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Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure
PARIS (AP) -- Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers.... 7/3/2015 10:52 AM

Thailand's only known MERS patient is virus-free
BANGKOK (AP) -- A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus was declared free of the illness by the Health Ministry on Friday.... 7/3/2015 10:51 AM

AP Exclusive: China Ministry posted bootleg 'Liar's Poker'
SHANGHAI (AP) -- A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated Press has found.... 7/3/2015 10:46 AM

Turkey's Erdogan dedicates new mosque to the people
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated a mosque on the grounds of his gigantic palace complex and opened it to the public in an apparent effort to stave off more criticism over his spending.... 7/3/2015 10:43 AM

Greece: Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests could be a very close vote.... 7/3/2015 10:35 AM

UN agency worries as Hungary rushes to tighten asylum rules
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The U.N. refugee agency says changes to Hungary's asylum system being rushed through parliament and the government's plan to build a fence on the border with Serbia could have "fatal consequences" for refugees fleeing war.... 7/3/2015 10:30 AM

Syrian boy clinging underneath truck at Romanian border
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Border police say they have found a 12-year-old Syrian boy and two Syrian men hidden under a truck who tried to illegally enter Romania.... 7/3/2015 10:29 AM

WikiLeaks' Assange seeks asylum in France; president says no
PARIS (AP) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed in a bid to win asylum in France.... 7/3/2015 10:19 AM

The Latest: High court hears case against referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):... 7/3/2015 10:17 AM

US official: China, US working to end ivory trade
BEIJING (AP) -- A U.S. Cabinet secretary says Beijing and Washington are both working to end commercial ivory trading.... 7/3/2015 10:16 AM

IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group says it has destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler.... 7/3/2015 10:13 AM

UN nuke agency chief says 'more work' needed on Iran probe
VIENNA (AP) -- The head of the U.N. agency tasked with monitoring any Iran nuclear deal is suggesting that a meeting with Iran's president has done little to advance his probe of alleged work by Tehran on an atomic weapon.... 7/3/2015 10:11 AM

Rarely seen color photos by Robert Capa in Budapest exhibit
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Rarely seen color photographs by Robert Capa, the legendary Hungarian photographer best known for his battlefield pictures from the Spanish Civil War and D-Day, are being shown for the first time in Europe at the Budapest institution which bears his name.... 7/3/2015 10:07 AM

Srebrenica survivor brings solace in quest for human bones
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Day after day, Ramiz Nukic goes into the woods around Srebrenica in search of a tragic quarry: human bones.... 7/3/2015 9:55 AM

Britain, Tunisia honor 38 victims of beach resort attack
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Flags have been lowered to half-staff at Buckingham Palace and U.K. government buildings as Britain and Tunisia honor the 38 victims of an Islamic extremist's rampage at a Tunisian beach resort.... 7/3/2015 9:51 AM

EU leaders unlikely to attend Chinese military parade
BEIJING (AP) -- Top officials from the European Union probably won't attend a Chinese military parade marking the anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia, the organization's ambassador to Beijing said Friday, amid uneasiness about such displays of armed might in the tense region.... 7/3/2015 9:24 AM

World stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges
HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend austerity referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as much as 7 percent as government market stabilization measures failed to reassure panicky investors.... 7/3/2015 9:11 AM

Could searchers' sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370?
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing.... 7/3/2015 9:07 AM

AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought
UNPHA, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry.... 7/3/2015 9:02 AM

UK ex-diplomat says Hong Kong relocation 'plan' was joke
LONDON (AP) -- A former British diplomat says a bizarre plan to relocate the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland was a joke between government officials.... 7/3/2015 8:50 AM

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