2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks as President Barack Obama listens during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The president and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff sought Tuesday to cast their nations as "natural partners" collaborating closely on critical issues like climate and regional diplomacy, glossing over recent tensions over spying that have strained relations between the U.S. and Brazil. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing.



Report: Border Patrol should add 350 internal investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Homeland Security advisory panel is recommending that Customs and Border Protection more than double the number of internal affairs investigators.
UCC church to divest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians

NEW YORK (AP) — The top legislative body of the United Church of Christ voted Tuesday to divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, in a sign of the growing momentum of a U.S. protest movement against Israeli policy.
Greeks struggle with daily grind as foreigners head to beach

Stall owner Kleanthis Tsironis poses at Varvakios Market in Athens, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. On the streets of the Greek capital, resplendent in the early days of summer, there’s still a veneer of normalcy - at least for foreigners. But for locals, the miserly 60 euros ($67) per day cash limit at ATMs makes it difficult to run a small business or keep a family going. (AP Photo/Spyros Tsakiris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Gamal Takaway has turned up the hustle, to no avail. The popular waiter who goes by the nickname Jimmy often steps out into the pedestrian street in front of the Taverna Plaka restaurant to cajole strollers into taking a table. But even his epic charm has failed since the Greek government shut the nation's banks and imposed strict capital controls over the weekend.



Fearing euro exit, thousands of Greeks rally for 'Yes' vote

Pro-Euro protestors hold a banner during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building in AthensBy Deepa Babington ATHENS (Reuters) - Thousands of Greeks worried about the prospect of crashing out of Europe's currency union rallied in Athens on Tuesday behind a "Yes" vote in a referendum on whether to accept tough terms demanded by creditors to keep the country afloat. Tsipras called a referendum on the creditors' offer for July 5, and has told Greeks to vote 'no'. While many Greeks believe the creditors' demand of tax hikes and pension cuts would harm a country suffering from one of the worst economic depressions of modern times, others fear rejection of the offer could set in chain an even more damaging departure from the common currency.





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