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Embattled Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigns

06 Jul 2015
Yanis Varoufakis, Greece's embattled finance minister, has resigned his post, saying the move could help Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reach an agreement with creditors.   "I was made aware of a certain preference by some...
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The growing danger to women and girls in central Mexico

06 Jul 2015
Guadalupe Reyes clings to thoughts of her daughter one day flying a plane, a dream for the 18-year-old girl.   Until the teenager vanished 10 months ago in central Mexico.   Mariana is the latest in a growing number of girls and...
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Quartet of crises threatens Europe's core

Tourists stand near the temple of Parthenon atop the ancient site of the Athens Acropolis on a cold and windy day January 30, 2015. Greece will refuse the planned return of European Union and International Monetary Fund inspectors to the country since the new government rejects the 240-billion-euro bailout programme, a government official told Reuters on Friday.
06 Jul 2015
Four great crises around Europe's fringes threaten to engulf the European Union, potentially setting the ambitious post-war unification project back by decades. The EU's unity, solidarity and international standing are at risk from...
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Greek finance minister quits after voters reject bailout terms

06 Jul 2015
 Greece's outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday, removing a major obstacle to any last-minute deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to reject the austerity terms of a bailout. Yanis...
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Divided and desperate Greeks vote in referendum that may decide euro future

05 Jul 2015
Greeks voted on Sunday in a referendum that could determine their future in Europe's common currency, with banks shuttered, the treasury empty and a population desperate, angry and so deeply split that the outcome was too close to call...
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Textiles' Syndicate requests govt re-operate suspended companies

Textiles
05 Jul 2015
Textiles' Syndicate President Abdel Fattah Ibrahim has requested that the government save the industry and find urgent solutions for companies that have been forced to stop their operations due to a shortage in raw materials.  ...
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Pope Francis to focus on poor in South America trip

05 Jul 2015
Pope Francis makes his first South American trip in two years Sunday, for an eight-day tour of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay -- but not his native Argentina.   The 78-year-old Jesuit pontiff, the first pope from his "beloved...
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Thousands march against corruption-plagued Guatemala president

05 Jul 2015
Some 5,000 protesters marched night in downtown Guatemala City demanding the resignation of the country's corruption-plagued president, who lost a fight for immunity from prosecution earlier this week.   On Tuesday, Guatemala'...
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Meditating Portuguese actor mistaken for terrorist on Paris plane

Meditation while excercising yoga 
05 Jul 2015
A Portuguese actor humming a prayer as he meditated to a sacred Tibetan text onboard a plane awaiting takeoff from Paris was mistaken for a terrorist by alarmed passengers and taken off the flight by police.   "Police told me...
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Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt

05 Jul 2015
Greeks voted on Sunday whether to accept or reject the tough terms of an aid offer to stave off financial collapse, in a referendum that may determine their future in Europe’s common currency.   Held against a backdrop of...
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