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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Greek PM makes new bailout offer after default
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a fresh reform proposal to eurozone ministers on Wednesday after Greece became the first advanced economy to default on an IMF payment.
A wave of attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 15 soldiers Wednesday, with the toll expected to rise as troops fought a running battle with militants.
The gunman who killed 38 tourists in Tunisia received weapons training from jihadists in Libya, a top official said Tuesday, as the president admitted security services were unprepared for the attack.
Gas giant Gazprom said on Wednesday it was halting all natural gas supplies to Ukraine after pricing talks broke down in the latest row between Russia and its war-torn ex-Soviet neighbor.
Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday pledged his entire US$32 billion (28.8-billion-euro) fortune to charitable projects over the coming years.
U.S. President Barack Obama will unveil Wednesday a breakthrough deal with Cuba to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, officials said, in a major step toward ending decades of Cold war enmity.
Long lines as banks reopen; new proposal weighed
Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without a deal, cutting it off from vital financing and deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.
Lorenc Toska returned from Greece to his village in central Albania with empty hands and pockets. He had been working there hoping to secure a better life for his family back home, but the crisis in the neighboring country ruined his dreams.
"Default, dear Alexis, is not in our stars but in ourselves, that we are underlings," a character called, let's say, Varoufakis might have said in a latter-day Shakespearean play.
Thousands of pro-bailout supporters rally in Athens, seek PM's resignation
Thousands of people rallied in Athens Tuesday in support of a bailout deal with international creditors that has been rejected by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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