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June 19, 2015 - 6:09am
1 week 5 days ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says the question of Russian financial aid for Greece was not discussed during talks between the leaders of the two countries.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had traveled to Russia as his country struggles to reach a deal with its creditors for new loans it needs to avoid defaulting on debt payments at the end of the month. The visit Friday gave rise to speculation that the Greeks may be seeking...

June 19, 2015 - 5:58am
1 week 6 days ago

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's foreign minister says 10 diplomats detained after their consulate in Tripoli was stormed have been released and will soon be back in Tunis.

Taieb Baccouche announced on Friday the release and imminent return of the diplomats, taken last week by the Libya Dawn militia.

Libyan officials said the detention of the diplomats was linked to the arrest of a Libyan militia leader, Walid Klib, in Tunisia. A Tunisian court on...

June 19, 2015 - 5:51am
1 week 6 days ago

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for a fight against the radical ideology of the Islamic State group, calling it one of the biggest threats for our world.

Addressing a major security conference in the Slovak capital Friday, Cameron said it is necessary for everyone, from governments to communities and families, to do all they can to prevent young people in the West from becoming radicalized and getting recruited to fight for the...

June 19, 2015 - 5:36am
1 week 6 days ago

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's center-left prime minister has resigned, paving the way for the Liberal leader to start tough talks on forming a Cabinet following the success of an anti-immigration party that lifted the center-right opposition to victory.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who also is quitting as Social Democratic leader, presented her resignation to Queen Margrethe at the royal palace on Friday.

The Danish People's Party that wants to...

June 19, 2015 - 5:12am
1 week 6 days ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed.

The authoritarian, impoverished nation better known for pursuing a nuclear program despite global criticism announced Friday a drug that it said can prevent and cure MERS, Ebola, SARS and AIDS.

The secretive state did not provide proof, and the claim is likely to provoke widespread skepticism.

The official Korean Central...

June 19, 2015 - 5:10am
1 week 6 days ago

MADRID (AP) — An opinion poll shows Spaniards strongly approving the way the king and queen are doing things in their first year and give the monarch top marks in boosting Spain's image abroad.

The poll published by El Pais newspaper indicates 81 percent approved King Felipe VI's performance, while 17 percent disapprove and 2 percent did'nt know or didn't answer. Queen Letizia got a 74 percent approval rating.

Felipe's efforts at projecting a...

June 19, 2015 - 5:04am
1 week 6 days ago

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda says an American executive arrested on suspicion of importing a controlled drug into japan had no intention of breaking the law.

Julie Hamp, Toyota's head of public relations and its first senior woman executive, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of importing the painkiller oxycodone.

At a hastily called news conference Friday, Toyoda bowed briefly and apologized for the troubles set off by the...

June 19, 2015 - 4:26am
1 week 6 days ago

VICENZA, Italy (AP) — Michelle Obama is visiting soldiers and their families stationed in northern Italy as part of her four-stop European trip.

The U.S. first lady meets Friday with the soldiers and their families at the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, thanking them for their service. She will also do a book-reading with children and meet about 30 expectant mothers on the base to discuss the challenges of military families overseas.

Mrs. Obama in 2011...

June 19, 2015 - 3:59am
1 week 6 days ago

PARIS (AP) — A 12-year-old girl died in a fall from a French lighthouse during filming for a television show about some of the country's most famous monuments.

Filming on the show, "The Favorite Monument of the French," was suspended, France Television said Friday.

The police prefecture confirmed the death Thursday evening at the Cap Ferret lighthouse in Bordeaux but had no details. Sud Ouest, the local news site, said the aerial acrobatics company...

June 19, 2015 - 3:48am
1 week 6 days ago

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Europe was scrambling to pick up the pieces after another failed meeting over Greece's bailout which reinforced fears that the country was heading for bankruptcy and euro exit.

Amid increasing signs that Greeks are taking their money out of banks in ever-increasing amounts, Finnish Finance Minister Alexander Stubb said Friday that "right now it's touch and go" whether a deal can be brokered.

And the European Central Bank planned a...

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