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Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

ATHENS - Greeks took to the streets in the tens of thousands on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country’s future in Europe’s single currency. | Video

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Dutch seek U.N. tribunal to prosecute downing of Malaysian plane

THE HAGUE - The Dutch government is lobbying its political allies for the establishment of a U.N. tribunal to prosecute suspects in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over territory held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine a year ago, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.

Turkey reinforces Syria border, PM says no incursion planned

ANKARA - Turkey has deployed additional troops and equipment along part of its border with Syria as fighting north of the city of Aleppo intensifies, security sources said, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said there were no immediate plans for any incursion.

Turkey, Syria 10:55am EDT

Gunfire heard on outskirts of Nigerian city of Maiduguri

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Heavy gunfire was heard coming from the outskirts of Maiduguri in the northeast of Nigeria on Friday evening and a military source said Islamist insurgents were battling with security forces.

Africa 3:55pm EDT

Vietnam Communist Party chief to meet Obama on landmark U.S. trip

HANOI/WASHINGTON - Vietnam's Communist Party chief will visit the United States next week in a landmark trip that could prove pivotal in Washington's bid to bolster its Asian alliances in the back yard of an increasingly assertive China.

Politics, 10:42am EDT

U.N. offers help on simmering Guyana-Venezuela territorial dispute

Bridgetown, BARBADOS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered help to resolve a long-running border spat between Venezuela and its South American neighbor Guyana that heated up after oil was found in the disputed area in May.

United Nations 3:35pm EDT

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