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EU names latest Ukraine sanctions targets
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union said on Saturday that it has extended sanctions to cover 11 leaders of the pro-Moscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine.... 7/12/2014 6:10 AM

Singapore backs call to destroy gay-themed books
SINGAPORE (AP) -- A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state's information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.... 7/12/2014 5:56 AM

3 injured in 6th bull-run at Spain's San Fermin
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- Three Spanish men were injured Saturday as several thousand people tested their bravery by dashing alongside six fighting bulls through the slippery streets of Pamplona in the sixth running of the bulls at Spain's San Fermin festival.... 7/12/2014 4:50 AM

Analysis: Lavrov's absence clouds Iran nuke talks
VIENNA (AP) -- Decisions by the foreign ministers of Russia and China to skip talks on Iran's nuclear program this weekend are further denting expectations that the stalled negotiations will produce a deal by July 20.... 7/12/2014 4:20 AM

Militants attack near Pakistan border, killing 3
KHAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Militants killed a Pakistan army captain and two soldiers in an attack early Saturday in a tribal region near its border with Afghanistan, an official said.... 7/12/2014 4:20 AM

10 killed in roadside bombings in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Roadside bombs in Afghanistan killed at least 10 people Saturday, authorities said.... 7/12/2014 4:01 AM

Israel strikes Gaza mosque as death toll tops 120
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque its military says concealed the militant group's weapons, as the Palestinian death toll topped 120 Saturday in an offensive that showed no signs of slowing down.... 7/12/2014 3:49 AM

Kerry meeting again with Afghan candidates
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with rival Afghan presidential candidates for a second day as the United States struggles to find a path out of the crisis enveloping the nation's elections.... 7/12/2014 3:08 AM

Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.... 7/12/2014 2:23 AM

Cambodian police investigate death of American man
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Police in Cambodia said Saturday that they were investigating the death of an American teacher whose body was found wrapped in a curtain at a garbage dump in the capital.... 7/12/2014 12:17 AM

Rousseff: Brazil's World Cup proved doubters wrong
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil has proved its doubters wrong by putting on a highly successful World Cup, President Dilma Rousseff said on the eve of the tournament's final match between Germany and Argentina this weekend.... 7/12/2014 12:03 AM

Palestinians draft UN resolution urging cease-fire
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Palestinians and their international supporters are discussing a U.N. draft resolution that would condemn all violence against civilians in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and call for "an immediate, durable and fully respected cease-fire."... 7/11/2014 11:30 PM

Putin kicks off Latin America tour with Cuba stop
HAVANA (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin began a six-day Latin American tour aimed at boosting trade and ties in the region with a stop Friday in Cuba, a key Soviet ally during the Cold War that has backed Moscow in its dispute with the West over Ukraine.... 7/11/2014 11:03 PM

UN expected to vote Monday to speed aid to Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Sponsors of a U.N. resolution that would authorize cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in desperate need of food and medicine finalized the text ahead of a Security Council vote expected on Monday.... 7/11/2014 10:24 PM

Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent
MOSCOW (AP) -- Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.... 7/11/2014 9:52 PM

Strong quake hits Japan, triggering small tsunami
TOKYO (AP) -- A strong earthquake hit Japan's northern coast Saturday near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. At least one person was injured and a small tsunami was triggered, but no damage was reported.... 7/11/2014 9:19 PM

US, other diplomats end meeting on migrant issues
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Officials from the U.S., Mexico and Central American nations have wrapped up a two-day meeting in Nicaragua at which they were expected to discuss the possibility of treating Central American migrants fleeing violence in their homelands as refugees.... 7/11/2014 8:48 PM

Virtual Neruda walks streets of Chile's capital
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Forty years after his death, Pablo Neruda once again was writing and reciting love poems and he walked through Santiago's streets to the admiring gazes of Chileans - virtually, that is.... 7/11/2014 7:27 PM

Mexico rescues 8 child migrants held by kidnappers
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities said Friday they had rescued eight Salvadoran migrant youths who had been kidnapped by an equally youthful gang in northern Mexico.... 7/11/2014 6:56 PM

A look at some of the best goals at the World Cup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Robin van Persie scored one of the most eye-catching goals of the World Cup with a diving header, and James Rodriguez blasted in one of the tournament's most spectacular after controlling the ball with his chest and volleying home from outside the area.... 7/11/2014 6:44 PM