ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece may seek 24 billion euros in a first tranche of bailout aid from international lenders in August to prop up its banks and repay debts falling due at the ECB, a pro-government Greek newspaper said in its early Sunday editions.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times reported yesterday.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN(Reuters) – The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released yesterday amid reports his predecessor’s family members opposed his selection.
ADEN, YEMEN (Reuters) – Yemeni vice president Khaled Bahah arrived in the southern port city of Aden yesterday, the most senior official from Yemen’s exiled government to visit since local fighters drove out the Iranian-backed Houthis.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and its allies launched 19 air strikes in Iraq and 11 in Syria on Friday in the coalition campaign against Islamic State militants, the US military said yesterday.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, (Reuters) – At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group’s new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest.
HARARE, (Reuters) – The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a “foreign poacher” who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said yesterday.
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – El Salvador’s bus drivers ended a four-day work stoppage yesterday, resuming their routes with security beefed up following deadly gang violence that forced them off the roads.
YANGON, (Reuters) – Myanmar’s newspapers and social media users reacted with anger and disappointment yesterday to the government’s decision to include 155 Chinese in a mass amnesty, just eight days after they were jailed for illegal logging.
HARARE, (Reuters) – The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a “foreign poacher” who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said today.
SAINT-DENIS, Reunion, (Reuters) – Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.
PORTLAND, Ore., (Reuters) – Greenpeace protesters dangling from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, yesterday forced back an icebreaker that Royal Dutch Shell needs in Alaska to start drilling in the Arctic, as a U.S.
BOGOTA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – United Nations human rights experts have urged the Dominican Republic to prevent arbitrary deportations of Haitian migrants and Domini-cans of Haitian descent, and to address allegations of racial profiling during deportations.
LONDON, (Reuters) – The long list of 13 titles for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction written in English, published yesterday, features the first Jamaican author in contention for the 50,000-pound ($78,000) prize.
BOGOTA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Peruvian special forces rescued 26 children and 13 women, some of whom had been raped and held captive for three decades, when they raided a southeastern jungle camp of the left-wing Shining Path rebel group.