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Mexican judge releases son of Jalisco cartel leader
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A judge in Mexico ordered the release of the alleged second-in-command of Mexico's most violent drug cartel, judicial officials said Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 7:57 PM

The Latest: Greek minister: Bailout deal possible after vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):... 7/1/2015 7:56 PM

Jailed Venezuelan politician gaining weight after strike
MADRID (AP) -- The wife of jailed Venezuelan politician Leopoldo Lopez says he has gained four kilograms (nine pounds) since he ended a 30-day hunger strike a week ago.... 7/1/2015 7:36 PM

Israelis protest against deadly Palestinian attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Several hundred Israelis demonstrated in Jerusalem Wednesday evening, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to act against a recent surge in deadly attacks carried out by Palestinians.... 7/1/2015 7:32 PM

A look at major militant attacks in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks Wednesday on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The coordinated assaults set off the fiercest clashes in decades in the peninsula, killing at least 64 soldiers and 90 insurgents, security and military officials said.... 7/1/2015 7:14 PM

World mayors, others pitch in toward global climate accord
LYON, France (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that money is the main roadblock to a global accord at a U.N. climate conference in Paris this year.... 7/1/2015 7:04 PM

Confidential UN report positive on Iran nuclear commitments
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran has met a key commitment under a preliminary nuclear deal setting up the current talks on a final agreement, leaving it with several tons less of the material it could use to make weapons, according to a U.N. report issued Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 6:51 PM

Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Eurozone finance ministers decided Wednesday to break off talks on more aid for Greece until after it holds a weekend referendum, even as the Greek government pressed ahead with plans to let the people decide whether to accept more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal.... 7/1/2015 6:50 PM

Russian prosecutors scoff at Baltics independence probe
MOSCOW (AP) -- A request by Russian lawmakers to check the legality of Soviet recognition of the independence of three ex-Soviet Baltic republics makes no sense, the Prosecutor General's office said Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 6:43 PM

Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106
LONDON (AP) -- He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization.... 7/1/2015 6:42 PM

Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 64 soldiers, officials said.... 7/1/2015 6:42 PM

2nd Ebola case declared in Liberia as health workers protest
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberian officials confirmed a second Ebola case Wednesday in the same town where the disease was detected days earlier on the corpse of a teenager, seven weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free.... 7/1/2015 6:29 PM

UN: At least 1,466 Iraqis killed in June due to violence
BAGHDAD (AP) -- At least 1,466 Iraqis were killed by armed conflict in June, up more than 40 percent from the previous month as security forces suffered mounting casualties battling the Islamic State group, according to U.N. figures released Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 6:28 PM

Uber hits roadblocks in Brazil's biggest city and capital
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The Uber ride-sharing service is facing roadblocks in Brazil.... 7/1/2015 6:10 PM

Mexico weighs ex-dictator Porfirio Diaz century after death
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's reviled former dictator Porfirio Diaz is getting some unexpected respect a century after he died in exile.... 7/1/2015 6:00 PM

The Latest: Massive militant attack kills 64 Egyptian troops
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest news on the coordinated militant attacks in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula that killed 64 soldiers (all times local):... 7/1/2015 5:42 PM

Puerto Rico power company forced to sell bonds amid crisis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's troubled power company has been forced to sell bonds once again to obtain capital and avoid defaulting on a $415 million debt payment due Wednesday with a worsening economic crisis in the U.S. territory.... 7/1/2015 5:24 PM

Rebel rocket fire kills 18 civilians in Yemen's Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Rockets fired by Shiite rebels have killed at least 18 civilians and 13 anti-rebel fighters in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, where fierce fighting has been raging for months, the director of Aden's health services said Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 5:23 PM

France still concerned following US-owned gas plant attack
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande says authorities remain concerned about the American-owned gas plant attack last week by a man with links to Islamic extremists in Syria.... 7/1/2015 5:17 PM

Solemn ceremony marks return of Tunisia attack victims to UK
LONDON (AP) -- A military plane on Wednesday returned the bodies of the British tourists killed in last week's Tunisian beach massacre to Britain, where soldiers delivered their coffins to waiting hearses in a solemn ceremony marking one of the worst terror attacks on Britons in recent years.... 7/1/2015 5:12 PM

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