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No Iran breakthrough with Kerry in Vienna
VIENNA (AP) -- Joint efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and three other Western foreign ministers failed Sunday to advance faltering nuclear talks with Iran, with the target date for a deal only a week away.... 7/13/2014 2:28 PM

Iranian court sentences Facebook activists to jail
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -An Iranian court handed jail sentences of eight to 21 years to eight Facebook page administrators, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.... 7/13/2014 2:20 PM

The day is here! Brazil celebrates World Cup final
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Football's big day is finally here!... 7/13/2014 2:11 PM

Afghans express relief at election deal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Amid relief that a dangerous rift in the country's troubled democracy has been averted, Afghan officials praised a deal between presidential contenders brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and said Sunday they hope to finish a full ballot audit within weeks.... 7/13/2014 2:04 PM

Search for missing US man leads to body in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- U.S. authorities have traveled to southwestern Mexico to help determine whether a body found there is that of a New York man who vanished while riding his motorcycle to Brazil for the World Cup.... 7/13/2014 1:58 PM

Exit poll shows newcomer party win Slovenia vote
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- An exit poll indicates that a newly-formed party won the most votes in Slovenia's second early election in three years.... 7/13/2014 1:43 PM

Kurds clash with extremists in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Heavy fighting broke out Sunday between an extremist group and Kurdish gunmen in northern Syria, activists said, adding that jihadis have captured a dozen fighters.... 7/13/2014 1:42 PM

Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.... 7/13/2014 12:58 PM

Terrific World Cup ends with marquee final
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The World Cup is ending with a marquee match-up of Argentina against Germany, and host Brazil rushing to be ready for an even bigger logistical challenge: the 2016 Olympics.... 7/13/2014 12:49 PM

Argentina fans dream about World Cup trophy
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Soccer-obsessed Argentines awoke to the sound of banging drums and a sea of national flags waving from buildings, still dreaming about winning the World Cup but cautious of their powerful rival Germany in Sunday's final.... 7/13/2014 12:40 PM

Iraq parliament postpones decision on new leaders
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni militant blitz that has overrun much of the country.... 7/13/2014 11:49 AM

US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat
VIENNA (AP) -- The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties.... 7/13/2014 11:15 AM

France wrapping up military operation in Mali
PARIS (AP) -- France's defense minister says the French military operation in Mali "fulfilled its mission" and is being reorganized into a regional force against terrorists across northwest Africa.... 7/13/2014 11:11 AM

Palestinians flee north Gaza after Israel warning
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel briefly deployed troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday as some 4,000 people fled southward from the northern part of the territory in the face of Israeli threats to step up attacks there.... 7/13/2014 10:59 AM

6 killed in fierce fighting over Libyan airport
CAIRO (AP) -- At least six people were killed and 25 injured Sunday when rival militias battled for the control of the international airport in Libya's capital. Civil aviation authorities announced the airport will be closed for three days because of security concerns.... 7/13/2014 10:55 AM

Yemen's president fires 2 senior army commanders
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's president has fired two senior army commanders after last week's capture of a city by Shiite Hawthi rebels, state television reported.... 7/13/2014 10:54 AM

Chinese firm buys UK's Pizza Express chain
LONDON (AP) -- Pizza Express, one of Britain's best-known chain restaurants, has been sold to a Chinese private equity firm for about 900 million pounds ($1.5 billion.)... 7/13/2014 10:53 AM

C. African Republic: Ex-president named rebel head
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- A spokesman says Central African Republic's former president has been reinstated as head of a rebel movement notorious for human rights abuses.... 7/13/2014 10:35 AM

German police megaphone used in anti-Israel rant
BERLIN (AP) -- German police allowed an anti-Israel protester to climb inside a police car and shout slogans including "child murderer Israel" and "Allahu akbar!" - Arabic for "God is Great!" - through a police megaphone, a spokeswoman for Frankfurt's police said Sunday.... 7/13/2014 9:46 AM

Bomb kills 7 security forces in western Algeria
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algerian authorities say a remote-controlled homemade bomb exploded and killed seven security officers in the northwest of the North African country.... 7/13/2014 9:43 AM