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Greece's Prime Minister Tsipras: Vote Against Europe's ‘Blackmail'
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:20:00 GMTATHENS, July 3 (Reuters) - Greeks took to the streets in their tens of thousands on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country's future in Europe's single currency. Prime Minister Alexis ...

Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:14:00 GMTTaiwan's military starts its massive parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, with cannon salutes at the military base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Photo: Wally Santana, AP) TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out ...

Islamic State destroys priceless statues in ancient city of Palmyra
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:41:00 GMTSeparate reports this week indicated that Islamic State fighters were smashing cultural relics in the ancient city of Palmyra, once one of Syria's most crowded tourist destinations, but now in the grips of the extremist organization. The jihadists ...

Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:19:00 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police in a central Philippine city have filed multiple murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 dead. Senior Inspector Rio Tan of the ...

We Are on a War Footing in This Country’: Greek Banks Running Out of Money; Food Imports, Medicine May be Affected
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:44:00 GMTThe financial crisis in Greece is rapidly worsening as banks reportedly are running out of cash and industries are shutting down, according to the Telegraph. Business leaders have been asking the Bank of Greece to release emergency funds to pay for food ...

Germanwings Victims' Families 'Appalled' by Compensation Offer
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:18:00 GMTMAINZ, Germany — The families of passengers killed when a jet was deliberately crashed in the French Alps are "appalled" by a compensation offer made by Germanwings and parent company Lufthansa, according to their lawyers. "The reactions ranged from ...

Veterans gather as Taiwan marks Japan's WWII defeat
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:02:00 GMTHsinchu (Taiwan) (AFP) - War veterans gathered Saturday for Taiwan's first military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in World War II, as the island vies with China over the history of the conflict. Jet fighters and attack ...

PA arrests scores of Hamas members in West Bank
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:05:00 GMTPalestinian Authority forces have arrested at least 120 Hamas members in the West Bank over the past two days, raising tension between the rival movements. At least 20 people were arrested on Saturday, officials said, a day after about 100 members were ...

Key figure in Hungarian democracy dies at 90
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:02:00 GMTBUDAPEST, Hungary — Gyorgy Szabad, a historian who survived forced labor during the Holocaust to become the speaker of Hungary’s first post-communist Parliament, has died at age 90. Szabad’s death on Friday was announced by Parliament, where he was ...

Campaigns on referendum choice halt as Greeks face vital decision
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:21:00 GMTCampaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum — with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise.

Iran nuclear deal 'never been closer'
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:05:00 GMTGlobal powers and Iran have started key talks in Vienna amid signs they may be inching towards a historic nuclear deal to end a 13-year standoff. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday warned there was still "no guarantee" of success ...

Migrants disrupt Channel Tunnel traffic in Calais: officials
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:19:00 GMTTraffic along the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France was disrupted late Friday night when dozens of migrants attempted to enter restricted areas of the tunnel in Calais, officials said. "From 10:30 pm (2030 GMT), around 150 migrants attempted to ...

This Independence Day, serve those who have served our nation
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:02:00 GMTOn the Fourth of July, our nation comes together to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy, freedoms our service members, veterans and their families have made possible through their sacrifices. Just as these Americans responded to the call to defend our ...

Report: Syrian refugees to be moved out of Turkish city centers, tourist towns
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:55:00 GMTProvincial governors across Turkey have ordered local authorities to round up homeless Syrian refugees living in city centers and popular tourist towns and send them to refugee camps, according to a report on Saturday. The measure comes as vacationers from ...

Mosque: Story of My Country
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:10:00 GMTI feel the weight of a nation on my shoulders; a nation that is too often spoken of in the global community in terms of its natural beauty rather than in terms of its people. And I wonder whether my individual experience reflects the experiences of all ...

Pakistan says it’s ready to launch offensive into last Taliban area
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:08:00 GMTISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s military said Friday it had completed preparations for an assault on the Shawal Valley in North Waziristan, the last sizable chunk of turf in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan that’s still controlled by Taliban insurgents.

Israel hit with rockets from Egypt’s Sinai, ISIS affiliate claims responsibility
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:01:00 GMTSeveral rockets have struck Israel, with an ISIS-affiliated group in Egypt’s Sinai claiming responsibility. There were no casualties. Some view the assault as a follow-up to July 1, the Sinai Province group’s biggest one against Egyptian forces in years.

Manila charges crew, owners of sunk ferry with murder: official
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:20:00 GMTPhilippine police have filed murder charges against the owners and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized and left dozens dead, an official said Saturday. The charges were filed late on Friday in the central city of Ormoc over the sinking of the Kim ...

Islamic State says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:43:00 GMTThe Islamic State group says it has destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler. An ISIS statement says the six busts were found when the smuggler was stopped at a checkpoint. Wochit This ...



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