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  • Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote
    Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

    By Michele Kambas and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that …

  • Paris opens treasure hunt to English speakers
    Paris opens treasure hunt to English speakers

    Last year, nearly 30,000 people played the role of investigator and took part in the city of Paris's treasure hunt. The French capital is at it again on July 4 and will even have a hunt dedicated …

  • Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals
    Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals Associated Press - 14 minutes ago

    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds. … More »

  • Le Pen goes to court to stop FN party scrapping his post
    Le Pen goes to court to stop FN party scrapping his post AFP News - 20 minutes ago

    Veteran far-right French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen announced Friday he is taking legal action in a bid to prevent the National Front (FN), the far-right party he founded, from changing its statutes and scrapping his post. Le Pen is engaged in a … More »

  • Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours of Nigeria slaughter
    Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours of Nigeria slaughter AFP News - 25 minutes ago

    Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, locals said, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric". A young female suicide bomber also … More »

  • Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale
    Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    On a night filled with emotion and packed city squares, naysaying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his "yes" vote rivals made their final pitches Friday at bailout referendum rallies, ... … More »

  • Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii, completing historic flight
    Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii, completing historic flight AFP News - 33 minutes ago

    The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft completed a historic flight in its quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel, touching down gracefully in Hawaii on Friday after the most arduous leg of its journey. The sun-powered plane, piloted by … More »

  • IMF gives Greece something to mull over
    IMF gives Greece something to mull over AFP News - 35 minutes ago

    Reviled in Greece for pushing the bitter medicine of austerity, the IMF has nonetheless thrown Athens a bone by urging European countries to cough up more money to ease Greece's titanic debt load. Ignoring its own procedures, the International … More »

  • Turkey's Erdogan moots possibility of snap election
    Turkey's Erdogan moots possibility of snap election Reuters - 41 minutes ago

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday raised the prospect of a snap election if coalition talks fail after his ruling AK Party fell short of a majority in a June 7 parliamentary poll. Erdogan is expected next week to mandate Prime Minister … More »

  • Greek PM is hero and villain at rival rallies in divided Athens
    Greek PM is hero and villain at rival rallies in divided Athens AFP News - 44 minutes ago

    A warrior for the "No" supporters, an "emperor with no clothes" for the "Yes" camp -- thousands of people demonstrated at rival rallies in Athens Friday where Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was both hero and villain. "I'm not going to cry, I'm not … More »

  • Mexico set to free founder of Michoacan vigilante movement
    Mexico set to free founder of Michoacan vigilante movement Associated Press - 53 minutes ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they are near to freeing Jose Manuel Mireles, a founder of the self-defense movement that rose up to fight an entrenched drug cartel in the western state of Michoacan. … More »

  • Soccer union wants to increase support for female players
    Soccer union wants to increase support for female players Associated Press - 59 minutes ago

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The union for soccer players around the world wants to increase support for female players. … More »

  • Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiators push on sticking points
    Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiators push on sticking points Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    By John Irish and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including questions about Tehran's … More »

  • Defiant PM rejects Grexit fears as he rallies 'No' vote
    Defiant PM rejects Grexit fears as he rallies 'No' vote AFP News - 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got a rock-star welcome at an Athens rally late Friday as he sought to revive support for a "No" vote in a referendum called to bolster his stance in his struggle with international creditors. Countering EU … More »

  • Police get tips on girl found dead in bag in Boston Harbor
    Police get tips on girl found dead in bag in Boston Harbor Associated Press - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say hundreds of tips have poured in from across the country after they released a computer-generated image of a young girl found dead in a plastic bag in Boston Harbor. … More »

  • Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan
    Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan Associated Press - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. … More »

  • Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning
    Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning Associated Press - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage … More »

  • 'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'
    'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator' Associated Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl's head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday weekend. Disney and ... … More »

  • Serena v Venus at Wimbledon as Djokovic, Sharapova cruise
    Serena v Venus at Wimbledon as Djokovic, Sharapova cruise AFP News - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Serena Williams set-up a Wimbledon last-16 showdown with sister Venus on Friday after surviving a major scare as Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova eased into the second week. Top seed Serena, bidding for a sixth Wimbledon title and already halfway … More »

  • Paris opens treasure hunt to English speakers
    Paris opens treasure hunt to English speakers AFP Relax - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Last year, nearly 30,000 people played the role of investigator and took part in the city of Paris's treasure hunt. The French capital is at it again on July 4 and will even have a hunt dedicated specifically to English speakers. Registration for … More »

  • Ukraine rebels withdraw from key frontline village
    Ukraine rebels withdraw from key frontline village AFP News - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    Pro-Russian fighters have withdrawn from a strategic frontline village, Ukraine's military reported on Friday, although some troops doubted whether the surprise retreat and lull in fighting would last. Lying just 10 kilometres (six miles) east of … More »

  • Early start to Northwest wildfire season; more danger ahead
    Early start to Northwest wildfire season; more danger ahead Associated Press - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual. … More »

 
  • Singapore activist sued by PM breaks down in court
    Singapore activist sued by PM breaks down in court

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sued Roy Ngerng in May 2014 over a blog post that accused the 63-year-old leader of misusing money from the state pension scheme, the Central Provident Fund (CPF), a sensitive issue for officials in the city-state known to have the least corrupt government in Asia. The defamation suit is the first ever brought by a Singapore leader against an online critic, but international human rights groups have repeatedly accused Singapore's leaders of using financially ruinous libel actions to silence opponents.

  • Banned S’pore Film Available On DVD & Streaming — But Not In Its Home Country
    Banned S’pore Film Available On DVD & Streaming — But Not In Its Home Country

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  Still no love to Singapore: those who missed the opportunity to catch the film To Singapore, With Love can now do so on DVD. Except — it doesn’t ship to Singapore, but of course. On the film’s Facebook page, it was announced that the controversial documentary by local The post Banned S’pore Film Available On DVD & Streaming — But Not In Its Home Country appeared first on Vulcan Post.

  • Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July
    Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  Just days after a phishing scam was found to be circulating via email, SingPass has announced measures to tighten up security by introducing improved features as part of the enhanced SingPass. This will be launched on 5 July, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said yesterday. SingPass currently serves The post Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July appeared first on Vulcan Post.