year extension of the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's western Darfur region where conflict is intensifying, rejecting the Sudanese government's demand that the troops leave.... 6/30/2015 2:57 AM

The next act: what happens now in Greece's drama
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Greece has entered the twilight zone.... 6/30/2015 2:46 AM

Mexico's Televisa drops Miss Universe after Trump remarks
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican media giant Televisa says it will no longer broadcast the Miss Universe Pageant or engage any other communication project with Donald Trump.... 6/30/2015 1:50 AM

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

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

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

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