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Greek minister says Europe won't let Athens go under

ATHENS - Greeceā€™s finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorize" Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced from the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms. | Video

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Egypt says kills 12 militants in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops

ISMAILIA, Egypt - Egypt launched air strikes in North Sinai on Saturday, killing 12 militants, security sources said, and the Egyptian president visited the restive province where the bloodiest fighting in years erupted earlier this week.

World, Egypt 9:00am EDT

Iraqi jets drop leaflets over Mosul promising to recapture city

BAGHDAD - Iraqi jets dropped leaflets over Mosul telling residents that Islamic State fighters would soon be driven from the northern city, saying details of the operation would be broadcast on a new radio station.

World, Iraq 9:26am EDT

Tunisia's president declares state of emergency after hotel attack

TUNIS - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday to give his government more powers following an Islamic militant attack on a beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed.

World, Tunisia 11:16am EDT

China brokerages pledge to buy $19.3 billion in shares to steady plunging market

BEIJING - China's top securities brokerages said on Saturday that they would collectively buy at least 120 billion yuan ($19.3 billion

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Exclusive: Europeans tried to block IMF debt report on Greece: sources

BRUSSELS - Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.

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Oregon marijuana fans look to cash in on new law

PORTLAND, Ore. - More than a thousand marijuana enthusiasts and entrepreneurs met in Oregon on Friday to swap samples, contacts and business tips in hopes of profiting from the state's new law allowing the recreational use of pot.

Syrian army and Hezbollah lay siege to rebel-held border city

BEIRUT - The Syrian army and Lebanese group Hezbollah said they had launched a major ground and air assault on the rebel-held Syrian city of Zabadani on Saturday and were closing in on the insurgents holed up inside.