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Euro zone gives Greece until Sunday for debt deal

BRUSSELS - Euro zone members have given Greece until the end of the week to come up with a proposal for sweeping reforms in return for loans that will keep the country from crashing out of Europe's currency bloc and into economic ruin. | Video

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U.S. only training 60 Syrian fighters, about 1 percent of goal

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Tuesday it was falling far behind plans to build a Syrian opposition force to battle Islamic State, disclosing that just 60 fighters were in training after U.S. vetting thinned the number of recruits. | Video

Syria 07 Jul 2015

Singapore central bank in touch with banks on Malaysia's 1MDB-Najib probe

SINGAPORE - Singapore's central bank says it is in contact with financial institutions in relation to Malaysia's probe into allegations hundreds of millions of dollars had been transferred to an account of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

07 Jul 2015

Two Myanmar men go on trial for murder of British tourists

KOH SAMUI, Thailand - Two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British holidaymakers in Thailand went on trial on Wednesday in a case that caused outrage in Britain and raised questions about the competence of the Thai police and the treatment of migrant laborers.

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China Mobile says enlisting executives' families in graft fight

BEIJING - China Mobile, the country's largest wireless carrier, is asking top executives and their families to sign letters promising to help in the fight against corruption, the company said on Wednesday, as part of the government's battle against deep-rooted graft.

China 07 Jul 2015

U.S. raises concern over detention of 100 activists in Cuba

WASHINGTON/HAVANA - The U.S. State Department raised concern on Tuesday about the detentions of some 100 peaceful activists in Cuba this week but said it would not slow the restoration of diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana.

Politics, Cuba 07 Jul 2015

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