Saturday, July 4, 2015
ATHENS - Greece braced itself Saturday ahead of a make-or-break bailout referendum as polls showed the 'Yes' and 'No' camps neck and neck and uncertainty rose over the future of the country's battered economy.
VIENNA - After months of intense negotiations, global powers and Iran go into a key weekend of talks Saturday amid signs they may be inching towards a historic nuclear deal to end a 13-year standoff.
Greece was officially declared in default on Friday, injecting even more urgency into a make-or-break weekend referendum that new polls suggested was too close to call.
A young female suicide bomber killed 12 worshippers when she blew herself up in a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a witness and a vigilante aiding the military against Boko Haram said Friday.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble's hard-line stance in the Greek debt crisis has boosted his approval ratings, a new poll showed Friday. Seventy percent of respondents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the work of the veteran minister, a trusted lieutenant of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
A pig-shaped hot-air balloon crashed into a tree and caught fire at a balloon festival in Utah, cutting the pilot's face.
About half of the Lake Superior waters and much of the shoreline belonging to the Canadian government are now under the country's highest level of federal protection.
A U.S. Navy installation in Washington, D.C. was given the all-clear Thursday after a tense lockdown and search for several hours over reports of a possible shooting, authorities said.
The People's Republic of China's (PRC) huge military parade to mark the World War II victory over Japan risks stirring resentment, the European Union's ambassador to Beijing said Friday, adding it was "unlikely" top EU institution leaders would attend.
Jacobo Zabludovsky, a journalist who for decades was seen as a symbol of the tight links between Mexico's government and press, died Thursday at age 87.