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33 min ago WorldViews: The terrible, sexist tweet that shows how far women’s soccer still has to go
Here's one way the official Twitter feed of U.S. soccer celebrated the American victory at the Women's World Cup in Canada.No wonder. The stars of the U.S. women's team are world-beaters, far more accomplished than their male counterparts and a perennial reminder of the awesomeness of female athletes. Yet, for most of the time, they have to compete in the shadow of the men's game -- paid a minuscule fraction of what their male equivalents earn and forced to play in conditions that soccer's male superstars would never accept.Read full article >>









33 min ago U.S. stocks slip early, as global markets avoid dramatic declines
After an initial steep decline, U.S. stocks rebounded in midmorning trading Monday after Greek voters soundly rejected European creditors' terms for another bailout.Major indexes were flat by 10:50 a.m. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index and the Dow Jones industrial average were slightly negative, and the Nasdaq composite index was slightly positive.Read full article >>









33 min ago WorldViews: Egypt to foreign journalists: Don’t call them ‘ISIS’ fighters, call them ‘eradicators’
Over the weekend, the Egyptian foreign ministry issued a guide to foreign journalists, asking them to reconsider how they refer to certain groups that carry out terror attacks in the country. Alex Ortiz, a producer for CBS News based in Cairo, tweeted one page of the memo that caught his eye:Read full article >>









33 min ago Greece’s flamboyant finance minister quits, decries ‘debt-bondage’
Combative Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis left his government post Monday in his trademark way — by sparing no words hitting back at the euro-zone governments he accuses of trying to break the back of his economically embattled country.Read full article >>









33 min ago Iraqi jet accidentally bombs residential neighborhood of Baghdad
BAGHDAD — An Iraqi fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb over a residential neighborhood of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least eight people in a blunder that officials blamed on a “technical fault.”Read full article >>









33 min ago A day after historic referendum, Greeks are uncertain what comes next
ATHENS — Greek voters’ decisive rejection of Europe’s plan to bail out their country cast them closer than ever to doomsday scenarios: A collapse of the banks. An exit from the euro zone. A return to the drachma.Read full article >>









33 min ago On Europe’s far right and far left, loud cheers for Greek defiance
ATHENS — When voters in Greece did the previously unthinkable and defied Europe’s political titans by spurning their bailout proposal, some of the loudest rejoicing came from well beyond the country’s borders.Read full article >>









33 min ago Mexican helicopter trades fire with gunmen on ground near border, kills 6
MEXICO CITY — After coming under fire, a Mexican Navy Black Hawk helicopter shot back and killed six people near the U.S. border, authorities said on Monday.The shoot-out took place Sunday roughly 20 miles from the U.S. border in a rural area south of Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Tex., in an area that has long been dangerous drug cartel territory. The helicopter had been on an aerial patrol above the town of El Cuatro when it approached a group of vehicles of suspected drug traffickers. According to the Navy statement, the gunmen fired at the helicopter, striking it seven times, and the Black Hawk shot back and killed six people “among the group of aggressors.”Read full article >>









4 hours ago Greece’s austerity divisions run right through one family
ATHENS — Yiannis Iliopoulos and his daughter fought so openly about how to vote in Greece’s monumental referendum Sunday that he wrote a public testament to say they were still on speaking terms.Iliopoulos was dozing in front of the TV when Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras broke into the broadcast just after midnight a little over a week ago to call a snap up-or-down vote on E.U. austerity demands. The out-of-work businessman threw on his clothes and made a late-night bank run, convinced he would lose his money if the nation voted down the bailout, as it did decisively on Sunday. But even as he stood in the ATM line to protect his cash, his daughter was making up her mind to reject five years of painful austerity that she said has crushed Greece’s economy.Read full article >>









4 hours ago Greece’s flamboyant finance minister quits, decries ‘debt-bondage
Combative Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis left his government post Monday in his trademark way — by sparing no words hitting back at the euro zone governments he accuses of trying to break the back of his economically-embattled country.Read full article >>









4 hours ago A day after historic referendum, Greeks are uncertain what comes next
ATHENS — Greece’s decisive rejection of European proposals to bail out this Mediterranean nation cast its citizens into uncharted territory Monday as the financial lifelines that have kept the economy afloat grow even more tenuous.Read full article >>









4 hours ago Europe eyes next step after Greeks reject austerity
ATHENS — European leaders weighed their next steps Monday after Greece’s landslide rejection of bailout proposals and signs the emboldened government would now seek a new bid to reopen financial lifelines without its firebrand finance minister in the mix.Read full article >>









4 hours ago U.S. stocks slip early, as global markets avoid dramatic declines
U.S. stocks slid in early trading Monday after Greek voters soundly rejected European creditors' terms for another bailout.Major indexes were posting declines on the news shortly after markets opened. The Standard & Poors 500 fell 0.6 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average was off 0.7 percent, and the Nasdaq was down 0.7 percent.Read full article >>









7 hours ago Euro, stock markets slip after Greece vote, but no dramatic declines
BEIJING — The euro slipped and global share markets tumbled Monday, but there were no signs of panic after Greek voters decisively rejected a bailout package offered by creditors. With nearly all of the votes counted late Sunday, “no” had won by a landslide, with 61 percent of the ballots cast, more than nearly anyone had predicted. But with some European officials reacting angrily, the odds of Greece being rejected from the euro zone rose.Read full article >>


















7 hours ago After Greek defiance, showdown with Europe shifts to bids at reopening talks
ATHENS — European leaders weighed their next steps Monday after Greece’s landslide rejection of bailout proposals and signs the emboldened government would seek a new bid to reopen financial lifelines without its firebrand finance minister in the mix.Read full article >>









10 hours ago Greeks reject bailout terms; finance minister steps down
ATHENS — Greek voters gave their government a desperately needed victory Sunday in its showdown with European creditors as the country decisively rejected a bailout proposal that officials here had scorned as “blackmail.”Read full article >>









10 hours ago Greeks reject bailout offer in landslide; finance minister resigns
ATHENS — Greek voters gave their government a desperately needed victory Sunday in its showdown with European creditors as the country decisively rejected a bailout proposal that officials here had scorned as “blackmail.”Read full article >>









10 hours ago Rap in Rio: Why hip-hop is the new sound in the city of samba
RIO DE JANEIRO — It was long past 3 a.m. and revelers were still trudging up and down the narrow steps and winding alleyways to what was essentially a hip-hop block party, in a Rio de Janeiro favela. The monthly event, called Black Santa, was staged near the summit of the Prazeres favela, on a hillside above central Rio.Read full article >>









Today Euro, stock markets slip after Greece vote, but no dramatic declines
BEIJING — The euro slipped and share markets lost ground in Asian trade on Monday, but there were no signs of panic, after Greek voters decisively rejected a bailout package offered by creditors. With nearly all of the votes counted late Sunday, “no” had won by a landslide, with 61 percent of the ballots cast, more than nearly anyone had predicted. But with some European officials reacting angrily, the odds of Greece being rejected from the euro zone rose.Read full article >>


















16 hours ago Mexican government wants to tame disruptive teachers’ union
MEXICO CITY — They have seized public plazas and filled them with sprawling tent cities. They have burned government buildings and choked off a city’s gasoline supply. They have held marches and torched ballots and closed schools for weeks at a time.Read full article >>









16 hours ago A Greek family divided on referendum day: Two paths into the future
ATHENS — Yiannis Iliopoulos and his daughter fought so openly about how to vote in Greece’s monumental referendum Sunday that he wrote a public testament to say they were still on speaking terms.Iliopoulos was dozing in front of the TV when Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras broke into the broadcast just after midnight a little over a week ago to call a snap up-or-down vote on E.U. austerity demands. The out-of-work businessman threw on his clothes and made a late-night bank run, convinced he would lose his money if the nation voted down the bailout, as it did decisively on Sunday. But even as he stood in the ATM line to protect his cash, his daughter was making up her mind to reject five years of painful austerity that she said has crushed Greece’s economy.Read full article >>









19 hours ago Kerry says Iran nuclear talks ‘can go either way’
VIENNA — Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Sunday tamped down growing optimism that agreement on a nuclear deal with Iran is near, saying that negotiations “can go either way” as a Tuesday deadline approached.Read full article >>









19 hours ago Greeks reject bailout terms in landslide referendum
ATHENS — Greek voters on Sunday delivered a desperately needed victory for their government in its showdown with European creditors, as official results from a Sunday referendum showed the country rejecting a bailout offer that officials here had scorned.Read full article >>









19 hours ago Indian bribe scandal takes a dark turn as witnesses and suspects die
Gwalior, INDIA — Nobody knows exactly when or why the witnesses and small-time crooks caught up in one of India’s biggest-ever corruption scandals began dying off under mysterious circumstances. But in the past two years, that’s what’s happened to more than two dozen people implicated in a $1 billion test-rigging scheme. Read full article >>









22 hours ago Kerry says Iran nuclear talks ‘can go either way’
VIENNA — Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Sunday tamped down growing optimism that agreement is near over a nuclear deal with Iran, saying that negotiations “can go either way” as a Tuesday deadline approached.Read full article >>









22 hours ago Greece appears to vote ‘no’ in referendum on bailout
ATHENS — Greek voters on Sunday delivered a desperately needed victory for their government in its showdown with European creditors, as official results from a Sunday referendum showed the country rejecting a bailout offer that officials here had scorned.Read full article >>









Yesterday At Iran nuclear talks, a last-minute tightrope walk
VIENNA — Nervous excitement vied with exhaustion as diplomats here entered the final hours of more than 18 months of negotiations that will either establish a new relationship between Iran and global powers, or collapse amid recriminations and threats to world peace.Read full article >>









Yesterday ‘No’ has edge in too-close-to-call Greek voting
ATHENS — After five months of bitter backroom talks and poisonous public smack-downs between officials in Greece and Europe, the fate of this nation-on-the-brink shifted into the hands of the Greek people on Sunday.Read full article >>