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 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



 2 yrs | Macy’s ends relationship with Donald Trump over immigration comments, will phase out collection

              Department store Macy's says it has decided to terminate its relationship with business magnate Donald Trump, citing his controversial comments last month in which he referred to some Mexican immigrants as rapists, drug users and criminals. "Macy's is a company that stands for diversity and inclusion. We have no tolerance for discrimination in any form," the company said in a statement. "We have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump and will phase-out the Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at Macy's since 2004." [full statement attached]   

  United States        11 UPDATES



 2 yrs | Obama confirms restoration of diplomatic relations in letter to Castro, embassies to open July 20 - Cuban foreign ministry

              U.S. President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Cuban President Raúl Castro that confirms the decision to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries and to open permanent diplomatic missions in their respective capitals on July 20, Cuba's foreign ministry says. [full statement attached]   

  Havana, Cuba        17 UPDATES



 2 yrs | Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers ‘have made progress and will make progress,’ Iran’s foreign minister says - Reuters

  Iran        97 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Kerry meets Iran’s foreign minister as nuclear negotiations continue

              U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Vienna to continue negotiations in an attempt to reach a nuclear accord by July 7. A senior U.S. State Department official, providing an update on condition of anonymity, said the meeting began at 2:01 p.m. local time. [full quote attached]   

  Vienna, Austria        97 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Council of Europe says conditions of Greek referendum fall short of international standards - AP

              The Council of Europe, of which Greece is a member state, says the conditions of the upcoming referendum in Greece 'fall short of international standards,' the Associated Press news agency is reporting.   

  Greece        78 UPDATES


 2 yrs | White House lifts 40-year camera and photo ban on public tours

              Michelle Obama made the announcement via her Instagram account on Wednesday. Effective today, guests can take photos throughout the White House tour route. Flash photography and livestreaming is not permitted. [White House statement attached]   

  Washington, D.C.     


 2 yrs | Jeb Bush, Donald Trump lead Republican field of presidential candidates, Clinton support slips further - CNN/ORC poll

              Support for business magnate Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomination for president has jumped from 3 percent in May to 12 percent at the end of last week, putting him in second place behind former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who leads the Republican field with 19 percent, an increase from 13 percent in May, according to a CNN/ORC poll. On the Democratic side, support for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continued to weaken, slipping from 60 percent in May to 57 percent now.   

  United States        336 UPDATES



 2 yrs | Greek PM Tsipras says Greece ‘prepared to accept’ bailout package it rejected days ago

              Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has sent a letter to the heads of the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund to inform them that Greece "is prepared to accept" a bailout package that it had rejected just days ago, though the prime minister's offer came with a range of conditions that would maintain a low VAT rate on Greek islands and a delay in phasing out a solidarity grant to pensioners.   

  Greece        78 UPDATES


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