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EU awaits Greek plan for bailout

By The Washington Post
ATHENS — European leaders were met with a dilemma Monday about whether to back down in the face of a resounding Greek rejection of their ...

Militants launch deadly attacks against Muslims, Christians in Nigeria

By The Associated Press
JOS, Nigeria — A day of terrorist violence against Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshippers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching peaceful coexistence of all faiths. Militants from ...

Egypt proposes anti-terrorism measures in response to attacks by Islamist militants

By The Associated Press
CAIRO — In response to a series of stunning attacks, Egypt’s government is pushing through a controversial anti-terrorism draft bill that would set up special terrorism courts, shorten the appeals process, give police greater powers of arrest and imprison journalists ...

Sanctions, embargo among sticking points in nuclear deal with Iran

By Reuters
VIENNA — A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program and a broader arms embargo were among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers Monday, the day before their latest self-imposed deadline. “The Iranians ...

Half a million faithful attend pope’s Ecuadoran Mass

By The Los Angeles Times
QUITO, Ecuador — Hundreds of thousands of cheering people welcomed Pope Francis on Monday to Guayaquil, Ecuador, for the first Mass on the Argentine-born pontiff’s landmark pilgrimage to Spanish-speaking Latin America. Enthusiastic crowds engulfed Francis as he walked from the airplane ...

Iraqi jet misfire kills 12 in Baghdad

By The Washington Post
BAGHDAD — An Iraqi fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb Monday over a residential neighborhood of Baghdad, killing at least 12 people in a blunder that officials blamed on a “technical fault.” The Iraqi Defense Ministry said the bomb became stuck ...

Greece’s EU role hangs in limbo as voters reject bailout in referendum

By The Associated Press
ATHENS — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and a cloudy future in Europe’s common currency Sunday when voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy. Results showed 61 percent ...

Iran nuclear deal teeters on ‘hard choices,’ Kerry says

By The Washington Post
VIENNA — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tamped down growing optimism that an agreement is near on a nuclear deal with Iran, saying that negotiations “can go either way” as a Tuesday deadline approaches. “I want to be absolutely ...

Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal

Wire Reports
MADRID — More than 1,350 residents were evacuated in Spain’s northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave, an official said Sunday. Five villages were evacuated as flames devoured hills 230 miles ...

Egypt claims to kill 63 terrorists in North Sinai

By Reuters
CAIRO — Egypt’s military began airstrikes and ground operations that killed 63 Islamist terrorists Sunday in North Sinai, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region. The Sinai recently has witnessed some of ...

Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on British royal estate in Sandringham

By The Associated Press
LONDON — Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II’s country estate that was steeped in royal tradition. Hundreds of fans outside St. Mary ...

U.S.-led coalition unleashes wave of airstrikes on Raqqa, Syria

By The Associated Press
U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date. ...

Pope comes ‘home’ to South America to defend planet and the poor

By Reuters
QUITO, Ecuador — Laughing as his hat flew off in the Andean highland wind, Pope Francis flew into Ecuador on Sunday to start a “homecoming” ...

Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis promising, study shows

By The Associated Press
LONDON — Doctors who gave children with cystic fibrosis a replacement copy of a defective gene say it appeared to slow the expected decline of some patients’ lungs, but called the results “modest” and say there must be major improvements ...

Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuclear talks in hand

By The Associated Press
VIENNA — World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic  republic in ...

Pakistani military says it achieved major victory over Islamist terrorists

By The Washington Post
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s military says it achieved a major strategic victory over Islamist terrorists hiding in the Shawal Valley, a thickly forested area bordering Afghanistan that’s thought to be among the last few refuges here for al-Qaida and the Pakistani ...

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras in tenuous position with referendum on bailout deal

By The Associated Press
ATHENS — Whether Greeks decide in a referendum Sunday to accept their lenders’ bailout deal or reject it, the government’s hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ...

Egypt foiled extremist ‘state’ in Sinai, president says

By The Associated Press
CAIRO — President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi, wearing battle dress for the first time in more than a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with ...