Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Several Somali soldiers were killed overnight Sunday when Shabab fighters attacked a base in the southern Kismayo region, officials and witnesses said Monday.
A pro-European Union candidate easily won the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova's capital and biggest city Monday, in an election seen as a test of whether the former Soviet republic moves closer to the EU or to neighboring Russia.
One of my colleagues asked me some time ago:
Did you hear the one about Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kauffman performing on the same stage?
Monday, June 29, 2015
Greece's five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn yet, with the cabinet deciding after an 8-hour session that Greek banks would remain shut for six business days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals.
The ECB's Emergency Liquidity Assistance program, which was originally intended as a lifeline for solvent lenders that get into a cash jam, has become a tool to keep the entire Greek economy alive while bailout negotiations continued.
Iran and major powers admitted during tense talks Sunday that their fast-looming deadline to nail down a historic nuclear deal would be missed as they struggled to overcome major differences.
Tunisia weighed new security measures Sunday as it scrambled to secure its vital tourism sector after 38 people were killed at a seaside resort in the worst jihadist attack in its history., 1 Comment
At least five people have been killed and 10 wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a leprosy hospital on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, emergency services said.
The head of Burundi's parliament on Sunday said he had left the nation due to the violence raging there and urged the president not to seek an "illegal" third term.