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The Soyuz-U space launch vehicle rocket carrying the Russian cargo ship Progress M-28M launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Friday. The Progress resupply capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday/

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Russian supply capsule successfully docks with Space Station

The Progress M-28M delivered tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel and other supplies after previous attempts ended in failure.

German Finance Minister Wolfang Schaeuble is depicted on a pro No poster (left) next to a graffiti (right) that read "No" (Nein) in German but also sounds like "Yes" in Greek. The photo was taken in Athens, on Sunday.

Greeks decide the fate of their economy in crucial referendum

The vote is on an international bailout that includes harsh austerity measures. The Athens government is instead pushing for a "no" vote that would give it a mandate to try to negotiate debt relief.


Week after beach attack, Tunisia declares state of emergency

President Beji Caid Essebsi's office says in a statement that he needed the powers that come with the declaration to more effectively deal with the threat from extremists.

A reopened embassy in Havana could be a boon for U.S. businesses

When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the communist island.

Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

Matt Stonie beat Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory.

ISIS reportedly destroys ancient statue in captured city of Palmyra

Photos released by the Islamist extremist group show a 2,000-year-old stone sculpture of a lion being smashed with sledgehammers.

Historic vote may determine whether Greece remains in the eurozone

Greek voters on Sunday face a referendum on further austerity measures in exchange for bailouts. But the unstated question is whether Greece should give up the euro.

US, Cuba reach agreement to open embassies

The U.S. and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities.

U.S. women beat Germany, 2-0, to advance to World Cup final

Top-ranked Germans miss their first penalty kick of World Cup. Carli Lloyd converts penalty kick for U.S. and Kelley O'Hara adds clincher.

Greece's bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

With its failure to repay roughly $1.8 billion to the International Monetary Fund, Greece became the first developed country to fall into arrears on payments to the IMF.

Obama, Brazil's leader seek to move past spying tensions

Not so long ago, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was outraged when documents leaked by Edward Snowden showed the U.S. had been monitoring her communications.

Obama: Still willing to 'walk away' from Iran nuclear deal

Negotiators in Vienna hope to clinch an accord curbing Iran's nuclear program for a decade in exchange for tens of billions of dollars in relief from economic sanctions.

Women's World Cup: U.S.-Germany game matches top 2 teams

The second-ranked U.S. plays No. 1 Germany in a semifinal tonight. They're battling for a spot in Sunday's final.

Kuwait says Saudi responsible for mosque suicide bombing

Officials say that the Saudi national flew into the neighboring Gulf nation hours before launching the attack that killed 27 worshipers.

Greece to close banks, impose capital controls amid looming default

Greece's Prime Minister announced Sunday that banks will be closed and capital controls imposed in order to stave off a run on the euro after negotiations with the country's international lenders broke down.

Supreme Court ruling makes Pride parades historic, jubilant

Hundreds of thousands of people packed gay pride events from New York City to Seattle, San Francisco to Chicago to celebrate a Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.