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Greece's Tsipras: party rebels could force early election
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister warned rebels in his radical left Syriza party Wednesday that he would have to call early elections if they keep opposing key reforms demanded for a new international bailout.... 7/29/2015 11:59 AM

Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Two men arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion are in court on Wednesday in Zimbabwe to face poaching charges.... 7/29/2015 11:56 AM

Iran, France talk of 'new era' in ties after nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius declared Wednesday during a landmark visit to Iran that the time has come for the two nations' relations to improve, calling his visit "an important trip" in the wake of a key nuclear deal reached with Tehran earlier this month.... 7/29/2015 11:54 AM

AP PHOTOS: Greece's odyssey through its latest crisis
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- It began with a Greek outburst of national defiance against years of budget cuts and quickly turned into a financial nightmare for the country's people.... 7/29/2015 11:48 AM

Impending execution brings out mixed feelings in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent to death row this century, just three have been executed.... 7/29/2015 11:40 AM

Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president
GENEVA (AP) -- Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves."... 7/29/2015 11:39 AM

Calais migrants: 2nd night of mass attempts to reach England
CALAIS, France (AP) -- Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city.... 7/29/2015 11:33 AM

Romania seizes heroin shipment headed to Western Europe
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian authorities have seized 333 kilograms (733 pounds) of heroin that was headed to Western Europe.... 7/29/2015 11:32 AM

Global stocks rise ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on China
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets rose Wednesday as Chinese shares rebounded after a record sell-off and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.... 7/29/2015 11:27 AM

Afghanistan examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Omar died
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official said Wednesday his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached on the government's comments about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before.... 7/29/2015 11:24 AM

Activists warn of refugee housing crisis in German capital
BERLIN (AP) -- An activist group says some 1,000 refugees are currently sleeping rough in the German capital because authorities in Berlin are unable to cope with the influx of people seeking asylum.... 7/29/2015 11:22 AM

Putin: Russia will oppose international tribunal for MH17
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated that Moscow will veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.... 7/29/2015 11:13 AM

Israel pushing for Pollard to come to Israel after release
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's deputy foreign minister says Israel is making "very great efforts" to lobby for spy Jonathan Pollard to be granted permission to travel to Israel after his upcoming release in November.... 7/29/2015 11:09 AM

TV depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devotees
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation.... 7/29/2015 10:50 AM

Poland's richest businessman Jan Kulczyk dies at 65
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest man and the founder and president of investment empire Kulczyk Holding, has died from complications following surgery, the company said Wednesday. He was 65.... 7/29/2015 10:45 AM

Saudi police officer shot dead in the east of the kingdom
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Authorities in Saudi Arabia say a police officer has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the east of the kingdom.... 7/29/2015 10:37 AM

China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes
BEIJING (AP) -- General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth.... 7/29/2015 10:32 AM

Bangladesh upholds opposition leader's death sentence
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.... 7/29/2015 10:29 AM

Bahrain makes multiple arrests in wake of deadly bombing
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Bahraini authorities have arrested several suspects in the wake of a deadly bombing targeting police in the strategically important island kingdom.... 7/29/2015 10:28 AM

Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom
HONG KONG (AP) -- Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year's pro-democracy protests.... 7/29/2015 10:25 AM

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