Wednesday 8 July 2015

NY tightens security for July 4 after alert

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered heightened security measures across the state over the US July Fourth holiday weekend in response to a call for vigilance by the federal government. "We are keenly aware that New York State remains a top target for terrorists,


Iran nuclear talks set to run until July 7

A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line on Friday as negotiators gave themselves until July 7 to wrestle with sticking points. Iran is in talks with the United States and five other powers - Britain, China, France, Germ


Rockets land in Israel, IS claims responsibility

Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces. Islamic State's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, said


Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country's future in Europe's single currency. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, elected in January on a promise to end year


IMF warns Greece needs debt extension

The International Monetary Fund has warned that Greece would need an extension of its European Union loans and a potentially a large debt write-off if it grows more slowly than expected and economic reforms are not implemented. The IMF warning in a preliminary draft of its latest


Over 100 militants killed in Egyptian army offensive

Egypt's army said more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed in simultaneous attacks on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the most sustained fighting of its kind in years in the restive province. After a day of fighting, which involved F-16 jets and Apache heli


Oil prices stabilize after sliding on US stock build

Oil prices were broadly unchanged from their previous close in early trading on Thursday after tumbling 4 per cent a day earlier as US stockpiles rose for the first time in months on the back of high production. Following Wednesday's drop, front-month US crude futures were tr

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