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Turkey reappoints former defense minister to post
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reappointed a 75-year-old former defense minister to the same post, to replace Ismet Yilmaz who was elected Turkey's new parliament speaker this week.... 7/3/2015 12:40 PM

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 12:36 PM

Germany wants quick clarification of new NSA spy allegations
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's foreign minister said Friday that new allegations of U.S. eavesdropping on senior German government officials' telephones need to be clarified "as quickly as possible" and that he hoped Washington would be forthcoming with information.... 7/3/2015 12:30 PM

China expresses displeasure with Turkey accepting Uighurs
BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing has expressed displeasure with Turkey for accepting 174 members of the Uighur ethnic minority who fled China.... 7/3/2015 12:29 PM

Vietnam Communist Party chief prepares for maiden US visit
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will pay the first visit to the United States next week, and he expects President Barack Obama to make a maiden visit to Vietnam later this year.... 7/3/2015 12:26 PM

Top French court says surrogate children deserve rights
PARIS (AP) -- France's highest court has given surrogate children the right to have legal parents in France, in a major turnaround that could lead to greater acceptance of new forms of families.... 7/3/2015 12:19 PM

Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law
MOSCOW (AP) -- Lawmakers in the Russian parliament have voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request.... 7/3/2015 12:19 PM

Greek villagers secret weapon: Grow your own food
KARITAINA, Greece (AP) -- Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch.... 7/3/2015 12:15 PM

UN nuke agency chief says 'more work' needed on Iran probe
VIENNA (AP) -- Hopes dimmed Friday of Iran fulfilling a key U.S. demand at nuclear talks by cooperating with a probe of allegations that it secretly worked on nuclear arms.... 7/3/2015 12:09 PM

India census says 70 percent live in villages, most are poor
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and dependent on manual labor.... 7/3/2015 12:07 PM

Man tied to 2013 Myanmar hotel blast gets life in prison
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced a man linked to a 2013 bombing that wounded an American tourist in one of the country's most prestigious hotels to life imprisonment and hard labor.... 7/3/2015 12:02 PM

Congo's president calls for dialogue, opposition holds out
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Congo's president has called for dialogue with the opposition to reduce tensions in the Central African country, a move the opposition and international community fear will delay elections.... 7/3/2015 11:53 AM

German authorities seize tank, other WWII weapons in raid
BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities have seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak canon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's storage facility in northern Germany.... 7/3/2015 11:50 AM

Turkey's Erdogan dedicates new mosque to the people
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday 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 11:46 AM

The Latest: Luxembourg says Greek vote needed more time
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes and upcoming referendum (all times local):... 7/3/2015 11:42 AM

Beijing says its air pollution better in first half of 2015
BEIJING (AP) -- Air quality in Beijing, notorious for its smoggy sky, improved during the first six months of 2015, the city government said.... 7/3/2015 11:40 AM

Poll shows Catalan independence drive losing support
MADRID (AP) -- A Catalan government opinion poll says most people would vote against having the region become independent from Spain.... 7/3/2015 11:40 AM

All aboard capsized Philippine ferry accounted for; 45 dead
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Rescuers on Friday were winding down the search for survivors and bodies from a ferry that capsized shortly after departing from a central Philippine port, leaving 45 people dead.... 7/3/2015 11:36 AM

IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said.... 7/3/2015 11:34 AM

Britain, Tunisia honor 38 victims of beach resort attack
LONDON (AP) -- People around Britain paused in streets and workplaces, churches and mosques, railway stations and the Wimbledon tennis tournament Friday to honor the victims of an Islamic extremist's rampage at a Tunisian beach resort.... 7/3/2015 11:34 AM

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