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Opinion polls show 'No' ahead in Greek bailout referendum

ATHENS - Opinion polls released after Greece's bailout referendum on Sunday showed the 'No' vote ahead, suggesting voters had defied warnings from across Europe that rejection of the creditors' terms would set their country on a path out of the euro. | Video

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U.S. and Iran: the unbearable awkwardness of defending your enemy

VIENNA - It's always awkward to defend your enemies. But that's the position U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.

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French, German presidents tried to influence World Cup votes: Blatter in paper

BERLIN - The embattled president of FIFA, the governing body for world soccer, told a German newspaper the presidents of France and Germany tried to exert political pressure before the World Cup was awarded to Russia and Qatar.

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On nervous border, Turks welcome army but fear Syria incursion

KARKAMIS, Turkey - From his fields in Turkey, farmer Huseyin Ozdemir can see Islamist militants digging trenches and planting mines as they ready for battle around the northern Syrian town of Jarablus.

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China rolls out emergency measures to prevent stock market crash

BEIJING/SHANGHAI - China's stock markets face a make-or-break week after officials rolled out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that would threaten the world's second-largest economy.

Egyptian army kills 25 militants in North Sinai: sources

CAIRO - Egypt’s military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region.

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Captured New York fugitive moved to prison from hospital

NEW YORK - Captured prison escapee David Sweat was released on Sunday from a New York hospital where he had been treated for gunshot wounds and moved to a prison more than 250 miles (400 km) from the one he fled, authorities said.

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Burundi rejects U.N. mediator after critical report about elections

BUJUMBURA - Burundi on Sunday rejected a second U.N. diplomat named to help resolve the country's political crisis, saying a critical report about last week's parliamentary elections demonstrated bias.