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Eurozone crisis

Euro leaders set deadline for agreement on aid to Greece

ImageEurozone leaders set a timeline for "final" discussions about financial assistance to Greece. An EU summit is called for Sunday in preparations for the case that no agreement might be reached.

Balkans

Serbia's PM Vucic to attend Srebrenica massacre commemoration

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has agreed to attend a commemoration of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The decision came after the UN postponed a vote on a resolution declaring that the killings were genocide.

'Islamic State'

US trained 60 Syrian fighters in anti-'Islamic State' program, far below expectations

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told Congress that the US has only trained 60 Syrian fighters since the anti-"Islamic State" program began. The scheme was expected to yield as many as 5,400 local fighters per year.

International Relations

Obama, Vietnam Communist Party chief hold landmark talks at White House

US President Barack Obama has received the leader of Vietnam's Communist Party at the White House, discussing human rights, trade and the South China Sea. Washington and Hanoi are marking 20 years of normalized ties.

Greek crisis

'No' isn't Greece's final answer

Following Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis' resignation, Greece wants a fresh start to negotiations with creditors. Yet the positions remain deeply entrenched, DW's Jannis Papadimitriou reports from Athens.

Eurozone crisis

Greece given until Sunday to make debt proposals at full EU summit

A special EU summit has been convened for Sunday, after an emergency eurozone leaders' meeting finished without a deal. Leaders from all 28 states are to be included in the discussion of proposals expected from Athens.

United States

South Carolina votes to remove racially divisive Confederate flag

South Carolina's senators have passed a bill to take down a Confederate flag from the State House in Columbia. The House of Representatives are expected to debate the bill that would banish the flag from state grounds.

Elections

Burundi: Nkurunziza's party wins controversial parliamentary vote

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s party CNDD-FDD has won the parliamentary poll with a landslide victory. According to the electoral commission, Nkurunziza’s party won 77 out of 100 seats in parliament.