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After five-week shut down, Greek stocks plummet

ATHENS - Greece's stock market suffered heavy losses on Monday, plunging nearly 23 percent at the open before recovering slightly, after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone.

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Barnacles on debris could provide clues to missing MH370: experts

SYDNEY - Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board.

Some extreme doping test results show athletes' health at risk: expert

KUALA LUMPUR/SYDNEY - Some of the readings from athletes' blood tests leaked by a whistleblower for a report exposing suspected doping were so extreme they were "downright dangerous", one of the experts cited in the report told Reuters on Monday. | Video

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Breaking taboo, Jerusalem Palestinians seek Israeli citizenship

JERUSALEM - "I declare I will be a loyal citizen of the state of Israel," reads the oath that must be sworn by all naturalized Israeli citizens. Increasingly, they are words being uttered by Palestinians.

Weak auto demand crimps U.S. consumer spending

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending in June advanced at its slowest pace in four months as demand for automobiles softened, suggesting the economy lost some momentum at the end of the second quarter.

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Republicans begin pivotal debate week with New Hampshire forum

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidates, with the exception of Donald Trump, will test their messages in New Hampshire on Monday in a pivotal week on the 2016 campaign trail that will be dominated by their first head-to-head debate on Thursday.

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Trump says won't be 'throwing punches' in U.S. Republican debate

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, said on Sunday he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater."

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Syrian jet crashes into market in rebel-held area, 27 killed

BEIRUT - At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, residents and witnesses said. | Video