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  • The Latest: Greeks defiant but worried after landmark vote

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the Greek referendum (all times local):

    Associated Press12 mins ago
  • Greece looks to reopen bailout talks as euro future in doubt

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its membership in Europe's joint currency faced an uncertain future Monday, with the country under pressure to restart bailout talks with creditors as soon as possible after Greeks resoundingly rejected the notion of more austerity in exchange for aid.

    Associated Press13 mins ago
  • The morning after: Cheers fade as Greeks face reality

    After jubilant celebrations by 'No' voters, Athens returned to a reality of ATM queues on Monday and the shock news that the finance minister, champion of the victorious anti-austerity camp, had quit. "He is not like the ones before him.

    AFP40 mins ago
  • Service held in UK to remember Srebrenica massacre victims

    LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of Bosnians and Britons have attended a memorial service at Westminster Abbey to remember the more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed in the Srebrenica massacre 20 years ago.

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  • Ukraine launches Western-style police force to set a marker for reform

    By Margarita Chornokondrantenko and Elizabeth Piper KIEV (Reuters) - The first 2,000 recruits of a new Ukrainian police force passed out in the capital Kiev at the weekend, intended by the government as a visible sign of its commitment to shake off a deep-rooted culture of corruption in public…

    Reuters57 mins ago
  • EU official: Terrorists could cross Mediterranean to Europe

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top prosecutor says she has been told that smugglers' boats bringing migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe also are carrying terrorist fighters from the Islamic State group.

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  • Austria files EU complaint against UK nuclear plant

    Austria has filed a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice against EU-granted state subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain, government officials confirmed on Monday. "Subsidies are there to support modern technologies that lie in the general interest of all EU member states. …

    AFP
  • Varoufakis: Scourge of Greece's creditors

    Greece's maverick finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, who announced his surprise resignation on Monday, achieved near-celebrity status with an urban-cool image and visceral attacks on the country's international creditors. In the culmination of his verbal barbs on the eve of the referendum,…

    AFP
  • Hungary passes law to tighten asylum rules

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's parliament passed legislation on Monday that tightens its asylum rules, providing the legal framework for the erection of a fence along the country's southern border with Serbia to stem the flow of illegal migrants. The legislation shortens the time frame for…

    Reuters
  • S&P says Grexit now more likely than not, but contagion risks low

    The top European sovereign analyst at rating agency Standard & Poor's said it was now more likely than not that Greece would leave the euro following the country's overwhelming vote against EU-prescribed austerity measures. In an interview with Reuters, S&P's Moritz Kraemer said the result of the…

    Reuters
  • German line hardens after Greek referendum 'No'

    The German government signalled a tough line towards Greece on Monday, saying it saw no basis for new bailout negotiations and insisting it was up to Athens to move swiftly if it wanted to preserve its place in the euro zone. With opinion towards Greece hardening in Germany's ruling coalition…

    Reuters
  • Euro zone meeting must fix Greece crisis: Italy's Renzi

    ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said high-level euro zone meetings slated for Tuesday must resolve Greece's debt crisis once and for all.

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  • Greek finance minister quits to smooth talks after thunderous 'No'

    ATHENS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Greece's outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday, removing a major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. Yanis Varoufakis, an avowed "erratic…

    Reuters
  • EU's Dombrovskis speaks after Greek referendum

    Greeks voted resoundingly on Sunday to reject the austerity terms of a bailout with international creditors, prompting European Council President Donald Tusk to call a euro zone summit on Tuesday. The following are comments from European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at a daily news…

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  • Latin America celebrates Greek austerity 'No' vote

    A handful of countries across Latin America congratulated Greece on its Sunday referendum in which voters rejected creditors' austerity demands. More than 60 percent of Greek voters said a resounding "No" to further austerity measures in return for bailout funds in a Sunday referendum that could…

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  • France tries to keep path open for Greece accord

    By Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - France urged Greece on Monday to come back to the negotiating table with new proposals, insisting a cash-for-reform deal was possible even as the country's resounding 'No' vote prompted growing German calls for its exit from the euro zone. President Francois…

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  • European heat wave gives Germany record temperature

    BERLIN (AP) — Europe's heat wave has pushed the mercury to its highest level in Germany since measurements began in 1881.

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  • German factory orders slip 0.2 percent in May

    BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders dipped in May as orders from other countries in the eurozone slipped back following a large gain the previous month.

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