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28 killed in attack on Shiites in Yemen claimed by ISIS

30 June 2015

SANAA (AFP) - At least 28 people, including eight women, were killed in an attack on the residence of two leaders of the Shiite Houthi rebels in Sanaa on Monday night, a Yemeni medical source said.

EU's Juncker makes last-minute offer to Greece - sources

30 June 2015

ATHENS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a last-minute offer to Athens in a bid to reach a bailout agreement before the deadline expires on Tuesday, European Union and Greek government sources said.

Lawyers shout slogans against the Interior Ministry during a protest in front of the Lawyers Syndicate headquarters in Cairo, March 1, 2015, after the death of lawyer Karim Hamdy in the Police Department last week. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Amnesty slams Egypt over arrests of youths

30 June 2015

CAIRO (Reuters) - Amnesty International has accused the Egyptian authorities of jailing young activists to quell unrest under one of the toughest crackdowns in the country's history.

Despite Lagarde's initial reluctance, IMF on the hook for Greece

30 June 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As French Finance Minister in 2010, Christine Lagarde opposed the involvement of the International Monetary Fund in Greece.

A protester holds a banner in Greek colors in front of the parliament building during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Greece, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Anti-austerity protests in Greece as bank shutdown bites

30 June 2015

ATHENS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied on Monday to back their leftwing government's rejection of a tough international bailout after a clash with foreign lenders pushed Greece close to financial chaos and forced a shutdown of its banking system.

Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries and members of Iraqi security forces hold an Islamist State flag which they pulled down in Nibai, in Anbar province May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

U.S. says no evidence Jordan, Turkey considering Syria buffer zones

30 June 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has no "solid evidence" that Jordan and Turkey are considering seeking a buffer zone in Syria, the State Department said on Monday.

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

30 June 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A year after Islamic State declared a caliphate on territory seized in Iraq and Syria, the al Qaeda splinter group faces military pressure from a U.S.-led coalition but remains a potent force holding key cities, the Pentagon said on Monday.

U.S. 'deeply disappointed' in Burundi decision to hold election

30 June 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is "deeply disappointed" in Burundi's decision to go through with parliamentary elections on Monday despite calls for a postponement, the State Department said.

A woman carrying a child behind her marks her ballot in a booth at a polling station in Kinama neighbourhood during a parliamentary election near Bujumbura, in Burundi June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Paulo Nunes dos Santos

Burundi votes in boycott-hit poll; blasts, gunfire heard

30 June 2015

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunshots and weeks of violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to win a third term in office.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kichner (L) talks with Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli (R) and legal advisor Carlos Zannini aboard an helicopter after she arrived in Rosario city to attend the National Flag Day in this handout photo by Argentine Presidency taken on June 20, 2015. REUTERS/Argentine Presidency/Handout via Reuters

Argentina's ruling party candidate bursts ahead in new poll

30 June 2015

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The ruling party's candidate for president of Argentina, who faced doubts about his loyalty to outgoing leader Cristina Fernandez, has won over the party faithful and surged ahead of the pro-business opposition, a poll released on Monday showed.

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