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French mother awaits verdict over deaths of 8 newborns
PARIS (AP) -- A Frenchwoman accused of killing eight of her newborns over more than a decade is awaiting a verdict after a dramatic and teary murder trial.... 7/2/2015 1:06 PM

Pope brings 'church for the poor' to South America's poorest
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries, making a grueling, week-long trip that will showcase the pope at his unpredictable best: speaking his native Spanish on his home turf about issues closest to his heart.... 7/2/2015 1:03 PM

French cartoonist acquitted over pope drawing
PARIS (AP) -- A French appeals court has acquitted France's best-known cartoonist of accusations of inciting hatred for a drawing representing former Pope Benedict XVI sexually abusing a child.... 7/2/2015 1:00 PM

UK tribunal: UK spy agency spied on Amnesty International
LONDON (AP) -- Amnesty International has expressed outrage after a British tribunal confirmed that Britain's government had spied on the human rights organization.... 7/2/2015 12:56 PM

Tunisia: 8 people suspected of direct links to beach attack
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Eight people are in custody in Tunisia, suspected of having direct links to a deadly beach attack that killed 38 people, but four other possible suspects have been released, a minister said Thursday.... 7/2/2015 12:40 PM

Egypt media says sophisticated weapons used in Sinai attack
CAIRO (AP) -- A newspaper close to the Egyptian government says the Islamic State-linked militants who attacked troops in the Sinai Peninsula used sophisticated weaponry, including Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missiles.... 7/2/2015 12:35 PM

Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 35 dead, 20 missing
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized Thursday minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 35 dead and 20 others missing, coast guard officials said.... 7/2/2015 12:34 PM

The Latest on Philippines: Deaths revised to 35; 20 missing
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The latest on the ferry sinking in the Philippines (all times local):... 7/2/2015 12:31 PM

French court: No compensation over faulty breast implants
PARIS (AP) -- A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants - and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros ($6.4 million) in collective damages they received in a lower-court ruling.... 7/2/2015 12:30 PM

Train carrying Pakistani troops falls into canal, 12 dead
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- At least four cars of a train being used to transport Pakistani soldiers fell into a canal because of a bridge collapse in the eastern Punjab province on Thursday, killing at least twelve soldiers, officials said.... 7/2/2015 12:28 PM

Germany phasing out some worst-polluting coal plants by 2020
BERLIN (AP) -- The German government is scrapping plans for a levy on the most-polluting coal-fired power stations and will instead phase some of the plants out.... 7/2/2015 12:22 PM

Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday.... 7/2/2015 12:18 PM

Kerry consults US partners before further talks with Iran
VIENNA (AP) -- High-level negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered their sixth day Thursday after diplomats blew through a June 30 deadline and extended an interim accord by a week.... 7/2/2015 12:13 PM

Greek vote campaign begins amid grinding cash crisis
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The battle for Greek votes entered full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the daily struggle to get cash ground on in the face of uncertainty.... 7/2/2015 12:08 PM

The Latest: Germany says EU's hands tied until referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):... 7/2/2015 12:06 PM

Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy
HAVANA (AP) -- From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States.... 7/2/2015 12:04 PM

Barcelona mayor halts new tourist accommodation licenses
MADRID (AP) -- Barcelona's new leftist mayor Thursday temporarily halted the issuing of new licenses for tourist accommodation while new regulations are drawn up to govern a sector some say has grown too big in recent years.... 7/2/2015 11:53 AM

Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family
LONDON (AP) -- In "Amy," performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess.... 7/2/2015 11:48 AM

Winton's rescue of Jewish children revealed after 50 years
LONDON (AP) -- "Is there anyone in our audience tonight who owes their life to Nicholas Winton?" asked the presenter of the popular BBC magazine program "That's Life".... 7/2/2015 11:29 AM

Afghan court cancels death sentences in mob killing of woman
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine, a judge said Thursday.... 7/2/2015 11:23 AM

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