Tsipras says Greece is ready to accept creditors’ terms with new bailout

Tsipras says Greece is ready to accept creditors’ terms with new bailout

ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras backtracked Wednesday on his refusal to accept Eurozone creditors’ demands for deeper spending cuts in exchange for more loans to keep the economy…

Greece crisis: No vote would mean euro exit, leaders warn

ATHENS – EU leaders have warned Greeks that rejecting creditors’ proposals in a snap referendum called for Sunday would mean leaving the euro. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said the…

Water cannons used to clear gay pride rally

TURKEY – Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas against gay pride marchers trying to rally in Istanbul’s central square on Sunday, forcing the thousands of demonstrators to gather…

Greece will close banks Monday as panic spreads

ATHENS – Greek leaders planned to shutter their banks on Monday amid last-ditch discussions about their nation’s economic future, as panicked citizens tried to pull their money from their accounts…

Euro, stock futures plunge on Greece default fears

GREECE – U.S. stock futures and the euro fell almost 2 percent in early Asian trade on Monday as Greece looks set to default on its debt repayment this week,…

Summer transfers: Liverpool sign Brazil forward Firmino

LONDON – Liverpool has signed Brazilian attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino from Bundesliga club Hoffenheim. The 23-year-old joins the Merseyside club on a five-year deal for a transfer fee thought to…

Greece talks to go down to the wire amid fears of imminent banking collapse

ATHENS – Last-ditch debt talks between Greece and its international creditors collapsed for the second time in less than 24 hours on Thursday, pushing the country towards the abyss of…

Flash flooding hits Russia’s Olympic city Sochi

RUSSIA – Residents have been evacuated from Sochi in Russia after flash flooding submerged part of the city that staged the Winter Olympics in 2014. Several hours of torrential rain…

Study finds chocolate reduces heart attack and stroke risk

LONDON – Great news for chocolate lovers: Scientists now say that regularly eating a few pieces of chocolate may actually be good for you. A new British study, published in…

Taxi driver knifed to death, suspect shot by cops

PORT OF SPAIN – A Couva taxi-driver was stabbed to death on the street on Monday, while fighting with a man who attempted to steal his car. The suspect was…