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2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train

June 30, 2015

ODAWARA, Japan (AP) — A man riding a Japanese high-speed bullet train set himself on fire Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said. more »»

 
 
 
Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout ends

June 30, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans it contains... more »»

Reports: 2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train

June 30, 2015

ODAWARA, Japan (AP) — A man riding one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, Japanese officials an... more »»

Passenger sets self on fire on Japan's bullet train

June 30, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A passenger on one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains tried to set himself or herself on fire Tuesday, causing smoke to fill the carriage and forcing the train to stop, Japan's... more »»

Puerto Rico wants bondholders to postpone debt payments

June 30, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The governor has called on creditors to postpone bond payments and restructure the U.S. more »»

The next act: what happens now in Greece's drama

June 30, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Greece has entered the twilight zone. more »»

Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked

June 30, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives... more »»

Puerto Rico to seek debt moratorium from bondholders

June 29, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor said Monday night he will form a financial team to negotiate with bondholders on delaying debt payments and then restructuring $72 billion in... more »»

Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked

June 29, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives... more »»

As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action

June 29, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islami... more »»

Palestinian striker to be freed, Israelis injured in attacks

June 29, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian held by Israel for the past year is ending a 55-day hunger strike and in exchange will be released in two weeks, his wife and an advocacy group for... more »»

Bomb kills Egypt's top prosecutor as he drives to work

June 29, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — A car bomb killed Egypt's chief prosecutor Monday in the country's first assassination of a senior official in 25 years, marking what could be an escalation in a campaign by Islamic... more »»

The Latest: Hundreds in London rally for unity with Greece

June 29, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local):

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11:35 p.m. more »»

The next act: what happens now in Greece's drama

June 29, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Greece has entered the twilight zone. more »»

WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business

June 29, 2015

PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. more »»

The Latest: Tsipras says 'No' vote will help Greece bargain

June 29, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local):

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11:10 p.. more »»

Israeli navy peacefully intercepts Gaza-bound vessel

June 29, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's navy intercepted a Swedish vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip early Monday and brought it to an Israeli port, where it said the foreign... more »»

Greeks hit by closed banks, warnings from eurozone

June 29, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives... more »»

International economists release critical Puerto Rico report

June 29, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — International economists released a critical report on Puerto Rico's economy Monday on the heels of the governor's warning that the island can't pay its $72 billion... more »»

Turkmenistan honors president by opening park in his name

June 29, 2015

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan has marked its leader's 58th birthday by opening a park named after him, a move reflecting his blossoming personality cul. more »»

For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart

June 29, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to... more »»

 
 

Rotary Club of Weirton Heights June 30, 2015

The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights meets each Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Eat 'n Park restaurant, located on Three Springs Drive in Weirton. more »

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