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Ukraine govt denies president will be at Cup final
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko won't be attending the World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, a government statement said, denying assertions by Brazilian officials that he would be there.... 7/13/2014 8:39 AM

Iraq parliament postpones decision on new leaders
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni militant blitz that has overrun much of the country.... 7/13/2014 8:36 AM

Search for body to follow Costa Concordia removal
GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) -- An Italian official has promised that a search will be conducted for the only unrecovered body of the 32 Costa Concordia shipwreck victims as soon as the wrecked cruise liner is towed away from the island where it struck a reef in 2012.... 7/13/2014 8:34 AM

German police megaphone used in anti-Israel rant
BERLIN (AP) -- German police say they allowed an anti-Israel protester to use a megaphone in a police car during a "Free Gaza" demonstration in Frankfurt and he shouted inciting slogans including "child murderer Israel" and "Allahu akbar."... 7/13/2014 8:27 AM

Kerry in Vienna; extension of nuclear talks likely
VIENNA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and fellow foreign ministers are adding their diplomatic muscle to try and advance troubled nuclear talks with Iran, with a target date only a week away for a pact meant to curb programs Tehran could turn to making atomic arms.... 7/13/2014 8:23 AM

Israel calls for north Gaza evacuation after raid
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday as its military warned northern Gaza residents to evacuate their homes, part of a widening offensive that has killed more than 160 Palestinians.... 7/13/2014 8:21 AM

Rival militias battle to control Libyan airport
CAIRO (AP) -- Rival militias battled Sunday for the control of the international airport in Libya's capital, as gunfire and explosions echoed through the city and airlines canceled some international flights.... 7/13/2014 7:53 AM

Indian police find bodies of 4 missing traders
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Police on Sunday fired rubber bullets and used batons to disperse hundreds of villagers protesting the abductions and killings of four Muslim traders in India's remote northeast, where ethnic tensions run high.... 7/13/2014 7:47 AM

Terrific World Cup ends with marquee final
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The World Cup ends Sunday with a marquee match-up, Argentina against Germany, and host Brazil rushing to be ready for an even bigger logistical challenge: the 2016 Olympics.... 7/13/2014 7:28 AM

Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a town on the Russian border, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. But Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.... 7/13/2014 7:17 AM

Pope leads crowd in silent prayer for Mideast
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has led tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in unannounced, silent prayer for an end to the warfare in the Mideast.... 7/13/2014 7:11 AM

Annual Protestant march in Belfast mostly peaceful
LONDON (AP) -- Police in Northern Ireland say an annual Protestant parade that typically sparks riots and disorder has taken place peacefully.... 7/13/2014 7:08 AM

Aide to ex-Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu dies
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A devoted aide of ex-Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu who was sent to quell protests that sparked the 1989 revolution has died. He was 87.... 7/13/2014 6:34 AM

Slovenia votes in early election amid instability
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Slovenes voted Sunday in a second early election in three years amid political instability that threatened the small eurozone nation's bid to pull out of an economic downturn.... 7/13/2014 6:27 AM

Chinese officials will buy more electric cars
BEIJING (AP) -- At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market.... 7/13/2014 6:02 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's parliament, deadlocked over leadership, meets briefly before adjourning until Tuesday.... 7/13/2014 5:54 AM

4 minor injuries at Spain's running of the bulls
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- In the seventh bull run at this year's San Fermin festival in Spain, four people sustained injuries along Pamplona's narrow streets Sunday.... 7/13/2014 5:27 AM

North Korea launches missiles in latest test-fire
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over the North's failure to win talks on receiving outside aid, and over U.S.-South Korean military drills.... 7/13/2014 5:02 AM

11 Afghan security force members killed in attacks
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Insurgent attacks across Afghanistan have killed 11 Afghan security force members, authorities said Sunday, as a suicide car bomb attack wounded three NATO troops.... 7/13/2014 5:01 AM

Yemen's president fires 2 senior army commanders
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's president has fired two senior army commanders after last week's capture of a city by Shiite Hawthi rebels, state television reported.... 7/13/2014 4:53 AM