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July 7, 2015 - 3:06am
11 min 11 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested a woman suspected of recruiting pre-teen girls and teenagers of both sexes to send to areas controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria.

An Interior Ministry statement said the woman, a Spaniard, was arrested Tuesday in the city of Arrecife on the Canary Island of Lanzarote.

The ministry says the woman maintained contact with Islamic State militants in Syria.

It adds that the...

July 7, 2015 - 2:37am
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PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Red Cross says one person was gored and six others injured as thousands of daredevils tested their bravery and speed by dashing alongside fighting bulls through the streets of this northern Spanish city on the first bull-run of Pamplona's San Fermin festival.

Spokesman Jose Aldaba said seven people were taken to a city hospital for injuries suffered in the 8.a.m. run Tuesday. One was gored in the armpit.

There were no...

July 7, 2015 - 2:25am
11 min 11 sec ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the Greek financial crisis (all times local):


9:35 a.m.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has tempered expectations of a swift solution to the Greek crisis, saying "a solution is not going to appear overnight."

Juncker told lawmakers at the European Parliament in Strasbourg that any solution later at a meeting of the eurozone's 19 leaders in Brussels would...

July 7, 2015 - 2:25am
11 min 11 sec ago

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Kyodo News says the American Toyota executive who was arrested last month on suspicion of drug law violations is expected to be released Tuesday without being prosecuted.

Kyodo did not identify the source of its information. Tokyo prosecutors declined to comment and Toyota Motor Corp. said it had no information.

Julie Hamp, 55, who was the highest ranking woman executive at the Japanese automaker, was arrested June 18 on...

July 7, 2015 - 2:05am
11 min 11 sec ago

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest man, a retired educator from Japan, has died at the age of 112.

An official from the city of Saitama said Tuesday that Sakari Momoi died from kidney failure Sunday at a nursing home in Tokyo.

Momoi was born Feb. 5, 1903, in Fukushima prefecture, where he became a teacher. He later moved to Saitama, north of Tokyo, and served as a high school principal until retirement.

Momoi was certified by...

July 7, 2015 - 1:46am
11 min 11 sec ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says at least 14 people have been killed in an attack by al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants in the country's north.

Mandera County Commissioner Alex Nkoyo said the attack took place Tuesday in Soko Mbuzi village in Mandera County near the Kenyan border with Somalia and 11 people were wounded.

The Somali-based militants have killed at least 85 people, all of them non-Muslims, in the last eight months in Mandera...

July 7, 2015 - 12:05am
11 min 11 sec ago

BEIJING (AP) — China has opened an exhibition commemorating the World War II victory over Japan as part of a propaganda push to mark the observance of the 70th anniversary of the war's end in Asia.

Soldiers and children stood in silence Tuesday outside the museum in suburban Beijing at the opening of the "Great Victory and Historical Contribution" exhibition. It's the 78th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, considered by many to be the start of China's war...

July 6, 2015 - 11:23pm
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BANGKOK (AP) — Fourteen detained student activists have been brought before a military court in a case that has attracted international calls for their release and criticism of the military junta's strict controls on freedom of speech and assembly.

The university students were arrested June 26 on charges of sedition and violating the junta's ban on political gatherings for holding a peaceful anti-coup rally in Bangkok.

Each student faces a maximum of...

July 6, 2015 - 9:00pm
1 hour 51 min ago

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is recalling its ambassador in Guyana for consultation amid mounting tensions between the neighboring South American countries over their disputed border.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday night that in addition to recalling the ambassador, he is initiating a comprehensive review of relations with the much smaller Guyana and is reducing the size of Venezuela's embassy there.

During an address to...

July 6, 2015 - 8:26pm
1 hour 51 min ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Radical teachers opposing Mexico's program for evaluating and testing teachers blocked exam sites and cut off the hair of some who showed up.

The Education Departments says Sunday's attacks were the work of "violent and intolerant groups." It pledged on Monday to push ahead with testing, which has been interrupted in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Michoacan.

One woman who was to take an exam for hiring first-time teachers said...

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