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Euro Falls as Greece Votes 'No' to Bailout Package
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:52:00 GMTThe euro fell sharply on Monday (local time) in Asia-Pacific trading after Greeks looked to have overwhelmingly rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money. The euro initially fell about 1.4 percent against its U.S. counterpart but ...

Bombs at mosque, restaurant in Nigerian city kill 15
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:44:00 GMTFirefighters and rescuers extinguish a fire at the scene of a separate bomb blast at Terminus market in the central city of Jos on May 20, 2014. (Photo: STR, AFP/Getty Images) JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say two bombs have exploded at a crowded mosque ...

On his native turf, Pope Francis touches on cherished issues
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:38:00 GMTQUITO, Ecuador – History's first Latin American pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.

Touched by tragedy: Survivors and kin recall London bombings
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:11:00 GMTIn this Monday, June 29, 2015, photo, London bombings survivor Gill Hicks, of Australia, who lost both her legs, poses for a portrait in a courtyard at the British Medical Association building in London. In this Monday, June 29, 2015, photo, Esther Hyman ...

China Boosts Security in Dalai Lama's Hometown Ahead of 80th Birthday
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:52:00 GMTTAKTSER, China — On the eve of the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday, China seems determined to stop Tibetans celebrating. The exiled spiritual leader is due to spend Monday in the United States, after attending a Global Compassion Summit in California this ...

As deadline looms for Iran nuclear deal, Kerry says talks could go either way
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:07:00 GMT(CNN)The deadline for a final deal on Iran's nuclear program is looming, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the outcome is hanging in the balance. Kerry was negotiating with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif through the weekend in an ...

Zimbabwe Flies 20 Elephants to China Amid Conservation Efforts
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:16:00 GMTZimbabwe has exported 20 elephants to private game parks in China as part of conservation efforts and amid rising poaching in southern Africa. “The elephants arrived safely in China yesterday” after being flown out of Harare International Airport on ...

ISIS video shows execution of 25 men in ruins of Syria amphitheater
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:43:00 GMTAtlanta (CNN)A just-released video from ISIS shows militants executing 25 captives in the ruins of a Roman amphitheater in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The graphic video begins with images of the Quran, followed by gruesome scenes showing what ...

US-Led Coalition Carries Out Nearly 40 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:45:00 GMTThe U.S.-led coalition carried out 38 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq over a 24-hour period Saturday into Sunday with nearly half of the sorties conducted around the self-proclaimed IS capital of Raqqa. Fighting in northern Syria ...

Beijing issues travel warning after Turkey protests target Chinese
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:36:00 GMTBeijing (CNN)China's embassy in Turkey has issued a travel warning to its citizens after some tourists were "attacked and harassed" during anti-Chinese protests in Istanbul. The Chinese and Turkish governments are at odds over China's treatment of the ...

Afghanistan: Men throw acid into girls' faces 'for going to school'
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:35:00 GMTKabul, Afghanistan (CNN)Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN. The girls, age 16 to 18, are students at one of the biggest ...

Abe Sinks in Polls, Hurt by Defense Debate
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:52:00 GMTPrime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to pass national-security legislation during the current parliamentary session is costing him at the polls. A Mainichi Shimbun poll taken over the weekend showed that those who disapprove of the prime minister’s ...

Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city kill 15
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:01:00 GMTJOS, Nigeria (AP) — Two bombs exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing at least 15 people, witnesses said. There was no immediate official word on the Sunday night blasts or any claim of ...

Greece defiantly rejects Europe's bailout offer
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:13:00 GMTATHENS, Greece - Voters in Greece sent shockwaves through Europe on Sunday by resoundingly rejecting creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans. The vote backs Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted a "no" in a referendum on the ...

The Latest: Greek FM resigns after bailout vote
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:07:00 GMTSupporters of the No vote celebrate after the results of the referendum in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Greeks overwhelmingly rejected creditors’ demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans in a critical ...

Morning MoneyBeat Europe: Brace! It’s Going to Be a Choppy Monday
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:14:00 GMTTwo-thirds of Greeks may be celebrating, but investors are bracing themsleves, preparing for a tricky day after Greece’s overwhelming rejection of creditors’ terms in Sunday’s referendum. Stock across continental Europe have fallen from the open amid ...

Greek voters reject bailout
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:11:00 GMTATHENS - Greek voters on Sunday decisively rejected a bailout proposal that officials here had scorned as "blackmail," giving their government a desperately needed victory in its showdown with European creditors. With nearly all of the votes counted, "no ...

Here’s What It Means Now That Greece Voted “No” On Its Bailout Plan
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:03:00 GMTThe hastily organized vote was framed by supporters as the only way to stay within the eurozone, the 19 countries that use the euro. Opponents, including the Greek government, saw the terms that the troika had set as unacceptable and urged a “no” vote ...

Romanian cenbank says Greek
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTA "No" vote in the Greek referendum could trigger some volatility on Romanian markets but would not cause major concern in the short term, central bank spokesman Dan Suciu said, quoted by Reuters. "Obviously, there will be some volatility in the market ...



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