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July 4, 2015 - 3:35pm
1 day 11 hours ago

VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats tell The Associated Press that technical experts from six world powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program.

The document still must be approved by senior officials of the seven nations at the table, including Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The foreign ministers of the five other...

July 4, 2015 - 2:52pm
1 day 11 hours ago

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump's comments about immigrants.

The Miss Panama Organization and the Telemetro television channel say that this year they won't participate in or broadcast the Miss Universe contest partly owned by Trump.

They say the move is "a message of solidarity" to Mexicans offended by Trump's recent description of...

July 4, 2015 - 2:40pm
1 day 11 hours ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say bombings targeting public places have killed 15 people in and around Baghdad.

Police officials say the deadliest attack occurred Saturday night when a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in Baghdad's western neighborhood of Amil, killing nine people and wounding 24 others.

Earlier, police said a car bomb blast near a bus stop killed three people and wounded 15 in southern Baghdad. A bomb explosion near an...

July 4, 2015 - 1:25pm
1 day 11 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — A small group of neo-Nazis have staged an anti-Semitic rally in London, but were hugely outnumbered by counter-demonstrators.

About 20 far-right activists protested in central London against Shomrim, a Jewish neighborhood watch group. They had planned to rally in north London's Golders Green area, home to a large Jewish community, but police decided to move them because of the disorder that could ensue.

The group, waving Palestinian and...

July 4, 2015 - 1:20pm
1 day 11 hours ago

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian elite forces backed by Hezbollah fighters are laying siege to a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon.

Activists and official media outlets say Syria's air forces have been conducting intense airstrikes on Zabadani. Its capture would tighten Hezbollah's grip on Syrian territories bordering Lebanon and strengthen the Syrian government's control over the Beirut-Damascus highway.

Zabadani has been held by...

July 4, 2015 - 1:13pm
1 day 11 hours ago

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested a Moroccan national in the northeastern city of Badalona on suspicion of having spent months praising jihadi terrorism and disseminating propaganda for the Islamic State group.

The suspect also allegedly tried to assess possible jihadi militants for "combat duties" in Syria and Iraq or for terror activities within their respective countries of origin, a statement said.

Spain and Morocco have...

July 4, 2015 - 12:42pm
1 day 11 hours ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated President Barack Obama on Independence Day and expressed confidence that Russia and the United States can work together to find solutions to international problems.

The Kremlin said Putin noted in the telegram Saturday that despite the differences between the two countries, their relations remain important for global stability and security.

"Putin expressed confidence that by building a...

July 4, 2015 - 11:49am
1 day 11 hours ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — Hundreds of people have marched in Istanbul to protest against China's treatment of its minority Muslim Uighur community.

The group, which has cultural ties to Turkey, has complained of cultural and religious suppression under Chinese rule.

The protesters on Saturday carried flags representing the Uighurs' homeland and called for a boycott of Chinese goods. The demonstration was peaceful but the Dogan news agency said a group of...

July 4, 2015 - 11:05am
1 day 11 hours ago

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has asked Russia to veto a British U.N. Security Council resolution that would call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian civil war in the 1990s a genocide.

Serbian media said Saturday the country's pro-Russian President Tomislav Nikolic has sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin "pleading" for a Russian "no" in the U.N. council when the resolution is expected to be tabled next week.

Western nations and...

July 4, 2015 - 10:38am
1 day 14 hours ago

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official says at least ten civilians were killed when three separate car bombs exploded simultaneously in the eastern coastal city of Darna.

Hamid Albandag, the city's representative to the internationally-recognized government, says the bombings, which went off Friday evening, set off clashes between militants belonging to the Islamic State's local affiliate and al-Qaida-linked militias that continued into Saturday afternoon....

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