New Credit Suisse CEO promises ‘ruthlessly selective’ review: FT

Newly appointed Credit Suisse AG (CSGN.VX) Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam, in an interview with the Financial Times, promised a “ruthlessly selective” review of the Swiss bank’s businesses, amid expectations that the incoming CEO would cut staff by about 15 percent … Continue reading


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Exclusive: Europeans tried to block IMF debt report on Greece: sources

BRUSSELS Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece’s debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on … Continue reading


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Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen cities kill 16: Houthis

SANAA Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 16 people in Yemen on Friday, the country’s dominant Houthi militia said, and the European Union and United States appealed for a pause in the war to enable aid deliveries to stricken civilians. … Continue reading


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Rockets land in Israel, Egypt’s IS affiliate claims responsibility

JERUSALEM/CAIRO Militants in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces. Islamic State’s Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, … Continue reading


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Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

ATHENS Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country’s future in Europe’s single currency. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, elected … Continue reading


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Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. Several 2016 contenders have brushed off Trump’s comments while others have ignored … Continue reading


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Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney’s … Continue reading


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Clinton says hopes Iran talks yield deal in the next week

By Amanda Becker HANOVER, N.H. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Friday she hoped 18 months of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers would yield a deal in coming days to curb Iran’s nuclear program. … … Continue reading


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Vietnam Communist Party chief to meet Obama on landmark U.S. trip

By Martin Petty and Lesley Wroughton HANOI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vietnam’s Communist Party chief will visit the United States next week in a landmark trip that could prove pivotal in Washington’s bid to bolster its Asian alliances in the back yard … Continue reading


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New York governor orders more July Fourth security after alert

(Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered heightened security measures across the state over the U.S. July Fourth holiday weekend in response to a call for vigilance by the federal government. “We are keenly aware that New … Continue reading


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In Supreme Court term, Obama wins big and loses small

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s administration was unexpectedly on the winning side in nearly all the close, politically significant Supreme Court cases decided in the term that ended this week, including blockbuster rulings on Obamacare and … Continue reading


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Arctic Monkeys, Duran Duran honored at Silver Clef Awards

LONDON From heavy metal rockers Iron Maiden to classical singers Il Divo, musicians of all kind were honored at the O2 Silver Clef Awards on Friday, gathering for the annual luncheon that raises money for a British musical therapy charity. … Continue reading


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