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Soldiers arrive in Saskatchewan to battle raging wildfires
LA RONGE, Saskatchewan (AP) -- Canadian soldiers were arriving Tuesday to battle raging wildfires on the country's west coast, where about 13,000 people have been evacuated in recent days. The smoke has triggered air quality warnings across the U.S. West and Midwest.... 7/7/2015 6:03 PM

Algeria says 102 extremists 'neutralized' so far this year
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's Defense Ministry says that 102 extremists have been killed, arrested or have turned themselves in during the first half of the year.... 7/7/2015 6:00 PM

Qatar offshore rig faces months of repairs after accident
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A newly built Qatari offshore rig will need several months of repairs and maintenance after an accident off the Gulf nation's coast, its owner said Tuesday.... 7/7/2015 5:53 PM

200 detonators, explosives stolen from French military site
PARIS (AP) -- At least one thief sneaked into a French military munitions compound and made off with a stash of detonators, grenades and explosives, officials said Tuesday, stoking security concerns in a country reeling from recent attacks by extremists.... 7/7/2015 5:41 PM

Israel: UNESCO 'ignores' Jewish, Christian ties to Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is criticizing a looming decision on Jerusalem by the U.N.'s cultural agency, saying it ignores Jewish and Christian ties to the biblical city.... 7/7/2015 5:39 PM

Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue
VIENNA (AP) -- Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks pushed past their second deadline in a week on Tuesday, raising new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. The discussions, already in their 12th day, were prolonged until possibly Friday.... 7/7/2015 5:37 PM

Afghan government holds direct talks with Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials are holding talks with Taliban representatives in the Pakistani capital in their first official face-to-face discussions, which the Afghan president said Tuesday were aimed at starting full-fledged negotiations.... 7/7/2015 5:32 PM

Pope urges LatAm to unite and spread faith on continent
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Pope Francis urged Latin Americans to channel the same urgency that brought them independence from Spain two centuries ago to spreading the faith on a continent where Catholicism is losing souls to other religious movements, using his final Mass in Ecuador on Tuesday to issue an appeal for the missionary church that he has championed.... 7/7/2015 5:27 PM

Russian police issue instructions for safe selfies
MOSCOW (AP) -- Alarmed by the number of Russians who have been killed while taking photos of themselves with smartphones, Russian police have started a new campaign called "Safe Selfies."... 7/7/2015 5:23 PM

The Latest: Greek banks not expected to reopen this week
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest on the Greek financial crisis (all times Brussels local):... 7/7/2015 5:15 PM

The Latest: Pope in Ecuador talks about being model Catholic
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/7/2015 5:14 PM

Kurdish forces impose 1-week curfew in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Kurdish authorities in northern Syria have imposed a one-week curfew in certain areas that they recently captured from the Islamic State group, an activist group said Tuesday.... 7/7/2015 5:11 PM

Talks to resolve Ukraine conflict end without results
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- The negotiating group aiming at resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine has ended its latest round of talks without firm results.... 7/7/2015 5:02 PM

Lack of new Greek proposals leaves eurozone leaders on edge
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras strode into a summit of eurozone leaders with a beaming smile Tuesday, but was met with anger when it became clear he had no written proposal on how to save his country from financial ruin.... 7/7/2015 5:02 PM

Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart play at Chanel's casino
PARIS (AP) -- Diamonds and iconic couture merged - on Karl Lagerfeld's orders - around a massive casino table Tuesday for Chanel's spectacular fashion show. Here are the highlights of the day's fall-winter 2015-16 couture collections at Paris Fashion Week, including Chanel, Bouchra Jarrar and newcomer Aouadi.... 7/7/2015 4:44 PM

Gunmen attempt attack on state radio in C. African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- The director of Central African Republic state radio says armed gunmen surrounded the station and attempted an attack but were repelled by security forces overnight.... 7/7/2015 4:42 PM

Britons mark 10th anniversary of London transit attacks
LONDON (AP) -- Britons paused in silence, laid flowers and lit candles Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of suicide bombings on London's transit system in the worst terror attack on British soil and a day of pain seared into London's collective memory.... 7/7/2015 4:42 PM

Largely shielded from crisis, tourists still enjoying Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece is known the world over for its historic sites, sparkling sea, and lovely, vine-shaded restaurants. Add riot police, shuttered banks, and lines at cash machines and the picture clouds.... 7/7/2015 4:27 PM

Spanish woman arrested for recruiting girls, teens for IS
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police on Tuesday arrested a woman suspected of recruiting pre-teen girls and teenagers to send to areas controlled by the Islamic State armed group in Syria.... 7/7/2015 4:20 PM

Vote on Srebrenica resolution delayed by Russian veto threat
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote Tuesday on a British-drafted resolution that would condemn the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war as "a crime of genocide" after Russia informed council members it would veto the measure.... 7/7/2015 4:08 PM

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