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Turks abroad begin voting in presidential polls

Turks in Germany streamed into Berlin’s Olympic stadium Thursday, seizing the chance to vote from abroad for the first time in an election Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes will make him Turkey’s first directly elected president.

Ukraine PM stays on, crash site route agreed

Ukraine’s parliament rejected Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk’s resignation Thursday and finally passed legislation he said was needed to finance an army offensive against a separatist rebellion in the east and avert a national default on its debts.

Argentina slides into 2nd default as talks fail

The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation’s staggering economy.

Asians take 25 pct more Iran oil in first half

Iran’s biggest clients took in a quarter more oil in the first six months of 2014 than in the same period of last year, with China and India holding to the higher volumes they started after the agreement that relaxed Western sanctions on Tehran.

The U.S. is not neutral

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated Thursday that he would not pull troops out of Gaza until Hamas’ tunnel network was completely destroyed, despite growing international calls for a cease-fire, and announced the call-up of 16,000 more army reservists.

The U.S. is not neutral

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated Thursday that he would not pull troops out of Gaza until Hamas’ tunnel network was completely destroyed, despite growing international calls for a cease-fire, and announced the call-up of 16,000 more army reservists.

The limits of Hezbollah’s conciliation

As Iran continues to absorb its recent setbacks in Iraq, one place where both the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia appear to be aiming to contain any Sunni-Shiite confrontation is Lebanon

Luis Enrique pays tribute to Bobby Robson

Barcelona’s new head coach Luis Enrique paid tribute to his former mentor Bobby Robson Thursday, on the fifth anniversary of the former England manager’s death

Luis Enrique pays tribute to Bobby Robson

Barcelona’s new head coach Luis Enrique paid tribute to his former mentor Bobby Robson Thursday, on the fifth anniversary of the former England manager’s death

Serena on song in WTA return at Stanford

Serena Williams put a worrying Wimbledon behind her Wednesday, launching her buildup to the U.S. Open with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Karolina Pliskova at Stanford.

Australian Ricciardo wins Hungarian GP

Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix for Red Bull Sunday while Lewis Hamilton roared from pitlane to podium in another astonishing performance by the Mercedes driver.

U15 national side to mark Lebanon return to Asia

Lebanon will finally appear in an official FIBA competition after a yearlong absence due to an international ban, when the under-15 national team participate in the first round of the West Asian qualifier in Tehran between Aug. 1-5.

Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching in Zambia.

Horseplay is a rich man’s game in China

Gripping his mallet, Peng Zhichun gallops toward goal on a Chinese polo field, one of a growing number of the country’s wealthy elite discovering the joys of the saddle and the whip.

Family finds 300-year-old sunken treasure

A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests, officials said Tuesday.