• Thousands evacuate as wildfires burn in west Canada

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — More than 200 forest fires are burning across western Canada, causing a heavy gray haze to settle over the Pacific coast and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents. Authorities issued air quality advisories across British Columbia on Monday...

  • English FA apology for tweet about Women's World Cup team

    Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association apologized for a tweet it subsequently deleted about its Women's World Cup team which prompted criticism across social media on Monday. After England returned from its third-place finish in Canada, the FA wrote on Twitter on Monday: "Our...

  • After vote win, Greece's Tsipras looks to rebuild talks

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece on Monday faced the urgent need to heal its ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal that might prevent it from falling out of the euro — possibly within days. Prime Minister...

  • Regional leaders urge Burundi to delay elections by 2 weeks

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Regional leaders are urging Burundi's government to delay presidential elections by two weeks as the central African country grapples with violence sparked by the president's bid for a third term. Presidential elections are scheduled for July 15, and the...

  • Correction: Russia-Ukraine-Gas story

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a story July 1 about Gazprom halting gas supplies to Ukraine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Russia offered Ukraine a price of $247 per cubic meter. The price offered was per thousand cubic meters. A corrected version of the story is below: Russia...

  • Israel arrests 6 Bedouin for supporting Islamic State group

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it has arrested six Bedouin for establishing a cell supportive of the Islamic State group. The agency said Monday that four of those arrested were teachers and tried to indoctrinate students at their schools with the extremist...

  • Mexico rescues 12 Cubans from makeshift raft

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 12 Cuban men who were found aboard a makeshift raft off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Photos supplied by the Navy on Monday showed a raft apparently made of polystyrene foam blocks tied to a framework of wooden boards. The...

  • Madrid to remove references to Franco in street names

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Madrid's new leftist city council says it will remove all references to the dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco in names of streets and plazas in the Spanish capital. City spokeswoman Rita Maestre said authorities would ask Madrid's residents to suggest new street...

  • Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage...

  • Morning after: Greeks united, proud of their defiance

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Nicky Zachary closed her family's shoe store just a few hours after opening it Monday after the few customers who had strolled in hadn't bought a thing. But she was not discouraged — she thinks a landmark "no" vote in a nationwide referendum has bonded Greeks...

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