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U.S.: Iran Nuclear Deal Possible By Deadline, Secretary of State Says

An Iranian nuclear agreement is possible by the July 7 deadline if Iran makes the "hard choices" necessary, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said July 5, Reuters reported. Read more…

Greece: Opinion Polls Put No Vote Slightly Ahead

Opinion polls released after Greece's referendum July 5 showed the no vote ahead, though within the margin of error, polls said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Greece: Europe May Provide Emergency Loans After Referendum, European Parliament Head Says

Europe will not "desert" Greece regardless of the outcome of the July 5 referendum and may provide it emergency loans, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said, AFP reported. Read more…

Greece: Referendum Turnout Reaches 35 Percent

Voting in the Greek referendum is underway, with voter turnout reaching 35 percent by 5 p.m. local time, according to data, Interfax reported July 5. Read more…

China: Government Halts IPOs To Stabilize Stock Market

In an effort to stem a drop in its stock market, China is suspending initial public offerings, Bloomberg reported July 4. Read more…

Nigeria: Suicide Bombings Hit Village Near Maiduguri

Six suicide bombers detonated themselves in the northeast Nigerian village of Zabarmari, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Maiduguri, AFP reported July 4, citing statements from the Nigerian army. Read more…

Libya: At Least 5 Killed When Car Bombs Explode In Derna

Two car bombs exploded in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, leaving at least five people dead and 15 others injured, Xinhua reported July 4, citing reports from Libya's official LANA news agency. Read more…

Tunisia: Government Declares State Of Emergency

Tunisian authorities have declared a state of emergency, BBC reported July 4. Read more…

Iran: Nuclear Weapon Probe Could End This Year

An investigation into whether Iran has attempted to develop nuclear weapons could be completed by the end of the year, with Tehran's cooperation, the International Atomic Energy Agency chief said July 4, AFP reported. Read more…

Yemen: Rebels, U.N. Discuss Humanitarian Pause To Fighting

Yemen's Houthi rebels said July 4 that they are in discussions with the United Nations about a humanitarian pause to fighting until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Reuters reported. Read more…

Syria: Army, Hezbollah Begin Assault on Zabadani

Syrian government forces and Lebanese group Hezbollah said they had begun a major assault on the rebel-held Syrian city of Zabadani on July 4, Reuters reported. Read more…

China: Brokers Start Fund To Halt Stock Market Decline

Twenty-one Chinese brokerage firms have set up a stock-market fund in an effort to stem a sharp decline in China's key share index, Bloomberg reported July 4. Read more…

Greece: Court Says Referendum Will Proceed

Greece's Council of State court has rejected an appeal two Greek citizens made against the July 5 referendum on a bailout package, Reuters reported July 3. Read more…

U.S., Iran: Kerry, Zarif To Discuss Obstacles

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif will meet in Vienna on July 3 to discuss points of contention that prevented nuclear negotiators from meeting a June 30 deadline, VOA News reported. Read more…

Greece: Prime Minister Urges 'No' Vote In Referendum

Greece's prime minister has urged voters to reject what he called "blackmail" and vote "No" when they cast their ballots in a referendum on Greece's bailout on July 5, BBC reported July 3. Read more…

Mali: Five Killed In Attack On U.N. Convoy

An attack on a U.N. convoy in northern Mali on July 2 killed five people and severely injured six others, Reuters reported. Read more…

U.S.: Washington Navy Yard Locked Down After Reported Gunfire

The Washington Navy Yard was locked down July 2 after an active shooter was reported on the site, NBC reported. Read more…

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