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  • Greeks head toward Sunday vote in anger and confusion

    Thursday, 6:24 AM

    The word 'No' in Greek is seen on a banner hanging from Athens' University buildingBy Lefteris Karagiannopoulos and Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - As Greece heads to a referendum on Sunday that could decide its future in the euro zone, long queues at cash machines have become the most potent symbol of the cost of the deadlock between the left-wing government and its international lenders. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' rejection of what he terms the "blackmail" of EU and IMF creditors demanding spending cuts and tax hikes has so angered Greece's partners that there is no hope of reconciliation before Sunday's vote on the issue. With banks closed for a fourth day and capital controls in place, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis tied his fate to the outcome of the vote, saying he would resign if the government's call for a "no" to the bailout terms were ignored.


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  • Ministers convene at Iran talks but breakthrough not yet seen

    Thursday, 6:07 AM

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a hotel in Vienna, AustriaBy Parisa Hafezi and Arshad Mohammed VIENNA (Reuters) - Nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers had yet to reach a breakthrough as they continued in overtime on Thursday, and Western officials said the latest "red lines" by Iran's supreme leader had made it hard to settle disputes on key issues. Iran is in talks with the United States and five other big powers - Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia - on an agreement under which Tehran would curtail its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. Western powers and their allies suspect Iran is using a civilian nuclear energy program as a cover to develop a nuclear weapons capability.


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  • Berlin to meet U.S. ambassador over spying reports: source

    Thursday, 7:12 AM

    The head of Germany's Federal Chancellery Peter Altmaier attends weekly cabinet meeting in BerlinGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff will meet the U.S. ambassador on Thursday to discuss allegations that U.S. spies bugged senior government ministers, a German government source said. In the latest twist in an ongoing scandal over extensive U.S. spying in Europe which has caused outrage in Germany, media reported that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) had bugged the economy and finance ministers. "The Chancellor's Chief of Staff has invited U.S. Ambassador John Emerson to a meeting because of the new bugging revelations.


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  • After trade deal, Obama seeks to repair rift with labor

    Thursday, 8:27 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission.... read more

  • Many but not all in GOP object as US, Cuba plan embassies

    Thursday, 8:14 AM

    The chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba Jeffrey DeLaurentis, left, and Cuba's Interim Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina sit at a meeting prior to handing over of a letter from U.S. President Barack Obama for Cuba's President Raul Castro in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The respective diplomatic missions called interests sections will be converted into embassies as soon as July 20, although the U.S. State Department says it does not yet have a date for a formal ceremony. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)WASHINGTON (AP) — Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders announced an opening of embassies in Havana and Washington and a resumption of diplomatic relations severed the year President Barack Obama was born.


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  • 'No breakthrough' yet at Iran nuclear talks

    Thursday, 8:08 AM

    US Secretary of State John Kerry attends a meeting with the British Foreign Secretary in Vienna, on July 2, 2015Foreign ministers from major powers returned Thursday to tough Iran talks warning that a breakthrough was not yet in sight, as the UN atomic watchdog head met Iran's president in Tehran. "I don't think we are at any kind of breakthrough moment yet," British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said as he arrived in the Austrian capital for a sixth day of intense negotiations ahead of the new July 7 deadline. The P5+1 powers -- the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany -- are seeking to finalise a long-sought accord which will put a nuclear bomb beyond Iran's reach, in return for lifting biting sanctions against the Islamic republic.


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  • INTERVIEW-Golf-Solheim Cup can boost German golf - Masson

    Thursday, 8:26 AM

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Germany has produced champions like Bernhard Langer and Martin Kaymer but golf interest there is minimal and Caroline Masson says the 2015 Solheim Cup will be a great chance to show the locals what they are missing. Masson was an integral member of the side when Europe won the biennial team event in the U.S. for the first time two years ago and she is anxious to qualify for the Sept. 18-20 matches that will be held on home soil at St Leon Rot in Heidelberg. "Everywhere in the world there was an explosion of interest when Martin holed the winning putt for Europe in the 2012 Ryder Cup but I'm not sure there was such an explosion in Germany," the 26-year-old told Reuters in an interview.... read more

  • Green returning to champions Golden State

    Wednesday, 8:52 PM

    NBA: Golden State Warriors-Championship Celebration(Reuters) - Golden State forward Draymond Green announced on Wednesday he has signed a five-year deal to stay with the NBA champions. While earlier reports said negotiations had reached an impasse, Green posted a video on sports site Bleacher Report to say he was delighted to return to the organization. "To be in this position, signing back long term with the Warriors is amazing.


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  • Cleveland's Carrasco barely misses no-hitter

    Wednesday, 8:34 PM

    Pitcher Carlos Carrasco of the Cleveland Indians reacts on the mound after giving up a single to Joey Butler of the Tampa Bay Rays during the bottom of the ninth inning of a game on July 1, 2015 in St. Petersburg, FloridaCleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco was one strike from a no-hitter before his historic bid was foiled Wednesday in an 8-1 Major League Baseball victory over Tampa Bay. The 28-year-old Venezuelan right-hander settled for a one-hit triumph after tossing 8 2/3 hitless innings and taking Joey Butler to his final strike before the Rays' left-fielder lofted a single over Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis. Carrasco exited after a career-high 124 pitches to a standing ovation in the opposing ballpark.


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  • Prince removes his music catalog from streaming services

    Thursday, 8:27 AM

    Unless you're a Google Music or Tidal customer, you'll soon notice that Prince's catalog is absent from your go-to service. Music from the artist is gone from the likes of Spotify, Rdio and Deezer, leaving ...... read more

  • Fiat Chrysler seeks to rebut criticism ahead of U.S. safety hearing

    Thursday, 8:24 AM

    A woman walks past a logo of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in TurinFiat Chrysler Automobiles NV went on offense ahead of a hearing before federal regulators to blunt criticism of its plan to install trailer hitches on 1.5 million Jeep Cherokee and Liberty SUVs to avert a more costly fix to reduce the risk that fuel tanks could rupture and catch fire in rear-end collisions. Thursday's hearing, convened by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is expected to highlight testimony from safety advocates and others who will argue that the trailer hitch fix is inadequate, and that regulators should order Fiat Chrysler to make more dramatic changes to the vehicles, which have fuel tanks positioned behind the rear axle, or buy them back. FCA also said NHTSA found the Jeep sport utility vehicles have a safety performance similar to other makes in the most severe crashes.


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  • Sky's redesigned Now TV app hits the big screen ahead of new box

    Thursday, 8:20 AM

    Sky might be gearing up to launch a new Now TV box next month, but that doesn't mean it's ready to forget about all the users of its current-generation streaming puck. Preparing for the arrival of its ...... read more

  • Civilians in Yemen's Aden struggle to survive fighting, shortages: Red Cross

    Thursday, 8:26 AM

    Southern Popular Resistance fighters ride on a tank at the front line of fighting against Houthi fighters, on the outskirts Aden, YemenLamon, a Swiss national, worked in Aden from January 2014 and stayed months into the Houthi military push on the city that prompted an Arab military intervention on March 26.     A Saudi-led coalition of Gulf Arab countries has been bombing the Iran-allied Houthis for three months to try to restore Yemen's exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Saudi Arabia, determined to thwart any arms deliveries to the Houthis, has imposed a near total blockade on a country heavily reliant on imports.


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  • 'Frightened' Child Restrained at Dentist Office, Family Says

    Thursday, 8:26 AM

    Several parents in Georgia are critical of a device being used to restrain their children during dental procedures.... read more

  • Mindfulness and the Average Smartphone: Technology for Calm Instead of Chaos

    Thursday, 8:19 AM

    The modern, technology driven world often seems to make people feel distracted and stressed. In my field, child development research bluntly shows under-monitored technology influences children for the worse. But technology is simply a tool, and how it impacts our lives depends entirely on how we use it. As with any part of our life, we can...... read more