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  • Texas woman vanishes while snorkeling off Curacao
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 4:20 pm
    A Texas woman vanished while snorkeling off the northwestern coast of Curacao last week, and the local coast guard stopped looking for her after three days of fruitless searching, authorities reported Monday.
  • Puerto Rico to seek debt moratorium from bondholders
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 4:20 pm
    Puerto Rico's governor said Monday night he will form a financial team to negotiate with bondholders on delaying debt payments and then restructuring $72 billion in public debt that he says the U.S. island can't repay.
  • Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 4:04 pm
    Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma.
  • Developer of $3.5B Bahamas megaresort files for bankruptcy
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 3:48 pm
    The developer of a $3.5 billion hotel-and-casino project under construction in the Bahamas announced Monday that it has filed for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 3:32 pm
    As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border -- a move that will also outflank any Kurdish attempts to create a state along Turkey's southern frontier.
  • Car bomb explodes near military hospital in Yemeni capital
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 3:28 pm
    A car bomb exploded behind a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said.
  • Spanish royals in Mexico on 1st state visit to Latin America
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 2:08 pm
    The king and queen of Spain are making their first state visit to Latin America with a three-day trip to Mexico.
  • WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 1:56 pm
    WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage.
  • Bomb kills Egypt's top prosecutor as he drives to work
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 1:52 pm
    A car bomb killed Egypt's chief prosecutor Monday in the country's first assassination of a senior official in 25 years, marking what could be an escalation in a campaign by Islamic militants toward targeting leaders of a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • The next act: what happens now in Greece's drama
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 1:32 pm
    Greece has entered the twilight zone.
  • Armenian protesters still defying police after tense night
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 1:28 pm
    Thousands of demonstrators continued flooding a central avenue in the Armenian capital Monday, refusing to end their protest against a hike in electricity prices even after the president suspended the measure.
  • Texas woman vanishes while snorkeling off Curacao
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 1:16 pm
    A Texas woman vanished while snorkeling off the northwestern coast of Curacao last week, and the local coast guard stopped looking for her after three days of fruitless searching, authorities reported Monday.
  • Chinese premier calls for deal to keep Greece in eurozone
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 1:08 pm
    The prime minister of China, the European Union's No. 2 trading partner, called Monday on Greece and its creditors to reach a last-minute deal that will allow Greece to remain in the eurozone.
  • Israeli navy peacefully intercepts Gaza-bound vessel
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 1:04 pm
    Israel's navy intercepted a Swedish vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip early Monday and brought it to an Israeli port, where it said the foreign activists would be questioned before they are sent back to their home countries.
  • Turkmenistan honors president by opening park in his name
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 12:20 pm
    Turkmenistan has marked its leader's 58th birthday by opening a park named after him, a move reflecting his blossoming personality cult.