Friday, July 3, 2015

News - World

  • July 03, 2015 | State Colombia president says rebels likely carried out bombings

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos said Friday that Colombia's second-largest rebel group is likely to blame for two bomb blasts in the capital that wounded 10 and rattled city residents who have become unaccustomed in recent years to such acts of violence.

  • July 03, 2015 | State All-Star likes what he sees of pioneering girl at MLB camp

    PARIS (AP) — As a two-time All-Star, Steve Finley knows more than most what it takes to shine in Major League Baseball. So having run his expert eyes over the sport's pioneering 16-year-old girl at a training camp this week, can he hazard a guess at whether she'll go on to become MLB's first female player?

  • July 03, 2015 | State The Latest: 25,000 supporters of 'no' vote rally in Athens

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local):

  • July 03, 2015 | State Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation's security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target.

  • July 03, 2015 | State Meditating Portuguese actor suspected of terror plot

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese actor says he was detained on suspicion of terrorism after meditating and chanting Buddhist texts aboard a plane at Paris Orly airport.

  • July 03, 2015 | State UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war

    BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed.

  • July 03, 2015 | State Greek campaigns neck and neck before crucial referendum

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what opinion polls suggests will be a very close vote.

  • July 03, 2015 | State Lion cubs en route to Jordan sanctuary check into Gaza hotel

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's militant Hamas rulers on Friday allowed a pair of lion cubs en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan back into the Palestinian coastal strip after the animals and their entourage had been stuck for several hours on no-man's land at a Gaza-Israel border crossing.

  • July 03, 2015 | State Militants, rebels in Syria announce new push for Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants and rebels in Syria launched fresh attacks on government-held neighborhoods in Aleppo on Friday, setting off some of the heaviest fighting in months in the contested northern city, activists and state media said.

  • July 03, 2015 | State UN leader offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela dispute

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela.

  • July 03, 2015 | State 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.

  • July 03, 2015 | State European temps climb, pope gives thanks for some rain

    PARIS (AP) — Europeans struggled Friday to find relief from unusually high temperatures, but the U.N. weather agency said the continent is better prepared than ever to avoid major heat casualties.

  • July 03, 2015 | State Rocket fired from Sinai hits southern Israel, no one hurt

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says a rocket fired from neighboring Sinai, where Egyptian troops are battling Islamic State militants, has struck southern Israel. There was no damage and no one was hurt.

  • July 03, 2015 | State Woman injured after bomb explodes at Canadian law firm

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — A woman has been sent to a hospital with serious injuries after a bomb exploded at a law firm in Winnipeg.

  • July 03, 2015 | State Cuba confirms defection of 2 baseball players during US trip

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is confirming that two baseball players have defected while in the United States for a series of games against U.S. collegians.

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