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Pope Francis to focus on poor in South America trip

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Pope Francis makes his first South American trip in two years Sunday, for an eight-day tour of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay — but not his native Argentina. The 78-year-old Jesuit pontiff, the first pope from his “beloved South America,” has said he wants to highlight the plight...

Varoufakis Warns of 'Absolutely Disastrous' Deal if Greece Votes Yes

The Greek government will reach a deal with the international creditors regardless of the outcome of what has been dubbed a Greferendum, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said, adding that a "Yes" vote will result in "an absolutely disastrous" agreement.

Finance Minister Confirms Resignation if Greeks Vote 'Yes' in Referendum

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis reiterated on Sunday his intention to resign if Greece’s referendum on the creditors’ bailout plan results in a "Yes" vote.

Live Updates: Greece Votes In Referendum On Bailout Proposal

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Greeks headed to the polls on Sunday to cast a "yes" or "no" vote in a crucial referendum over a bailout agreement with the country's international creditors. Follow our live updates on the vote: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Greek Referendum Gives Hope Euro, Democracy Can Coexist – Finance Minister

The Greek bailout referendum gives Europe a "holy moment of hope" that euro and democracy can live together, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Sunday.

Sunday Book Review: Collective Discontent

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

This week, George Packer writes about new books by Charles Murray and Chris Hedges on the revolutions that never come in America; plus reviews of Mark Vanhoenacker, Joshua Cohen, essays by William Styron, and more.

Celebrating the Nation’s Independence

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Americans marked the Fourth of July on Saturday with parades, fireworks, eating contests and music.

Iran Deal to Open New Horizons for Cooperation With EU - Austrian FM

Reaching a deal on the Iranian nuclear program will open new horizons for the cooperation between the European Union and Tehran, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said Sunday.

Eurogroup Remains Open for Dialogue With Greece – Austrian Finance Minister

The Eurogroup continues to "extend its hand" to Athens and is ready to return to negotiations on the Greek bailout plan, Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling said Sunday.

Dominican Plan to Expel Haitians Tests Close Ties

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Many in the Dominican Republic favor being part of a trend of tightening immigration. But for some, it means facing some difficult choices.

Ten injured in fuel flash fire at marina in Southern Maryland

At least 10 people were injured late Saturday afternoon in flash fire at a marina in Calvert County, Md, authorities said. The incident occurred occurred as a boat was taking on fuel at the Spring Cove Marina in the Solomons area, said Candy Thomson, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Read full article >>

Baby Rescued After Floating Away To Sea Off Turkey

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Turkish coast guard rescued a 10-month-old girl who drifted more than half a mile out to sea in a flotation device, the BBC reported. On Friday, winds pushed Melda Ilgin far out into the Aegean Sea, off the western coast of Turkey,...Show More Summary

Polls Show Jeb Bush In Good Standing To Win The GOP Nomination

Marco Rubio had been gaining on Jeb Bush in the polls last month, but now the momentum has switched and Bush appears to have regained his front-runner status and is surging ahead of Rubio in one national poll, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Show More Summary

The Week’s Best Longreads

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Philanthropy for hackers, fleeing genocide and America’s most influential photographer. The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

Watch the 2015 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

The Boston Pops kicked off the 4th of July early with their annual Fireworks Spectacular this year. Conductor Keith Lockhart lead the Pops. The big event kicked off at approximately 7:50 p.m. ET. Watch below via WBZ, when available:

Women In The Obama White House Reportedly Earn 15 Percent Less Than Men

Female employees in the Obama White House reportedly earn 84 cents for every dollar in salary made by their male counterparts. Each year at this time, the administration is required by law to disclose salaries paid to White House staffers, of which there are currently 474. Show More Summary

Just talk how you want, ladies. Just, okay?

< 1 minute agoNews : The Raw Story

Apparently, much of the internet was abuzz with excitement over this brand new effort at policing women’s speech: Telling them they say “just” too much. Ellen Peatry Leanse, writing for Business Insider, argued that using the word makes you seem weak and unconfident and you need...

World Bodypainting Festival

The 18th annual World Bodypainting Festival has some pretty crazy, mindboggling 'art'

Two troubling maps show Greenland’s sudden, rapid meltdown

1 minute agoNews : The Raw Story

It appears that Greenland’s melt season is making up for lost time. After a cool spring kept Greenland’s massive ice sheet mostly solid, a (comparatively) warm late June and early July have turned half the ice sheet’s surface into liquid, well outside the range of normal for this time of year....

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