- Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Eurozone finance ministers decided Wednesday to break off talks on more aid for Greece until after it holds a weekend referendum, even as the Greek government pressed ahead with plans to let the people decide whether to accept more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal.
- The Latest: Greek minister: Bailout deal possible after vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):
- Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 64 soldiers, officials said.
- The Latest: Egypt: 9 killed in raid were militant fugitives
CAIRO (AP) — The latest news on the coordinated militant attacks in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula that killed 64 soldiers (all times local):
- Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave
TUAL, Indonesia (AP) — All he did was ask to go home.
- Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106
LONDON (AP) — He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization.
- Pension pinch: Elderly Greeks stand on line to get cash
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Don't mention the golden years to Michaelis Kotaras. Not after the 78-year-old got up early Wednesday to stand in line, twice, outside the National Bank of Greece for the privilege of going inside to withdraw 120 euros ($134,) less than a quarter of his monthly pension.
- Western Europe sweats _ and enjoys _ unusual heat wave
PARIS (AP) — Joggers wheezed, electric wires warped, and Britain sweated through its hottest July day on record as a wide swath of Western Europe sweltered in a heat wave.
- Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine amid pricing dispute
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian gas company Gazprom halted supplies to neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday after the collapse of pricing talks, a company official said — but an EU official said the dispute would not affect the flow of Russian gas to Europe.
- UN declares highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in conflict-torn Yemen, where over 80 percent of the population need assistance. U.N. officials have said the Arab world's most impoverished country is now a step away from famine.