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Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine amid pricing dispute
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian gas company Gazprom halted supplies to neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday after the collapse of pricing talks, a company official said - but an EU official said both nations gave assurances the dispute would not affect the flow of Russian gas to Europe.... 7/1/2015 12:14 PM

Syria's Kurds warn Turkey not to intervene militarily
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's main Kurdish party warned Turkey on Wednesday that any military intervention would threaten international peace and said the country's main Kurdish militia is ready to face any "aggression."... 7/1/2015 12:14 PM

Japan police seek motive for self-immolation on bullet train
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese police on Wednesday searched the apartment of the man who set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train, killing himself and another passenger, as officials sought clues to his motive.... 7/1/2015 12:12 PM

The Latest: Europe rights group criticizes Greek vote plan
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):... 7/1/2015 12:10 PM

Ex-senior News of the World editor cleared of phone hacking
LONDON (AP) -- The former deputy editor of the News of the World has been acquitted of conspiring to hack phones when he worked at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid.... 7/1/2015 12:09 PM

The Latest: Egypt officials say 50 killed in Sinai fighting
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest news on the coordinated militant attacks in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula that killed 50 soldiers (all times local):... 7/1/2015 12:07 PM

With great fanfare, Pyongyang opens new airport terminal
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang's international airport on Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling party in October.... 7/1/2015 12:01 PM

Father: American burned in Taiwan park fire fights for life
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- The father of an American who was badly burned in a fire at a Taiwan water park says the family is anxious about how the young man will fare in the next few days.... 7/1/2015 11:51 AM

New Danish government tightens immigration law
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark's new center-right minority government on Wednesday reached its first deal with its political allies, including the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party, aimed at reducing the number of asylum-seekers by lowering social benefits.... 7/1/2015 11:46 AM

Food aid to Syrian refugees cut in half amid funding crisis
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The World Food Program says it had to cut in half food aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon because of a funding crisis and may soon have to halt all food support for most refugees in Jordan.... 7/1/2015 11:42 AM

Yemen rebels kill Saudi soldier in strike near border
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi military says a soldier posted along the country's southern border has died of wounds sustained from a missile strike launched by Shiite rebels inside Yemen.... 7/1/2015 11:36 AM

Dutch: Police actions likely killed man who died in custody
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Dutch prosecutor says police actions most likely caused the oxygen deprivation that led to the death of a man in custody following his arrest at a weekend music festival.... 7/1/2015 11:35 AM

Sectarian shooting wounds 7 people south of Lebanese capital
BEIRUT (AP) -- Supporters of rival Lebanese factions clashed early on Wednesday in a coastal town south of Beirut, leaving several people wounded, the country's state news agency and a security official said.... 7/1/2015 11:33 AM

UN world heritage body warns of threat to Great Barrier Reef
BERLIN (AP) -- The United Nations says it is concerned about the state of the Great Barrier Reef and is urging greater efforts to conserve one of the most world's spectacular natural sites.... 7/1/2015 11:31 AM

Afghan official: 3 children killed by mortar while playing
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says three children were killed and four wounded after they found an unexploded mortar in a field while playing.... 7/1/2015 11:29 AM

West and Russia duel over whether Srebrenica was a genocide
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Western nations and Russia are dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war a genocide in a resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II.... 7/1/2015 11:27 AM

Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday in a long-awaited report on how best to expand the country's aviation capacity.... 7/1/2015 11:25 AM

Brutal heat wave in Pakistan last month killed 1,250
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's government says the brutal heat wave that hit the port city of Karachi and the country's southern province of Sind in June killed 1,250 people before subsiding.... 7/1/2015 11:22 AM

Iranian media: IAEA chief in Tehran on Thursday
VIENNA (AP) -- The head of the UN agency tasked to monitor a nuclear deal is traveling to Tehran to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the agency said Wednesday. Iranian media reported the talks will focus on a dispute over interviewing experts alleged to have worked on atomic arms that has spilled over into negotiations on a deal.... 7/1/2015 11:21 AM

UN: At least 1,466 Iraqis killed in June due to violence
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The United Nations says at least 1,466 Iraqis were killed by armed conflict in June, more than 40 percent more than in the previous month.... 7/1/2015 11:19 AM



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