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Europe won't let Athens go under, says Greek minister

ATHENS - Greece'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 out of the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms. | Video

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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.

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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

Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops

ISMAILIA, Egypt - Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there.

World, Egypt 1:09pm EDT

Yemen's Houthis say Ramadan humanitarian pause under discussion

SANAA - Yemen's dominant Houthi movement said on Saturday a pause in fighting to last until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan was under discussion with the United Nations to allow for deliveries of humanitarian aid.

World, United Nations, Yemen 6:01am EDT

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 the Lebanese Hezbollah militia 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 insurgents holed up inside.