Greece Gets a New Ultimatum to Resolve Debt Crisis

Photo Greeks caught up with the news in Athens on Tuesday, ahead of an emergency summit meeting of European leaders. Credit Aris Messinis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images BRUSSELS — European leaders, angered after Greece’s new finance minister showed up for an emergency meeting in Brussels without a new proposal to resolve the nation’s huge debt crisis, late Tuesday gave the ...

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Iraqi Forces Plan Offensive to Retake Ramadi From ISIS

Photo Members of Iraq’s Shiite militia and security forces gathered on Monday in Anbar Province. Credit Reuters Seven weeks after their frenetic retreat from Ramadi, Iraqi security forces are preparing to mount a counteroffensive in the coming weeks to try to reclaim the pivotal western Iraqi city from the Islamic State, American and Iraqi officials say. Since the Islamic State ...

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Pope Francis Arrives in Ecuador on 3-Nation Tour of Latin America

Photo Followers greeted Pope Frances in Quito and thousands lined his route, throwing flower petals. Credit Rodrigo Buendia/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images QUITO, Ecuador — Met by indigenous children in traditional garb and a stiff Andean wind that blew the white skullcap off his head as he emerged from his airplane, Pope Francis arrived here on Sunday to start a ...

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Muted Dismay in Asian Markets After Greek Vote

PARIS — European and Asian stock markets dropped on Monday but did not plunge, as investors reacted with muted dismay to the results of the Greek referendum and showed nervousness about steep declines in China’s stock market over the past three weeks. The Euro Stoxx 50 index, which groups big blue-chip shares from across the eurozone, fell 1.76 percent in ...

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Singapore to Free Amos Yee, 16, Blogger Who Criticized Lee Kuan Yew

Photo Amos Yee leaving court in Singapore in May after his conviction on charges of obscenity and insulting religious feelings. Credit Roslan Rahman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images HONG KONG — A teenage blogger who was convicted of two charges after criticizing Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, was expected to be released on Monday after a court ...

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Nuclear Inspectors Await Chance to Use Modern Tools in Iran

Photo Metallic seals like this one have long been used to prevent unauthorized access to nuclear equipment. New electronic and fiber-optic seals beam back confirmation that they remain intact. Credit International Atomic Energy Agency VIENNA — On the outskirts of this graceful city, the Iran Task Force of the International Atomic Energy Agency is preparing to move quickly if American ...

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Canada’s Forced Schooling of Aboriginal Children Was ‘Cultural Genocide,’ Report Finds

Photo Aboriginal Canadians at a residential school in Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, in a picture from around 1936. Credit Library and Archive of Canada OTTAWA — Canada’s former policy of forcibly removing aboriginal children from their families for schooling “can best be described as ‘cultural genocide.’ ” That is the conclusion reached by the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission after six ...

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