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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on a television monitor while addressing the nation in Athens, Greece July 1, 2015.
01/07/2015 - Greece-Africa

Greece's economic woes are painful reminder of Africa's agony, analysts

Greece inched closer to dropping out of the eurozone on Wednesday, after defaulting on its 1.5 billion euro payment to the International Monetary Fund.
Usain Bolt's preparations for the 2015 world championships have been hit by injury
01/07/2015 - athletics

Usain Bolt pulls out of Paris and Lausanne Diamond League meets

Paris will miss out on Usain Bolt on Saturday due to a leg injury that forced the self-styled "living legend" to withdraw from the Diamond League meet.
A man cools off in a fountain in Bordeaux on Tuesday
01/07/2015 - FRANCE

Heatwave hits France, causing power cut for million homes

A massive power cut affecting a million households hit western France on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as temperatures soared in a heatwave that has outstripped the 2003 scorcher that caused ...
French police take a woman and child out of the building where Salhi lived
01/07/2015 - France

French Syria jihadist admits to involvement in Lyon factory beheading

A French jihadist fighting in Syria has admitted to involvement in the attack on a chemical plant near Lyon during which Yassin Salhi beheaded his boss, according to his mother. 

Flights cancelled during a previous air traffic controllers' strike
01/07/2015 - FRANCE

French air traffic controllers strike Thursday, Friday

French air traffic controllers were due to strike on Thursday and Friday as the summer holiday season opened. But the main union in the profession called the movement off on Wednesdy afternoon.
Migrants walk near trucks on a road which leads to the Channel Tunnel terminal in Coquelles near Calais on Tuesday
01/07/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

Calais blockaded by Ferry strikers Wednesday morning

The port of Calais was closed for a third day on Wednesday morning as striking ferry workers were due to meet to decide whether to continue their dispute, which has seen them block the Channel tunnel ...
About 20 000 people demonstrated in favour of accepting negotiators' conditions in Athens on Tuesday
01/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREECE

France wants Greece deal before Sunday's referendum

France hopes an agreement can be reached on Greece's debt before Sunday's referendum on acceptance of EU and IMF negotiators proposals for the country's economy, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on ...

African press review 1 July 2015

The debate continues in South Africa about whether a chicken coop and a swimming pool constitute security upgrades at Presedent Zuma's private home in KwaZulu Natal.

French press review 1 July 2015

The battleground of the Greek economy continues to gets the editorial snipers' trigger-fingers itching. No one seems to know what will happen next.