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A couple walks hand in hand from the count centre in Dublin in this May 23, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Legislation enacting Irish gay marriage vote delayed

1 July 2015

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry in Ireland will be delayed until later this year following a legal challenge against last month's gay marriage referendum, a government minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Around 1,200 escape from Yemen prison, including al Qaeda suspects

1 July 2015

SANAA (Reuters) - Around 1,200 prisoners, including al Qaeda suspects, escaped during clashes at a jail in central Yemen on Tuesday, officials said.

Austria, Hungary, Serbia call for help in migrant crisis

1 July 2015

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Austria, Hungary and Serbia called on the European Union on Tuesday to step up efforts to fight human smuggling through the Balkans and not just focus on southern immigration routes.

Pro-Euro protestors hold a banner during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building, in Athens, Greece, June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Fearing euro exit, thousands of Greeks rally for 'Yes' vote

1 July 2015

ATHENS (Reuters) - Thousands of Greeks worried about the prospect of crashing out of Europe's currency union rallied in Athens on Tuesday behind a "Yes" vote in a referendum on whether to accept tough terms demanded by creditors to keep the country afloat.

Romania's opposition wins spy agency vote as Ponta government limps on

1 July 2015

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's opposition secured its first parliamentary victory on Tuesday after the UNPR junior coalition party temporarily switched sides, raising the chances that any new no-confidence motion might topple the leftist government.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L-3rd L) meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd R) at a hotel in Vienna, Austria June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S., Iran presidents issue warnings as nuclear talks extended

1 July 2015

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a nuclear accord, extending a deadline due to expire on Tuesday, while U.S. President Barack Obama said there would be no deal if all pathways to an Iranian nuclear weapon were not cut off.

A seagull flies over a sign at the harbour of Calais, northern France, June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Channel Tunnel shut as ferry workers block French port of Calais

1 July 2015

CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Ferry workers on Tuesday threatened to continue their protest on Wednesday after blocking Calais' port for two days, forcing the closure of the Channel Tunnel linking France and England for several hours.

Islamic State scores up gains and losses in Syrian fighting

1 July 2015

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters stormed the Syrian town of Tel Abyad on the Turkish border on Tuesday and captured a neighbourhood from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, but suffered setbacks in the northeastern city of Hasaka, a monitor and the army said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani leaves after delivering a speech at plenary session during the Asian African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Beawiharta/Files

Obama - Verification regime necessary for Iran nuclear deal

1 July 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged on Tuesday that Iranian negotiators have talked about backtracking from a framework agreement on its nuclear program, endangering ongoing negotiations to finalise the deal.

French PM hopes for "fruitful" talks on Greek proposals

1 July 2015

PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday that he hoped ongoing euro zone finance ministers' talks on proposals to end the Greek debt crisis would be "fruitful."

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