- World Kerry Says 'Genuine Progress' in Iran Talks but Outcome 'Could Go Either Way' Global powers upped the pressure on Iran late Sunday warning now was "the time" to strike an elusive deal curbing its nuclear ambitions, as the U.S... 05 July 2015, 18:38 1
- Middle East Heavy U.S.-Led Raids on IS Syria Stronghold Kill Dozens A U.S.-led coalition has carried out some of its heaviest air strikes yet on the Islamic State group's de facto Syrian capital, killing more than 3... 05 July 2015, 10:13 3
- Business 61% of Greeks Vote 'No' in Referendum, Result Sends Euro into Tailspin Greece's government on Sunday looked to have won a 'No' it had been seeking in a referendum on bailout terms, but the euro immediately plummeted on... 05 July 2015, 10:00 1
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras has "torn down the bridges" between Greece and Europe and new negotiations are "difficult to imagine" after the apparent 'No' vote in the Greek referendum, German deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday.
Tsipras and his government are taking Greece down a path of "bitter renunciation and hopelessness," Gabriel told the Tagesspiegel newspaper in the first high-level reaction from the German government.Full Story
A three-day celebration marking the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday kicked off Sunday, as thousands of supporters -- and some protesters -- gathered in Anaheim, California to hear the spiritual leader speak.
The Dalai Lama, who turns 80 on Monday, was guest of honor at the Global Compassion Summit at the Honda Center in Anaheim, south of Los Angeles, speaking on "awakening compassion" and the "transformative power of creativity and art."Full Story
Greece has moved a step closer towards a eurozone exit, Russia's deputy economy minister said Sunday, as early results from a crucial bailout referendum suggested Greeks had overwhelmingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity.
"You can't fail to understand" that this means "a step towards an exit from the eurozone", Alexei Likhachev was quoted as saying by the state TASS news agency.Full Story
Two lions cubs were on Sunday taken from a Gaza Strip refugee camp to Jordan, their former owner said, after their maintenance became too great a financial burden.
"We're very sad. The two lions were like children to us," Saadi Jamal said of the five-month old male and female big cats named Max and Mona.Full Story
Burundi's ruling party and its allies on Sunday told a United Nations mediator to step down, just two weeks after he was sent to help resolve the central African nation's political crisis.
Senegal's Abdoulaye Bathily was told to "resign from his post because he seriously lacked respect for the country's sovereignty," a spokesman for the ruling CNDD-FDD party, Gelase-Daniel Ndabirabe, told AFP.Full Story
A Moroccan journalist on hunger strike in Geneva, who was previously jailed for insulting the Moroccan king and is now being denied a passport, was told Sunday to return home to plead his case.
"Morocco is a state of law," said Mohamed Aujjar, Morocco's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, insisting the journalist had "every right to contest the administrative decision" not to provide him with a certificate needed to renew his passport.Full Story
The Turkish army has called a meeting of troop commanders stationed along its fortified border with Syria to discuss a possible intervention in Syria, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Sunday.
Turkey has boosted its military defenses on the volatile border over the past week, stationing tanks and anti-aircraft missiles there as well as bolstering troop numbers, as fighting between Islamist-led groups and Syrian regime forces in the northern city of Aleppo has intensified.Full Story
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias arrived in Israel for a three-day visit on Sunday, as his country voted in a referendum that could decide the country's financial future.
"The foreign ministry welcomes Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on arriving for a formal visit, during a time difficult for the Greek leadership and public," an official Israeli statement read.Full Story
Greece will have to introduce another currency if it votes 'No' in Sunday's referendum on its potential bailout terms, European Parliament president Martin Schulz said on German radio.
He told Deutschlandfunk that, in the event of a 'No' result, Greece would "have to introduce some other currency because the euro is not available as a means of payment."Full Story
Traditional circumcision ceremonies in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, where the rite-of-passage practice is common, have left 14 boys dead and 141 injured this year, local authorities said Sunday.
Many of the injured teens suffered from "dehydration, wounds, pneumonia, aseptic penis and gangrene" Sizwe Kupelo, spokesman for the health ministry in the Eastern Cape province told AFP.Full Story