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Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

ATHENS - 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. | Video

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Exclusive: Europeans tried to block IMF debt report on Greece: sources

BRUSSELS - Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.

03 Jul 2015

Turkey reinforces Syria border, PM says no incursion planned

ANKARA - Turkey has deployed additional troops and equipment along part of its border with Syria as fighting north of the city of Aleppo intensifies, security sources said, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said there were no immediate plans for any incursion.

World, Turkey, Syria 03 Jul 2015

In Supreme Court term, Obama wins big and loses small

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's administration was unexpectedly on the winning side in nearly all the close, politically significant Supreme Court cases decided in the term that ended this week, including blockbuster rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage.

03 Jul 2015

Tunisian militant chief probably died in U.S. air strike: source

WASHINGTON - A veteran Tunisian militant was probably killed by a U.S. air strike on a jihadist meeting in Libya last month whose main target was a top Algerian fighter, a U.S. official said on Friday.

World, Tunisia, Libya 03 Jul 2015

Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen cities kill 16: Houthis

SANAA - Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 16 people in Yemen on Friday, the country's dominant Houthi militia said, and the European Union and United States appealed for a pause in the war to enable aid deliveries to stricken civilians. | Video

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Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank

TOKYO - Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington.