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Germany, France press Greece to make credible proposals

PARIS/ATHENS - France and Germany told Greece to come up with serious proposals in order to restart financial aid talks, raising pressure on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to compromise a day after his country voted overwhelmingly against more austerity. | Video

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Pope draws half million to outdoor Mass in Ecuador

GUAYAQUIL - Pope Francis said Mass for more than half a million Ecuadoreans on Monday and hinted he wanted a major Vatican gathering this year to find ways to reach out to Catholics who feel excluded by the Church. | Video

Islamic State target Iraq's Haditha town with vehicle bombs

BAGHDAD - An Islamic State militant blew up an explosive-laden bulldozer near Haditha, killing seven Iraqi soldiers in one of a wave of bomb attacks on the northwestern town on Monday, a police source said.

World, Iraq 9:09am EDT

Aetna CEO addresses antitrust concerns over Humana deal

- Aetna Inc's chief executive said Monday he was confident an antitrust review of the health insurer's proposed purchase of smaller rival Humana Inc would allow the deal to close in the second half of 2016, seeking to allay investor concerns. | Video

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China downplays Hillary Clinton claim it hacked U.S. information

BEIJING - China on Monday downplayed an accusation by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that Beijing had tried to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America".

Politics, China 6:32am EDT

Tensions with Russia could prompt NATO strategy rethink

BRUSSELS - NATO is preparing for a long standoff with Russia, reluctantly accepting that the Ukraine conflict has fundamentally transformed Europe's security landscape and that it may have to abandon hope of a constructive relationship with Moscow.

World, Russia 8:52am EDT

Islamic State takes ground from Syrian Kurds after air strikes

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters stormed a Syrian town held by Kurdish-led forces near Raqqa city on Monday, part of a wider offensive by the militants two days after their de facto capital was hit by some of the heaviest U.S.-led air strikes in the conflict. | Video