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  • APNewsBreak: Pentagon to recommend Neller as Marine chief
    APNewsBreak: Pentagon to recommend Neller as Marine chief Associated Press - 10 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say Defense Secretary Ash Carter will recommend that Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, a commander who served in Iraq's western province during one of the most violent periods of the war, be named the next commandant of the Marine … More »

  • Defiant Greek PM stands ground on referendum
    Defiant Greek PM stands ground on referendum AFP News - 10 minutes ago

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Wednesday to push ahead with a controversial bailout referendum despite pressure from European leaders, and urged creditors to accept a fresh reform offer by Athens. European ministers were due later … More »

  • The Latest: US, Cuba to open embassies, restore ties
    The Latest: US, Cuba to open embassies, restore ties Associated Press - 12 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local): … More »

  • IAEA chief heads to Iran as nuclear talks reach last stretch
    IAEA chief heads to Iran as nuclear talks reach last stretch Reuters - 17 minutes ago

    By Louis Charbonneau and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - The global nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday its boss would fly to Tehran to discuss some of the last big issues that need to be resolved so that Iran and world powers can reach a breakthrough … More »

  • Clinton set to raise $45M in gifts both small _ and large
    Clinton set to raise $45M in gifts both small _ and large Associated Press - 18 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign says it is on track to report that it has raised more than $45 million since its launch in mid-April, with the vast majority of those donating giving less than $100. … More »

  • Pension pinch: Elderly Greeks stand on line to get cash
    Pension pinch: Elderly Greeks stand on line to get cash Associated Press - 22 minutes ago

    Don't mention the golden years to Michaelis Kotaras. Not after the 78-year-old got up early Wednesday to stand in line, twice, outside the National Bank of Greece for the privilege of going inside to withdraw ... … More »

  • The Latest: European stocks spike on Greek deal hopes
    The Latest: European stocks spike on Greek deal hopes Associated Press - 29 minutes ago

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): ___ 7:30 p.m. European stock markets ended sharply higher following the publication of a letter from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to ... … More »

  • Messi & Argentina shining together, closer to elusive title
    Messi & Argentina shining together, closer to elusive title Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) — Lionel Messi is a step closer to finally breaking through with Argentina. … More »

  • How to help fishermen rescued from slavery at sea in SE Asia
    How to help fishermen rescued from slavery at sea in SE Asia Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    Aid groups are working to support and settle hundreds of men rescued from slavery at sea in Southeast Asia. The money will be used to help victims seek justice and rebuild lives. ANTI-SLAVERY INTERNATIONAL ... … More »

  • Calais strike clogs British motorway with 3,000 trucks
    Calais strike clogs British motorway with 3,000 trucks AFP News - 32 minutes ago

    British police closed off sections of motorway to park some 3,000 trucks waiting to board ferries to France on Wednesday as striking ferry workers blocked the port of Calais for a third consecutive day. "Due to the disruption at French ports, HGVs … More »

  • US stocks gain as Greece appears to be willing to negotiate
    US stocks gain as Greece appears to be willing to negotiate Associated Press - 36 minutes ago

    U.S. stocks rallied Wednesday on hopes that a deal between Greece and its creditors could be put together to prevent the country from exiting the euro. In deal news, Chubb Corp. surged after agreeing to ... … More »

  • Swansea sign Portugal's Eder
    Swansea sign Portugal's Eder AFP News - 37 minutes ago

    Swansea have signed Portugal striker Eder for an undisclosed fee, the English Premier League club announced Wednesday. Eder scored 10 goals in 29 appearances last season as Braga finished in the top four of the Portuguese top-flight and also played … More »

  • Islamic State attack in Egypt's North Sinai kills 70
    Islamic State attack in Egypt's North Sinai kills 70 Reuters - 38 minutes ago

    By Yusri Mohamed and Ahmed Hassan ISMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in a co-ordinated assault in which at least 70 combatants and civilians were … More »

  • Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases
    Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases AFP News - 39 minutes ago

    Liberia said Wednesday a teenager who died of Ebola fever had spread the virus to at least two more people, confirming the first outbreak of the tropical disease for months. Health official Cestus Tarpeh told AFP the infected pair had been in … More »

  • Greek pensioners besiege banks to grab cash
    Greek pensioners besiege banks to grab cash AFP News - 41 minutes ago

    "Let them go to hell!" shouted one pensioner, after failed talks between Athens and international creditors sparked a week-long banking shutdown. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's government ordered the banks to close on Monday for one week and … More »

  • Bayern sign Brazil's Costa from Donetsk
    Bayern sign Brazil's Costa from Donetsk AFP News - 41 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich completed their first big transfer of the off-season on Wednesday by signing Brazil international Douglas Costa from Ukraine side Shakhtar Donetsk for a reported 30 million euros ($33.3m). The fleet-footed winger or striker has signed … More »

  • Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours
    Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours Associated Press - 41 minutes ago

    Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot." The White House on Wednesday ended a long-standing ban on tourists ... … More »

  • U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years
    U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years Reuters - 42 minutes ago

    By Daniel Trotta and Jeff Mason HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba on Wednesday formally agreed to restore diplomatic ties that had been severed for 54 years, fulfilling a pledge made six months ago by the former Cold War … More »

  • New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls
    New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls Associated Press - 43 minutes ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. … More »

  • Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage
    Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage Associated Press - 46 minutes ago

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says Alabama counties must abide by court decisions allowing gay marriage. … More »

 
  • The Edge confirms receiving show cause letter

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Edge has confirmed that it has received a show cause letter from the Home Ministry. Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Edge Media Group, Ho Kay Tat said the ministry has given them seven days s to provide a written explanation on why actions should not be taken against The Edge Malaysia and The Edge Financial Daily under the Printing Presses and Publication Act 1984. “We are accused of publishing articles on 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) that have created confusion and doubts about the Government and our financial institutions. “The letter did not specify the articles,” he said in a statement tonight. Ho said the media group had been reporting on 1MDB since it was known as Terengganu Investment Authority (TIA) and in the last six months, and had published more than 300 articles on 1MDB from various sources - Bernama, Bloomberg, Reuters, Singapore Business Times, Euromoney as well as through their own reporting in their from the media channels in The Edge Media Group. “We will be compiling them to help any investigation into our alleged offences.

  • Singapore PM takes to the stand for hours in blogger defamation case
    Singapore PM takes to the stand for hours in blogger defamation case

    By Rujun Shen SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took the stand for nearly seven hours on Wednesday, answering questions from a blogger he has successfully sued for defamation as the Supreme Court tried to decide how much he should be paid in damages. Lee sued Roy Ngerng, 34, for a blog last year in which the defendant was alleged to have implicated Lee in impropriety in connection with how funds in Singapore's mandatory retirement savings scheme are managed. Its leaders have previously sued or settled out of court with foreign media for alleged defamation, but this is the first time a blogger has faced such action.

  • “Brand Guide: Singapore Edition”: Stories Of Your Favourite Local Brands
    “Brand Guide: Singapore Edition”: Stories Of Your Favourite Local Brands

    Brand Guide: Singapore Edition rounds up the iconic homegrown brands that attest to the current golden age of design in Singapore. Conceived by local design think-tank studio, Foreign Policy Design Group, this publication goes in-depth, featuring the brains behind some of Singapore’s most well-known and well-loved brands, such as Unlisted Collection:, The Lo & Behold Group, Papa Palheta, Ong Shunmugam, GOODSTUPH, DrGL, Supermama, BooksActually, and Plain Vanilla. Doubling as an alternative travel guide for the modern design traveller, Brand Guide: Singapore Edition hopes to share their appreciation for local brands and to inspire that in their readers.