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Mexico won't send contestant to Miss Universe
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's national beauty pageant director confirms the country won't send a contestant to the Miss Universe contest because of insulting remarks by Donald Trump, an owner of the pageant.... 6/30/2015 5:11 PM

The Latest: Merkel rules out Greece negotiations before vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it faces a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund and its bailout program with European creditors is due to expire (all times local):... 6/30/2015 5:10 PM

Former French security chief Charles Pasqua dies at 88
PARIS (AP) -- Charles Pasqua, a French Resistance fighter who went on to become France's top security chief and a powerful player on the French right, has died in Paris. He was 88.... 6/30/2015 5:09 PM

Poland to support, develop industrial, coal mining region
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's government, at its first ever session outside Warsaw, approved a multi-billion-euro plan on Tuesday to stimulate the coal-mining region of Silesia's industry and job market.... 6/30/2015 5:02 PM

UK: Royal Opera defends 'distressing' rape scene after boos
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Royal Opera says it's sorry for causing distress but the show will go on after a rape scene in "Guillaume Tell" sparked boos and walkouts.... 6/30/2015 5:01 PM


BERLIN (AP) -- Report: Germany's Merkel rules out negotiations with Greece on new plans before referendum.... 6/30/2015 5:01 PM

Israeli PM lashes out at Palestinian leadership in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister criticized the Western-backed Palestinian leadership in the West Bank on Tuesday for not condemning a recent spate of attacks on Israelis.... 6/30/2015 4:56 PM

UN: World should be ashamed at failure to end Syria conflict
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the world should be ashamed that three years after major powers approved a blueprint in Geneva to bring peace to Syria the suffering of its people is reaching new depths.... 6/30/2015 4:55 PM

Romania Parliament approves new spy chief in blow to premier
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's Parliament has approved a new spy chief opposed by the prime minister, dealing a blow to the leader who faces increasing pressure to resign amid a corruption investigation.... 6/30/2015 4:50 PM

Hidden cameras, invisibility cloaks in Israeli spy expo
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- An exhibition of Israeli surveillance technology has offered a rare peek into the secretive world of Israeli espionage and special forces operations.... 6/30/2015 4:39 PM

Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation
VIENNA (AP) -- Pushing past a deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week on Tuesday as the U.N. nuclear agency prepared to announce Tehran had met a key condition - significantly reducing its stocks of enriched uranium that could be used for atomic weapons.... 6/30/2015 4:38 PM

One-third of world's people still have no proper toilets
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF released Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 4:35 PM

China announces climate target for Paris deal
PARIS (AP) -- China on Tuesday announced its contribution to a global climate pact that's supposed to be adopted this year in Paris, pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and to halt their growth by 2030.... 6/30/2015 4:25 PM

Liberia quarantines area of where new Ebola case appeared
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined an area where the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears this West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free.... 6/30/2015 4:16 PM

Greeks struggle with daily grind as foreigners head to beach
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Gamal Takaway has turned up the hustle, to no avail. The popular waiter who goes by the nickname Jimmy often steps out into the pedestrian street in front of the Taverna Plaka restaurant to cajole strollers into taking a table. But even his epic charm has failed since the Greek government shut the nation's banks and imposed strict capital controls over the weekend.... 6/30/2015 4:14 PM

IS fighters stage surprise attack on key Syrian border town
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State fighters on Tuesday launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town recently seized by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, while Syrian government forces retook a district in a northeastern city just days after it was captured by the militants, activists and Syrian state television reported.... 6/30/2015 4:14 PM

APNewsBreak: Tunisia beach killer trained with museum gunmen
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- The young college student that murdered 38 tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort was in a jihadi training camp in western Libya at the same time as the two attackers who hit the National Bardo Museum in March, a top security official said Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 4:09 PM

Greece, creditors to discuss new plan as bailout to expire
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's European creditors were assessing a last-minute proposal Athens made for a new two-year rescue deal, submitted just hours before the country's international bailout program expires and it loses access to billions of euros in funds.... 6/30/2015 4:06 PM

Eurotunnel service resumes after French ferry workers' block
CALAIS, France (AP) -- Eurotunnel traffic has resumed after striking ferry workers blocked the railroad tracks leading to the Eurotunnel linking France and England, and train service across the Channel was suspended Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 4:04 PM

Little hope of survivors in Indonesian military plane crash
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- Rescuers with heavy machinery searched a shattered residential neighborhood Tuesday for any survivors from an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed shortly after takeoff and killed more than 70 people.... 6/30/2015 4:04 PM



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