Thousands of Greeks gathered late Friday at rallies in Athens organized by opposing sides planning to vote “yes” or “no” in Sunday’s bailout referendum after a top court rejected concerns about the legality of the poll.
In an eleventh-hour appeal, Iran’s foreign minister used a video clip Friday to prod the six world powers he is negotiating with to abandon “coercive” tactics and strike a deal over his nation’s nuclear program.
A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
The sources said the proposal would make the Internet available through Wi-Fi connections and cellular phones, much like Google Ideas executive Brett Perlmutter suggested during a recent visit to Havana.
El Nuevo Herald and Miami Herald journalist Nora Gamez Torres explains what the announcement of the opening of an embassy in Cuba means. She explains how restrictions have been loosened for government officials traveling to the island, offers names being considered for an ambassadorship, and gives insight into the varying reactions to change in Cuba from South Florida Cuban Americans. There is also an update on the pope's visit to the island. Follow Nora on Twitter @ngameztorres
The U.N. children's agency says children are suffering as a result of instability and election-related violence in Burundi including three killed in the last five days and dozens forced to flee from school.
On a night filled with emotion and packed city squares, naysaying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his "yes" vote rivals made their final pitches Friday at bailout referendum rallies, as polls showed the two sides in a dead heat.
Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital.
In a message to Washington, Iran's foreign minister on Friday called for an end to "coercion and pressure" at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the door to cooperation on fighting the upsurge of Middle East extremism threatening both nations' interests.