Greek and EU leaders have voiced contradicting messages about the upcoming referendum on the bailout package, as Greece struggled to adjust to shuttered banks, closed cash machines and a climate of rumors and conspiracy theories
French authorities were transferring the man suspected of beheading his boss in an alleged jihadist attack to Paris on June 28, as it emerged he sent a macabre "selfie" of the decapitation
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Foreign Ministry have condemned Friday's attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a referendum on austerity demands from foreign creditors on June 27, rejecting an 'ultimatum' from lenders and putting a deal that could determine Greece's future in Europe to a risky popular vote.
French President Francois Hollande on June 26 condemned violent protests against ride-booking app Uber after taxi drivers set fire to vehicles and blocked highways but he said the service should be taken off the road
President Barack Obama on June 24 moved to defuse tensions after revelations of US spying on three French presidents angered France, while WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called for legal action over Washington's snooping and promised more disclosures to come.
France summoned the U.S. ambassador on June 24 to explain allegations by transparency lobby group WikiLeaks of what President Francois Hollande branded "unacceptable" spying on successive French leaders
Greece and its creditors were working to seal a bailout deal with exactly one week to go June 23 before Athens is due to repay the IMF around 1.5 billion euros or face default and a possible exit from the EU
Greece's new proposals to European leaders ahead of a crunch summit June 22 offered a ray of hope that a deal to end the country's debt crisis can be struck after five months of deadlock
Greece on June 20 said it would present new proposals to its EU-IMF creditors to reach a debt deal as the country's outspoken finance minister called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to make a "clear decision" at an upcoming emergency summit
French President Francois Hollande said June 19 that he thought commitments by individual EU member states offered a better way of resettling African and Middle Eastern migrants rather than the imposition of national quotas by Brussels
Twenty-three people were killed and over 100 injured in twin suicide bombings targeting police in the Chadian capital June 15, with the government blaming Boko Haram militants for the bloodshed.
A French court on June 12 acquitted former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of pimping charges, drawing a line under a series of legal woes over his sexual escapades
The leaders of Greece, Germany and France agreed June 11 to intensify efforts for a bailout deal after late night talks aimed at preventing Athens from going bankrupt ended without a breakthrough.
US President Barack Obama weighed in June 8 on the Greece crisis, telling Greeks they need to make tough choices to save their country from a default and possible messy euro exit
Greece handed its creditors new proposals on unlocking funds to keep the country from default, with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras offering hope for a deal and warning the cost of failure would be enormous
Azerbaijan has given the Organisation for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Europe one month to halt its operations in the former Soviet republic, months before a parliamentary election this autumn, the OSCE said on June 9.
The White House says President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande are in agreement on some of the world's vexing problems, including Russia's actions in Ukraine and keeping Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
World leaders warned Russia June 8 that it would face stepped-up sanctions for its “aggression” in Ukraine, as they wrapped up a G7 meeting also pledging strong action to fight climate change.
Greece bought time in debt crisis negotiations with official creditors June 4 when it moved to bundle four looming IMF loan payments into one, to be paid by the end of June
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