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Taliban claims car bomb attack in Kabul; 1 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide attacker driving an explosives-packed vehicle targeted a NATO military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, killing at least one person and wounding up to 24, police, military and government officials said. Two U.S. soldiers were also injured in the attack.... 6/30/2015 12:43 PM

European markets trim losses amid some Greek deal hopes
LONDON (AP) -- Stock markets across Europe trimmed earlier losses Tuesday amid speculation that the Greek government is considering a last-minute effort to break the deadlock between the country and its creditors.... 6/30/2015 12:43 PM

Belarus sets presidential election for Oct. 11
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- The parliament of Belarus decided Tuesday to set the next presidential election for Oct. 11, about a month earlier than originally planned.... 6/30/2015 12:43 PM

Khodorkovsky suspected of ordering Russian mayor's killing
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian investigators say they are considering whether to charge former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky with ordering the 1998 killing of a Siberian mayor.... 6/30/2015 12:42 PM

Poland to support, develop industrial, coal mining region
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's government is holding its first ever away session in the coal mining region of Silesia, where it is to approve a major plan to stimulate industry and the job market.... 6/30/2015 12:42 PM

Indonesia military cargo plane crashes in Medan, dozens dead
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian air force transport plane plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing dozens of people.... 6/30/2015 12:39 PM

Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Prosecutors involved in the international investigation into the downing last year of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 say they do not yet have specific suspects for possible prosecution.... 6/30/2015 12:39 PM

The Latest: Number of wounded in Kabul attack rises to 24
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy.... 6/30/2015 12:37 PM

Greece to miss IMF debt payment and bailout to expire
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece is set to become the first developed nation to not pay its debts to the International Monetary Fund on time, as the country sinks deeper into a financial emergency that has forced it put a nationwide lockdown on money withdrawals.... 6/30/2015 12:35 PM

'Changed' Justin Bieber attends Sydney church conference
SYDNEY (AP) -- Justin Bieber credited a Pentecostal pastor with changing his life as he mingled Tuesday with thousands of Christians at a five-day church conference in Sydney.... 6/30/2015 12:35 PM

EU official: Hungary's immigrant flow like in Italy, Greece
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The pressure faced by Hungary from flows of migrants and refugees is similar to what Greece and Italy are facing with migration across the Mediterranean Sea, the European Union's top migration official said Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 12:34 PM

France links beheading, gas plant attack to Islamic State
PARIS (AP) -- French investigators have uncovered links between Islamic State militants and the man who hung his employer's severed head at a gas plant he was attacking, a prosecutor said Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 12:30 PM

Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty - a major topic for the U.S. Catholic Church in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.... 6/30/2015 12:30 PM

2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train
ODAWARA, Japan (AP) -- A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said.... 6/30/2015 12:28 PM

The Latest: Turkey wants to help Greece recover
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes on a day a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund is due and the country's bailout program with European creditors ends (all times local):... 6/30/2015 12:19 PM

Tunisia chief: New security system had been set for July 1
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Thirty-eight tourists died in a gun attack just days before Tunisia planned to implement heightened security measures for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, but those plans had not anticipated an assault on tourist beaches, the country's president said Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 12:14 PM

AP NewsAlert
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope's Cuba-US itinerary announced: homeless, immigrants, prisoners, religious liberty meeting.... 6/30/2015 12:11 PM

Egyptian president vows swift justice after car bomb attack
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday pledged to change laws "within days" to bring swift justice following a car bombing that killed the country's chief prosecutor, the first assassination of a top Egyptian official in a quarter century.... 6/30/2015 12:05 PM

Spain: Child among 4 killed in gas canister blast at house
MADRID (AP) -- Authorities in eastern Spain say at least four people, including a baby girl, have died in a gas canister blast that ripped through a house.... 6/30/2015 12:01 PM

Liberia quarantines community where corpse tested for Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberian authorities have quarantined the Nedowein area where the corpse of a 17-year-old boy tested positive for Ebola, sparking fears the country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free.... 6/30/2015 12:00 PM



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