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  • AP PHOTOS: In Peruvian valley, coca harvest means survival
    AP PHOTOS: In Peruvian valley, coca harvest means survival Associated Press - 25 minutes ago

    SAMUGARI, Peru (AP) — Just before sunrise, Raul Rua joins 15 others, including women, teens and children, for a half-hour walk to pick coca in the world's No. 1 coca-producing valley. More »

  • Oil holds near 3-wk lows as Greek enters second day of bank shutdown
    Oil holds near 3-wk lows as Greek enters second day of bank shutdown Reuters - 34 minutes ago

    Brent crude futures were down 9 cents at $61.92 a barrel at 0430 GMT, after falling to $62.01 on Monday, their weakest finish since June 5. "Greece is still the word," said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney. Investors are also looking at the U.S. government's June payrolls report on Thursday and talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme going on in Vienna, Le Brun said. More »

  • Asia markets rebound, Shanghai sees more volatility
    Asia markets rebound, Shanghai sees more volatility AFP - 36 minutes ago

    Shanghai continues to face heavy selling pressure, dropping 5% after plunging more than 20% from a June 12 peak More »

  • South Korea navy fires warning shots at boat from North
    South Korea navy fires warning shots at boat from North Al Jazeera - 36 minutes ago

    Naval ships opened fire after North Korean patrol vessel crossed disputed sea border in the Yellow Sea, officials said. More »

  • Despite Lagarde's initial reluctance, IMF on the hook for Greece
    Despite Lagarde's initial reluctance, IMF on the hook for Greece Reuters - 43 minutes ago

    As French Finance Minister in 2010, Christine Lagarde opposed the involvement of the International Monetary Fund in Greece. Now as the country stands on the edge of defaulting on a 1.6 billion euro ($1.8 billion) payment to the Fund, Lagarde's tenure at the head of the IMF since 2011 will be shaped by Greece, which holds a referendum on Sunday that could pave the way to its exit from the euro. It ended up endorsing austerity measures proposed by the European Commission and European Central Bank, its partners in the troika of Greece's lenders, instead of leading talks as it had done with other countries such as Russia and in the Asian financial crisis. More »

  • Iraq PM 'retires' army chief as security crisis deepens
    Iraq PM 'retires' army chief as security crisis deepens Al Jazeera - 48 minutes ago

    General Babaker Zebari, who has been in the job for a decade, retires as PM Abbadi acknowledges military's failures. More »

  • Deadly car bomb hits army hospital in Yemeni capital
    Deadly car bomb hits army hospital in Yemeni capital Al Jazeera - 51 minutes ago

    ISIL group claims responsibility for the bomb attack near military hospital in Sanaa that leaves 28 dead. More »

  • The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining
    The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining Associated Press - 55 minutes ago

    VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one. More »

  • Samsung's Cheil, pitching $8 billion merger, pledges higher returns
    Samsung's Cheil, pitching $8 billion merger, pledges higher returns Reuters - 59 minutes ago

    Locked in a battle with an activist U.S. hedge fund, the Samsung Group's de facto holding company sought to win support for a proposed $8 billion merger with a sister firm by pledging measures to bolster post-deal shareholder returns. Cheil Industries said in a statement on Tuesday that the company formed on completion of its all-stock takeover of Samsung C&T Corp would gradually increase its dividend payout ratio to 30 percent by 2020 and also consider share buybacks. On a forecast 2020 pre-tax profit of 4 trillion won, the dividends would amount to 4,800 won ($4.29) per share, Cheil said. More »

  • Sprint rolls out all-included rate plan
    Sprint rolls out all-included rate plan Reuters - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Sprint Corp said on Tuesday it will offer an $80 a month cellular phone plan, including both service and smartphone device fees, hoping to draw users who dislike complex price plans and hidden costs. The "All-in" plan will offer unlimited talk, text and data at $60, plus $20 to lease phones such as the iPhone 6 and Samsung's Galaxy S6, chief marketing officer Kevin Crull said in an interview. Sprint, the No. 3 U.S. cellular operator, is in the middle of a turnaround plan aimed at narrowing the gap with its larger rivals. More »

  • Two feared dead in Japan bullet train suicide fire: official
    Two feared dead in Japan bullet train suicide fire: official AFP - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Two people were feared dead and two others seriously injured after a man apparently set himself on fire aboard a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan on Tuesday. More »

  • China stock slide adds to Greek jitters; yen, bonds in favour
    China stock slide adds to Greek jitters; yen, bonds in favour Reuters - 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    Asian shares held near five-month lows on Tuesday after Chinese stocks took another leg down while safe-haven assets received a boost as investors nervously awaited further developments in the deepening euro zone crisis. China's stocks (.SSEC) tumbled more than 4.5 percent in early trades, wiping out more than a quarter of its market capitalisation from a peak hit earlier this month, despite surprise monetary easing moves over the weekend. Volatility in China's stock market in recent days has rippled through Asia, weighing on stock markets from Mumbai to Australia, and prompting investors to rush to the sidelines. More »

  • Obama hosting Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff at White House
    Obama hosting Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff at White House Associated Press - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hosting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for a day of formal talks at the White House. More »

  • Qualcomm has no plans to spin off chip business at present - chairman
    Qualcomm has no plans to spin off chip business at present - chairman Reuters - 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has no plans to spin off its chips business at present, Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs said on Tuesday, despite recent investor pressure to do so amid intensifying ... More »

  • Puerto Rico wants bondholders to postpone debt payments
    Puerto Rico wants bondholders to postpone debt payments Associated Press - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    The governor has called on creditors to postpone bond payments and restructure the U.S. territory's $72 billion in public debt as the government closes out its fiscal year Tuesday amid growing uncertainty ... More »

  • NBC, Televisa latest to dump Trump over Mexican immigrant comments
    NBC, Televisa latest to dump Trump over Mexican immigrant comments AFP - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Donald Trump announces his bid for the presidency in the 2016 race during an event at the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York on June 16, 2015 More »

  • Japan raises volcano alert for Mt Hakone after small eruption
    Japan raises volcano alert for Mt Hakone after small eruption Reuters - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Japan raised the volcano alert at Mt Hakone southwest of Tokyo, restricting access to the area after an apparent small eruption at the mountain popular with holiday-makers. The Japan Meteorological Agency said it had confirmed volcanic ash was emitted from the area, which is known for hot springs and which has been emitting unusual amounts of steam in recent months. "There appears to have been a very small-scale volcanic eruption," the agency said on its website, raising the alert level to 3 from 2 on a scale of 5. More »

  • Asia markets hit by Greece fears, Shanghai plunges again
    Asia markets hit by Greece fears, Shanghai plunges again AFP - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    Shanghai continues to face heavy selling pressure, dropping 5% after plunging more than 20% from a June 12 peak More »

  • Two Feared Dead In Bullet Train 'Suicide' Fire
    Two Feared Dead In Bullet Train 'Suicide' Fire Sky News - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Two people are feared dead on a bullet train in Japan after an apparent suicide attempt, according to AFP. A spokesman for the Odawara Fire Department said: "We received information indicating that a fire broke out near a toilet and two people were in cardiopulmonary arrest. More »

  • In Beirut, a green paradise off-limits to Lebanese
    In Beirut, a green paradise off-limits to Lebanese AFP - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    With 30 hectares (74 acres) of forest, it could be Beirut's answer to New York's Central Park, but for 20 years the capital's largest green space has been de facto off-limits to Lebanese. More »

  • In 2016 operation, Dr. Carson is outpacing many U.S. presidential rivals
    In 2016 operation, Dr. Carson is outpacing many U.S. presidential rivals Reuters - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon with no experience in the cutthroat world of Washington politics, is riding a surprising wave of support among conservatives that has placed him near the top of contenders for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. The soft-spoken 63-year-old Carson, an African-American who only officially became a Republican last year, has found an opening in the wide-open race in which 13 candidates are running for the White House. In polls, Carson regularly outperforms most of his fellow candidates, who often have much bigger media profiles, much more political experience and in many cases have track records as governors or senators. More »

  • Qatar's troubled 'kafala' system proves hard to change
    Qatar's troubled 'kafala' system proves hard to change AFP - 2 hours 1 minute ago

    Despite claims of its imminent demise, Qatar's controversial "kafala" sponsorship system -- which critics say is a direct cause of misery and abuse for many foreign workers -- clings stubbornly to life. More »

  • Greek referendum - a big bet to keep Greece in the euro
    Greek referendum - a big bet to keep Greece in the euro AFP - 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    Protesters participate in a demonstration calling for a "No" vote in the forthcoming referendum on bailout conditions set by the country's creditors, in front of the Greek parliament in Athens ... More »

  • Chile beats Peru 2-1 to reach Copa America final
    Chile beats Peru 2-1 to reach Copa America final Associated Press - 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Striker Eduardo Vargas scored twice to lead Chile to a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru in the semifinals of the Copa America on Monday, keeping alive the host's hopes of winning the South American tournament for the first time. More »

  • Obama proposal would make 5 million more eligible for OT
    Obama proposal would make 5 million more eligible for OT Associated Press - 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours ... More »

  • Falcon rocket explosion leaves SpaceX launch schedule in tatters
    Falcon rocket explosion leaves SpaceX launch schedule in tatters Reuters - 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    SpaceX on Monday was searching for what destroyed its Falcon 9 rocket after liftoff over the weekend, leaving customers still loyal but unsure when their satellites might fly. The privately-held company, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, has flown 18 successful missions with the Falcon 9 before Sunday’s failure. Preliminary analysis pointed to a problem with the rocket’s second-stage motor liquid oxygen tank, SpaceX said. More »

  • Greek PM urges 'no' vote in upcoming referendum
    Greek PM urges 'no' vote in upcoming referendum Al Jazeera - 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    Tsipras asks voters to reject austerity proposals offered by creditors as thousands of his supporters rally in Athens. More »

  • Witness Struggled To ID Colorado Cinema Killer
    Witness Struggled To ID Colorado Cinema Killer Sky News - 2 hours 22 minutes ago

    A witness at the US trial of alleged cinema killer James Holmes struggled to identify him when asked to do so by the defence team in court. Jose Sanchez-Lopez instead pointed to a juror until Holmes' lawyer Rebekka Higgs laughed and asked him if he was nervous. Higgs directed his attention to the defence table and Sanchez-Lopez admitted he was. More »

  • Educating Mustafa: Kurdish fighters learn near the front
    Educating Mustafa: Kurdish fighters learn near the front AFP - 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighter Hakar Mustafa trades his Kalashnikov assault rifle at night for a notebook and pen, learning reading, writing and maths near the front line held against brutal jihadists. More »

  • The next act: what happens now in Greece's drama
    The next act: what happens now in Greece's drama Associated Press - 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    Greece has entered the twilight zone. Out of money, cut off by its creditors, its banks shut, the struggling country will vote Sunday on whether to accept painful cutbacks in return for desperately needed ... More »