Greece faces last chance to stay in euro as cash runs out

BRUSSELS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a final chance to present credible reform proposals to an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday to persuade skeptical creditors to reopen aid talks before his country's banks run out of money. | Video

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Stocks, euro fall on concerns over Greece's future

NEW YORK - Equity markets around the world fell while the euro slid to a five-week low against the dollar on Tuesday amid concerns over Greece's future as euro zone leaders were set to meet for an emergency summit on the country's debt crisis.

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Syrian Kurds retake northern villages from Islamic State: monitor

BEIRUT - Syrian Kurdish fighters have recaptured more than 10 villages seized by Islamic State north of its de facto capital of Raqqa city, aided by U.S.-led coalition air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Tuesday. | Video

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Twinkies maker Hostess Brands shelves sale for IPO

- Hostess Brands LLC, the U.S. bakery company whose snack cake brands include Twinkies and Ding Dongs, has pulled itself from the auction block and will instead pursue an initial public offering (IPO), according to people familiar with the matter.

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Republican Rubio calls U.S. higher education system 'cartel,' urges overhaul

CHICAGO - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Tuesday called for an overhaul of the U.S. higher education system, saying universities were operating as a "cartel" and were not meeting the needs of students or the economy.

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Air strikes, ground combat in Yemen killed nearly 200

SANAA - Saudi-led coalition air strikes and clashes killed at least 176 fighters and civilians in Yemen on Monday, residents and media run by the Houthi movement said, the highest daily toll since the Arab air offensive began more than three months ago.

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Bill Cosby said in 2005 lawsuit he gave Quaaludes to women for sex

LOS ANGELES - Comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving the sedatives to young women in order to have sex with them, according to court documents unsealed on Monday. | Video


South China Sea dispute between China, Philippines heads to court

AMSTERDAM - The Philippines argued at a closed hearing on Tuesday that an international court should intervene in its dispute with China over the right to exploit natural resources and fish in the South China Sea.