ATHENS - The head of the European Commission made a last-minute offer to try to persuade Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to accept a bailout deal he has rejected before a referendum on Sunday which EU partners say will be a choice of whether to stay in the euro. | Video
BERLIN - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has told lawmakers Greece would not have to leave the euro zone if voters said 'no' in a referendum on the bailout package on Sunday, a German lawmaker at the meeting said on Tuesday.
BEIRUT - The hardline Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians, the founder of a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies staged 18 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq on Monday in the latest round of daily attacks on the militant Islamic group, a statement from the joint task force said.
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down any hopes of a last-minute deal with Greece on Tuesday, just hours before its bailout deal expires, saying she was not aware of any new offer from the European Commission president.
MEDAN, Indonesia - At least 55 people were killed when a military transport plane crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, but the toll looked set to rise after it emerged that more than 100 people had been on board. | Video
TUNIS - The Tunisian gunman who attacked a resort hotel on Friday killing 39 people, mostly British holiday-makers, likely spent time in a training camp in Libya and had been in contact with militants over the border, a security source said on Tuesday.
LONDON - The number of Britons confirmed killed by an Islamist gunman in Tunisia last Friday has risen to 21 from 18, a spokeswoman for British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday.
VIENNA - Iran and six world powers ramped up negotiations on Tuesday after accepting they would miss a June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal, with both sides cautioning that major obstacles to a lasting agreement remained.
PARIS - A man who beheaded his boss, pinned the head on a fence and tried to blow up an industrial gas plant will be investigated on terrorism charges, France's chief public prosecutor said on Tuesday, dismissing the suspect's claim that his act was not motivated by connections with Islamist militants.
Jeb Bush made a low-key visit to Charleston, S.C., on Monday for a closed-door meeting with local pastors about the killing of nine African-Americans at a historic church there nearly two weeks ago.