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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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U.S. only training 60 Syrian fighters, far below expectations

WASHINGTON - The United States was only training about 60 Syrian opposition fighters to battle Islamic State as of July 3, far below expectations, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday, citing rigorous U.S. vetting of recruits.

Syria 11:15am EDT

French forces kill commander with al Qaeda branch in Mali

PARIS/NOUAKCHOTT - France's army confirmed on Tuesday that its special forces had killed a prominent commander with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the group's north African branch, during a weekend operation in the northern Mali region of Kidal.

France, Africa, Mali 10:34am EDT

Al Shabaab gunmen kill 14 in attack on Kenyan workers

MOMBASA, Kenya - Al Shabaab gunmen killed 14 people, mostly quarry workers, officials said, in an overnight attack on a residential complex in northeast Kenya that the Islamic militant group said had targeted Christians.

Africa 9:04am EDT

Quake-hit Nepal gears up to tackle stunting in children

THECHO, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shanti Maharjan, who gave birth to a baby girl 10 days ago, has spent the last two months living under corrugated iron sheets with her husband and five others after two major earthquakes reduced her mud-and-brick home to rubble.

German Vice-Chancellor takes swipe at Britain over asylum seekers

BERLIN - German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel criticized Britain on Tuesday for not taking part in a European plan to share the burden of taking in desperate people fleeing war and poverty in North Africa and the Middle East.

Africa 10:39am EDT

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