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Greece gives thumbs-down on bailout referendum

The Greek people have given their answer to international lenders and so far is a resounding thumbs-down.

Kerry: Iran faces 'hard choices' to reach nuclear deal with West

The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done "quickly" if Tehran is prepared to compromise.

When America's librarians went to war

During the world wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.

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.

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.