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Tunisia declares state of emergency after hotel attack

Tunisia declares state of emergency after hotel attack

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has declared a state of emergency to give his government more powers following an Islamic militant attack on a beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists were killed.

Despite crisis, few Greeks ready to forgo coffee

Despite crisis, few Greeks ready to forgo coffee

They might be living through one of the worst economic crises of modern times, but for Greeks coffee remains an indispensable fuel for thought on the eve of a referendum that may decide their future in Europe.

Malaysia's PM denies fraud

Malaysia's PM denies fraud

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has denied taking money from state fund 1MDB or any other entity for personal gain, after a media report said investigators traced nearly $US700 million to bank accounts that were allegedly in his name.

Greeks deeply divided ahead of crucial vote

Greeks deeply divided ahead of crucial vote

Greeks have taken to the streets in their tens of thousands 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.

BP in record settlement over Gulf oil spill

BP in record settlement over Gulf oil spill

BP Plc will pay up to $US18.7 billion in penalties to the US government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in US history.

UK woman charged with being IS member

UK woman charged with being IS member

British police have charged a woman with being a member of Islamic State and inciting terrorism on social media, and in a separate case had arrested a 15-year-old girl on suspicion of a terrorism offence.

France, Britain plan crackdown on migrants

France, Britain  plan crackdown on migrants

France and Britain have agreed to step up efforts to discourage migrants from Africa and the Middle East trying to stow away on vehicles crossing the Channel between the two countries.

Tunisia hunts for suspects after hotel attack

Tunisia hunts for suspects after hotel attack

Tunisian authorities are hunting further suspects in the Sousse hotel attack identified by officials as part of a group trained in a Libyan jihadist camp alongside gunmen who carried out a massacre at a Tunis museum.

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