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Anti-austerity protests in Greece as bank shutdown bites

ATHENS - Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied on Monday to back their leftwing government's rejection of a tough international bailout after a clash with foreign lenders pushed Greece close to financial chaos and forced a shutdown of its banking system. | Video

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Car bomb in Yemeni capital hits mourners, dozens wounded

SANAA - A car bomb claimed by Islamic State exploded in the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight, medics said, wounding at least 28 people gathered to mourn another attack earlier this month.

World, Yemen 6:30pm EDT

U.S. top court declines to hear Google appeal in Oracle Java fight

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO - Oracle Corp won a major legal victory on Monday in a closely watched copyright case involving the company's Java programing language as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Google Inc's appeal.

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France bets on Arab Sunni states as Iran nuclear deal nears

VIENNA - France has asked its firms to prepare a return to Iran ahead of a likely deal with powers to curb Tehran's nuclear program, but Paris' tough stance in talks and ties with Sunni Arab states means its "love-hate" relationship with Iran will continue.

France, World 2:48pm EDT

Illinois governor threat to lawmaker air express irks Democrats

CHICAGO - They're nothing special to look at, they can be noisy and some say that inside they smell like old gym shoes, but that's not all that's wrong with the three King Air 350 twin-propeller planes owned by the state of Illinois. For Governor Bruce Rauner, the trouble is that Chicago lawmakers, mostly Democrats, use the planes to fly to the state capital in Springfield.

Politics, U.S. 12:03pm EDT

U.S. pending home sales hit nine-year high

WASHINGTON - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose to their highest level in just over nine years in May, in a further boost to the housing market and the broader economic outlook.

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Islamic State seen as potent force a year after caliphate declaration: Pentagon

WASHINGTON - A year after Islamic State declared a caliphate on territory seized in Iraq and Syria, the al Qaeda splinter group faces military pressure from a U.S.-led coalition but remains a potent force holding key cities, the Pentagon said on Monday.