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Greece sees no issues in paying July public sector salaries

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece sees no issues in being able to pay public sector salaries in July, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas said on Tuesday.

3:30 AM

Two suicide bombers kill around 30 in northern Nigeria

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suicide bombers killed around 30 people in two blasts in northern Nigeria on Tuesday, witnesses and a state governor said, the latest attacks in a renewed offensive by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

3:30 AM

Deadly car bombs hit Yemen, day after almost 200 killed

SANAA (Reuters) - Two deadly car bombs hit the capital and a southern city in Yemen on Tuesday, state news agency Saba reported, a day after air strike and clashes killed almost 200 people nationwide.

3:15 AM

Eurozone summit possible on Sunday to back plan for Greece - sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone leaders could hold a further emergency summit on Sunday to approve a plan to aid Greece if creditor institutions are satisfied with a Greek loan application and reform commitments, two senior EU sources said.

3:05 AM

Obama, Vietnam leader discuss South China Sea in landmark meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and the head of Vietnam's ruling communist party discussed concerns over China's activities in the South China Sea during a historic White House meeting on Tuesday marking two decades of engagement between the former foes.

2:57 AM

Tennis-Cocktail of talent helps Muguruza reach semis

LONDON (Reuters) - A little bit of the Williams sisters' power combined with Maria Sharapova's mental strength and blended in with Martina Hingis' tactical nous -- that heady mix of talent made Garbine Muguruza into the "perfect player" who reached the Wimbledon semi-finals.

2:55 AM

Eritrea sees U.N. scrutiny, migrant exodus as part of 'conspiracy'

GENEVA (Reuters) - A top Eritrean diplomat said human traffickers, not rights abuses, were driving people to leave the impoverished African country, after a U.N. body accused the government of presiding over forced labour, torture and other rights violations.

2:45 AM

Iran nuclear deal needed in next 48 hours - source

VIENNA (Reuters) - Talks between Iran and six major powers cannot continue indefinitely and there must be an agreement soon if there is to be an accord to end sanctions in exchange for curbs on Tehran's atomic programme, a source close to the talks said on Tuesday.

2:12 AM

Radwanska's grasscourt pedigree helps her reach semis

LONDON (Reuters) - Agnieszka Radwanska made her wealth of grasscourt experience count as she dispatched American hope Madison Keys 7-6(3) 3-6 6-3 to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the third time in four years.

2:07 AM

Vandeweghe accuses Sharapova of unsporting behaviour

LONDON (Reuters) - American Coco Vandeweghe accused Russia's Maria Sharapova of unsporting behaviour on Tuesday after going out to the Russian in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

2:07 AM

Serena overpowers Azarenka to reach semi-finals

LONDON (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams overpowered Victoria Azarenka in an absorbing Wimbledon quarter-final on Tuesday, recovering from a set down to win 3-6 6-2 6-3.

1:57 AM

Froome and Sky in perfect place after tricky Tour stages

CAMBRAI, France (Reuters) - Team Sky were expected to be shaken by their rivals on the cobbles in the Tour de France, yet their leading rider Chris Froome emerged as the huge favourite after the opening block of racing on Tuesday.

1:55 AM

Gunmen storm national radio in Central African Republic

BANGUI (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen stormed Central African Republic's state-owned radio in the capital Bangui early on Tuesday in a failed attempt to force entry into the main studio, the broadcaster said.

1:50 AM

Homegrown jihadists with Libya ties target Tunisia's democracy

SOUSSE, Tunisia(Reuters) - In late 2013, two young Tunisians returned from a jihadi camp in Libya planning to blow themselves up among foreign tourists. It was a spectacular failure - one bomb malfunctioned; the other killed only the bomber on the sands of Tunisia's Sousse resort.

1:40 AM

Greece faces last chance to stay in euro as cash runs out

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras launched a desperate bid to win fresh aid from sceptical creditors at an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday, before his country's banks run out of money.

1:35 AM

Hammond says major powers to reconvene Thursday over Iran

VIENNA (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he would return to the Iran nuclear negotiations in Vienna on Wednesday night and that the major powers were expected to reconvene on Thursday.

1:35 AM

Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle the most contentious issues, including the continuation of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, the big powers said.

1:30 AM

United States welcomes Afghan-Taliban talks - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States welcomes talks between the Afghan government and Taliban, the White House said on Tuesday after Afghanistan announced it had sent a peace delegation to Pakistan for talks.

1:30 AM

Greece seeking interim funding solution for July - official

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece is asking its euro zone partners for an interim solution to its funding needs that would cover the rest of July while a long-term deal is sought, a Greek government official said on Monday.

1:27 AM

Djokovic offers to apologise to upset Wimbledon ballgirl

LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic promised to apologise to a shaken ball girl for an outburst during his tough five set victory over big-serving South African Kevin Anderson on Tuesday.

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