Muller of France wins women's 10k open water title at worlds
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — There were medals at stake in the women's 10-kilometer open water race at the world swimming championships. A top-10 finish was just as good, though, since it secured a trip to next year's Olympics.
Obama: Africa must create jobs for its next generation
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder.
Greece awaiting ECB consent to reopen stock market
Greece is waiting for the green light from the European Central Bank on plans it has submitted to reopen the Athens stock market after a month-long shutdown, two regulatory sources said on Tuesday. The exchange could reopen as early as Wednesday depending on the ECB's opinion, the sources said. "Whether we will open tomorrow or another day depends on when we get a response from the ECB," one of the sources said.
EU/IMF mission chiefs to arrive in Greece for bailout talks on Wednesday
European Union and International Monetary Fund mission chiefs will arrive in Athens on Wednesday for talks on a third bailout program to keep Greece afloat, a finance ministry official said on Tuesday. The creditors sending representatives to the talks comprise of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF, as well as the euro zone's rescue fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).
At least 25 people killed by militants in Nigeria's northeast
At least 25 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants in raids on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning on three communities in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, military and police sources said. Fighters in pick-up trucks attacked the town of Dille and two smaller communities in the Askira/Uba area in Borno state about 250 km (160 miles) south of Maiduguri the capital of Borno state and the epicentre of the insurgency. Boko Haram has been trying to carve out an Islamist state in the northeast of Nigeria for the last six years.