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Guatemala court revives study on ending president's immunity
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemala's constitutional court has revived a process that could strip President Otto Perez Molina of immunity from prosecution amid growing corruption scandals.... 7/1/2015 10:55 PM

Pioneering 16-year-old breaking baseball barriers for women
PARIS (AP) -- Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.... 7/1/2015 10:38 PM

Puerto Rico power company forced to sell bonds amid crisis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's troubled power company has been forced to sell bonds again to obtain capital and avoid defaulting on a $415 million debt payment due Wednesday amid a worsening economic crisis in the U.S. territory.... 7/1/2015 10:37 PM

Jamaica officials, artists hold reggae conference
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Government officials, lawyers and artists participated in a conference Wednesday to hash over ways of giving Jamaica a competitive advantage from reggae, the homegrown music that long ago went global.... 7/1/2015 10:31 PM

Russia won't call Srebrenica a genocide but many others do
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Western nations and Russia may be dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war an act of genocide but at Wednesday's General Assembly commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II there was no doubt.... 7/1/2015 10:29 PM

Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal. Greece offered more concessions to its creditors, but was rebuffed - Eurozone finance ministers refused to negotiate any more aid until the referendum clears up what the country wants.... 7/1/2015 10:25 PM

Some Cubans see US thaw as a boon, others pessimistic
HAVANA (AP) -- As Havana and Washington move to restore full ties, Cubans are watching closely. Some hope rapprochement will help them make a small business prosper or keep in touch with relatives in Florida, while others doubt it will do anything to improve their lives.... 7/1/2015 10:18 PM

WikiLeaks claims NSA targeted German ministers beyond Merkel
BERLIN (AP) -- WikiLeaks published a list of German phone numbers Wednesday that it claimed showed the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on senior German officials beyond Chancellor Angela Merkel.... 7/1/2015 10:11 PM

Libya's internationally accepted PM 'aspires' to peace deal
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- The internationally recognized prime minister of Libya says he is "aspiring" to sign a peace agreement with representatives of the rival Islamist-led Tripoli government in Morocco on Thursday.... 7/1/2015 10:04 PM

Scores killed as militants attack Egyptian troops in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security officials said dozens of troops were killed, along with nearly 100 attackers.... 7/1/2015 9:57 PM

Chad forces arrest Boko Haram leader, hold 74 others
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) -- Chad's chief prosecutor says that security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram.... 7/1/2015 9:42 PM

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 9:38 PM

The Latest: Moody's downgrades Greece to Caa3
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):... 7/1/2015 9:28 PM

UN sanctions 6 generals for fueling South Sudan conflict
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council decided Wednesday to impose sanctions on six generals for fueling an 18-month conflict in South Sudan that has killed thousands, forced over two million people to flee their homes and created a humanitarian emergency.... 7/1/2015 9:23 PM

Argentina recalls its financial crisis, advises Greece
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- As Argentines closely watch the financial turmoil in Greece recalling their own worst crisis 14 years ago, the architect of the South American country's recovery has a message for the European nation: Renegotiate your debt.... 7/1/2015 9:17 PM

Burundi: 6 die in clashes between police and protesters
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Six people have been killed as protesters clashed with security forces in a neighborhood southeast of the capital, Bujumbura, police said.... 7/1/2015 9:08 PM

The Latest: Muslim Brotherhood calls for Egypt 'rebellion'
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest news on the nine Muslim Brotherhood leaders killed in a Cairo apartment raid (all times local):... 7/1/2015 9:01 PM

Confidential UN report positive on Iran nuclear commitments
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran has met a key commitment under a preliminary nuclear deal setting up the current talks on a final agreement, leaving it with several tons less of the material it could use to make weapons, according to a U.N. report issued Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 8:29 PM

Gunmen kill 6 at bar in working class district of Sao Paulo
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian police say six men were shot to death in a low-income working class district on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.... 7/1/2015 8:26 PM

Police find car loaded with explosives in Mexico border city
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez say they have detained three men who were pushing a car laden with explosives.... 7/1/2015 8:21 PM

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