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Greece votes on high-stakes bailout referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greeks started casting ballots early Sunday in the closely watched bailout referendum, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, or defiantly reject the deal....

The Latest on Greece: Polls open in bailout referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest from the referendum in Greece (all times local):...

On his native turf, Pope Frances touches on cherished issues
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home....

US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn't hold an official government post, but it's not surprising that he'll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States this week. He is the de-facto top leader of his country....

Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charge over funds
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of a criminal charge over allegations that millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time the country's leader has faced criminal allegations....

Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand
VIENNA (AP) -- World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday....

Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer....

McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital....

Syrian troops and Hezbollah besiege border mountain resort
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian elite forces backed by Hezbollah fighters besieged a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon on Saturday under the cover of intense airstrikes by Syria's air forces, activists and official media outlets reported....

Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is "not safe" and risks collapse from further extremist attacks....

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