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Church of England set to vote on women bishops
LONDON (AP) -- The Church of England is set to vote on whether women should be allowed to enter its top ranks as bishops.... 7/14/2014 6:09 AM

Shipwrecked Concordia floated successfully
GIGLIO, Italy (AP) -- The shipwrecked Costa Concordia has been successfully refloated in preparation for towing it away for scrapping.... 7/14/2014 6:07 AM

Extremists bomb Nigeria bridge, limit base access
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Suspected Islamic extremists bombed a major bridge on a northeast Nigerian highway, further limiting access to base camps in the Sambisa Forest where scores of kidnapped girls are believed to be held captive, witnesses and the leader of a group fighting Boko Haram said Monday.... 7/14/2014 5:58 AM

Germany basks in 4th World Cup after 24-year wait
BERLIN (AP) -- It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.... 7/14/2014 5:57 AM

Fierce fighting near rebel-held city in Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Fighting has intensified around the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk as government forces step up efforts to disrupt rebel lines and claim more territory from the faltering insurgency.... 7/14/2014 5:55 AM

Portugal bank gets new boss but stock still falls
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A new chief executive has been appointed for Portugal's biggest bank, but Banco Espirito Santo's share price is still falling sharply as investors continue to fret about its financial health.... 7/14/2014 5:55 AM

Israel says it's downed drone along southern coast
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it downed a drone on Monday along the country's southern coastline, the first time it encountered an unmanned aircraft since the campaign against Gaza Strip militants began last week.... 7/14/2014 5:48 AM

Underground lab tackles Japan nuclear waste issue
HORONOBE, Japan (AP) -- Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story.... 7/14/2014 5:35 AM

Scotland Yard to hire Londoners only
LONDON (AP) -- London's Metropolitan Police have announced a new policy of hiring only Londoners in a bid to make the police force more representative of the population it serves.... 7/14/2014 5:24 AM

Singapore ad backfires thanks to Germany Cup run
SINGAPORE (AP) -- An ad campaign warning of the perils of gambling that began as just another bland public service announcement by Singapore's government has turned into fodder for international mockery, and left authorities scrambling after Germany's World Cup victory.... 7/14/2014 5:10 AM

Officials: Deadly fighting on Syria-Lebanon border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese officials and a Syrian activist group say heavy clashes along the Syria-Lebanon border have killed several people, including a number of Hezbollah fighters.... 7/14/2014 5:08 AM

Bull gores 2 in final run of Spain's San Fermin
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- A fighting bull gored two men and spread panic in a hair-raising final running of the bulls at Spain's San Fermin festival Monday.... 7/14/2014 4:54 AM

North Korea testing weapons much more than in past
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Another day, another defiant weapons test from North Korea.... 7/14/2014 4:52 AM

For Bastille Day, France commemorates World War I
PARIS (AP) -- Soldiers carrying the flags of 76 countries are walking down the Champs-Elysees in Paris, as France's traditional Bastille Day military parade commemorates the centenary of World War I.... 7/14/2014 4:39 AM

Defense ministry OK's deal for planes sale to US
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Defense Ministry has signed a deal to deliver 14 military airplanes to the United States in an $11 million deal.... 7/14/2014 4:33 AM

Witty dealmaker Juncker to be EU's new CEO
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The incoming leader of Europe's most powerful bureaucracy is a master of the backroom deal - and an outspoken and witty career politician who once advocated the right to lie in times of crisis.... 7/14/2014 4:32 AM

China indicts US, British corporate investigators
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities have indicted British and American investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining and selling private information, state media reported Monday, as the Briton blamed the pharmaceutical company for misleading and using him.... 7/14/2014 4:24 AM

Kerry, top Iranian diplomat to hold in-depth talks
VIENNA (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will hold in-depth discussions Monday with Iran's top diplomat in a bid to advance faltering nuclear negotiations, with a deadline just days away for a comprehensive agreement.... 7/14/2014 3:41 AM

Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.... 7/14/2014 2:20 AM

Despite offensive, Gaza rockets still hit Israel
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Israel says its punishing air assault on Hamas militants, their property and their weaponry has delivered a devastating blow to the Islamic militant group. Yet rocket fire at Israel has continued almost unabated.... 7/14/2014 2:06 AM