Greece restarts talks with creditors as country on edge BRUSSELS (AP) - With their country struggling to stave off financial collapse, Greek officials restarted talks with skeptical creditors on a new rescue deal, but showed up Tuesday without the concrete proposals their European counterparts had demanded. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' situation is urgent: Without a deal, Greece's banks could go bust within days, the first step in the country's potential exit from the euro currency union. Its banks won't reopen until Thursday at the earliest after the European Central Bank refused to increase assistance.
US military chiefs face tough questioning from senators WASHINGTON (AP) - America's top two military leaders on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants amid blistering criticism from Republican senators who argued that the administration's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering. Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged publicly for the first time that the program aimed stopping the momentum of IS has slowed to the point where it has only about 60 participating fighters - a level well beneath that envisioned by U.S. policymakers.
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Lawyers: Cosby's drugs-sex admission could aid women's cases PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lawyers for women pursuing criminal and civil cases against Bill Cosby say his admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women before sex could bolster their claims. Court documents unsealed Monday show that Cosby says he gave a 19-year-old woman the sedative before they had sex in the 1970s. She is one of three women now suing him for defamation.
AP PHOTOS: Pope encountering rich indigenous traditions QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Rich indigenous traditions dating back centuries before European priests arrived in the New World are on display throughout South America. As Pope Francis tours Ecuador, the government has recruited indigenous people to greet the pontiff at many events. Church officials say he'll make remarks in native tongues including Aymara, Quechua and Guarani during his South American tour, which also includes stops in Bolivia and Paraguay.
Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue VIENNA (AP) - Iran nuclear talks busted through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, raising new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. The talks, already in their 12th day, were prolonged until possibly Friday. "We knew it would have been difficult, challenging, and sometimes hard," said Federica Mogherini, the European Union's foreign policy chief. She said the negotiations would continue despite hitting some "tense" moments, and the State Department declared the current interim nuclear arrangement with Iran extended through July 10.
Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel JERUSALEM (AP) - Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence. Long confined to the sidelines, the so-called BDS movement appears to be gaining momentum - so much so that Israel has identified it as a strategic threat on a par with Palestinian militant groups and the Iranian nuclear program. While Israel says the movement is rooted in anti-Semitism, its decentralized organization and language calling for universal human rights have proven difficult to counter, resulting in a string of recent victories that have alarmed Israeli leaders.
Prosecutors seek 3 1/2 years in prison for ex-Auschwitz guard BERLIN (AP) - German prosecutors on Tuesday sought a 3 1/2-year prison sentence for a 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, saying his role there made him an accessory to murder. Oskar Groening has admitted guarding prisoners' baggage after they were unloaded from cattle cars onto the camp's ramps, and collecting and counting money stolen from the new arrivals and sending it to Berlin.