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 2 yrs | ‘Initiatives’ continue on talks between Athens and EU to reach last-minute deal on bailout - Reuters

              'Initiatives' are continuing on negotiations between Greece and the European Union in an attempt to reach a last-minute deal on a bailout, a Greek government official has told Reuters. Greece is due to pay the International Monetary Fund (IMF) a €1.55 billion ($1.73 billion) tranche today and, with no definitive deal in sight, a default seems almost inevitable.   

  Greece        78 UPDATES


 2 yrs | UN Security Council condemns ‘cowardly assassination’ of Egypt’s public prosecutor

              The United Nations Security Council has issued a statement condemning "in the strongest terms" the "cowardly assassination" of Egypt's public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat. The council offered its condolences and underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. Barakat died on Monday after his motorcade was targeted by a bomb blast in Cairo. [statement attached]   

  Cairo, Egypt        2 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Obama calls Tunisian President Essebsi, offers assistance to investigate resort attack

              U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi by telephone on Monday to convey his "deep sympathy" on behalf of all Americans for the victims of last week's "heinous violence" at a local resort, the White House says. "The President re-affirmed our readiness to assist with the investigation and pledged to continue strengthening our cooperation on counterterrorism and broader security issues with the Tunisian government," the White House said in a statement. [statement attached]   

  Tunisia        12 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Texas Gov. Abbott ‘confident’ that Supreme Court will ultimately uphold abortion law

              Texas Governor Greg Abbott, responding to a ruling from the Supreme Court that temporarily blocked a Texas abortion law from taking effect, says he is "confident" that the country's top court will ultimately uphold the law. "Texas will continue to fight for higher-quality healthcare standards for women while protecting our most vulnerable - the unborn," he said. [full statement attached]   



 2 yrs | Donald Trump slams NBC as ‘weak and trying to be politically correct,’ stands by comments

              Donald Trump, confirming that he is no longer affiliated with NBC, slammed the network in a statement, calling them "weak" and "trying to be politically correct" for ending their relationship over controversial comments he made. [full statement attached]   

  Chicago, IL        11 UPDATES



 2 yrs | U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocks Texas abortion law to allow opponents to file petition

              The United States Supreme Court has granted a request from women's health providers to put on a hold a lower court's ruling to allow them to file a formal petition asking justices to take on the case, according to court documents. [court ruling attached]   



 2 yrs | Greek PM Tsipras says does not think creditors want to throw Greece out of eurozone, says cost would be huge - Reuters

  Greece        78 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Donald Trump stands by comments on immigration - NPR reporter

              Business magnate Donald Trump is standing by his comments on immigration and says they "happen to be correct," responding to Monday's news that NBC has ended its relationship with the business magnate, who is running for president in next year's election. Guardian U.S. reporter Zach Stafford added that Trump first learned of the news when CNN asked for his comment at a press conference in Chicago.   

  Chicago, IL        11 UPDATES


 2 yrs | U.S. State Department to release next tranche of Hillary Clinton emails on Tuesday - Reuters

              The U.S. State Department will release the next tranche of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters, according to the Reuters news agency. It was not immediately known how many emails would be released.   

  United States        29 UPDATES



 2 yrs | White House spokesman says anticipates nuclear talks with Iran will ‘extend past deadline’

              "And yes, it is the day before the deadline, and at this point I would anticipate that the negotiations will extend past the deadline," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. [full quote attached]   

  Iran        97 UPDATES


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