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APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief

VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday. Learn More

 

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Analysts: Greek government's post-referendum future unsure

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say. More »

 

Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — 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. More »

 

Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning

CAIRO (AP) — Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital. More »

 

Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon. More »

 

Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago. More »

 

Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. More »

 

Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — 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. More »

 

Benedict XVI is honored for keen devotion to church music

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who retired in 2013, has been honored for cultivating sensitivity to sacred music in the traditions of the Catholic Church. More »

 

Egypt's president visits troops in embattled north Sinai

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi donned battle dress for the first time in over a year to inspect troops in the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, after Islamic State-linked militants struck a deadly blow against the military this week in a coordinated assault. More »

 

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