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Germany's Power Polarizes Europe

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
BERLIN—Under the glass Reichstag dome in Germany's parliament last week, left-wing opposition leader Gregor Gysi lit into Chancellor Angela Merkel for saddling Greece with a staggering unemployment rate, devastating wage cuts, and “soup kitchens ...
Germany maintains tough line on Greek debt relief
Germany, France press Greece to make fast, credible proposals
South African Broadcasting Corporation
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Summer Budget 2015: Osborne eyes pain now for gain later

BBC News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
When George Osborne stands up on Wednesday to deliver the first Conservative Budget in almost 20 years, we should bear in mind what David Cameron last month told the first Conservative cabinet in almost 20 years.
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UK banks seek to Zapp Apple with digital payment services

Financial Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Britain's largest high street banks are launching digital payment services in an attempt to retain customers and fend off growing competition from the technology giant Apple.
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Asian Shares Shrug Off China, Greece Worries

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Asian markets rose early Tuesday, as investors shrug off twin concerns over Greece's debt situation and China's economy, which led to a plunge in oil prices.
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Greece seeks a bailout proposal that Eurozone nations could stomach

Los Angeles Times - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Greece raced to come up with bailout proposals palatable to its international lenders Monday before its banks run out of money and the country slides closer to a chaotic default and exit from the Eurozone.
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Toll Rises as Saudi Coalition Steps Up Airstrikes in Yemen

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
SANA, Yemen - About a hundred people have been killed by airstrikes across Yemen in the past three days as warring parties have haggled over the terms of a humanitarian cease-fire, health workers and security officials said.
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Nuclear deal hinges on lifting sanctions against Iran in talks

Irish Independent - ‎54 minutes ago‎
A dispute over UN sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile programme and a broader arms embargo were among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers last night.
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Islamic State releases video of execution of Syrian soldiers

Irish Times - ‎Jul 4, 2015‎
The Islamic State group has released a video showing the killing of 25 government soldiers in the historic town of Palmyra in central Syria.
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BBC could force more OAPs to pay licence fee in 2020

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Middle-class pensioners may have to start paying for their television licence within five years, under new Government plans. The BBC will have to pick up the £650million-a-year bill for providing free TV licences to the over-75s, the Culture Secretary ...
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UK government planning to halve RBS stake in two years

Irish Independent - ‎56 minutes ago‎
The British government is planning to sell half its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), worth around £16bn (€22.5bn), within two years of a possible first sale in September, according to people with knowledge of government thinking.
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Flagging factories 'raise threat of two-tier growth'

The Times (subscription) - ‎3 hours ago‎
A leading business lobby group has warned that Britain is experiencing “two-tier growth” and has urged the chancellor to use the budget to revive the flagging manufacturing sector.
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Rolls-Royce hits brakes on buy-back plan

Irish Independent - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Rolls-Royce workers carry parts for one of its Trent XWB jet engines. The Open Gallery 1 Rolls-Royce workers carry parts for one of its Trent XWB jet engines.
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Why Grexit is now the default position

The Australian Financial Review - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Alexis Tsipras may have misjudged his European counterparts in taking such a hard line. Milos Bicanski. by Wolfgang Münchau. I admire Alexis Tsipras's sense of humour.
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Minecraft: Story Mode trailer hints at epic, point-and-click adventure

CNET - ‎2 hours ago‎
Telltale Games and Mojang offer a peek at their upcoming episodic game series based in the Minecraft universe. The single-player adventure game looks pretty promising.
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The EE Rook is the cheapest 4G smartphone we've ever seen

TrustedReviews - ‎3 hours ago‎
When articles start with “you won't believe…”, you're probably in for a jolly trip down the garden path. But seriously, you won't believe how cheap EE's new 4G smartphone is.
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Driver 'caught at 114mph in 60mph zone'

BBC News - ‎13 hours ago‎
A motorist was charged after being caught driving at 114mph in a 60mph zone in Aberdeenshire, police have said. Police Scotland said the offence was detected on the A952 Mintlaw to Cortes road.
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Surprise! The cost of cloud is about to rise

Fortune - ‎10 hours ago‎
After years of competitive price cutting, it looks like Microsoft, at least, is hiking prices on its cloud computing infrastructure.
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NME changes its tune and goes free

The Times (subscription) - ‎4 hours ago‎
New Musical Express is to go free in a drastic attempt to revive circulation that has slumped from more than 300,000 in its heyday to 15,000.
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Dustin Hoffman: Hollywood is at its worst in 50 years

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dustin Hoffman has taken aim at modern film-making, saying it is in the worst state he has seen in his 50-year career. But, on the upside, the two-time Oscar-winning Hollywood veteran believes we are now in a golden age of television.
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Chris Moyles to host XFM breakfast - ‎18 hours ago‎
Chris Moyles has signed a "big money deal" with XFM to host their breakfast show. The self-designed "saviour of Radio 1" left the BBC in 2012 after eight years in the breakfast show slot, with listening figures peaking at 7.06 million.
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Wimbledon 2015: Serena Williams beats sister Venus, Djokovic in battle

CNN - ‎4 hours ago‎
Wimbledon, England (CNN) Compared to Friday, there wasn't much drama in Serena Williams' match against older sister Venus Williams at Wimbledon. But if that disappointed the neutral in the siblings' 26th meeting and first at a grand slam in six years ...
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Andy Murray beats Ivo Karlovic to reach Wimbledon last eight

BBC Sport - ‎5 hours ago‎
Britain's Andy Murray overcame the big serving of 6ft 11in Ivo Karlovic to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the eighth year in a row.
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Roger Federer vs Roberto Bautista Agut, Wimbledon 2015: as it happened - ‎9 hours ago‎
He resorts to the viable strategy of hitting the ball straight at Federer at the net and, finally, holds his serve. Here are the gasps of disbelief on Centre Court as the seven-time Wimbledon champion won the first set against his 22nd-ranked ...
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Wimbledon 2015: Coco Vandeweghe shows family pedigree to reach last eight

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
But if there was an award for pedigree at this year's Wimbledon, then Coco Vandeweghe may just take the prize. The 23-year-old American, who will play Maria Sharapova in her first grand slam quarter-final, is the daughter of Tauna Vandeweghe, who swam ...
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Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon 2015 fourth-round clash against Kevin Anderson ...

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Novak Djokovic spends his downtime during the Wimbledon fortnight meditating at a local Buddhist temple but he has been shaken violently from his Zen-like state by South African giant Kevin Anderson.
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Swearing. Smashing. Fines. Boos. Hugs. Richard Gasquet-Nick Kyrgios Match ...

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WIMBLEDON, England - With rackets flying and crashing into bits, swear words screeching out, and players hugging each other and ball boys, too, it was difficult to pinpoint the exact nature of the match between Nick Kyrgios and Richard Gasquet, other ...
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Thomas hails 'great day' in Tour

BBC Sport - ‎5 hours ago‎
The team managed to avoid a multi-rider pile-up which ended overnight leader Fabian Cancellara's race. "Fortunately we were always in a decent position and stayed away from the big crashes," said Thomas.
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Electric robot-driven cars could be here sooner than we think

Business Insider Australia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Robot-driven, electric taxis could be a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by up to 94% in coming years, two US experts say.
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Comet may host alien 'life', say astronomers - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARIS: Astronomers have come up with a novel explanation for a strange appearance of the comet carrying Europe's robot probe Philae through outer space: alien microscopic life.
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Astronomers uncover 'supermassive' black holes

Irish Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Five monster black holes that were previously hidden by dust and gas have been uncovered by astronomers. Ads by Google. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email.
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Squirrels have shown scientists they really know how to 'use their nuts' when ...

Herald - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Squirrels have shown scientists they really know how to 'use their nuts' when searching for food. 07 July 2015 03:00 AM. A group of five grey squirrels surprised researchers with the speed at which they solved a puzzle involving hidden hazelnuts.
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Ageing rates vary widely, says study

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
A study of people born within a year of each other has uncovered a huge gulf in the speed at which their bodies age. The report, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, tracked traits such as weight, kidney function and gum health.

FGM app launches in Britain as school holiday danger zone nears

Yahoo Finance UK - ‎3 hours ago‎
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new app designed to educate young people about female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Britain on Tuesday amid a government crackdown on people who take girls abroad to undergo the practice ...
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How Hormones Influence the Stock Market

Newsweek - ‎5 hours ago‎
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly before the closing bell on June 29, 2015. New research suggests elevated levels of cortisol and testosterone may compel traders to make riskier investment decisions.
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Some doctors are not telling their patients that they may have dementia. I can ...

The Times (subscription) - ‎6 hours ago‎
The first question your patient is likely to ask is what treatments are available? JOE MCCLAREN. Dr Mark Porter. Published 1 minute ago.
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