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Saturday, July 4, 2015
Greece declared in default, no immediate repayment demanded
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.
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.
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.
Doctors who gave children with cystic fibrosis a replacement copy of a defective gene say it appeared to slow the expected decline of some patients' lungs, but called the results "modest" and say there must be major improvements before offering the treatment more widely.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Greece: Referendum campaigns squeezed to deadline
Rival campaigns in Greece's bailout referendum end Friday, with rallies planned in Athens for "Yes" and "No" supporters - at the same time.
Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station
A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
Greece's radical left government said Thursday it may resign if it fails to win a referendum that could decide the country's financial future.
WikiLeaks published a list of German phone numbers Wednesday that it claimed showed the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on senior German officials beyond Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture
The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal. Greece offered more concessions to its creditors, but was rebuffed -- Eurozone finance ministers refused to negotiate any more aid until the referendum clears up what the country wants.
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.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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