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Greece becomes first developed country to default on IMF

Cash-strapped Greece missed a 1.5 billion euro ($1.7 billion) payment to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday as last-ditch efforts to find a compromise with official EU lenders came to naught. ...

Updated : 2015.07.01 09:36

Liberia announces return of Ebola

MONROVIA (AFP) - Liberia announced the return of Ebola on Tuesday following the death of a 17-year-old boy, dealing a worrying blow to the country's recovery three months after its last known case.Deputy health minister Tolbert Nyensuah told AFP the teenager had tested positive and died in...

Updated : 2015.06.30 21:31

'113 people were on board crashed Indonesian military plane'

A total of 113 people were on board an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed Tuesday into a major city on Sumatra island, the country's air force chief said. There were 12 crew and 101 passengers on the Hercules C-130 when it went down and burst into flames in Medan city, Agus...

Updated : 2015.06.30 19:54

Hundreds still in hospital after fire at Taiwan music party

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- More than 400 people, many of them seriously burned, remained in hospitals Sunday after a fire spread into a crowd of spectators at a music party at a Taiwan water park, authorities said. The fire late Saturday was sparked by an accidental explosion of a colored theatric...

Updated : 2015.06.28 22:10

ECB keeps emergency cash for Greek banks at current levels

BERLIN -- The European Central Bank said Sunday it would keep its emergency cash lifeline to debt-hit Greece at current levels, while closely monitoring financial markets and "the potential implications for the monetary policy stance".   "The Governing Council decided to maintain the cei...

Updated : 2015.06.28 22:07

Nuke talks near deadline; Iran's foreign minister heads home

VIENNA -- With the target date for a deal less than two days off, Iran's foreign minister prepared to head home for consultations Sunday before returning to join counterparts from other countries at the negotiating table to push for a breakthrough. Iranian media said Mohammed Zarif's trip...

Updated : 2015.06.28 22:03

Tunisia to ramp up security after beach attack

PORT EL KANTAOUI, Tunisia -- Tunisia weighed new security measures Sunday as it scrambled to secure its vital tourism sector after 38 people were killed at a seaside resort in the worst jihadist attack in its history.   The country's National Security Council was to meet later Sunday aft...

Updated : 2015.06.28 21:37

Nearly 500 injured as fire hits Taiwan water park party

A fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at a Taiwan water park, injuring nearly 500 people, including 141 in serious condition, authorities said.The fire was sparked by an accidental explosion of an unknown powder near the stage in front of about...

Updated : 2015.06.28 10:54

U.S. Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide

Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states wh...

Updated : 2015.06.28 10:45

[Newsmaker] Anger as U.S. accused of spying in France

PARIS ― Embarrassed by leaked conversations of three successive French presidents and angered by new evidence of uninhibited American spying, France demanded answers Wednesday and called for an intel...

Updated : 2015.06.25 20:39

[Newsmaker] U.S. retailers pull Confederate flag

WASHINGTON -- Walmart and Amazon will no longer stock merchandise bearing the Confederate flag after the Charleston church massacre, in a growing movement against what critics say is a symbol of racis...

Updated : 2015.06.24 19:56

[Weekender] How drones do and don’t deliver

Koreans are known for their impatient temperament and cutting-edge innovations, but not even Korea has developed the idea of deliveries to your door by drone.That is the crux of U.S. retail giant Amaz...

Updated : 2015.06.19 20:51

EU said to extend Russia sanctions amid elusive peace in Ukraine

European Union governments struck a preliminary accord to extend sanctions against Russia by six months to the end of January, to keep up the pressure on the Kremlin to bring peace to eastern Ukraine.Representatives of the 28 governments agreed on Wednesday in Brussels to prolong the trade...

Updated : 2015.06.17 21:47

[Newsmaker] Donald Trump running for U.S. presidency

NEW YORK ― Property tycoon Donald Trump, one of America’s most flamboyant and outspoken billionaires, threw his hat into the 2016 race Tuesday for the White House, promising to make America great ag...

Updated : 2015.06.17 20:07

German, 65, dies of complications from MERS infection: ministry

A 65-year-old German man died this month after contracting MERS during a trip to Abu Dhabi, in the first death linked to the virus in Europe this year, authorities said Tuesday.The man died in the western town of Ostercappeln on June 6 of an acute lung ailment that came as a complication f...

Updated : 2015.06.16 21:55