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Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma.

Greek Prime…

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired a top security meeting Monday as media speculated that Ankara was planning a military intervention in Syria, following gains there by Kurds against the jihadists.

The regular National Security Council meeting comes days after Erdogan said he would "never allow" the formation of a…

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Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on activities that are more relevant to its core business.

AOL will now sell ads on Microsoft websites and Xbox. It is also…

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China is about to submit its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, ahead of the Paris climate summit, Premier Li Keqiang said Monday.

"By the end of this month, the Chinese side will submit to the U.N. secretariat on climate change our intended nationally determined contribution," Li…

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The U.S. Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, a move that could open the way for the court's most important ruling on abortion in a generation.

The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new…

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John Isner of the United States, right, meets Go Soeda of Japan at the net after their men's singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, on Monday. Isner won the match 7-6, 6-4, 6-4.

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Shiho Nakajima, 41, a “Fujisan ranger” designated by the Yamanashi prefectural government as a nature conservation ranger. Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures are finding it difficult to balance measures for environmental protection and their promotion of tourism. (Yomiuri Shimbun)

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For many people, a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. For many others it’s a twice or three-time occurrence, but still pretty rare in the grand scheme of things. As such, it’s only natural to want it to be something truly memorable for all in attendance.

And now a new business…

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From nori to sake, wasabi and the freshest fish, enterprising Britons are turning their hands to producing foodstuffs that are more the traditional staples of a Japanese kitchen.

And while these entrepreneurs the length and breadth of the country are tapping into the growing appreciation in the UK for Japanese…

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