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  • Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 9:05 pm
    Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum -- with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise.
  • Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 9:04 pm
    In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby.
  • China says 6.5 quake in far west kills 3, collapses homes
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 8:56 pm
    A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that shook China's far-western region of Xinjiang killed three people, injured 71 and collapsed thousands of houses, officials said Saturday.
  • Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 8:24 pm
    Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the 'yes' and 'no' camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that could be Greece's most important vote since it joined the European Union.
  • Liberia works to contain Ebola, find source of new cases
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 6:32 pm
    Liberia is working hard to contain Ebola and find the source of the latest infections of the deadly virus recorded this week.
  • Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 5:28 pm
    The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year.
  • Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 4:04 pm
    Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday.
  • New Puerto Rico agencies to buy TRANs amid economic crisis
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 4:04 pm
    Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill late Friday that allows certain public agencies to buy up to $400 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes as the government of the U.S. territory seeks more cash amid a worsening economic crisis.
  • Iran to US: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 3:16 pm
    In a message to Washington, Iran's foreign minister on Friday called for an end to "coercion and pressure" at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the door to cooperation on fighting the upsurge of Middle East extremism threatening both nations' interests.
  • UN says children being killed in Burundi's violence
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 2:40 pm
    The U.N. children's agency says children are suffering as a result of instability and election-related violence in Burundi including three killed in the last five days and dozens forced to flee from school.
  • Mexico set to free founder of Michoacan vigilante movement
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 2:12 pm
    Mexican authorities say they are near to freeing Jose Manuel Mireles, a founder of the self-defense movement that rose up to fight an entrenched drug cartel in the western state of Michoacan.
  • French president talks Boko Haram in Cameroon
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 1:48 pm
    French President Francois Hollande promised intensified military cooperation with Cameroon in the fight against Boko Haram during a visit to the West African country on Friday.
  • El Salvador's 677 murders in June most since civil war
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 1:40 pm
    The month of June saw 677 murders in El Salvador, more than in any other single month since the end of the country's civil war.
  • UN leader offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela dispute
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 1:08 pm
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela.
  • Stolen border crossing cards recovered in Mexico
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 1:04 pm
    Mexican officials say they've recovered nearly 10,000 stolen border crossing cards meant to permit entry into the U.S. from Mexico.