Greece's Tsipras digs in against bailout

ATHENS/BRUSSELS - A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with European Union partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece's future in Europe.

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Iran nuclear talks not at breakthrough moment: Hammond

VIENNA - The Iran nuclear talks are not at a breakthrough moment yet, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told reporters on Thursday.

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Russia says new U.S. military strategy is confrontational

MOSCOW - Russia said on Thursday a new U.S. military strategy was confrontational and would not help improve relations with Moscow.

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At least 36 die in Philippine ferry sinking, 127 survive

MANILA - A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday, killing at least 36 people but the majority of those on board were rescued, the coast guard and police said.

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U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years

HAVANA/WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years. | Video

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More than 100 dead as militants, Egyptian army clash in North Sinai

ISMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO - Egypt's army said on Wednesday more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed after simultaneous assaults on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the deadliest fighting in years in the restive province.

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"Wow, pulled back wrong throttle" - captain of crashed TransAsia plane

TAIPEI/SINGAPORE - The pilot flying a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, killing 43 people, Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC) said in its latest report on Thursday.