Greeks vote ‘No’ – What now? LIVE REPORT

July 6th, 2015

People celebrate in Athens on July 5, 2015 after the exit-polls of the Greek referendum showed over 60% of Greeks rejected further austerity dictated by the country's EU-IMF creditors in a referendumAthens (AFP) – 08:31 GMT – Varoufakis explains – "Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted 'partners', for my… 'absence' from its meetings," Varoufakis, who had often clashed with creditors in negotiations over the past months, said on his blog after announcing his resignation on Twitter. 08:14 GMT – French reaction – One of the first European countries to respond to the Greek vote was France, where Finance Minister Michel Sapin warned the European Central Bank against lowering its level of emergency financing to Greek banks and said it was up to Athens to make new proposals on its debt crisis. The amount of funding provided by the ECB through its Emergency Liquidity Assistance "cannot be lowered," he said ahead of a meeting by the bank to make a decision on the lifeline which could determine if Greece's economy stays afloat.


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USA 5-2 Japan

July 6th, 2015

USA beat former champions Japan in Vancouver to become the first nation to win three Women’s World Cups.

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The Latest: Euro official says Greek vote result regrettable

July 5th, 2015

Supporters of the No vote celebrate after the results of the referendum at Syntagma square in Athens, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Greeks overwhelmingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans in a critical referendum Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):


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US actress Diana Douglas dies at 92

July 5th, 2015

US actress and model Diana Douglas, the first wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died aged 92, her family says.

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Syrian troops, Hezbollah enter rebel-held mountain resort

July 5th, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — State media says Syrian forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have entered a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon, a day after launching a major offensive to capture the town.

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Reddit apologises after staff sacking

July 5th, 2015

Ellen Pao, CEO at Reddit, says sorry over way “we handled the transition” after community complains about the sacking of a popular employee.

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Bryant’s grand slam, 2 homers lead Cubs over Marlins 7-2

July 5th, 2015

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant hits a grand slam during the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant hit two early home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins 7-2 Saturday night.


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Clinton accuses China of hacking US

July 5th, 2015

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking US computers and stealing commercial secrets and government information.

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China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market

July 4th, 2015

A stock investor looks up in a brokerage house in Shanghai Friday July 3, 2015. China cut the number of initial public offerings planned this month by two-thirds on Friday, adding to frantic efforts to shore up plunging stock prices following another 5.7 percent decline in the country's main market index. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUTNEW YORK (AP) — China has reportedly decided to bar new initial public offerings of stock and create a fund to stabilize its stock market, which has been roiled by a wave of selloffs.


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Dukes of Hazzard car to lose flag

July 4th, 2015

US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the latest backlash against the symbol.

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