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Greek voters reject bloc's bailout terms

Future with euro uncertain after nation says ‘no’ to cuts

Subscriber onlyGreece voted against yielding to further austerity demanded by creditors, leaving Europe's leaders to determine whether the nation can remain in the euro. Continue reading...

Kerry says pact on Iran still iffy

Nuclear-talks deadline approaches

Subscriber onlyOn the ninth day of nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyThe Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, will observe his 80th birthday today during a visit to Anaheim, Calif., for the Global Compassion Summit. Continue reading...

Malaysia AG: Papers tie leader to funds

Subscriber onlyMalaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyPrince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II’s country estate that was steeped in royal tradition. Continue reading...

After Greek vote, euro skids in trading; Asian stocks fall

Subscriber onlyThe euro slid as Greeks rejected a bailout plan, raising the risk of an exit from the currency union that would call into question the integrity of the bloc. Continue reading...

U.S. has economic hopes for Vietnamese Communist chief's visit

Subscriber onlyVietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn't hold an official government post, but it's not surprising that he'll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States this week. He is the de facto leader of his country. Continue reading...

Airstrikes target Islamic State hub

Coalition knocks out Syrian bridges controlled by militants

Subscriber onlyU.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria. Continue reading...

Protect the poor, pope urges in Ecuador

Subscriber onlyLatin America's first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time Sunday, stressing the need to protect the poor and the environment from exploitation and to foster dialogue among all sectors of society. Continue reading...

Bomb in Nigerian church kills at least 5

Subscriber onlyA woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said. Continue reading...

Greece's bailout talks hinge on referendum today

Subscriber onlyAfter months of talks among officials in Europe, the fate of a bailout for Greece shifted into the hands of the Greek people in a referendum today seeking approval of a bailout proposal from the country's creditors. Continue reading...

Muffled by war, music on the oud rises in Iraq

Subscriber onlyIn a Baghdad workshop plastered with black-and-white photos from a more peaceful time, Mahmoud Abdulnabi hand-carves a wooden oud, a string instrument with ancient roots that has fallen silent in much of the war-torn country. Continue reading...

Indian storyteller taps hearts on radio

Likened to Garrison Keill0r, he grips fans with tales of ‘ordinary people’

Subscriber onlyEvery weeknight, millions of Indians tune their radios to the mellifluous voice of Neelesh Misra spinning tales of a vanishing way of life in a fictional Indian town. Continue reading...

Ad agencies take up reading minds

Subscriber onlyFacebook this spring commissioned a San Francisco company called SalesBrain to gauge how consumers responded to ads viewed on a smartphone versus a TV screen. Neural researchers used various sensors to measure perspiration, heart rate, eye movement and brain activity of the 70 participants. Their conclusion: People get more out of information on a mobile phone than a TV, and watching television forces the brain to work harder to combat distractions. Continue reading...

Kamikaze image off mark, survivors say

Self-sacrifice, necessity sent pilots aloft to die

Subscriber onlyThe pilots filed into the room and were presented with a form that asked if they wanted to be kamikaze. It was multiple-choice, and there were three answers: "I passionately wish to join," "I wish to join," and "I don't wish to join." Continue reading...

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