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Mexican firm sorry for royally selling president short

MEXICO CITY - It could have been the height of diplomatic embarrassment for Mexico's president.

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Will pope chew coca leaves in Bolivia? 'Wait and see,' Vatican says

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will decide for himself if he chews coca leaves in order to ward off altitude sickness when he lands next week at La Paz, Bolivia, the highest international airport in the world, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

30 Jun 2015

Paris time lords extend Greek deadline - by a second

PARIS - By pure chance, Greece will gain fractionally more time to meet a midnight deadline on Tuesday to pay its IMF debts - thanks to a move by international time arbiters in the Paris Observatory to add one second to the world's clocks.

30 Jun 2015

Milwaukee museum to display portrait of pope made of condoms

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Art Museum says it hopes a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms will ignite a conversation about the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the role art plays in public discussions, director Dan Keegan said on Monday.

U.S. 29 Jun 2015

Decapitated animal carcasses stymie investigators in California capital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Authorities in California are trying to determine why someone has been dropping bags filled with the bodies of decapitated animals near railroad tracks in the capital city of Sacramento.

29 Jun 2015

Cult of personality: Turkmen leader gets park tribute on birthday

ASHGABAT - Turkmenistan, which rights groups view as one of the most repressive countries in the world, celebrated President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov's 58th birthday on Monday by opening a park in the capital Ashgabat bearing his name.

29 Jun 2015