KABUL — Sen. John McCain warned Saturday that a calendar-based pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan as outlined by the Obama administration would be a serious mistake, emboldening the Taliban and allowing the country to once again become a stronghold for militants.Read full article >>
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accuses Athens' creditors of "terrorism", the day before a referendum on an international bailout.
Greece’s finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorize" Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced from the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms. After a week in which Greece defaulted, shuttered its banks and began rationing cash, Greeks vote on Sunday on whether to accept or reject tough conditions sought
ATHENS — Dueling rallies of tens of thousands of people apiece took over central Athens on Friday evening, with demonstrators making their final push before a referendum on Sunday that has passionately divided this flailing nation between those terrified Greece will lose its place in Europe and others determined to transform the continent at all costs.Read full article >>
NEW DELHI — Every weeknight, millions of Indians tune their radios to the mellifluous voice of Neelesh Misra spinning tales of a vanishing way of life in a fictional Indian town.He calls it Yaad Sheher, or Memory Town, a place on the cusp of change where people are leaving behind extended families and back yards with tamarind trees for boxy new city apartments.Read full article >>