ATHENS, (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets yesterday 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.
SHANGHAI, (Reuters) – Chinese stocks tumbled again yesterday, taking the week’s losses to more than 10 percent, as the securities regulator said it was investigating suspected market manipulation and announced a slew of measures aimed at heading off a full-blown crash.
KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) – Prime Minister Najib Razak slammed a newspaper report that said investigations into troubled state fund 1MDB have traced nearly $700 million of deposits into accounts that allegedly belonged to him, claiming it was a “continuation of political sabotage”.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The man accused of killing a wealthy Washington businessman and his family and torching their mansion ditched his lawyer on Thursday in favor of the public defenders first assigned to him.
COTONOU, (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande urged African leaders yesterday to respect their constitutional term limits amid concerns that some are prepared to risk political instability in order to cling to power.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S.
ATHENS/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning yesterday of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a referendum that could decide their country’s future in Europe.
VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – Pope Francis sets out on Sunday to three of South America’s poorest and smallest countries, taking his message of solidarity with the downtrodden to prisoners, peasants, garbage pickers and indigenous people.
HAVANA/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States and Cuba formally agreed yesterday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first U.S.
ISMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s army said yesterday more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed after simultaneous assaults on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the deadliest fighting in years in the restive province.
ATHENS/BRUSSELS, (Reuters) – A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks yesterday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with European Union partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece’s future in Europe.
Nassau, Bahamas/Beijing (Reuters) – China’s push to extend its influence in the Western Hemisphere has hit an embarrassing setback at an unfinished, $3.5 billion resort and casino project in the Bahamas.