Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's government is asking Greece's voters to vote "No" in a weekend referendum

Anti-government 'Yes' gains ground ahead of crucial Greece poll

AFP News A new survey Friday ahead of Greece's make-or-break weekend referendum showed a swing against the government to a 'Yes' result, amid a sense of crisis fuelled by cash rationing and burgeoning protests. The poll by Greece's Alco institute said 44.8 percent of Greeks intend to vote 'Yes' and 43.4 percent are for 'No' -- making it the first published survey to give a lead to the 'Yes' vote …

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  • Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's government is asking Greece's voters to vote "No" in a weekend referendum

    A new survey Friday ahead of Greece's make-or-break weekend referendum showed a swing against the government to a 'Yes' result, amid a sense of crisis fuelled by cash rationing and burgeoning protests. The poll by Greece's Alco institute said 44.8 percent of Greeks intend to vote 'Yes' and 43.4 percent are for 'No' -- …

  • Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), travelled to Tehran to meet Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and other officials as talks continued in Vienna

    The head of the UN's atomic watchdog said Friday he had developed a "better understanding" with Iran on how to resolve a key sticking point in talks on an historic nuclear deal but warned that more work was required. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Yukiya Amano visited Tehran on Thursday with the aim of …

  • Greece: Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum

    The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what ...

  • The UberPOP service was banned following a nationwide protests by French taxi drivers

    Uber said Friday it was suspending its controversial low-cost UberPOP service in France, six months after it was banned by the government and following a spate of strikes by taxi drivers.

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  • Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis gives a press conference during a Eurogroup meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels, on June 27, 2015

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Friday it was not "too late" for Athens to reach a deal with its international creditors ahead of Sunday's referendum on bailout terms. "Whether there is a 'Yes' or a 'No', an agreement is in the offing," Varoufakis told the Irish national broadcaster RTE. "If there's a 'Yes', …

  • A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange rallies outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London as he marked three years of being holed up in the building, on June 19, 2015

    The French government rejected an asylum request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, saying he did not face "immediate danger". "France cannot act on his request," said the office of President Francois Hollande in a statement, just hours after Assange wrote an open letter to the government requesting asylum. …

  • The Latest: High court hears case against referendum

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): ___ 1:15 p.m. The Council of State, Greece's highest administrative court, is hearing a case brought by two private citizens who are seeking ...

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and French President Francois Hollande attend the Petersberg Climate Dialogue conference in Berlin on May 19, 2015

    Germany has broken ranks with Paris and Brussels in slamming the door on talks with the Greek government on a new bailout deal before Sunday's crucial referendum, analysts say. After weeks in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande appeared united in their efforts to end a stalemate …

  • US official: China, US working to end ivory trade

    A U.S. Cabinet secretary says Beijing and Washington are both working to end commercial ivory trading. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Friday that Chinese officials expressed their intention ...

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    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday dismissed as "political sabotage" a report that a probe into a state-owned investment fund had found hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his personal bank accounts. The investment vehicle, 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), denied any wrongdoing after the Wall …

  • Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure

    Uber has suspended its low-cost ride-hailing service in France in hopes of defusing an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. An Uber spokesman said ...

  • Uber has confirmed to AFP that is suspending its uberPOP service in France. The news comes after...

  • A Turkish solider patrols in Suruc, on the border with Syria, as smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobane, on June 27, 2015

    Turkey has no plans to intervene militarily in Syria anytime soon, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, refuting media speculation about an imminent operation to create a buffer zone along the Turkish-Syrian border. "No one should expect that Turkey will go into Syria tomorrow or in the near future. While Turkey would …

 

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