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Tunisian attack death toll rises & Greece debt last minute talks

Tunisian attack death toll rises & Greece debt last minute talks

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    Jun 30, 2015   Author : admin

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The terrorist attack that took place last Friday at a Tunisian beach resort killed at least 21 Britons, while officials claim the actual number is likely to increase to 30. In such a case, it would become the deadliest terrorist attack on Britons since the London transport bombings 10 years ago.

The terrorist attack is believed to be linked to two other terrorist attacks followed by one another.  

On Friday morning, the head of the decapitated manager of a French transportation company was found hanging from a fence near Lyon, France, while there were two banners reportedly in Islamic writing.

In a few hours after that, a bomb exploded in Al-Sadiq mosque in Kuwait during Friday prayers right when the mosque is usually packed with worshippers. At least 27 people were reported dead, while ISIS claimed responsibility. 

Shortly after that, the news came from Tunisia, where a gunman sprayed tourists with bullets, and as a result killing at least 38 people and injuring at least 39 others. ISIS has also claimed responsibility for that attack. 

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In other news, Greece holds its last-minute talks on whether to accept an offer that would let Greece repay part of its debt, according to Greek media.

Greece is just hours away from a deadline to repay a €1.6bn (£1.1bn) loan to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The European Commission (EC) said it had come up with a last-minute proposal of reforms on Monday.

If the deal is accepted by Greece, it will be able to repay the €1.6bn.

The news come as Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Tuesday that Greece would refuse to make a debt payment to the International Monetary Fund by a midnight deadline, which would therefore result in a showdown between the Greek government and its creditors ahead of an effective national referendum on the euro currency.

 

Images via Thanassis Stavrakis/AP 4, Petros Karadjias—AP | MYC Bulletin Writer Polina Tikhonova

 

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