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Panama too drops out of Trump's Miss Universe pageant
News ImagePANAMA 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.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:52:30 -0400
Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack
News ImageTunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency following last week's beach massacre claimed by the Islamic State group in which 38 foreign tourists were killed. The North African state, which has seen an exodus of tourists, has admitted that its security services were unprepared for the seaside attack in Port El Kantaoui and that police were too slow to respond. "The president has declared a state of emergency in Tunisia" and was to address the nation, Essebsi's office said, adding that it would be implemented for a renewable 30-day period.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:49:03 -0400
A family divided: Emotions run high ahead of Greek vote
News ImageATHENS, Greece (AP) Dimitris is voting "yes" because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting "no" because she is tired of richer European nations bossing Greece around.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:48:15 -0400
Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand
News ImageVIENNA (AP) 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 Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:48:02 -0400
The Latest: Karlovic has to defend double-hit at Wimbledon
News ImageLONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:41:04 -0400
Bombings kill 15 people in and around Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi authorities say bombings targeting public places have killed 15 people in and around Baghdad. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:40:31 -0400
Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says
News ImageCAIRO (AP) President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over 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 its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:34:57 -0400
Car bombs kill 11 in Baghdad at end of Ramadan fast
Two car bombs killed 11 people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Saturday, police and medical sources said, striking as many people were ending their daily Ramadan fast. Northeast of Baghdad, in the town of Balad Roz, a third car bomb killed two people, local police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Islamic State fighters who control large parts of western and northern Iraq frequently set off bombs in the capital. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:31:54 -0400
Tunisia's president declares state of emergency after hotel attack
News ImageBy Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday, saying the Islamist militant attack on a beach hotel that killed 38 foreigners had left the country "in a state of war". Tunisia's emergency laws temporarily give the government more executive flexibility, hand the army and police more authority, and restrict certain rights such as those dealing with public assembly and detention. "Due to the terrorism risk, and the regional context, and spread of terrorism, we have declared a state of emergency," Essebsi said in a televised address.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:30:05 -0400
Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:17:43 -0400
Hot dogs (many), banners and barbecues as America celebrates July 4
News ImageAmericans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday. Possible security threats, wildfires in the West and rainy weather on the East Coast apparently did little to dampen the spirits of celebrants decked out in red, white and blue from their headbands to their shoelaces. Crowds at Boston's Old State House erupted in applause and cannons shot out tri-color confetti after the annual July Fourth reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:16:55 -0400
America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beer
News ImageThe United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the globe:
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:15:12 -0400
A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt
News ImageLOS ANGELES (AP) At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of children many unaccompanied who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last year
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:11:33 -0400
Walker wants open records restrictions removed from budget
WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Saturday that he wants his fellow Republicans who control the Legislature to remove or significantly rein in a facet of the proposed state budget that would severely roll back the state's open records laws. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:10:03 -0400
Clinton: Hopeful US can reach 'verifiable deal' with Iran
News ImageGLEN, N.H. (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that she remains hopeful the U.S. can reach a "strong verifiable deal" to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program by next week's deadline.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:08:15 -0400
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