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June 25, 2015 - 4:58pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — AT&T Inc. plans to invest about $3 billion to build up its recently acquired Iusacell mobile phone network in Mexico.

Iusacell announced Thursday that the plan will extend voice and data services to cover about 100 million people in Mexico by 2018.

AT&T spent about $4.4 billion to buy both Iusacell and the Nextel Mexico mobile system between November and January. AT&T said in January that it plans to create the first...

June 25, 2015 - 3:59pm
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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say Saudi-led airstrikes and shelling by Shiite rebels have killed nine civilians.

They said five civilians were killed Thursday when airstrikes targeted Shiite rebels, also known as Houthis, in a market in the northern province of Jawf. At least four civilians were killed when the Houthis shelled a residential area in the southern port city of Aden.

Airstrikes hit rebel positions in the southern city of...

June 25, 2015 - 2:52pm
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MOSCOW (AP) — A flood caused by heavy rains has swept Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi that hosted the 2014 Winter Games, killing one man and causing major damage and disruptions.

The regional branch of the Russian Interior Ministry said the victim's body was found during salvage works during Thursday's flooding. The man's identity and the circumstances of his death weren't immediately clear.

The torrential rains caused rivers flowing through the...

June 25, 2015 - 2:39pm
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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's president is warning Britain that he's open to suggestions on how the bloc must change, but that "the fundamental values of the European Union are not for sale and so are non-negotiable."

EU President Donald Tusk spoke Thursday as bloc leaders gathered for a summit in Brussels.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he'll use the two-day event to explain to other heads of state and government that the 28-nation...

June 25, 2015 - 2:01pm
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan "strongly rejects" accusations by Afghanistan's spy agency that a Pakistani intelligence officer helped orchestrate an attack on the Afghan parliament earlier this week.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday that the allegations aim to "disrupt the improving relations between the two brotherly nations." It condemned "terrorism in all its forms" and said it would continue to work with Kabul to combat it.

Hassib...

June 25, 2015 - 1:59pm
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has adopted legislation granting nationality to the children of foreign nationals living in the country, provided they attend or have attended school in the country.

Lawmakers approved the draft legislation Thursday, in a vote that marked a rift in the country's governing coalition. The minority partner, the populist right wing Independent Greeks party, rejected the bill that was submitted by the radical left Syriza party.

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June 25, 2015 - 1:53pm
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma of South Africa says a government-appointed panel found evidence of "defective" police planning in an investigation of the police killings of 34 striking miners near Marikana in 2012.

Zuma said on national television Thursday night that the commission recommended that state prosecutors determine whether any police involved in the killings on Aug. 16 of that year were criminally liable. He says the commission also concluded that...

June 25, 2015 - 1:51pm
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ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay's president has signed a law repealing the immunity that the headquarters of South America's soccer confederation enjoyed for nearly two decades.

Thursday's action by Horacio Cartes is part of the fallout from a U.S. investigation into an alleged bribery scheme in FIFA.

The U.S. Department of Justice indicted 14 soccer and business officials in May. One is Paraguay's Nicolas Leoz, a former FIFA executive committee...

June 25, 2015 - 1:19pm
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's government says unemployment continues rising in Latin America's largest country.

The country's IBGE statistics bureau said Thursday that the jobless rate in May was 6.7 percent, against 6.4 percent in April and 4.9 percent in May of last year.

IBGE said it was the highest May unemployment rate since the 7.5 percent posted in 2010.

The jobless rate has been rising since last December, when it hit 4.3...

June 25, 2015 - 1:03pm
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says world powers can still insist on a better deal with Iran over its nuclear program as the negotiators' self-imposed deadline rapidly approaches.

Benjamin Netanyahu told a graduating class of pilots Thursday that "it is still not too late to insist on a good deal."

Iran and six world powers are racing to meet a June 30 deadline for a deal that would limit Tehran's nuclear activities in exchange for lifting...

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