Greek voters are in turmoil on the eve of a closely-watched bailout referendum over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise.


Greek woes leave newlyweds penniless in New York

Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis’ long-planned dream trip to the US ended in New York, where their three-week honeymoon turned into a nightmare when their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.


UN agency to cut back on Syria assistance

Appeal for cThe UN’s food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Programme (WFP) executive director Ertharin Cousin said.easefire so Syrians could feed selves went unheeded


Dutch back international tribunal for MH17

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte says he supports moves to set up an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysian Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.


Police detain 200 people after late-night rioting

Dutch police conducted mass arrests, detaining about 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly in a neighbourhood hit by late-night rioting after the death of a man in police custody.


Palestinian security arrest Hamas rivals

Palestinian security forces arrested dozens of Hamas members in overnight raids in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the largest security crackdown since 2007, officials said.


Public allowed in paddock for princess’s baptism

Britain’s Princess Charlotte will be christened tomorrow in front of Queen Elizabeth II and close family.


Courts clear the way for Greek vote

A legal challenge to Greece’s critical bailout referendum has been rejected, clearing the way for the vote to go ahead tomorrow.


Rare spitfire restored after 70 years

A rare Spitfire which lay buried on Calais beach for 40 years is on display in London to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain, before being auctioned off for charity.


Warming of oceans will have dire effects

Time is rapidly running out for the world’s oceans and the creatures that live in them as the Earth’s climate continues to warm, say scientists.


Bill for hailstone damage to cars may reach £1.5m

Tropical storms which saw hailstones the size of golf balls shower down on parts of Britain could have caused up to £1.5m (€2.1) worth of damage to cars, motoring group AA said.


QUIRKY WORLD ... Pope all dolled up as bobble head of the Catholic Church

USA: Pope Francis is a doll. No, really. Organisers of the Pontiff’s September visit to Philadelphia this week launched an online store featuring Papal plush dolls and bobble heads.

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