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Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
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. (...)
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Would euro departure help or hurt Europe's currency union?

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
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. (...)
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Fatal fire on Japan's airtight bullet train exposes lapses

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
TOKYO (AP) — A fatal fire on Japan's bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record. (...)
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Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia (AP) — 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. (...)
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Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
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. (...)
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Police: Beltran Leyva cartel boss arrested in Mexico City

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the leaders of the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel was arrested Friday in a trendy neighborhood in Mexico City, authorities said. (...)
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China says 6.5 quake in far west kills 3, collapses homes

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
BEIJING (AP) — 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. (...)
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Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — 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. (...)
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Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
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. (...)
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New Puerto Rico agencies to buy TRANs amid economic crisis

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — 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. (...)
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Mexico set to free founder of Michoacan vigilante movement

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — 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. (...)
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Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
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. (...)
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French president talks Boko Haram in Cameroon

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — 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. (...)
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El Salvador's 677 murders in June most since civil war

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — 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. (...)
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UN leader offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela dispute

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:45pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela. (...)
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Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:44pm
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. (...)
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Would euro departure help or hurt Europe's currency union?

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:44pm
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. (...)
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Fatal fire on Japan's airtight bullet train exposes lapses

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:44pm
TOKYO (AP) — A fatal fire on Japan's bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record. (...)
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Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:44pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer. (...)
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Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:44pm
AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia (AP) — 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. (...)
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