Monday, June 29, 2015

World News Briefs -- June 29, 2015 (Evening Edition)

Daily Mail: Greece reveals it WON’T pay back its £1.1bn loan as banks are closed and thousands take to the streets to protest against the latest bail-out deal

* Debt-stricken nation will not meet the June 30 deadline for loan repayment
* Bailout talks broke down at the weekend as Eurozone crisis deepens
* Tourists will be exempt from the 60 Euro per day cap on withdrawals
* Only 40 per cent of ATMs still have money in them, a banking source said

Greece has revealed that it will not pay back a £1.1billion loan installment due tomorrow as tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters took to the streets.

Huge queues continued to build up outside cash machines as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed the nation ahead of Tuesday's repayment deadline.

The country's ministers have repeatedly warned that Greece would not have the cash to pay the International Monetary Fund (IMF) unless creditors agreed to unlock a further £5.1billion in frozen bailout funds.


Turkey holds security meet; speculation on Syria action.

U.S., allies conduct 23 air strikes in Iraq, Syria: U.S. military.

Thousands displaced as battles rage in Syria's Hasakah.

In Moscow, Syrian minister says Russia promises aid.

Kerry says 'too early' to tell if Iran deal sealed.

U.S. says absurd to suggest that it will cave in Iran talks.

French minister: No new target date for Iran nuclear talks.

Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat. Gaza-bound flotilla vessel seized by Israeli navy. Israel intercepts & escorts Gaza flotilla flagship, RT columnist aboard.

U.N. chief deplores coalition airstrike on U.N. compound in Yemen.

Yemen's Houthis shell Aden refinery for second time: official.


Weeklong heat wave in southern Pakistan kills 1,233 people.

Hundreds still in hospital after fire at Taiwan music party.

Japan PM Abe's ratings slip amid doubts about his security policy.

Taliban ambush in Herat province 'kills 11 soldiers'.

U.S. air strikes target militants near border in east Afghanistan.

China says thousands arrested suspected of environmental crimes.

China's HD-981 oil rig returns, near disputed South China Sea waters.

China begins construction of Power of Siberia pipeline for gas delivered from Russia.

Myanmar replaces senior air force officer after stray China bomb.

Media reports allege Australian politics infiltrated by Italian mafia.


U.N. extends Darfur peacekeeping mission amid withdrawal calls.

U.N. threatens sanctions for violations of Mali ceasefire.

Voting delays in Burundi after poll stations attacked. Burundi votes in boycott-hit poll; gunfire heard.

Libyan factions sit at the same table in U.N. peace talks.

Tunisia attack: First arrests over Sousse massacre. The Latest: Tunisia official says 7 arrested in beach attack. Number of Britons killed in Tunisia attack likely to rise to 30: PM spokeswoman.

Chad police killed in N'Djamena weapons raid.

US ‘deeply concerned’ after former Lesotho army chief killed.

Egypt's state prosecutor killed in Cairo bomb attack.

Two police officers killed in Egypt bomb.


Some 17,000 anti-bailout demonstrators rally in Greece.

Greece debt talks: EU chief feels 'betrayed'.

NSA wiretapped two French finance ministers: Wikileaks.

Ukraine masses troops on border with Transnistria.

Fresh misery for British travellers as a second strike by MyFerryLink workers leaves families, coach tours and truckers stranded in Calais days after industrial action caused chaos.

Hungarian police use tear gas to break up clashes at migrant camp.

Armenia protests: Electricity price hike suspended. Armenian protesters still defying police after tense night.

French beheading suspect denies jihad motivation.

Spain, Portugal issue health alerts amid scorching temps.


Experts want to quiz troops over Mexico missing students.

Supreme Court upholds use of drug implicated in botched executions.

Nervous: 58% of American voters say President Obama ‘too soft’ on Islamic extremists.

Puerto Rico governor says island can't pay its public debt.

Unpopular Brazilian president to visit U.S. as her country’s economy slides. Obama, Rousseff aim to show they've moved past spy scandal.

Venezuela's struggling socialists hold primaries for parliamentary vote.

Argentina judge orders asset seizure of Falklands oil firms.

US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain – only Mexico has more.


Islamic State seen as potent force a year after caliphate declaration: Pentagon.

US Independence Day terror alert ‘nothing routine’ - CIA Ex-Deputy Director. House Homeland Security panel leader: Be alert for terrorist threats on Fourth of July.

Three attacks deepen fears about Islamic State’s global reach.

Islamic State uses downloadable apps to hide attack plans, recruit followers.

Saudi al Qaeda leader reported killed in Afghanistan.


Dow slips triple digits into red for year on Greece.

Greece debt crisis: Global stock markets slide.

Uber executives detained by police in Paris.

China-led AIIB development bank holds signing ceremony.

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