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Chicago schools make pension payment; 1,400 jobs ‘impacted’

FILE - In this May 12, 2015 file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during a news conference in Chicago. Emanuel said Tuesday, June 30, 2015, that Chicago Public Schools would have to cut classroom spending to make up for a $634 million contribution to its teacher pensions, a payment the financially troubled district made without help it had been seeking from the Illinois Legislature. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools says approximately 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after the district had to borrow money to make a $634 million pension payment.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:39 am

Argentina routs Paraguay 6-1, reaches Copa America final

Argentina's Lionel Messi kicks the ball during a Copa America semifinal soccer match against Paraguay at the Ester Roa Rebolledo Stadium in Concepcion, Chile, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) — Lionel Messi helped set up five goals as Argentina trounced Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday, setting up a final against host Chile.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:37 am

Canada approves Cirque du Soleil sale to US, Chinese investors

Canada approves Cirque du Soleil sale to US, Chinese investorsCirque du Soleil artists perform during the press preview of their latest show "Amaluna" in Madrid on May 5, 2015

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:34 am

United States And Cuba To Open Embassies

United States And Cuba To Open EmbassiesThe US and Cuba have agreed to restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in Washington and Havana. For Mr Obama, ending the US freeze with Cuba is central to his foreign policy legacy as he nears the end of his presidency.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:33 am

Bush tax returns: Big income, big taxes since 1981

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's 2013 federal income tax form is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Bush released a third of a century of his personal income tax returns, a record disclosure for presidential candidates. The returns Bush posted online included the eight years since he left office as Florida governor, a period during which he served on numerous corporate boards and saw his income rise sharply. (AP Photo)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has earned nearly $28 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of roughly 36 percent in the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign on Tuesday.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:32 am

Oil prices drop as Greece defaults and output soars

A petro-industrial factory is reflected in a traffic mirror in Kawasaki near TokyoOil prices fell on Wednesday after Greece became the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund and as both U.S. and OPEC production hit new records. Greece's default pushed up the dollar versus the euro (EUR=) (.DXY), with the stronger greenback pressuring crude prices as it increases dollar-denominated oil import prices for countries using different currencies. Analysts said rising production from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as well as in the United States also weighing on prices.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:29 am

Greece In Arrears As It Fails To Make IMF Payment

Greece In Arrears As It Fails To Make IMF PaymentThe deadline for Greece to make a €1.5bn to the International Monetary Fund has formally expired and the country is now in arrears on its international loan. "I confirm that the SDR 1.2 billion repayment due by Greece to the IMF today has not been received," IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:29 am

First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance during a Lets Move! event with Girl Scouts on the South Lawn of the White House, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Washington. Fifty fourth-grade Girl Scouts from councils in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Oklahoma have been invited to spend the night sleeping in tents pitched on the South Lawn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Some lucky Girl Scouts got the ultimate camping experience Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:27 am

Missed penalty kick costs Germany in 2-0 loss to US

Germany's Celia Sasic (13) reacts after missing a penalty kick against U.S. keeper Hope Solo during the second half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)MONTREAL (AP) — Celia Sasic picked a pretty bad time for Germany's first missed penalty kick in the women's World Cup.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:24 am

State Department to release Clinton emails on Tuesday night

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The State Department plans to make about 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's correspondence publically available on Tuesday evening. The release comes as part of a court mandate that the agency release batches of Clinton's email correspondence from her time as secretary of state every 30 days starting June 30. The goal is for the department to publicly unveil 55,000 pages of her emails by Jan. 29, 2016. They were sent from the personal email address that Clinton used when she was secretary. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has released roughly 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's correspondence from 2009, her first year as the nation's top diplomat.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:12 am

World – Google News

Man held over Nigeria girls’ kidnap – Irish Independent


Irish Independent

Man held over Nigeria girls' kidnap
Irish Independent
Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from a town. Ads by Google. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email. Go To. Comments. Defence Ministry s …
Nigeria arrests man accused in Boko Haram's mass abduction of schoolgirlsCTV News
Man accused: Boko Haram girls' abductionThe Australian (blog)
FG rehabilitates 22 female bombers, 47 dump B'HaramThe Punch

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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:16 am

Riot breaks out at Metropolitan Remand Centre on eve of jail smoking ban – Herald Sun


Herald Sun

Riot breaks out at Metropolitan Remand Centre on eve of jail smoking ban
Herald Sun
Water cannon used to disperse prison inmates 1:04. Play video. http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/. High pressure water is used to subdue prison inmates at a Melbourne metropolitan remand centre at Ravenhall. Courtesy: Seven News. Herald Sun; 30 Jun …
Minor fire after riots at Melbourne prisonSky News Australia
Melbourne prison riot ends after police raidBBC News
Smoking ban seems cause of 15-hour Australian prison riotDaily Mail
The Age
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:02 am

Pressure Mounting on Saudis’ Coalition in Yemen – New York Times


CBC.ca

Pressure Mounting on Saudis' Coalition in Yemen
New York Times
UNITED NATIONS — Pressure is mounting on the Saudi-led military coalition that seeks to stanch a rebellion in Yemen, as aid officials prepare to add Yemen to the ranks of the world's most severe humanitarian crises and human rights groups point to
Over 1000 prisoners escape in jailbreak during Yemen fightingWashington Post
Car bomb massacres 28 mourners at a funeral in YemenIrish Independent
Over 1000 inmates, incl Al-Qaeda suspects, escape Yemeni prisonRT
Times of India -RTE.ie -TVNZ
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 1:01 am

Man kills himself, woman on bullet train – DAWN.com


The Hindu

Man kills himself, woman on bullet train
DAWN.com
TOKYO: A man set himself ablaze on board a moving bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and a woman, in an unprecedented incident on a network with an enviable safety record. Several other passengers were hurt after the man doused himself …
Female passenger killed after 'human fireball' set himself alight on high Irish Independent
Two dead in Japan bullet train suicideThe Straits Times
Two feared dead in Japan bullet train suicide fire: officialTimes LIVE
Asahi Shimbun
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 12:57 am

Egyptian President Vows Swifter Justice for Terrorists After Assassination – New York Times


New York Times

Egyptian President Vows Swifter Justice for Terrorists After Assassination
New York Times
CAIRO — President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed Tuesday to enact new laws to speed terrorism trials and sentences, including executions, a day after a bombing killed Egypt's top prosecutor as he drove to work. Mr. Sisi's comments immediately stirred
Egypt's president vows 'swift justice' after assassination of prosecutorOCRegister
Greater storms loomDaily Times
Egypt's Sisi vows tougher death penalty laws in wake of prosecutor's murderChristian Science Monitor
Huffington Post -Firstpost -The Daily Star
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 12:45 am

US and Cuba reach deal to reopen embassies and reestablish ties – Washington Post


Toronto Star

US and Cuba reach deal to reopen embassies and reestablish ties
Washington Post
The United States and Cuba have reached a deal to reopen embassies and reestablish diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961, said a senior administration official. President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who is in Switzerland
Obama to speak about Cuba in White House Rose Garden on WednesdayReuters
US-Cuba ties: Washington and Havana to announce embassiesBBC News
US Cuba to announce agreement to reopen embassiesFox News Latino
Los Angeles Times -Miami Herald -Boston Herald
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 12:45 am

Leader of Brazil Visits Amid Home Turbulence – New York Times


New York Times

Leader of Brazil Visits Amid Home Turbulence
New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil said at the White House on Tuesday that the spying scandal that damaged ties with the United States had been surmounted because telephones between Brasília and Washington work both ways. In 2013 …
US, Brazil sign renewable energy targetsDAWN.com
US, Brazil Pledge to Combat Climate ChangeWall Street Journal
Brazil's Rousseff relaunches close relations with ObamaFox News Latino
Reuters -Washington Post -BBC News
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 12:35 am

IS beheads two civilian women in Syria – The Hindu


The Express Tribune

IS beheads two civilian women in Syria
The Hindu
The Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of “sorcery”, the first such executions of female civilians in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday. “The Islamic State group executed two women by beheading …
Islamic State beheads two Syrian women accused of witchcraftIrish Times
Jihadists behead women for 'sorcery'The Times (subscription)
In first, Islamic State Beheads 2 Syria Women for 'Sorcery': NGONDTV
The Daily Star -Christian Science Monitor -New Zealand Herald
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 12:33 am

Talks Collapse; Ukraine Halts Purchases of Russian Gas – Voice of America


Voice of America

Talks Collapse; Ukraine Halts Purchases of Russian Gas
Voice of America
Ukraine suspended its purchases of Russian natural gas after European Union-mediated price talks collapsed Tuesday. Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said he was "surprised" that Ukraine was demanding a much deeper discount than what he …
Ukraine suspends Russian gas purchasesBBC News
Two views of Ukraine and Mr. PutinWashington Post
Ukraine, Russia still far apart on gas supply talks -EUReuters
Bloomberg -Fox News
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 12:11 am

Gunman at Tunisian Beach Hotel Trained With Museum Attackers – New York Times


Fox News

Gunman at Tunisian Beach Hotel Trained With Museum Attackers
New York Times
TUNIS — The gunman who massacred 38 foreign tourists at a beachside hotel on Friday trained with a militant group in Libya earlier this year alongside two Tunisians who later killed 22 people at the national museum, security officials confirmed on
Sousse attack: Gunman Rezgui trained in LibyaIrish Times
Middle East Updates / Tunisia: Beach killer trained with museum gunmenHaaretz
Tunisia beach killer trained with museum gunmenMiami Herald
RTE.ie -The Times (subscription) -The Guardian
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Posted on 30 June 2015 | 11:33 pm