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Greece gets until Sunday for proposals to stave off collapse
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Frustrated and angry eurozone leaders fearing for the future of their common currency gave the Greek prime minister a last-minute chance Tuesday to finally come up with a viable proposal on how to save his country from financial ruin....
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Pope wraps Ecuador leg of SAmerica trip, next stop Bolivia
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Pope Francis wraps up the first leg of a three-nation South American pilgrimage Wednesday after issuing an impassioned call for a new economic and ecological world order where the goods of the Earth are shared by everyone, not just exploited by the rich....
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Largely shielded from crisis, tourists still enjoying Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece is known the world over for its historic sites, sparkling sea, and lovely, vine-shaded restaurants. Add riot police, shuttered banks, and lines at cash machines and the picture clouds....
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Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue
VIENNA (AP) -- Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks pushed past their second deadline in a week on Tuesday, raising new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. The discussions, already in their 12th day, were prolonged until possibly Friday....
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Peace talks between Kabul, Taliban end, plan to meet again
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- One-day peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban representatives ended with both sides agreeing to meet again after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, Pakistan's foreign ministry said Wednesday....
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Thai trial opens for 2 accused of killing British tourists
KOH SAMUI, Thailand (AP) -- Ten months after two British tourists were killed on a resort island in Thailand, prosecutors called their first witnesses Wednesday in a case marked by claims that the accused - two migrant workers from Myanmar - were tortured into confessing....
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Church-state tensions in Bolivia cloud Pope Francis' visit
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- President Evo Morales is a huge fan of Pope Francis, and says he couldn't be happier they are of the same mind that capitalism promotes social inequalities that leave the poor by the wayside....
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Doctors declare former Guatemalan dictator unfit for trial
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Government-backed experts say former Guatemalan dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt is mentally incompetent, potentially derailing a trial on human rights charges....
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Israel: UNESCO 'ignores' Jewish, Christian ties to Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is criticizing a looming decision on Jerusalem by the U.N.'s cultural agency, saying it ignores Jewish and Christian ties to the biblical city....
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Bomb blamed on Boko Haram kills 20 in northern Nigeria
ZARIA, Nigeria (AP) -- A bomb blast in Nigeria's northern university town of Zaria killed at least 25 people Tuesday including a 2-year-old toddler, the Kaduna state governor reported, the latest in a string of deadly bombing and shooting attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group....
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