Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks at his ballot before voting at a polling station in Athens, Greece July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Greece votes in referendum

ATHENS - Greeks voted on Sunday whether to accept or reject the tough terms of an aid offer to stave off financial collapse, in a referendum that may determine their future in Europe’s common currency.  Full Article 


Despite progress in Iran nuclear talks, dispute over U.N. sanctions persists 04 Jul 2015

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Chancellor Osborne to hit BBC to fund welfare cuts - Sunday Times

12:44am BST

LONDON - Chancellor George Osborne plans to launch a 650 million pound raid on the BBC to help cover the country's benefits bill, forcing the corporation to meet the cost of free television licences for the over-75s, the Sunday Times said.

Syrian army and Hezbollah lay siege to rebel-held border city

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BEIRUT - The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia said they had launched a major ground and air assault on the rebel-held Syrian city of Zabadani on Saturday and were closing in on insurgents holed up inside.


Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops

04 Jul 2015

ISMAILIA, Egypt - Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there.


China lobbies hard ahead of Manila's South China Sea arbitration case

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Migrants disrupt cross-channel tunnel services at Calais

04 Jul 2015

LONDON - Dozens of migrants trying to stow away on vehicles crossing the Channel by tunnel between France and England broke through perimeter fences at Calais overnight, temporarily halting traffic, a Eurotunnel spokesman said on Saturday.

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Greek prime minister votes in referendum

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras casts his ballot in a referendum on an international aid deal he is urging voters to reject. Rough cut (no reporter narration).