5 changes since the last British Wimbledon champ

LONDON (AP) — Five notable changes that took place in Britain in the 77 years that elapsed between Wimbledon titles for Fred Perry and Andy Murray, who ended Britain’s drought on Sunday: 1. MANY BIRTHDAYS: Queen Elizabeth II…

Cuba’s Raul Castro backs asylum offers for Snowden

HAVANA (AP) — President Raul Castro is expressing solidarity with the apparent willingness of Cuba’s Latin American allies to take in NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Castro says Cuba supports the “sovereign right” of Venezuela and other states in…

Egypt’s emerging leaders after Morsi’s overthrow

CAIRO (AP) — A look at some of the top figures emerging in Egypt after the military removed President Mohammed Morsi: —Interim President Adly Mansour, 67, a judge: Mansour emerged from near-obscurity when he became head of the…

Brazil expresses concern at report of NSA spying

PARATY, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s foreign minister said Sunday his government is worried by a report that the United States has collected data on billions of telephone and email conversations in his country and promised an effort for…

Greece, creditors set to finalize deal on reforms

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s talks with its creditors ended Sunday without a final agreement on a reforms package, but both sides said such a deal is likely to be finalized in Brussels, before Monday’s Eurogroup meeting. Poul…

Pope heads to Sicily to pray with new migrants

LAMPEDUSA, Sicily (AP) — Pope Francis heads Monday to the Sicilian island of Lampedusa for his first pastoral visit outside Rome, going to the farthest reaches of Italy to pray with migrants who have recently arrived by boat…

Race tight for governor of key Mexico border state

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Elections for a key border governorship as well as state legislatures and mayorships in 13 other Mexican states Sunday have raised tempers, as well as fears that violence may be becoming endemic in local…

Haiti hopes $160 m for high-end tourism pays off

MONTROUIS, Haiti (AP) — The only leisure tourist among the U.N. peacekeepers, aid workers, embassy personnel and missionaries on this beach north of the Haitian capital must have been Anne Fournier. She didn’t live or work in Haiti…

Poles honor victims of WWII killings in Ukraine

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of Poles prayed Sunday for victims of World War II-era massacres by Ukrainians ahead of an anniversary that remains a sore point between the neighboring nations. Tens of thousands of ethnic Poles, including…

Zimbabwe’s prime minister accepts July polls

MARONDERA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s prime minister says his party is ready to contest elections on July 31 despite worries that the poll is taking place before democratic reforms can be completed. Speaking at a gathering to kick…

Man dubbed ‘Godfather of Heroin’ dies in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A former drug kingpin and business tycoon once dubbed the “Godfather of Heroin” by the U.S. government has died in his home in Myanmar’s main city, a source close to the family said Sunday.…

Portugal PM gives details of coalition-saving pact

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s prime minister says he has appointed his coalition partner Paulo Portas as his deputy. Pedro Passos Coelho says the appointment of Portas, who resigned as country’s foreign minister last week, patches-up a political…

Venezuela says no contact yet with Snowden

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s foreign minister says his country has not yet been in contact with NSA leaker Edward Snowden, despite its offer of asylum. Elias Jaua says he expects to consult on Monday with Russian officials.…