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Greek bailout vote puts Syriza party rebellion to the test
    Report Thread started by: Greece's prime minister to sell austerity deal to reluctant party

Date Created: Fri Jul 10 18:40:44 2015
Last Updated: Wed Jul 22 16:04:47 2015
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As the eurozone leaders push a list of demands in exchange for giving Greece essential short-term financial aid, many people are taking to social media to back Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The trending hashtag #ThisIsACoup is exactly right." Brussels time "at the earliest."


Iran rejects sanctions extension beyond 10 years
    Report Thread started by: Iran, powers give themselves to Monday for nuclear deal

Date Created: Fri Jul 10 18:40:45 2015
Last Updated: Wed Jul 22 13:04:45 2015
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The goal of the deal being negotiated would be to increase the time it takes for Iran to produce enough enriched uranium fuel for a single weapon to at least one year from current estimates of two to three months - the "breakout" time. A leading Democrat also struck a downbeat note. imposed deadline for clinching a deal, though that could be extended again.


UN ship brings food aid to Aden as fighting rages
    Report Thread started by: Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen's capital after truce: residents

Date Created: Sat Jul 11 01:40:48 2015
Last Updated: Wed Jul 22 09:04:10 2015
Built from 51 source reports
A week-long pause in the fighting was meant to have started on Saturday to allow aid deliveries to the country's 21 million people, who have endured more than three months of bombing and civil war, but there was no sign of any abatement. Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri, the spokesman of the coalition, was reported by al Sharq al Awsat newspaper as saying there would be no truce because Houthis were not committed to a ceasefire and no U. N. observers had been deployed on the ground to monitor possible violations. A week-long pause in the fighting was meant to have started on Saturday to allow aid deliveries to the country's 21 million people, who have endured more than three months of bombing and civil war, but there was no sign of any abatement.


Mexican kingpin's home town stunned by 'bad ass' escape
    Report Thread started by: Mexico Officials: Top Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Escapes From Prison for 2nd Time

Date Created: Sun Jul 12 08:42:52 2015
Last Updated: Sun Jul 19 19:01:41 2015
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PHOTO: Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo Guzman" is shown at the high security prison of Almoloya de Juarez, outskirts of Mexico City, July 10, 1993. Guzman has also long been ranked among the richest men in the world by Forbes. I told you so!"


Pope Francis' history-making South American excursion
    Report Thread started by: Pope Francis tours South America

Date Created: Fri Jul 10 18:40:44 2015
Last Updated: Thu Jul 16 17:53:59 2015
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Francis ended his South American pilgrimage with a huge Mass and words of hope and faith for young and old. Welcoming the different cultures, of which our Earth is so richly blessed. Welcoming sinners." Pope Francis is on his way back to Rome.


BOV, MIA lift share index higher
    Report Thread started by: MSE sustains positive trend

Date Created: Sat Jul 11 08:40:49 2015
Last Updated: Thu Jul 16 15:53:54 2015
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6PM Holdings plc announced that the listing authority had approved its application for the issue of s share price reversed its previous week Midi plc shares topped up their previous all-time high of Its peer, HSBC Bank Malta plc edged 0.1 per cent lower after 109,491 shares were traded in 36 deals, executed between Meanwhile, Lombard Bank Malta plc shares retreated by 2.1 per cent on thin volume, to close at MMS extended its previous week


Marathon Hunger Striker Seeks Release From Palestinian Jail
    Report Thread started by: Israel Frees Palestinian Hunger Striker

Date Created: Sun Jul 12 08:42:51 2015
Last Updated: Thu Jul 16 07:53:34 2015
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Looking thin and pale, Khader Adnan was transferred in an Israeli ambulance Sunday and handed to the Palestinian medical service. Adnan was originally scheduled to be released Saturday but Israel delayed it until early Sunday, apparently to avoid celebrations by his supporters. Israel says administrative detentions are an important tool against Palestinian militants.


Uganda president: Burundi factions to resume negotiations ahead of presidential polls
    Report Thread started by: Burundi presidential elections delayed by nearly a week after UN warns over possible violence

Date Created: Sat Jul 11 16:41:12 2015
Last Updated: Wed Jul 15 19:52:32 2015
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Presidential spokesman Gervais Abayeho said Saturday the vote will be held July 21, six days later than originally scheduled. Protesters say Nkurunziza must go because the constitution limits the president to two terms, but the president's supporters say he is eligible for a third term because he was chosen by lawmakers says presidential elections have been postponed by nearly a week, after a U. N. official warned the president's decision to seek a third term could spark an explosion of violence. Presidential spokesman Gervais Abayeho said Saturday the vote will be held July 21, six days later than originally scheduled.


Typhoon Chan-hom slams eastern China
    Report Thread started by: China Evacuates Hundreds of Thousands Ahead of Typhoon

Date Created: Sat Jul 11 06:41:13 2015
Last Updated: Wed Jul 15 15:52:11 2015
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Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT (The Associated Press) SEOUL, South Korea According to the U. S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center, it is centered over the Yellow Sea about 185 miles (297 kilometer) southwest of Seoul and is forecast to move across the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea late Sunday or early Monday. Some 1.1 million were evacuated as a precaution.


Suspected Boko Haram fighters slay 6
    Report Thread started by: Boko Haram gunmen kill at least 10 in northeast Nigerian village and commandeer highway

Date Created: Sat Jul 11 17:41:32 2015
Last Updated: Wed Jul 15 08:51:19 2015
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A local police official who spoke on condition he not be named because he wasn't authorized to talk to media said the victims were all shot when the large group of Boko Haram extremists stormed their village and fired at fleeing residents. The attack occurred in Ngamdu, a village 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of the Borno state capital Maiduguri. Many other residents were wounded in the attack Friday, the official said. Meanwhile officials in Maiduguri say an attempted bomb attack at the city's largest bus station failed when an explosives-ladden tuk-tuk was prevented from entering the site early Saturday. The driver of the three-wheeled motorized rickshaw and four passengers then tried to attack a bus filled with passengers outside the station's entrance but the bus driver was able to quickly pull away before the tuk-tuk exploded, killing the driver and three of its occupants. Three bystanders sustained minor injuries from the blast.


Pamplona Fest Ends With No Fatal Gorings; Man Dies Elsewhere
    Report Thread started by: Large crowd for 6th day of Spain's running of the bulls in Pamplona, but no one gored

Date Created: Sun Jul 12 09:42:48 2015
Last Updated: Tue Jul 14 20:49:54 2015
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The number of thrill-seeking revelers at the sixth day of the San Fermin festival's running of the bulls in Pamplona has swelled to thousands but no one was gored. Red Cross spokesman Alfonso Contin said initial reports indicated only a possible broken arm in Sunday's bull run. This run featured bulls from the Conde de la Maza breeder The nine-day fiesta, held annually to honor the northern city's patron saint, dates back to the late 16th century.


UK travel firms bring Britons back from Tunisia amid terror attack fears
    Report Thread started by: Empty hotels: Tunisia defends efforts to protect foreign tourists after deadly

Date Created: Fri Jul 10 18:40:43 2015
Last Updated: Tue Jul 14 15:49:33 2015
Built from 8 source reports
The Tunisian minister called the operation a major security success. The Tunisian minister called the operation a major security success. Islamic extremists killed 60 people in attacks on a beach resort and major museum in recent months.


Wimbledon 2015: Serena Williams crushes Sharapova
    Report Thread started by: Djokovic back in Wimbledon final after beating Gasquet in straight sets

Date Created: Fri Jul 10 18:40:43 2015
Last Updated: Tue Jul 14 15:49:32 2015
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And for the second year in a row, Djokovic claimed the championship at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, preventing Federer from earning a record eighth. They have met 40 times, each winning 20 matches. For me, a finalist trophy is not the same," Federer said. Pressured by Djokovic's ability to extend points, Federer committed 35 unforced errors; Djokovic made only 16. The 28-year-old Serb won the Australian Open in January, then was the runner-up at the French Open last month. Go further back, and Djokovic reached 15 of the past 20 Grand Slam finals, winning eight.


Sai Mizzi and her office
    Report Thread started by: George Vella defends Sai Mizzi’s work

Date Created: Sat Jul 11 08:40:48 2015
Last Updated: Tue Jul 14 12:50:47 2015
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Asked to confirm the information yesterday, Foreign Affairs Minister George Vella told this newsroom yesterday, “ Ask the Opposition Leader, they scheduled the meeting not me”. Dr Busuttil has asked Foreign Affairs Ministry for a brief on Malta-China relations, including any recommendations on issues he thinks might be raised by the Chinese authorities, the opportunity to visit the Maltese Embassy and to hold discussions with the Maltese ambassador, as well as the opportunity to visit the Consulate General in Shanghai and to hold discussions with Malta’s Consul General, a position also filled by Mrs Mizzi Liang. His replacement has not yet been announced.


Man. United sign Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin
    Report Thread started by: Schweinsteiger leaving Bayern Munich for Manchester United

Date Created: Sat Jul 11 15:41:01 2015
Last Updated: Tue Jul 14 09:50:46 2015
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"Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Bayern Munich to sign midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, subject to a medical and personal terms," a statement on United's official website read of a move which will be the stand-out deal of the summer so far. A few hours later, Torino confirmed the sale of 25-year-old full-back Darmian to the Old Trafford club. Torino FC wishes Matteo all the best for this amazing new experience." "We have responded to this request," Rummenigge said. "My colleague from Manchester United has contacted me. Bayern team-mate Franck Ribery admitted to being "very, very sad", adding: "I believe that all of Bayern is sad.


Reds confirm agreement on Sterling transfer
    Report Thread started by: Sterling on the move to Man City

Date Created: Sun Jul 12 19:43:40 2015
Last Updated: Tue Jul 14 09:50:46 2015
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Sterling has been at loggerheads with the Reds since February, when manager Brendan Rodgers claimed he had been offered "an incredible deal". The impasse deepened when Sterling's agent, Aidy Ward, claimed the player would not sign even for "£900,000 a week". Sterling missed the start of pre-season training earlier this week, citing illness as he sat out Wednesday and Thursday's sessions before returning on Friday. Sterling joined Liverpool from QPR's academy in 2010 and has made 129 appearances for the club, scoring 23 goals.


China Police Say They Fatally Shot 3 Uighur Terror Suspects
    Report Thread started by: Thailand, under fire, says rejected China request to deport all Uighur Muslims

Date Created: Fri Jul 10 18:40:44 2015
Last Updated: Tue Jul 14 07:48:18 2015
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Thailand has been harshly criticized by the U. N., the European Union and human rights groups for repatriating the 109 Uighurs back to China, where activists say they face persecution, instead of sending them to Turkey, which has accepted other Uighurs. The report also claimed that a Chinese police investigation had uncovered several gangs recruiting people for jihad, and that Turkish diplomats in some Southeast Asian countries had facilitated the illegal movement of people. Another eight arrived from Thailand to Turkey on Saturday and 52 remaining Uighurs would be sent back to their country once their nationalities were verified, Verachon said Saturday.


Clinton gets tough on Wall Street, vows to tighten oversight
    Report Thread started by: U.S. firms' thirst for quick profits hurts workers, Clinton will say

Date Created: Sat Jul 11 19:41:34 2015
Last Updated: Mon Jul 13 23:47:29 2015
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Clinton, the favorite to win the Democratic Party's nomination for the November 2016 election, intends the speech to outline the economic theory underpinning her campaign, in which she has promised to be a champion for "everyday Americans." The speech comes as her nearest rival for the nomination, the socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has drawn large crowds and is steadily narrowing Clinton's lead in polls by staking out positions that reflect the leftward shift of their party's base. The details and costs of her proposals will be made public later, the campaign said. This delay may add to complaints, especially from her party's progressive wing, that her platform remains too vague to appraise. The risky trading operations of some big banks has been blamed for helping to trigger the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Her rival Sanders has suggested increasing the tax rate for the richest Americans to more than 50 percent.


Cameron Says Britain Needs More Drones to Combat IS Threat
    Report Thread started by: Cameron says Britain needs more drones, special forces to fight IS threat

Date Created: Mon Jul 13 01:44:23 2015
Last Updated: Mon Jul 13 17:46:44 2015
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On Monday, Cameron is visiting an air force base that is home to Britain's fleet of Reaper drones, which have flown surveillance missions over Iraq and Syria as part of the U. S.-led campaign against IS. British warplanes have struck targets in Iraq, and Cameron has suggested the mission could be expanded to Syria. Britain's military has faced a budget squeeze in recent years as Cameron's government cut public spending. On Monday, Cameron is visiting an air force base that is home to Britain's fleet of Reaper drones, which have flown surveillance missions over Iraq and Syria as part of the U. S.-led campaign against IS. British warplanes have struck targets in Iraq, and Cameron has suggested the mission could be expanded to Syria. Britain's military has faced a budget squeeze in recent years as Cameron's government cut public spending.


Islamic State group releases audio claiming Afghan leader still alive after US airstrike
    Report Thread started by: Afghan official says that highest-ranking IS figure in Afghanistan killed in US strike

Date Created: Sat Jul 11 13:40:55 2015
Last Updated: Mon Jul 13 13:46:14 2015
Built from 5 source reports
Afghanistan said Saturday that recent U. S. airstrikes it assisted destroyed the top leadership of a fledging Islamic State affiliate there, potentially striking a major blow to an insurgent group already targeted by local Taliban fighters. "With the killings of Hafiz Sayeed, Gul Zaman and Shahidullah Shahid, who were the high-profile figures of Daesh in Afghanistan, we have destroyed the base of ISIS," said Abdul Hassib Sediqi, a spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, using two alternate names for the militant group. Sediqi offered no photographs or other evidence to show the strikes killed the Islamic State affiliate's top leaders, though he said Afghan authorities verified a corpse from Friday's strike was Sayeed. Militants with the group have not discussed the strikes online. U. S. Army Col. Brian Tribus, a spokesman for U. S. Forces-Afghanistan, confirmed Americans carried out an airstrike Friday in Nangarhar's Achin District, but declined to comment further. The militants include those in Egypt who purportedly claimed a car bombing early Saturday at the Italian Consulate in Cairo that killed one person.


Police in Israel arrest suspects involved in Church fire
    Report Thread started by: Israel police say they have arrested suspects in arson attack on famous Holy Land church

Date Created: Sun Jul 12 11:43:12 2015
Last Updated: Mon Jul 13 09:45:08 2015
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Israeli police say they have arrested a number of suspects in last month's arson attack on a famous Catholic church in the Holy Land. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld would not elaborate on the identity of those arrested Sunday. The fire is believed to be an attack by Jewish extremists. The fire broke at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish damaged the roof and burned prayer books.


Tripoli not in Libya agreement
    Report Thread started by: Libyan Parties Reach Peace Deal Without Tripoli Government

Date Created: Sun Jul 12 02:42:15 2015
Last Updated: Mon Jul 13 09:45:08 2015
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Some Libyan warring factions this morning signed an initial United Nations-sponsored agreement to form a unity government and end fighting, but a key player from a parliament controlling the capital Tripoli stayed away. Diplomats say both governments face pressure from hardliners who favour a military solution. "There is an opportunity for those who have not yet initialed this agreement to come aboard."


Car Bombing Kills at Least 26 Civilians Near Afghan Base
    Report Thread started by: Police official says 10 civilians killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan

Date Created: Sun Jul 12 10:43:12 2015
Last Updated: Mon Jul 13 08:45:14 2015
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A U. S. defense official said Chapman is an Afghan base with some American special operations forces there. This story has been corrected to show that the military base is Afghan, not American, with some U. S. special operations forces there. A U. S. defense official said Chapman is an Afghan base with some American special operations forces there.


Bus cards balance
    Report Thread started by: Tourists can apply for bus card and have it delivered to their home country - operator

Date Created: Sat Jul 11 14:40:51 2015
Last Updated: Mon Jul 13 08:45:08 2015
Built from 3 source reports
It has been stated that there is no discriminatory pricing with the new bus regime. However, a system which caters only for individuals with Maltese identity cards in itself is discriminatory, as those without the card are subject to two-tier pricing. In the UK, a tourist may obtain the Oyster Card for top-ups and in The Netherlands tourists can obtain an OV card. You simply go to a tube station kiosk or central station in any Dutch city. Once you have your card, you can, if you decide, register it online for credit card top-up. These simple steps keep people happy and encourage tourism, not leave a bad taste in your mouth.


2am update: Tsipras making progress in the negotiations
    Report Thread started by: Tsipras reportedly seeking four changes to EG note

Date Created: Mon Jul 13 01:44:22 2015
Last Updated: Mon Jul 13 03:44:23 2015
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Rather than walking out, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is negotiating on four key points in tonight's proposals, reports The Economist's Tom Nuttall. Rather than walking out, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is negotiating on four key points in tonight's proposals, reports The Economist's Tom Nuttall. Meanwhile The Press Project has done some research on the Luxembourg "Institution for Growth" to which the 4-page eurogroup paper demands that €50bn of Greek state property must be transferred. This Luxembourg "institution" is a wholly owned subsidiary of KfW and the chairman of the board is none other than Wolfgang Schaeuble himself. The Institution for Growth was announced just two years ago, by Schauble and former Greek PM Antonis Samaras.


Colombia and rebels to seek bilateral ceasefire; Colombian to scale back military action
Date Created: Mon Jul 13 01:44:23 2015
Last Updated: Mon Jul 13 01:44:23 2015
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Colombia has agreed to scale down military action if the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia suspend all attacks. The FARC already announced it would implement a unilateral cease-fire on that date, one of several it has initiated during 2 1/2 years of peace talks. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is applauding the announcement on Twitter as a significant step.