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Panama too drops out of Trump's Miss Universe pageant
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump's comments about immigrants.... 7/4/2015 6:52 PM

A family divided: Emotions run high ahead of Greek vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Dimitris is voting "yes" because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting "no" because she is tired of richer European nations bossing Greece around.... 7/4/2015 6:48 PM

Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand
VIENNA (AP) -- World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.... 7/4/2015 6:47 PM

Bombings kill 15 people in and around Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi authorities say bombings targeting public places have killed 15 people in and around Baghdad.... 7/4/2015 6:40 PM

Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says
CAIRO (AP) -- President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula.... 7/4/2015 6:34 PM

Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is "not safe" and risks collapse from further extremist attacks.... 7/4/2015 6:01 PM

Neo-Nazis rally in London, outnumbered by rivals
LONDON (AP) -- A small group of neo-Nazis have staged an anti-Semitic rally in London, but were hugely outnumbered by counter-demonstrators.... 7/4/2015 5:25 PM

Flawed bailouts, political missteps brought Greece to brink
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- After two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros ($266 billion) and six years of depression, spending cuts and lost jobs, Greece teeters on the edge of collapse.... 7/4/2015 5:20 PM

Spanish police arrest man suspected of recruiting jihadis
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say they have arrested a Moroccan national in the northeastern city of Badalona on suspicion of having spent months praising jihadi terrorism and disseminating propaganda for the Islamic State group.... 7/4/2015 5:13 PM

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's president, declaring emergency, says country is `not safe' from extremists.... 7/4/2015 5:07 PM

Russia's Putin sends July 4 greetings to Obama
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated President Barack Obama on Independence Day and expressed confidence that Russia and the United States can work together to find solutions to international problems.... 7/4/2015 4:43 PM

Syrian troops and Hezbollah besiege border mountain resort
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian elite forces backed by Hezbollah fighters besieged a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon on Saturday under the cover of intense airstrikes by Syria's air forces, activists and official media outlets reported.... 7/4/2015 4:37 PM

McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital.... 7/4/2015 4:10 PM

Report: Serbs ask Russia to veto UN resolution on Srebrenica
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia on Saturday asked Russia to veto a British U.N. Security Council resolution that would call the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys during the Bosnian war in Srebrenica genocide.... 7/4/2015 3:55 PM

Hundreds march in Istanbul in support of Uighurs
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Hundreds of people have marched in Istanbul to protest against China's treatment of its minority Muslim Uighur community.... 7/4/2015 3:50 PM

Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Perhaps, Australia coach Alen Stajcic was on to something when he said, "We're not the Netherlands," in responding to question regarding how his team might defend against Japan in the quarterfinals.... 7/4/2015 3:03 PM

Spain's weather stations warn of extended heat wave
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's meteorological agency on Saturday warned people to brace for high temperatures across much of the country over the coming days, amid a lingering European heat wave.... 7/4/2015 3:00 PM

Official: 10 civilians killed in 3 car bombs in Libya
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- A Libyan official says at least ten civilians were killed when three separate car bombs exploded simultaneously in the eastern coastal city of Darna.... 7/4/2015 2:38 PM

Benedict XVI is honored for keen devotion to church music
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine," saying listening to Mozart helps him experience "very deeply the Lord's presence."... 7/4/2015 2:02 PM

Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning
CAIRO (AP) -- Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital.... 7/4/2015 12:35 PM

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