7 July 2015 16:42
European leaders faced a dilemma Monday about whether to back down in the face of a resounding Greek rejection of their austerity demands, amid signs that Greece was preparing a more conciliatory bid for financial rescue just days before its banks face collapse.
All eyes were on a European Union conclave on Tuesday that promises to be decisive for Greece, whose...
7 July 2015 16:08
As Britons mark the 10th anniversary of London bombing, rights activists say the deepening plight of British Muslims has gone unnoticed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
A minute of silence was observed in the UK to mark the 10th anniversary of the July 7th London terrorist attack.
Also, a memorial service was held at St Paul's Cathedral, attended by Prime Minister...
7 July 2015 16:03
Greece’s European interlocutors are split over how to continue interactions with the government in Athens – in high spirits following a favored ‘No’ vote in a referendum dismissing foreign bailout terms – leaving the future of the country in little more certainty than before.
While Greece’s Sunday referendum results were expected to change the state of limbo that has increasingly characterized...
6 July 2015 18:43
A resounding NO is the result of Greece’s historic referendum. Greeks have officially rejected the terms of a new bailout agreement that has been negotiated amid a five-month political standoff with the country’s international creditors.
6 July 2015 18:22
Only "a few" remaining hurdles need to be cleared to reach an unprecedented deal with Iran over Tehran nuclear programme, AFP reports quoting an Iranian unnamed official on Monday.
As foreign ministers chasing a deal by Tuesday's deadline met for their first full session in the latest round of talks, the official said the fate of the negotiations was now...
6 July 2015 8:44
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have called for a summit of the European Union following the rejection of another tough austerity package in return for fresh bailout loans by the majority of the Greeks.
The Sunday’s calls were made after 61.31 percent of the Greeks opposed an austerity package by the country’s international lenders, according to...
5 July 2015 22:49
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 South America," has said he wants to highlight the plight of the poor on his home continent.
He is due to land in Ecuador's...
5 July 2015 22:36
Spain’s interior minister has warned that the country is encountering its highest alert level since 2004 due to the growing threat posed by Takfiri groups, particularly ISIL.
"We are at the maximum alert level since the attacks of March 11, 2004, in Madrid," Jorge Fernandez Diaz stated in an interview released Sunday, referring to terror attacks targeting the commuter train system...
4 July 2015 14:16
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has slammed the European Union and the international lenders for attempting to “humiliate” his nation, saying their treatment of Greece’s debt crisis amounts to “terrorism.”
“What they’re doing with Greece has a name -- terrorism,” Varoufakis told the Spanish El Mundo daily in an interview published on Saturday, referring to the 28-nation bloc and the threefold...
3 July 2015 17:28
When Iraq attacked Iran in September 1980, it triggered an eight year devastating war. Led by Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi-imposed war came less than two years after the Islamic revolution in Iran.
Iraq was being heavily supported by the US, the UK and other regional and international powers. The country was given loans, military equipment and satellite imagery. Iraq also used...
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