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July 7, 2015 - 4:46am
6 hours 32 min ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has targeted a NATO convoy in the capital, Kabul, wounding at least two people.

The city's police chief who is at the scene of the blast, Gen. Andul Rahman Rahimi, says one of the wounded was an Afghan civilian while the second person was from the convoy. He did not elaborate.

A NATO spokesman in Kabul, Col. Brian Tribus, confirmed the attack shortly before noon and said the...

July 7, 2015 - 4:44am
6 hours 32 min ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is rejecting reports by Jordanian state media that a terror suspect arrested in Jordan on suspicion that he planned attacks against the kingdom is linked to an Iranian group.

The spokesman for Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Ramazan Sharif, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the reports are "baseless."

Jordan's government-owned al-Rai newspaper reported Monday that security forces also seized 45 kilograms (99...

July 7, 2015 - 4:24am
6 hours 32 min ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities froze six bank accounts as part of an investigation into allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred from a state investment fund to the personal accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail said Tuesday a special taskforce investigating the investment fund 1MDB for alleged impropriety has also seized documents related to 17 accounts at two banks for further...

July 7, 2015 - 4:17am
6 hours 42 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court says Zhang Yimou has sued the company in charge of promoting and distributing his 2009 film "A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop" for 15 million yuan ($2.5 million). The director says he is owed the money as his share of the distribution.

The Beijing Chaoyang District Court says on its microblog that Beijing New Picture Film Co. argued in its defense that Zhang started his lawsuit in 2014, past the deadline.

The production...

July 7, 2015 - 4:11am
6 hours 42 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Britons are marking the 10th anniversary of suicide bomb attacks on London's transit system with solemn ceremonies to pay tribute to victims and to honor survivors.

Four British men inspired by al-Qaida blew themselves up on three London subway trains and a bus during the morning rush hour on July 7, 2005, killing 52 commuters. Wreaths were laid at a memorial in London's Hyde Park at 8:50 a.m., the moment in which the attacks began.

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July 7, 2015 - 4:05am
6 hours 52 min ago

VIENNA (AP) — Iran nuclear talks are in danger of busting through their second deadline in a week, raising questions about whether world powers can cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy — and testing the resolve of U.S. negotiators to walk away from negotiations.

With a Tuesday target date set for a deal setting a decade of restrictions on Iran's nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and...

July 7, 2015 - 3:06am
7 hours 2 min 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
4 hours 52 min ago

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight others injured Tuesday as thousands of daredevils dashed alongside fighting bulls in the first bull-run of Pamplona's San Fermin festival, organizers said

The San Fermin press office said a 38-year-old American identified only by his initials, M.W.O., was gored in the armpit. A 27-year-old Californian identified by the initials D.M.O. was also gored.

A 30-year-old Briton with the...

July 7, 2015 - 2:25am
2 min 45 sec ago

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

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5:55 p.m.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's message to the Greeks was blunt as he arrived at an emergency eurozone summit in Brussels: We can only help you if you want to be helped.

Rutte, a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, told reporters Tuesday he was "extremely somber about this summit. I'm also somber...

July 7, 2015 - 2:25am
7 hours 2 min 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...

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