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Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma....

The next act: what happens now in Greece's drama
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Greece has entered the twilight zone....

As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border - a move that will also outflank any Kurdish attempts to create a state along Turkey's southern frontier....

Puerto Rico wants bondholders to postpone debt payments
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The governor has called on creditors to postpone bond payments and restructure the U.S. territory's $72 billion in public debt as the government closes out its fiscal year Tuesday amid growing uncertainty about the island's economy....

Palestinian striker to be freed, Israelis injured in attacks
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian held by Israel for the past year is ending a 55-day hunger strike and in exchange will be released in two weeks, his wife and an advocacy group for prisoners said Monday....

Passenger sets self on fire on Japan's bullet train
TOKYO (AP) -- A passenger on one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains tried to set himself or herself on fire Tuesday, causing smoke to fill the carriage and forcing the train to stop, Japan's transport ministry said....

WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business
PARIS (AP) -- WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage....

AP PHOTOS: In Peruvian valley, coca harvest means survival
SAMUGARI, Peru (AP) -- Just before sunrise, Raul Rua joins 15 others, including women, teens and children, for a half-hour walk to pick coca in the world's No. 1 coca-producing valley....

For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart
CAIRO (AP) -- The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise....

Kuwait mosque bomber raised no red flags, transited Bahrain
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Saudi man who blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque in Kuwait managed to slip out of his home country without raising any red flags and board a commercial flight transiting nearby Bahrain less than 24 hours before the deadly attack....

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Burundians vote in parliamentary elections marred by unrest

Passenger sets self on fire on Japan's bullet train

Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked

Latin America/Caribbean
AP PHOTOS: In Peruvian valley, coca harvest means survival

Middle East
Car bomb explodes near military hospital in Yemeni capital