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U.S. only training 60 Syrian fighters, far below expectations | Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States was only training about 60 Syrian opposition fighters to battle Islamic State as of July 3, far below expectations, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday, citing rigorous U.S. vetting of recruits. The program, which launched in May in Jordan and Turkey, was designed to train as many as 5,400 fighters a year and seen as a test of President Barack Obama's strategy of engaging local partners to combat extremists. #Business #Greece #Islam #Latin America #opinion

14 mins ago

South China Sea dispute between China, Philippines heads to court | Reuters

AMSTERDAM The Philippines argued at a closed hearing on Tuesday that an international court should intervene in its dispute with China over the right to exploit natural resources and fish in the South China Sea. Though China has declined to participate, the case at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague is being closely watched by Asian governments and Washington, given rising regional tensions as Chinese naval power grows. #China #Crime #Europe #India #Netherlands #Technology #Vietnam

15 mins ago

Europe shares drop before Greece summit; China falls again | Reuters

LONDON European stocks fell and the euro hit a five-week low against the dollar on Tuesday before a euro zone summit to discuss the Greek debt crisis, while a fall in Chinese shares reminded investors of other clouds on the horizon. #China #Europe #Latin America #opinion #United Kingdom

29 mins ago

Hillary Clinton – Hacking problem not limited to China | Reuters

IOWA CITY, Iowa Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that hacking by countries such as China and Iran posed a broad threat to U.S. security and business, and the federal government had not done enough to protect U.S. information #Europe #Iran #opinion #Russia #science #United States #Venezuela

30 mins ago

Prospects of new Greek rescue rise at euro zone summit | Reuters

BRUSSELS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a commitment to seek a last-minute rescue at an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday, before his country's banks run out of money. EU leaders will hold a further summit on Sunday to approve a plan to aid Greece if creditor institutions are satisfied in the meantime with a Greek loan application and reform commitments. "The ball is in Greece's court," Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said #table #var-local #var-paragraph #var-symbol #var-web #webtrends-multi

44 mins ago

French forces kill commander with al Qaeda branch in Mali | Reuters

PARIS/NOUAKCHOTT France's army confirmed on Tuesday that its special forces had killed a prominent commander with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the group's north African branch, during a weekend operation in the northern Mali region of Kidal. France led a military operation to drive Islamist militant groups, including AQIM, out of northern Mali in 2013 after they seized the vast, desert zone a year earlier amid a Tuareg uprising. However, Islamist militants have intensified operations this year raising regional fears of a spillover in violence, with Malian group Ansar Dine claiming responsibility for a series of recent attacks against U.N. #Africa #Islam #kidnapping #Latin America #markets #Technology

45 mins ago

Wall Street opens slightly higher ahead of Greece summit | Reuters

REUTERS - U.S. stocks opened marginally higher on Tuesday ahead of a euro zone summit where Greece will propose a last-ditch bid for financial aid to avoid bankruptcy and to stay in the euro zone. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 16.03 points, or 0.09 percent, to 17,699.61 #Africa #Argentina #Business #Latin America #opinion #science #Sports

59 mins ago

Six powers, Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline | Reuters

VIENNA Iran and major powers gave themselves at least until Friday to negotiate an agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme, but a source from one of the powers said on Tuesday they had to wrap up in the next 48 hours. "We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said outside the hotel where the marathon talks between Iran, Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States are taking place. #Austria #Business #Iran #opinion #United States

Jul 8, 2015

Oil sinks again, U.S. crude down 2 percent amid investor flight | Reuters

NEW YORK U.S. crude tumbled about 2 percent on Tuesday, sinking for a second straight day as investors fled to safe havens on worries about a near-bankrupt Greece and China's stock market losses and as technical selling threatened to push oil into a bear market #Argentina #Greece #India #Middle East #opinion #Technology

Jul 8, 2015

Oil sinks again, U.S. crude down 2 percent amid investor flight | Reuters

NEW YORK U.S. crude tumbled about 2 percent on Tuesday, sinking for a second straight day as investors fled to safe havens on worries about a near-bankrupt Greece and China's stock market losses and as technical selling threatened to push oil into a bear market. Iran's determination to seal a nuclear deal with global powers to bring more of its crude to an oversupplied market and the restart of a key oil terminal in Libya also weighed on oil prices #Business #Economy #markets #science #Technology #United Kingdom