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Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal. Greece offered more concessions to its creditors, but was rebuffed - Eurozone finance ministers refused to negotiate any more aid until the referendum clears up what the country wants....

WikiLeaks claims NSA targeted German ministers beyond Merkel
BERLIN (AP) -- WikiLeaks published a list of German phone numbers Wednesday that it claimed showed the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on senior German officials beyond Chancellor Angela Merkel....

The Latest: Moody's downgrades Greece to Caa3
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):...

Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes....

Some Cubans see US thaw as a boon, others pessimistic
HAVANA (AP) -- As Havana and Washington move to restore full ties, Cubans are watching closely. Some hope rapprochement will help them make a small business prosper or keep in touch with relatives in Florida, while others doubt it will do anything to improve their lives....

Scores killed as militants attack Egyptian troops in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security officials said dozens of troops were killed, along with nearly 100 attackers....

The Latest: Muslim Brotherhood calls for Egypt 'rebellion'
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest news on the nine Muslim Brotherhood leaders killed in a Cairo apartment raid (all times local):...

Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave
TUAL, Indonesia (AP) -- All he did was ask to go home....

Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106
LONDON (AP) -- He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization....

Pension pinch: Elderly Greeks stand on line to get cash
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Don't mention the golden years to Michaelis Kotaras. Not after the 78-year-old got up early Wednesday to stand in line, twice, outside the National Bank of Greece for the privilege of going inside to withdraw 120 euros ($134,) less than a quarter of his monthly pension....

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The Latest: Moody's downgrades Greece to Caa3

Latin America/Caribbean
Guatemala court revives study on ending president's immunity

Middle East
Scores killed as militants attack Egyptian troops in Sinai