Rome, July 3 - Europe was holding its breath Friday over Sunday's Greek referendum on current bailout terms with the knock-on effects from a possible Grexit yet to be fully determined. As European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker dismissed Athens' claim of of a quick deal if the No vote prevails, Premier Alexis Tsipras urged his countryfolk to reject "scaremongering" and vote No to strengthen Athens' hand ...
Havana, July 3 - Cuba on Friday confirmed that two baseball players have defected while in the United States for a series of friendly games against U.S. collegians. Official sports website Jit said Friday that third baseman Luis Yander La O and outfielder Yadiel Hernandez left the team in North Carolina, where the Cuban team has been playing tuneups ahead of the Pan American Games in Toronto.
Rome, July 3 - Boko Haram militants on Friday slit the throats of 11 alleged "traitors," witnesses said in the first news of desertions from the Nigerian Islamic extremist group. The militants arrived before dawn and went door to door in northeastern Miringa town, said resident Muhammad Kimba. "They actually dragged out 11 persons to the Eid praying ground outside the town and slaughtered all of them," ...
Milan, July 3 - Owner Silvio Berlusconi on Friday set new AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic the minimum target of getting the Serie A giants to qualify for the Champions League next season. "It's a categoric imperative for Milan to return to the Champions League next year," Berlusconi said that the press conference to present Mihajlovic. The seven-time European champions finished a lowly 10th in Serie ...
Vatican City, July 3 - All positions in the Church should have a "deadline", Pope Francis said Friday. "There are no lifetime leaders, that happens in countries where there's a dictatorship," he said. It was not the first time Francis has argued that jobs in the Church should have a term. On the second anniversary of his election, in March, he predicted his own tenure would be ...
Turin, July 3 - Ferrari President and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne said Friday Ferrari's HQ would "probably" be moved to the Netherlands. He added that he expected "not less than 10 billion euros from the upcoming listing" of the Italian sportcar maker and F1 glamour team. Marchionne gained headlines in 2014 when he created a Dutch holding company with a tax domicile in the UK.
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