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  • Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked Associated Press
    Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead …

  • Spanish royals make first state visit to Americas AFP News
    Spanish royals make first state visit to Americas

    Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia began a three-day trip to Mexico on Monday, making their first state visit to the Americas since their coronation. President Enrique Pena Nieto welcomed the …

  • Obama, Rousseff try to put spy scandal behind them Associated Press
    Obama, Rousseff try to put spy scandal behind them

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will aim to show they have smoothed over tensions sparked by a spying scandal, as they open two days of talks at the …

  • 'Hunger Games' exhibit starts tour in New York City
    'Hunger Games' exhibit starts tour in New York City

    Gird your loins, Hunger Games fans: A new exhibit showcasing the props and costumes featured in the cinematic franchise could be coming to a city near you. “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition” kicks …

  • Microsoft hands display ads to AOL, maps to Uber
    Microsoft hands display ads to AOL, maps to Uber

    Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will hand over its display advertising business to AOL Inc and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber, as it slims down its …

 
  • Abbott urges countries to help in fight against IS group
    Abbott urges countries to help in fight against IS group

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday urged countries around the world to proactively help fight the Islamic State (IS) group instead of expecting others to do the "heavy-lifting", as the jihadists eye international expansion. Speaking at a public lecture on regional security in Singapore, Abbott said the group, which has drawn thousands of people worldwide to fight in Syria and Iraq, could commit "more and worse atrocities as long as even a small minority of people are susceptible to its message." Asia-Pacific leaders including Abbott and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have previously warned of the potential formation of a regional arm of IS in Southeast Asia by returning fighters. The Australian leader, in Singapore for a two-day visit, lauded the Southeast Asian city-state's Religious Rehabilitation Group, which counsels and re-indoctrinates jailed militants and youths drawn to extremist views.

  • Singapore billionaire Lim acquires Ronaldo's image rights

    Madrid, June 29 (IANS) Spanish club Real Madrid's Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Monday the sale of his image rights to Singapore business tycoon Peter Lim, shareholder of fellow Spanish team Valencia.

  • BRIEF-AgBank agrees to appoint Lin Xiaoxuan as deputy head of the bank

    June 29 (Reuters) - Agricultural Bank Of China * Says board agrees to appoint Lin Xiaoxuan as deputy headof the bank Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1IFVh9X Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms)