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Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt

ATHENS - Greece voted on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain. | Video

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Car bombs kill 11 in Baghdad at end of Ramadan fast

BAGHDAD - 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.

04 Jul 2015

America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs and barbecues amid tightened security

NEW YORK - Americans 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. | Video

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Pope heads to South America to champion the poor and the planet

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis leaves Rome on Sunday for his first trip to Spanish-speaking Latin America, a "homecoming" to a continent where he will champion the rights of the poor and of the planet.

Hillary Clinton: no substitute for 'constant engagement' with Putin

GLEN, N.H. - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday the United States has to be "much smarter" about how it deals with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

04 Jul 2015

China curbs IPOs, enlists brokers in all-out bid to end market rout

BEIJING/SHANGHAI - China froze share offers and set up a market-stabilization fund on Saturday, the Wall Street Journal said, as Beijing intensified efforts to pull stock markets out of a nose-dive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy.

04 Jul 2015

At least 14 hospitalized after deck collapses in North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. - A deck on a house on the North Carolina coast collapsed on Saturday as a family gathered for a photo, and at least 14 people were rushed to the hospital including several in critical condition, officials said.

Colombia peace process now at lowest ebb: government

BOGOTA - Colombia's peace negotiations with leftist FARC rebels have hit a critical low as the group steps up violent attacks and the government could walk away from the process unless the group shows more commitment, the government's top negotiator said.