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Posters for both camps defaced by opponents in Athens
03/07/2015 - Greece - European Union

Greeks ponder tough choice in historic referendum

Greeks vote on Sunday in a referendum, called by the left-wing Syriza government, on whether they support the EU’s proposed austerity measures – or whether they want to remain in the ...
Lionel Messi will captain Argentina in their Copa America final against Chile.
03/07/2015 - Football

Argentina, Chile seek Copa America glory

Argentina and hosts Chile will contest the final of the Copa America. Both sides are desperate for the honour.
Socialist activist and poet Shaimaa al-Sabbagh was taking flowers to the site of Tahrir Square killings when she was shot dead
03/07/2015 - Egypt

Coup, repression fail to stamp out Egyptian military's enemies

Friday 3 July marked the second anniversary of the military coup which toppled Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
In Paris40°C temperatures on Wednesday 1 July, the hottest recorded temperature since 1947.
03/07/2015 - France

Paris parks stay open to cool off as France swelters in summer heatwave

The heatwave continues in France with more power outages and train delays. Paris officials are hoping citizens can stay cool by hanging out in five major parks that will be kept open all night.
Dustin Brown beat Rafael Nadal in four sets in the second round at Wimbledon.
03/07/2015 - tennis

German journeyman Dustin Brown smashes Nadal at Wimbledon

Dustin Brown advanced to the third round at Wimbledon by beating 14-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal in four sets.
Julian Assange with Ecuador's Foreign Affairs Minister Ricardo Patiño in the London embassy last year
03/07/2015 - FRANCE - United States - Sweden

France rejects Assange asylum appeal

France has turned down an appeal for asylum by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange just minutes after it was published in the French media.
French President François Hollande arrives in Luanda, 2 July 2015
03/07/2015 - ANGOLA - FRANCE

Hollande praises Angola's stability on business-centred visit

French President François Hollande praised Angola as a force for stability in Africa during a visit to the oil-rich country on Friday.
Authors chosen for RFI's Avignon Festival, Ca va, ça va le monde, readings from 16th to 21st  July 2015
03/07/2015 - FRANCE

Undocumented migrants, King Lear in French and RFI feature in Avignon Festival 2015

The Avignon Festival strikes out into less well-known territory to find its roots this year. The official "In" festival in its 69th year with about 40 productions or coproductions.

African press review 3 July 2015

South Africa takes an interest in Lesotho's security. Boko Haram allegedly murders Muslims in north-east Nigeria. Burundi's election commission refuses to recognise an opposition boycott of polls.

French press review 3 July 2015

This morning's front pages suggest that the nation's editors may be trying to save money by recycling stories.