Greece seeking interim funding solution for July: officialATHENS (Reuters) - Greece is asking its euro zone partners for an interim solution to its funding needs that would cover the rest of July while a long-term deal is sought, a Greek government official said on Monday.
White House says Obama spoke to German, Greek leadersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras about the Greek financial crisis, the White House said on Tuesday.
Britain pays tribute to 7/7 victims 10 years after London bombings
By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain held a minute of silence on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of al Qaeda-inspired attacks in which four suicide bombers killed 52 people across London's transport system. The commemoration came just four days after the country came to a standstill to mourn a massacre of mainly British tourists at a resort in Tunisia last month. The government and security services warned the threat of further attacks remains severe.
Western Union restarts money transfer service in GreeceThe world's largest money transfer company shut its services in Greece on June 29 for a week, after the country closed its banks to limit strains on its crippled financial system. "Western Union is seeking to expand its in-bound payout locations while also seeking to restore full service on its domestic and outbound business as soon as practicable," the company said in a statement.
Greece faces last chance to stay in euro as cash runs out
By Paul Taylor and Renee Maltezou BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras launched a desperate bid to win fresh aid from skeptical creditors at an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday, before his country's banks run out of money. With Greek banks down to their last few days of cash and the European Central Bank tightening the noose on their funding, Tsipras tried to convince the bloc's other 18 leaders, many of whom are exasperated with five years of crisis, to authorize a new loan swiftly. Merkel, under pressure in Germany to cut Greece loose, made clear it was up to Tsipras to present convincing proposals after Athens spurned tax rises, spending cuts and pension and labor reforms that were on the table before its 240 billion euro ($262.7 billion) bailout expired last week.
Pope urges LatAm to unite and spread faith on continent
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) ? Pope Francis urged Latin Americans to channel the same urgency that brought them independence from Spain two centuries ago to spreading the faith on a continent where Catholicism is losing souls to other religious movements, using his final Mass in Ecuador to issue an appeal for the missionary church that he has championed.
White House: Iran's talks are close to deal, worth continuingWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that extending talks with Iran on its nuclear program afforded an opportunity to address significant differences between the two sides. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said talks in Vienna on Iran's nuclear program were close to a deal and worth continuing. (Reporting by Alex Wilts; Editing by Bill Trott)
Officials: F-16, small plane collide in midairCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) ? Federal officials say an F-16 fighter jet and a small plane have collided in midair in South Carolina.
Rubio jabs both parties in economic pitch
CHICAGO (AP) ? Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio called for lower corporate tax rates, looser Internet regulation and broader college accreditation on Tuesday, in an economic policy speech that denounced the old ways of both political parties yet drew from the longstanding GOP belief that tax cuts are the key to growth.
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