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Tsipras dismisses Europe's warnings to Greece on vote

Men prepare voting booths ahead of the referendum at a high school, which will be used a polling station in AthensBy Lefteris Karagiannopoulos and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected European warnings that Greeks will be deciding on their future in the euro zone in a referendum on Sunday, saying negotiations would continue for a better deal with international creditors after the vote. In a televised address on Friday, Tsipras said a report by the International Monetary Fund which arguing that Greece's massive public debt could not be sustained without significant writedowns vindicated his advice to reject the lenders' terms. "On Sunday what is at stake is not Greece's membership of Europe, what is at stake is whether blackmail will lead us to accept the continuation of a policy which the lenders themselves recognize is a dead end," he said.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:53:42 -0400
Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiators push on sticking points

Austrian President Fischer Foreign Minister Kurz and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif attend a bilateral meeting in ViennaBy John Irish and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including questions about Tehran's past atomic research. Iran is in talks with the United States and five other powers - Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia - on an agreement to curtail its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. "We are coming to the end," said a senior Western diplomat, who added there was no plan to carry on for long past next Tuesday.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:36:21 -0400
Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen cities kill 16: Houthis

A boy carries his sister near the collapsed house of Yemen's late prime minister Ghanim after it was hit by a Saudi-led air strike in SanaaWarplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bombed targets in Yemen on Friday, residents said, and sources in the country's dominant Houthi militia reported at least 16 people were killed. The coalition has been bombarding Iran-allied Houthi forces and allied army units since March in a campaign to restore exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power. Houthi sources said six people including a woman and a child were killed and six wounded in a dawn air strike on the al Jaraf neighborhood of the capital Sanaa.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:17:29 -0400
Dutch seek U.N. tribunal to prosecute downing of Malaysian plane

Members of a group of international experts inspect the territory at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near the village of HraboveBy Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Dutch government is lobbying its political allies for the establishment of a U.N. tribunal to prosecute suspects in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over territory held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine a year ago, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. Rutte said a U.N. tribunal would give "the best guarantee of cooperation from all countries" in seeking justice for the families of the 298 victims, most of whom were Dutch passengers aboard flight MH17. Malaysia, one of five countries on a Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team probing the crash, told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday it plans to push for a U.N.-backed tribunal, even as Russia described the move as premature, diplomats said.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:24:00 -0400
Turkey reinforces Syria border, PM says no incursion planned

Turkey's Prime Minister Davutoglu addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party at the Turkish parliament in AnkaraBy Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has deployed additional troops and equipment along part of its border with Syria as fighting north of the city of Aleppo intensifies, security sources said, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said there were no immediate plans for any incursion. Ankara has mooted the creation of a 'secure zone' on Syrian territory due to concerns about Syrian Kurd advances and the presence of Islamic State militants, as well as the possibility of a fresh wave of refugees fleeing conflict. Security sources and officials in the capital Ankara said the Turkish army had stepped up security, also sending in special forces, due to the heavy fighting.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:55:36 -0400
Hungary's asylum bill blow to refugee protection: Council of Europe, U.N

A barbed wire is seen in front of a European Union flag at an immigration reception centre in BicskeThe United Nations and the Council of Europe both criticized Hungary's planned changes to its asylum rules on Friday, saying they would harm asylum-seekers' right to seek safety there and put them at risk. The European human rights watchdog said the legislation would strike a blow to refugee protection in Hungary if adopted in its current form. The right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants to shorten the time frame for screening asylum claims and to reject claims from those migrants who on their journey from Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq have already passed through safe countries without requesting asylum.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:46:04 -0400
Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains make UNESCO list

FILE - This June 27, 2002 file photo shows the Blue Mountains, seen from the Cinchona Gardens in St. Peter, Jamaica. Jamaica's lush Blue and John Crow Mountains have become the island's first UNESCO World Heritage site. The Ministry of Youth and Culture said Friday, July 3, 2015 that it's the first such cultural and natural site for the Caribbean sub region. (AP Photo/Collin Reid, File)KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's lush Blue and John Crow Mountains have become the island's first UNESCO World Heritage site.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:08:06 -0400
Defiant Kyrgios won't change volatile style

Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning the second set during his men's singles third round match against Canada's Milos Raonic on day five of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships in southwest London, on July 3, 2015Controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios says there is no chance he will ditch the volatile antics that have made him the talk of Wimbledon. Kyrgios has divided the All England Club between those that believe his colourful antics are good for a sport in need of characters, and others who claim his behaviour is petulant and disrespectful. In between unloading winners, Kyrgios angrily bouncing a racket into the crowd, got in trouble for wearing a headband, told a barracking spectator to be quiet and took advice from a fan in a Batman t-shirt.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:07:30 -0400
Barcelona loans defender Montoya Torralbo to Inter Milan
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says it has agreed to loan its defender Martin Montoya Torralbo to Inter Milan for a season.
Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:06:44 -0400
Malaysia's prime minister denies embezzling 1MDB funds
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday denied taking money from state fund 1MDB or any other entity for personal gain, after a media report said investigators traced nearly $700 million to bank accounts that were allegedly in his name. Najib blamed former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad of being behind the latest corruption allegations, which he described as a lie. Mahathir's media spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:06:25 -0400
New Spain law sets big fines for disseminating police images

In this picture taken on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, a photographer and a camera man record as riot police enter the apartment to evict Cecilia Paredes, her husband and children including a one month old baby in Madrid, Spain. The wide-ranging public security law dubbed "Gag Law" has a clause specifying that people can be fined as much as 30,000 euro (US dlrs 33,000) for "unauthorized use" of images of working police that could endanger their security or hinder their ability to successfully complete police operations. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)MADRID (AP) — Three years ago, just after anti-austerity activists demonstrated outside Madrid's main train station, freelance cameraman Juan Ramon Robles captured riveting video of riot police inside the station beating people who said they had nothing to do with the protests.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:04:33 -0400
At least 29 killed in Islamist attack in NE Nigeria: witness

Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state on June 5, 2013 near MaiduguriMaiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 29 people were killed in an Islamist attack on a village in northeast Nigeria's restive Borno state on Friday, a witness said.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:04:27 -0400
Lion cubs stuck at Gaza border en route to Jordan shelter

Ibrahim Al-Jamal, 17, hugs Mona, the female lion cub, as his father Saduldin, 54, strokes her as they wait to evacuate from Gaza to the Erez border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 3, 2015. A pair of lion cubs are stuck at a Gaza-Israel border crossing en route to a Jordan animal sanctuary, after being kept for a year by a family in crowded Gaza. Saduldin al-Jamal had bought the cubs from the Gaza zoo, hit during last summer's Israel-Hamas war. His family would take them to parks or the beach and children — those brave enough — would come up to pet them. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A pair of lion cubs en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan got stuck at a Gaza-Israel border crossing on Friday, after being kept as pets for almost a year by a family in the crowded coastal strip.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:04:13 -0400
Top Asian News at 5:00 p.m. GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing. Such carping in a small, fiercely competitive and highly specialized industry isn't unusual — and some of the strongest comments have come from a company whose bid for the lucrative job failed. But others have also criticized what they suspect is shoddy work, inappropriate equipment use and a focus on speed over thoroughness by the Dutch underwater survey company hired by Australia to find the plane that vanished in the Indian Ocean on March 8 last year with 239 people aboard.
Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:02:45 -0400
Nibali hopes to stick closer to Froome at the Tour de France

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali waits for the team presentation in Utrecht, Netherlands, Thursday, July 2, 2015, two days ahead of the start of the Tour de France cycling race. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali did not see much of rival Chris Froome the last time they raced each other.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:01:09 -0400
Two years after Morsi, Egypt stuck in turmoil

Egyptians carry the coffin of soldier Abdrahman al-Metwaly, killed in attacks in Sinai, during his funeral in Mansura on July 2, 2015Two years after the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt is roiled by brazen Islamic State group attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and brutal government repression that has killed hundreds. Militant attacks have persisted since the then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Morsi on July 3, 2013, after mass street protests against the Islamist's single year of divisive rule. This week's assassination of state prosecutor Hisham Barakat in a Cairo car bombing, followed by spectacular IS attacks that killed dozens in the Sinai, underlined the lack of security and stability despite a wide-ranging crackdown.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:58:44 -0400
Djokovic, Sharapova cruise into Wimbledon last 16

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns to Australia's Bernard Tomic during their men's singles third round match on day five of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships in southwest London, on July 3, 2015Defending champion Novak Djokovic and 2004 winner Maria Sharapova swept into the Wimbledon fourth round Friday as controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios bolstered his reputation as the next generation's brightest star. Top seed Djokovic made the last 16 for the seventh successive year by routing Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on the back of 15 aces and 38 winners. "The gentleman gave me his artificial leg...I want to be politically correct about it," smiled the 29-year-old Djokovic who next faces South Africa's Kevin Anderson.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:58:22 -0400
Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring

A commuter exits from a bus, as a banner with the word ''Yes'' at a bus stop, sprayed over "No" by supporters of the No vote referring to the upcoming in Athens, Friday, July 3, 2015. The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests could be a very close vote. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew between Scylla, a six-headed monster, on one side of a narrow stretch of water and the whirlpool Charybdis on the other.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:56:23 -0400
The Latest: Greek pol: 'No' vote means goodbye to the euro

An Associated Press TV producer edits the video of Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras televised address to the nation in Athens, Friday, July 3, 2015. Tsipras has called on voters to reject creditors' proposals for more austerity in return for rescue loans. He said that Sunday's referendum is not a vote on whether Greece will remain in the euro. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local):


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:55:02 -0400
Rosberg beats teammate Hamilton in practice at British GP

German Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg watches technicians during the first training session for the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Friday, July 3, 2015. The British Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday July 5. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)SILVERTSONE, England (AP) — Nico Rosberg provided further evidence of the threat he poses to championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton by posting the fastest times in both practice sessions at the British Grand Prix on Friday.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:53:56 -0400
Islamist alliance in battle for Syria's Aleppo

Syrian men help an injured person following a reported barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces that hit an open market in the northern city of Aleppo on June 3, 2015A new Islamist rebel alliance, including Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, was locked in a fierce battle Friday to seize government-held areas of Aleppo, the divided former economic capital. Once a powerhouse of industry, Aleppo has been devastated by years of fighting between regime forces and a succession of rebel groups. Clashes raged overnight as the Islamist alliance, which calls itself Ansar al-Sharia, sought to take control of the air force intelligence headquarters in Zahra, on Aleppo's northwestern outskirts, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:51:18 -0400
Rio 2016 organizers unveil Olympic torch
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Rio de Janeiro organizers unveiled the Olympic torch for the 2016 Games on Friday, saying it brings together "movement, innovation and Brazilian flavor."
Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:49:27 -0400
Bouhanni defies pain at Tour de France

In this image taken Thursday July 2, 2015, Nacer Bouhanni of France looks up to the skies as he waits for the Tour de France cycling teams presentation in Utrecht, Netherlands. Battered and bruised following his crash at France's national championship last week, up and coming sprinter Nacer Bouhanni will finally be on the starting line when the Tour starts on Saturday in Utrecht. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Tour de France legend feeds itself on stories of pain and courage. Battered and bruised but still up for a fight, Nacer Bouhanni is ready to write another chapter of the race odyssey.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:45:58 -0400
Hague judges give warlord's lawyers more time to prepare

Congolese militia leader Ntaganda appears at the International Criminal Court charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in a hearing in The HagueBy Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court on Friday postponed the trial of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, accused of leading a militia in a campaign marked by rape and murder, after his lawyers said they needed more time to build his defense case. A further delay to the trial of Ntaganda, which had been due to start on Tuesday, could fuel criticism that international courts are too slow-moving, taking many years to hand down verdicts that would take months in national jurisdictions. The trial of Ntaganda, who has been in custody since 2013, was rescheduled for September 2.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:44:44 -0400
In Greece, a vote befitting the birthplace of democracy?
ATHENS (Reuters) - When Alexis Tsipras dropped the bombshell of a popular plebiscite on the tough demands of creditors keeping Greece afloat, he cited the country's pedigree as the "birthplace of democracy".
Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:42:51 -0400
Greek PM urges Greece to vote 'No' as support slips away

A man plasters a poster on a wall in Athens that reads, "We vote NO to the agreement"Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday urged voters to ignore European scaremongering and vote 'No' in this weekend’s referendum as polls showed support swinging behind the 'Yes' campaign. Huge rival rallies are expected in central Athens late Friday to galvanise support for each side in Sunday's plebiscite. The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), which provided funds to eurozone countries in difficulty, said however it won't demand immediate repayment of its Greek loans worth 145 billion euros ($160 billion).


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:40:36 -0400
Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2015, file photo, the Solar Impulse 2 flies over Nagoya Airport after taking off in Toyoyama, near Nagoya, central Japan. The solar-powered plane, journeying around the world without fuel, depending on the weather is expected to land in Hawaii early Friday morning, July 3, 2105.(Kyodo News via AP, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITKAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:37:20 -0400
U.N. calls on Israel, Palestinians to prosecute Gaza war crimes
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations called on Israel and the Palestinians on Friday to prosecute alleged war crimes committed in the 2014 Gaza war and to cooperate with the International Criminal Court's preliminary investigation. The 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution, presented by Muslim states, by a vote of 41 to one, with five abstentions. Israel's closest ally, the United States, was the only country to vote against.
Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:35:30 -0400
Militants fire rocket from Sinai into Israel: military source
Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired a rocket into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that appeared linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces, an Israeli military source said. "Yes, the rocket was fired from Sinai," the source said, confirming an Israeli Army Radio report that the missile was launched from the desert region bordering Israel and Gaza.
Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:35:30 -0400
World stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks were little changed and Treasury prices rose Thursday, July 2, 2015, following a solid U.S. jobs report for June. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as government efforts failed to reassure panicky investors.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:34:15 -0400
Greek voters confused by referendum wording as vote nears
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek voters facing a momentous vote Sunday that may determine the country's future in Europe can be forgiven for scratching their heads when they read the ballot question that has to be marked with a "yes" or a "no."
Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:32:49 -0400
West wants to remove Russian government from power: Kremlin security council head
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Western powers want to Remove Russia's government from power, Nikolai Patrushev, head of the Kremlin's Security Council, said on Friday. The aim of the West is "to change the country's leadership", Patrushev said. (Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova and Jack Stubbs; Editing by Alison Williams)
Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:31:51 -0400
Saudi policeman killed in raid, IS flags found: ministry

An image grab taken from a video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters raising their weapons with the Jihadist flag at an undisclosed locationA Saudi policeman was shot dead on Friday during a raid in which three people were arrested and flags of the Islamic State group were found, the interior ministry said. The killing came with the Gulf region on alert against attacks by IS, which has been blamed for killing other Saudi policemen and has claimed three deadly mosque bombings in the kingdom and Kuwait. A sergeant died "as a result of the exchange of fire", said a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:30:40 -0400
TV poll puts 'Yes' vote marginally ahead before Greek referendum
ATHENS, (Reuters) - A new opinion poll in Greece put voters in favor of a proposed aid deal marginally ahead on 44.1 percent to 43.7 percent against before a Sunday referendum that may decide the country's future in the euro zone.
Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:30:00 -0400
The Latest: Djokovic signs fan's artificial leg at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic of Serbia signs autographs after winning the singles match against Bernard Tomic of Australia, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:28:52 -0400
Euro rescue fund declares Greece in default on euro zone loans
The euro zone's rescue fund, Greece's largest creditor, on Friday declared Athens in default on its euro zone loans after missing a payment to the IMF, and reserved the right to call in 130.9 billion euros in debt ahead of schedule. The decision came two days before Greeks were set to vote in a referendum on whether to accept bailout terms rejected by their leftist government, with a 'No' vote likely to put Greece on a path to leaving the euro zone. The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) said Tuesday's failure to pay the International Monetary Fund "results in an event of default by Greece, according to EFSF financial agreements with Greece".
Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:26:56 -0400
Szabad, Hungary's first post-Soviet parliament chief, dies

FILE - In this March 15, 2006 file picture Gyorgy Szabad, the first Speaker of the Parliament after the communist-era from 1990-1994, is photographed in the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary. Gyorgy Szabad, a historian who survived forced labor during the Holocaust to become the speaker of Hungary’s first post-communist Parliament, has died aged 90. Szabad’s death was announced by parliament on Friday July 3, 2015 . (Attila Kovacs/MTI via AP,File)BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Gyorgy Szabad, a historian who survived forced labor during the Holocaust to become the speaker of Hungary's first post-communist Parliament, has died at age 90.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:24:35 -0400
Sharapova eases into Wimbledon last 16

Russia's Maria Sharapova returns to Britain's Johanna Konta during their women's singles first round match on day one of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 29, 2015Maria Sharapova saw off a late comeback to reach the Wimbledon fourth round with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu on Friday. The Russian former world number one will face either Germany's 14th seed Andrea Petkovic or unseeded Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan for a spot in the quarter-finals. As the matches get tougher, you have to raise your level," said five-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:24:30 -0400
Greek court rejects appeal to suspend referendum
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's top administrative court has rejected an appeal by two Greek citizens against a referendum on a bailout package from creditors, clearing the way for the plebiscite to be held as scheduled on Sunday.
Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:22:13 -0400
Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food

In this photo taken on Thursday, July 2, 2015 Ilias Mathes works at his garden in the village of Karitaina about 210km (131 miles) southwest of Athens. Its distinctive Byzantine churches and stone-wrought homes, and the magnificent view of the mountains, rivers and valleys, won it a place on the back of the 5,000 drachma bill before the Greek currency was phased out when the euro was introduced in 2002, and now many people are returning to the old times of living off the land and away from the concerns of euro currency controls. (AP Photo/Spyros Tsakiris)KARITAINA, Greece (AP) — Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch.


Date Posted : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:21:45 -0400
 

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