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Greek voters have decisively rejected the terms of an international bailout. The final result in the referendum,

published by the interior ministry, was 61.3% "no", against 38.7% who voted "yes". Greece's governing Syriza party had campaigned for a "no", saying the bailout terms were humiliating. Their opponents warned that this could see Greece ejected from the Eurozone, and a summit of Eurozone heads of state has now been called for tomorrow. Greek Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras said late that Greeks had voted for a "Europe of solidarity and democracy". In a televised address the Greek prime minister said, "as of tomorrow, Greece will go back to the negotiating table and our primary priority is to reinstate the financial stability of the country,” He added, "This time, the debt will be on the negotiating table," saying that an international monetary fund assessment published this week "confirms Greek views that restructuring the debt is necessary". As Eurozone leaders scrambled to work out their response, German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called a European Summit for tomorrow and declared that the Greeks' decision must "be respected”. Thousands of pro-government supporters cheered and hugged each other in central Athens in celebration, although some other Greeks expressed pessimism that Tsipras would be able to deliver on his promises. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who heads the Eurozone's group of finance ministers, said the referendum result was "very regrettable for the future of Greece". Germany's deputy chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, said renewed negotiations with Greece were "difficult to imagine".

 

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency, saying the Islamist militant attack on a beach hotel that killed 38 foreigners had left the country "in a state of war".

Last week's attack, three months after the deadly Islamist assault on the Bardo museum in Tunis, has shocked the north African country emerging into a democracy following its 2011 "Arab spring" uprising. Tunisians split in their opinions regarding the declaration, with some saying that even though the declaration itself was necessary, it was unlikely to last long. Tunisia's emergency laws temporarily give the government more executive flexibility, hand the army and police more authority, and restrict certain rights such as those dealing with public assembly and detention. A Tunisian gunman, said to have been trained in a Jihadist camp across the border in Libya, opened fire killing foreign tourists, Mostly Britons, in the resort of Sousse on June 26. The beach massacre struck a huge blow to Tunisia's tourism industry, prompting thousands of holidaymakers to leave and causing an estimated $500 million in losses for a sector that makes up seven percent of the economy. Authorities have moved to close down 80 mosques they said were operating illegally or spreading extremism which officials say helps recruit young Tunisians to Islamist militancy. Tunisia last had a state of emergency during the 2011 uprising.

 

U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that the united states has to be "much smarter" about how it deals with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

She was speaking at a campaign event in glen, New Hampshire. She said that the us has to be much smarter in dealing with Putin and with his ambitions, Clinton said. She further added that President Vladimir Putin was not an easy man ... But she doesn't think that there is any substitute other than constant engagement.

 

America kicks off the fourth of july celebrations with parades all across the United States.

In the Nations capital, stormy weather could not stop the crowds from showing their celebratory spirit as they lined the streets to greet the bands, floats and dancers honoring America 239th birthday. The sky of the national mall in Washington D.C was lit up with majestic fireworks display. In Philadelphia, a parade was held in front of the building where the declaration of independence was signed. Hundreds of people marched, played and rode in Philadelphia's independence day parade. The parade route began at independence hall, where a large crowd enjoyed patriotic music and performances. Colonial fifes and drums led the way for Philadelphia founding father Ben Franklin and other signers of the declaration. In Bristol, Rhode Island, the nations where the oldest continuous fourth of July celebration was in full swing, residents celebrated their 230th straight independence day parade. The celebration began in 1785 when a revolutionary war veteran, the reverend Henry Wright, led patriotic exercises in the town.

 

Three visiting U.S. Senators to Cuba have said they hoped congress would support President Barack Obama's opening toward Cuba, including lifting a ban on U.S. Citizens traveling to the communist-run island.

Democratic Senators Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Dean Heller of Nevada Travelled to Cuba where they met first Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez . A number of Cuba initiatives are pending in the senate, including a bill to remove the travel ban on Americans and a more ambitions bill to rescind the decades-old U.S. Economic embargo. Obama, a democrat, has called on congress to act but the legislation is opposed by the republican leadership in control of the senate and the house of representatives.

 
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