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Angry protesters whitewash rainbow flag on West Bank barrier
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian protesters whitewashed a rainbow flag of gay rights that was painted by a Palestinian artist on six slabs of the West Bank separation barrier.... 6/30/2015 2:57 PM

Diplomats: Iran meets key obligation on way to nuke deal
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran has complied with a key condition of ongoing nuclear talks by significantly reducing its stockpile of enriched uranium that could be used for atomic weapons, diplomats said Tuesday. Its failure to do so would have severely undermined the U.S. and other powers trying to clinch a long-term nuclear accord with Tehran over the next several days.... 6/30/2015 2:54 PM

VIENNA (AP) -- Major powers, Iran agree to extend nuclear talks until July 7.... 6/30/2015 2:51 PM

Syrian troops regain part of northeastern city from IS
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces retook a neighborhood from Islamic State fighters in a northeastern city on Tuesday, days after it was captured by the extremists, state TV reported.... 6/30/2015 2:48 PM

Tunisia: Beach gunman trained in Libya with museum attacker
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- One of Tunisia's top security officials says the gunman who killed 38 tourists, mostly Britons, in a beach attack was trained in neighboring Libya at the same time as the attackers who targeted the Bardo museum in March.... 6/30/2015 2:48 PM

Online retailer Amazon opens in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Online retail giant Amazon has opened its Mexico site for business, offering free delivery on orders of over 599 pesos ($38.25).... 6/30/2015 2:47 PM

Death toll in Indonesian military plane crash rises to 74
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian air force transport plane carrying military personnel and their families plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing more than 70.... 6/30/2015 2:45 PM

The Latest: Eurozone to hold teleconference on Greek plan
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it faces a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund and its bailout program with European creditors is due to expire (all times local):... 6/30/2015 2:44 PM

China announces climate target for Paris deal
PARIS (AP) -- China on Tuesday announced its contribution to a global climate pact that's supposed to be adopted this year in Paris, pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and to halt their growth by 2030.... 6/30/2015 2:42 PM

Liberia quarantines area of where new Ebola case appeared
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined the Nedowein area where the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears this West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free.... 6/30/2015 2:38 PM

Suicide attack targets NATO convoy in Afghanistan, 2 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban launched a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO military convoy in Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding 26 others, including two U.S. soldiers, officials said.... 6/30/2015 2:36 PM

Toshiba's 'scorpion' robot will look into Fukushima reactor
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- A new robot that raises its tail like a scorpion is scheduled to look at melted nuclear fuel inside one of the three wrecked reactors in Japan.... 6/30/2015 2:32 PM

Ex-oil tycoon suspected of ordering Russian mayor's killing
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian investigators announced Tuesday they are reopening the case of the 1998 killing of a Siberian mayor and consider former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky a prime suspect.... 6/30/2015 2:27 PM

NZ man gets 15 years prison in Indonesia in drug smuggling
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced a New Zealand man to 15 years in prison for trying to smuggle methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali.... 6/30/2015 2:24 PM

2 Uber executives ordered to stand trial in France
PARIS (AP) -- Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial to face charges including "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service, the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 2:22 PM

UK police stage counter-terror training exercise in London
LONDON (AP) -- Hundreds of British police took part Tuesday in a major counter-terror exercise in London, testing the abilities of emergency services to respond to a Tunisia-style attack by extremists with firearms.... 6/30/2015 2:20 PM

France, UK issue heat warnings as high temps hit Europe
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A mass of hot air moving north from Africa is bringing unusually hot weather to Western Europe, with France the next in line for a scorching day.... 6/30/2015 2:08 PM

Dubai plans to build 3-D printed office building
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates says the Gulf commercial hub of Dubai will soon add the world's first office building made using three-dimensional printer technology to its collection of eye-catching buildings.... 6/30/2015 2:05 PM

Egyptian president vows swift justice after car bomb attack
CAIRO (AP) -- Pounding his fist, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday vowed to accelerate the crackdown and trials against extremists and bring "swift justice" after a car bombing killed the country's chief prosecutor, the first assassination of a senior official in a quarter century.... 6/30/2015 2:04 PM

Striking French ferry workers block Eurotunnel for 2nd time
CALAIS, France (AP) -- Striking ferry workers blocked the railroad tracks leading to the Eurotunnel linking France and England, and train service across the Channel was suspended until further notice on Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 1:54 PM

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