European authorities believe Greece's sweeping budget reform plan is good enough to be the basis for a new bailout worth 74 billion euros, European Union sources said July 10.
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angel Merkel have called on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ensure partial self-rule for the pro-Russian separatist east.
Islamic State (IS) militants have attacked Iraqi security forces near the two main cities of the western province of Anbar.
Russia has protested plans to demolish a Soviet war memorial in Poland.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather in eastern Bosnia on July 11 for ceremonies to honor the 8,000 Muslim men and boys massacred by Serb troops in Srebrenica 20 years ago.
Egypt-born Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in classic films such as Lawrence Of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has died aged 83.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Greece has not asked Moscow for aid to overcome its debt problems.
India and Pakistan will join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a security group led by Russia and China and also including Central Asian republics, the organization said in a statement on July 10.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the SCO to increase Russia's clout in the former Soviet Union and beyond.
The simultaneous debt crises faced by Ukraine and Greece have spawned comparisons between the two countries’ financial situations. But their predicaments differ in several key ways.
Police in Turkey arrested 21 suspected members of the Islamic State extremist group on July 10, state media reported.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has dismissed several senior cabinet members, including officials in charge of economic affairs, citing corruption and "serious shortcomings," state media reported on July 10.