IMF warns of huge financial hole as Greek vote looms

ATHENS/WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning on Thursday of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a referendum that could decide their country's future in Europe. | Video

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China points finger at 'manipulators' as shares slump again

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Egyptian army kills 35 militants in North Sinai: sources

ISMAILIA, Egypt - Egypt’s military killed 35 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years.

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U.S. calls for Ramadan pause in Yemen conflict

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