BRUSSELS — It is still possible for Greece and the creditors to find an agreement on Greek debt issue even after Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected the creditors’ offer in referendum, a senior European commission (EC) official said on Monday.
“EC takes note of referendum’s result,” said Valdis Dombrovskis, EC’s Vice-President in charge of the Euro and Social Dialogue, adding that the “No” results widened the gap between Greece and the other eurozone countries. (EU-Greek Crisis)
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BAGHDAD, July 6 (Xinhua) — A total of seven suicide car bombers on Monday attacked the Iraqi security forces in the volatile western province of Anbar, while three more suicide bombers were killed separately in Salahudin province, security source said.
In Anbar province, four suicide bombers detonated their explosive-laden vehicles into the positions of Iraqi security forces and allied militias known as Hashd Shaabi, or popular mobilization, in Haqlaniyah area, just northeast of the town of Haditha, some 200 km northwest of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Roundup-Iraq-IS)
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TEHRAN — Differences over some points in ongoing international talks over Iran’s controversial nuclear issue have not been solved, the Iranian foreign minister said Monday, ahead of the Tuesday deadline for a comprehensive deal.
“Nothing is clear yet. We are trying to solve some differences which still remain,” Mohammad-Javad Zarif told reporters in Vienna of Austria, according to state IRIN TV. (Iran-Nuclear Talk-Difference)
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ATHENS — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis announced his resignation on Monday, citing a preference by his countries’ creditors for not having him in future negotiations.
The decision came just hours after the results of Sunday’s referendum on an austerity-driven bailout proposal were proclaimed. Six out of ten Greek voters said “No.” (Greece-Yanis Varoufakis-Resignation, 2ND LD WRITETHRU) Enditem