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 2 yrs | Alabama State Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, arrested, charged with driving under the influence - WAFF48

              Alabama State Senator Cam Ward was booked into jail Wednesday on a driving under the influence charge, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. A bond amount was not immediately known. Ward, a longtime Republican senator from Alabaster, is known for his fight to reform Alabama's overcrowded prison system. On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley named the senator to the prison reform council.   




 2 yrs | Eurogroup’s Dijsselbloem tells Greek PM it will consider request for new loan ‘on basis of referendum outcome’

              Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a letter sent tonight that the eurozone will consider Greece's request for a new loan "on the basis of the outcome of the referendum." [full letter attached]   

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 2 yrs | Eurogroup’s Dijsselbloem on Greece: ‘No grounds for further talks at this point’

              Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem says there are "no grounds for further talks at this point" after Greece rejected previous proposals and decided to push forward with a bailout referendum. "There will be no talks in the coming days, either at Eurogroup level or between the Greek authorities and the institutions on proposals or financial arrangements," he said in a video statement. "We will simply await now the outcome of the referendum on Sunday and take into account the outcome of that referendum." [transcript and video attached]   

  Greece        78 UPDATES



 2 yrs | Slovak finance minister: Eurogroup united in decision to wait for outcome of Greek referendum

              Slovakia's finance minister Peter Kažimír says the Eurogroup is united to wait for the outcome of Sunday's referendum in Greece before any further talks, he said on his Twitter account. "Let's not put the cart before the horse," he wrote. The Eurogroup has not yet commented on the outcome of today's conference call, but the European Council says Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem will release a written statement "later this evening."   

  Greece        78 UPDATES



 2 yrs | Eurogroup conference call on Greek aid request has ended - Dijsselbloem

              A conference call with finance ministers of the eurozone to consider Greece's request for a two-year aid deal has ended, Dutch finance minister and Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem says on Twitter. "Eurogroup conference call on Greece just ended," he said, without providing further details.   

  Greece        78 UPDATES



 2 yrs | White House releases presidential letters between Obama and Castro

              The White House has released the two presidential letters between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro regarding the restoration of U.S.-Cuban relations and the re-opening of embassies. "In making this decision, the United States is encouraged by the reciprocal intention to develop respectful and cooperative relations between our two peoples and governments," Obama said. [letters attached]   

  Cuba        17 UPDATES


 2 yrs | U.S. condemns deadly North Sinai attacks, says ‘stands resolutely with Egypt’

              The United States "strongly condemns" today's attacks against Egyptian security forces in North Sinai, U.S. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price says. "The United States stands resolutely with Egypt amidst the spate of terrorist attacks that have afflicted the country and, in the context of our long-standing partnership, will continue to assist Egypt in addressing these threats to its security," he said. [full statement attached]   

  North Sinai, Egypt        6 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Jeb Bush opposes re-opening of U.S. Embassy in Havana, says it ‘legitimizes the brutal Castro regime’

              Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is running for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, says President Barack Obama's decision to re-open the U.S. Embassy in Havana 'further legitimizes the brutal Castro regime.' "I oppose the decision to further embrace the Castro regime by opening an embassy in Havana. ... I hope the U.S. Congress will scrutinize the concessions made to Havana prior to considering any ambassador," Bush said. [full statement attached]   

  Cuba        336 UPDATES


 2 yrs | European Council President Tusk on Greece: ‘Europe cannot help anyone against their own will’

              European Council President Donald Tusk, writing on the social networking website Twitter, says Europe wants to help Greece, but that it cannot help anyone against their own will. "Let's wait for the results of the Greek referendum," he said.   

  Greece        78 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Donald Trump: Macy’s ‘caved to special interest groups who are nothing more than professional agitators’

              Donald Trump, hitting back at Macy's after the department store announced it would end their relationship over Trump's controversial comments about immigration, says "both Macy's and NBC totally caved at the first sight of potential difficulty with special interest groups who are nothing more than professional agitators." Trump, whose statement suggested that he was the one to first end his relationship with Macy's, added: "Clearly, NBC and Macy's support illegal immigration."   

  New York, NY        11 UPDATES


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