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Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum - with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise....

Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring
LONDON (AP) -- On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis....

Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan....

Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year....

Could searchers' sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370?
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing....

Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny
AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia (AP) -- In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby....

Iran to US: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation
VIENNA (AP) -- In a message to Washington, Iran's foreign minister on Friday called for an end to "coercion and pressure" at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the door to cooperation on fighting the upsurge of Middle East extremism threatening both nations' interests....

New Spain law sets big fines for disseminating police images
MADRID (AP) -- Three years ago, just after anti-austerity activists demonstrated outside Madrid's main train station, freelance cameraman Juan Ramon Robles captured riveting video of riot police inside the station beating people who said they had nothing to do with the protests....

Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning
CAIRO (AP) -- Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital....

AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought
UNPHA, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry....

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