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Conchita Martinez will take over as Spain's Davis Cup captain for the Group I tie away to Russia in two weeks following Friday's dismissal of Gala Leon, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) said on Sunday. A former Wimbledon champion who turned to coaching after she retired in 2006 Martinez, who's 43, leads Spain's Fed Cup team and will officially take charge of the men's team as well on Monday until the end of the 2015 season, the federation said in an emailed statement. "The RFET sought the best solution for the difficult task our nation faces ... and established that it already had within its ranks a professional who enjoys the respect and esteem of the players and whose sporting career demonstrated her suitability for this undertaking," the statement said. More »Martinez to take over as Spain Davis Cup captain
German deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, pictured on June 29, 2015, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras has "torn down the bridges" between Greece and Europe More »Tsipras has 'torn down bridges' between Greece, Europe: German deputy chancellor
Siegfried Muresan, a member of the European Parliament discusses the economic crisis in Greece. More »Greece: 'Writing off all the debt won't work'
As President Barack Obama prepares to sign an order setting free dozens of people incarcerated for minor drug offenses, as aides expect him to do within the next few weeks, he stands to become the first president in decades to commute so many sentences at once, The New York Times reported. Officials told the Times that if Obama approves most of the applications for clemency he has received, more than 40 people could go free. Julie Stewart, founder and president of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, told the Times she believes the Obama administration is trying to make up for the harsh sentences for nonviolent offenses that have become commonplace in the last few decades as a result of the war on drugs. More »How is America's view on drug crimes changing?
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's main opposition leader has resigned after 'yes' side loses referendum. More »Greece's main opposition leader has resigned after 'yes' side loses referendum
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He's no stranger to huge audiences and national exposure, but Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews says his upcoming performance at the Essence Festival is a dream come true. More »'Trombone Shorty' takes main stage at Essence Festival
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis delivers a press conference in Athens on July 5, 2015 More »Greece now wants 'common ground' with creditors: finance minister
VIENNA (Reuters) - There has been progress on some points in the nuclear talks between Iran and major powers and whether a deal is reached depends on the participants' courage, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sunday. (Reporting by Shadia Nasralla; Writing by Arshad Mohammed) More »Germany sees progress in Iran talks, says final deal requires courage
PARIS (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger of Austria came from three shots back to win the French Open on Sunday, making five birdies on the front nine to take command as overnight leader Jaco Van Zyl faltered. More »Wiesberger comes from 3 shots back to win French Open
The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local): ___ 11:05 p.m. Poland's prime minister says that if final results in Greece's bailout referendum are confirmed as "no," she ... More »The Latest: Poland: If 'no' wins, Greece must exit eurozone
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, pictured on July 2, 2015, said the Greek referendum result has to be accepted, and the ball is now in Athens' court for the next steps More »Germany's Steinmeier says Greek referendum result 'must be accepted'
A man holds a sign which reads "No" for the vote in the Greek referendum, as he celebrates at Syntagma Square in Athens on July 5, 2015 More »Greece 'No' in referendum sends euro into tailspin
Greece's finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said a 'No' vote from Greeks to a bailout package from lenders on Sunday was a vote in favour of democracy and social justice that allowed Athens to call on its partners to find a fair deal. "As of tomorrow, Europe, whose heart is beating in Greece tonight, is starting to heal its wounds, our wounds. More »Greece's Varoufakis says 'No' vote bolsters Europe
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A man withdraws money from an ATM near graffiti reading "No to the new German barbarism" in downtown Athens on July 5, 2015 More »Eurozone 'can cope' with Greek crisis: Italy finance ministry source
Global powers upped the pressure on Iran late Sunday warning now was "the time" to strike an elusive deal curbing its nuclear ambitions, as the US said the fate of the talks hung in the balance. More »Powers warn Iran 'now is the time' for nuclear deal
Americans are more likely now than at any other time in recent history to avoid identifying themselves as Republican or Democrat, with 43 percent instead now calling themselves "independent," Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport reported in January, adding that the favorability rating for both major parties has dropped from 54 percent in 1993 to just 39 percent today. In the second quarter of 2015, Democrats regained an advantage over Republicans in terms of party affiliation, Gallup reported last week. Forty-six percent of those surveyed identified as Democrats or said they are independents who lean toward the Democratic Party, while 41 percent identified as Republicans or leaned Republican. More »Democrats edge past the GOP in party affiliation. Does it matter?
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German deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, pictured on June 29, 2015, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras has "torn down the bridges" between Greece and Europe More »'No' vote has torn down bridges between Greece, Europe: German deputy chancellor
Without adequate ventilation systems to stop the smell spreading through the station, gardaí say they are often stuck with the stench of rotting cannabis plants. More »Poor storage facilities at garda stations leave them ‘stinking’ of cannabis for days
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and French President Francois Hollande held talks over the phone on Sunday, a Greek government official said, after Greeks voted to reject the austerity terms of an aid package from international creditors. (Reporting By Renee Maltezou) More »Greece's Tsipras, France's Hollande held phone talks - official
ROME (Reuters) - Uncertainty following a "No" vote in the Greek referendum will create market volatility but the euro currency bloc can deal with it, an Italian treasury source said on Sunday. Italy is prepared to absorb any potential shocks from the Greek crisis, the source said, adding a new rescue plan for Greece must take account of the depth of its economic crisis and include investments and reforms. "All the member states of the euro zone are committed to preserving the single currency and therefore working to ensure Greece's total financial independence," the source said. ... More »Greek referendum to create volatility but euro zone can cope - Italy treasury source
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel told the Tagesspiegel daily that it was hard to imagine talks on a new bailout programme with Greece after the country clearly rejected bailout terms in a referendum. "With the rejection of the rules of the euro zone ... negotiations about a programme worth billions are barely conceivable," said Gabriel, leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) who share power with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. ... More »Germany's Gabriel says Tsipras has torn down last bridge of compromise
The Russian central bank said on Sunday that the Greek debt crisis did not pose a threat to the Russian banking system, TASS news agency reported, citing a statement from the central bank's press service. The central bank also said the size of Russian banks' assets in Greece as of April 1 this year was around $14 million (9 million pounds). More »Russia central bank - Greek debt crisis doesn't pose threat to banking system: TASS