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New opinion poll shows Yes vote slightly ahead in Greece

ATHENS - A new opinion poll on Greece's bailout referendum pointed to a closely balanced result in the vote that could decide the country's future in Europe. | Video

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Three dead as 6.4 earthquake hits China's Xinjiang

BEIJING - At least three people were killed and more than 20 injured when a strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit a rural part of China's far western Xinjiang region on Friday, Chinese officials said.

No breakthrough at Iran nuclear talks, ministers push for deal soon

VIENNA - Tehran and world powers were still shy of a breakthrough at nuclear talks on Thursday as foreign ministers flew in to help push for a swift deal and resolve disputes over how sanctions could be lifted and how Iran's compliance would be monitored.

Davos, United Nations 02 Jul 2015

U.N. says Burundi did not hold fair election, human rights violated

UNITED NATIONS - Burundi's parliamentary elections on Monday were not fair or free and human rights were violated, the United Nations said on Thursday.

United Nations, Africa 02 Jul 2015

Afghanistan targets US defense contractors in row over back taxes

KABUL - Afghanistan is threatening to crack down on U.S. defense contractors it says owe hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, including by freezing their bank accounts and refusing to renew yearly business licenses when they expire.

Afghanistan 2:03am EDT

Malaysia fund slams report $700 million went to PM's personal account

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's 1MDB said on Friday it never provided any funds to Prime Minister Najib Razak, responding to a report that close to $700 million was wired into Najib's personal account from banks, government agencies and companies linked to the state fund.

02 Jul 2015

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