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  • Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that…

  • Iran to US: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation

    VIENNA (AP) — In a message to Washington, Iran’s foreign minister on Friday called for an end to “coercion and pressure” at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the…

  • UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war

    BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year’s conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed. The decision by…

  • Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation’s security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target. The tough statement appears to herald a…

  • The Latest: Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece’s financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local): ___ 10:50 p.m. Greece’s prime minister is urging citizens to vote “no” in Sunday’s austerity…

  • European temps climb, pope gives thanks for some rain

    PARIS (AP) — Europeans struggled Friday to find relief from unusually high temperatures, but the U.N. weather agency said the continent is better prepared than ever to avoid major heat casualties. From Spain to Poland,…

  • Meditating Portuguese actor suspected of terror plot

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese actor says he was detained on suspicion of terrorism after meditating and chanting Buddhist texts aboard a plane at Paris Orly airport. Heitor Lourenco, 47, says he was reciting…

  • Yes or no? What Greece’s landmark vote might bring

    LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea…

  • Surrogate children granted legal recognition in France

    PARIS (AP) — France’s highest court has granted legal recognition to surrogate children, in a major turnaround that will make their daily lives easier and could lead to greater acceptance of new forms of families.…

  • Russian MiG fighter crashes in southern Russia, pilot lives

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry says a Russian air force fighter jet has crashed in the south but its pilot ejected safely. The MiG-29 fighter jet went down Friday near the village of…

  • New Spain law sets big fines for disseminating police images

    MADRID (AP) — Three years ago, just after anti-austerity activists demonstrated outside Madrid’s main train station, freelance cameraman Juan Ramon Robles captured riveting video of riot police inside the station beating people who said they…

  • Greek voters confused by referendum wording as vote nears

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek voters facing a momentous vote Sunday that may determine the country’s future in Europe can be forgiven for scratching their heads when they read the ballot question that has to…

  • Szabad, Hungary’s first post-Soviet parliament chief, dies

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Gyorgy Szabad, a historian who survived forced labor during the Holocaust to become the speaker of Hungary’s first post-communist Parliament, has died at age 90. Szabad’s death on Friday was announced…

  • Greek villagers’ secret weapon: Grow your own food

    KARITAINA, Greece (AP) — Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. If Greece’s financial crisis deepens, as many believe…

  • International court postpones Congo militiaman’s trial

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court says the trial of former Congo militia leader Bosco Ntaganda has been postponed until September to give defense lawyers more time to prepare. The trial on…