Greeks in decisive vote over debt deal

Millions of Greeks are voting in a crucial referendum on whether to accept the terms of an international bailout.

Greece has called a referendum on the terms it was being offered by creditors

Greek debt crisis: ECB not raising funding limit

The European Central Bank says it not increasing its emergency funding for Greek banks, amid fears that Greece may default on its debts on Tuesday.

The decision not to raise the cap on aid to Greece increases the likelihood of bank closures and restrictions on cash withdrawals, analysts say.

That in turn could eventually result in Greece leaving the euro.

The ECB said that it stood ready to review the decision and would work closely with the Bank of Greece.

The current ceiling for the ECB's emergency funding - Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) - is €89bn (£63bn). It is not clear if all that money has been disbursed.

Those funds are used by banks to provide cash to depositors who want their money back.

The ELA decision may mean Greek banks do not open on Monday to prevent a run ahead of the imposition of capital controls,

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Deadly attack reported at factory in France

An attacker carrying an Islamic flag has killed one person and injured several others at a gas factory in eastern France, AFP reported, citing a legal source.

Relations between Qatar, which owns al-Jazeera, and Egypt have been strained in recent years

Al-Jazeera journalist arrested in Germany

Al-Jazeera says one of its senior journalists has been arrested in Germany at the request of Egypt.

Greece 'headed for painful euro exit'

Greece's central bank has warned for the first time that the country could be on a "painful course" to default and exit from both the eurozone and the EU.

Jeb Bush (right) has struggled to escape the shadow of his brother, George

Jeb Bush launches 'optimistic' campaign for president

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has officially launched his US presidential campaign, promising to "run with heart" and "take nothing and no one for granted".


Ramadan fasting banned in 4 London primary schools

Four London primary schools have banned Muslim children from fasting during Ramadan, it has emerged. The Lion Academy Trust has come under fire from Muslim groups for implementing the ban across all its schools.

A young woman has died after being shot in the head while attending a wedding in northern France on Saturday. According to the mayor of the town of Marly, Fabien Thieme, the young woman was in the street when celebratory shots were fired from a procession of cars involved in another wedding. "This young woman of 19 to 20 years of age took a buckshot bullet to the head," said Thieme. "They were driving past but the bullet hit her." Emergency services treated the woman at the scene before she was transported to hospital, but she died later. The suspect, a man in his late twenties, was detained by locals after he got out of the car. He and the 26-year-old driver of the car were arrested shortly after. The driver, who called himself the "best friend" of the groom at the wedding he had attended, agreed to drive the suspected shooter, who was not on the guest list, said the prosecutor of Valenciennes, Francois Perain, said. "The suspect took the hunting rifle to fire in the air to 'add to the atmosphere'," the prosecutor said. Casings found in the car suggest the suspect shot the gun, a 12-calibre shotgun, several times as they drove by. In 2012 celebratory gunfire at a wedding in Saudi Arabia brought down an electric cable, killing more than 20 women and children.

Young woman killed by 'celebratory' gunfire at wedding in northern France

A young woman has died after being shot in the head while attending a wedding in northern France on Saturday.

Princess Cristina and Inaki Urdangarin could both go to jail if found guilty

Spain Princess Cristina stripped of title amid fraud inquiry

King Felipe VI of Spain has removed the title "Duchess of Palma" from his sister, Princess Cristina, who is to go on trial charged with tax evasion.

Migrants returning to Indonesia said their crew had been paid by the Australian navy to turn back

Australia 'paid migrant smugglers to turn back'

Migrants on a boat headed for Australia have told the UN that the crew was paid by the Australian navy to turn back.

Teenage driver crashes into a military tank

(CNN) A teenage driver took a wrong turn and collided into a military vehicle which crushed the front of her car in Berlin, Germany on Monday.

Paris 'love locks' removed from bridges

Paris city officials have started to remove padlocks symbolically fastened to one of the French capital's main bridges by loved-up couples.

Andrzej Duda celebrates on the release of the exit polls

Polish president concedes election

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has conceded the election to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda following the release of exit polls.

Conservatives on course for majority

David Cameron has returned to Downing Street with the Tories poised to defy polls and win the general election.

UK goes to polls in general election

Millions of people have begun casting their votes in the United Kingdom general election.

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is known to have suffered depression in the past

Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz 'practised rapid descent'

The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane which crashed in the French Alps in March may have practised a rapid descent on a previous flight, the German newspaper Bild has said.

British police arrest 14-year-old on terror charges

One of the youngest suspects yet has been arrested on terror-related charges in England.

Vladimir Putin

Russians to quiz Putin live on TV

Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to hold a live televised phone-in, with social welfare and housing high on the list of Russians' concerns.

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