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  • Photos of Greece's colossal shipping port show you why the economy is in tatters

    The Greek referendum on whether or not to accept the country's international bailout deal has made international headlines, and the queues outside the country's banks have become a symbol of what's going wrong in the country. It's not far from Athens and is the national hub for shipping, one of Greece's biggest industries.

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  • Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'

    Thousands of jubilant Greeks waving flags and bursting fire crackers poured into Athens' central square as official figures showed 61 percent of Greeks had rejected a deal that would have imposed more austerity measures on an already ravaged economy. "You made a very brave choice," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a televised address. "The mandate you gave me is not the mandate of a rupture with Europe, but a mandate to strengthen our negotiating position to seek a viable solution." The surprisingly strong victory by the 'No' camp defied opinion polls that had predicted a tight contest after a week of rising desperation as banks shut and cash machines ran dry.

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  • U.S. man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

    A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, U.S. authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in the small eastern Maine city of Calais, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, he said.

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  • Euro markets set for major jolt after Greek 'No', look to ECB for calm

    By Carmel Crimmins and Nigel Stephenson LONDON (Reuters) - European stock and bond markets are set to take a sharp hit on Monday after Greece voted 'No' to harsh bailout conditions, and bankers said the European Central Bank's response was now key to the extent of contagion. Many economists, including those at U.S. banking giant JPMorgan, reckon the outcome of Sunday's referendum will probably hasten Greece's exit from the euro. "Although the situation is fluid, at this point Greek exit from the euro appears more likely than not," JPMorgan's Malcolm Barr told clients on Sunday evening, adding 'Grexit' was now the bank's "base case".

    Reuters
  • Police left to piece together puzzle after Winnipeg law firm explosion

    A bomb sent to a Winnipeg law firm seriously injured a lawyer whose boyfriend was disbarred earlier this week for misappropriating client funds. Winnipeg police were trying to put together the pieces of a puzzle Friday after an explosion left Maria Mitousis, a 35-year-old family law associate and community volunteer, in hospital. "We have no reason to believe this is an attack on the justice system," Police Supt. Danny Smyth told reporters.

    The Canadian Press
  • America Ferrera Slams Trump

    Donald Trump's recent comments about Mexican immigrants continue to haunt the Presidential hopeful, but now he's being thanked by America Ferrera. The actress penned an open letter to Trump on Huffington Post Latino Voices taking aim at his "ignorant and racist" remarks he made last month when he announced he was running for the Oval Office (Trump labeled Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and claimed they were "bringing crime" to the country). "You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that.

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  • Alleged victim in assault by actor Emile Hirsch calls incident 'terrifying'

    A studio executive who authorities say who was assaulted by actor Emile Hirsch during the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year described the incident as being "insanely painful and absolutely terrifying," according to public records obtained by The Associated Press. Daniele Bernfeld, an executive for the Paramount Pictures subsidiary Insurge Pictures, told police that Hirsch put her in a chokehold from behind, dragged her across a table and body slammed her to the floor, investigative documents obtained Thursday through a public records request showed. Bernfeld was initially apprehensive about pursuing charges the night of the Jan. 25 incident Tao Nightclub in Park City due to the "sensitive nature" of her work and Hirsch's high profile, reports show.

    The Canadian Press
  • Alert fan catches flying bat in Washington, gets a kiss for his efforts

    We've already had our fill of scary flying bat incidents this season. That's why everybody watching cringed and held their breath on Friday night when San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy lost his grip and sent his bat barreling into the stands at

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  • Air Canada confirms bomb threat called into Saint John

    The Saint John Airport is the latest to report a bomb threat called in about an Air Canada flight. David Allen, the chief executive officer of the Saint John Airport, confirmed a commissionaire with the airport authority received a threat about an Air Canada flight travelling from Halifax to Toronto on July 1. Peter Fitzpatrick, a spokesperson for Air Canada, said the company's security experts determined the threat was not credible.

    CBC
  • Windsor Raceway fire site too dangerous for investigator

    It's not clear what started the Canada Day fire at the Windsor Raceway — and it may never be clear. District Chief Kenneth Hunt told CBC News that it was risky to let firefighters get close enough to put the blaze out. On Thursday, the fire department was monitoring the local air quality but tweeted during the afternoon that it had concluded all fire suppression activities at the site.

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  • American tries to figure out what Canadian road signs mean, and fails

    Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr returned home to Massachusetts this week after spending some time "car camping" near the coast of New Brunswick with his wife. Burr's friends and family on Facebook were equally confused by a photo he posted of a green-and-white River Valley Scenic Drive signpost. "The signs of New Brunswick's highways and byways aren't exactly done wrong, but they seem to require a cognitive leap of which our American sensibilities, enfeebled by reality TV shows and Katy Perry songs, are incapable," he explained.

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  • Paul Bernardo applies for day parole in Toronto; families of victims devastated

    Paul Bernardo has applied for day parole in Toronto, though lawyers say he has almost no chance of succeeding. The lawyer for the families of Bernardo's murder victims, 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French, said Correctional Service Canada sent out a form letter to the families last week advising them of his application. It is Bernardo's right to apply for day parole three years before he is eligible for full parole on his life sentence, but this has left families of both girls devastated, even though they knew this day was coming, said their lawyer Tim Danson.

    The Canadian Press
  • Blacklegged ticks examined as Canada experiences increase in Lyme disease cases

    As Lyme disease cases continue rise in Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador's top veterinarian is keeping an eye on the ticks that spread the bacteria. Dr. Hugh Whitney is most worried about blacklegged ticks because they can pass along Lyme disease to people and pets. "We do feel that they are increasing, and certainly these ticks are now living permanently in Nova Scotia and the closer that front gets to us the more that we expect to arrive on migratory song birds," said Whitney.

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  • Prepare to Be Floored by This Affordable Bathroom Makeover (8 photos)

    Contrary to popular belief, it is actually possible to renovate an entire room in your home without spending thousands of dollars. Just take a look at Bless'er House blogger Lauren Shaver's rustic bathroom remodel via Hometalk. When we first started picking

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  • Drivers getting creative to use Pan Am HOV lanes

    Fri, Jul 3: It looks like many commuters are looking for ways to use the infamous Pan Am Games HOV lanes around the Toronto area. Nicole Bogart reports.

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  • A royal milestone: Britain's Princess Charlotte christened at church on queen's estate

    Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition. Hundreds of fans outside St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, a sprawling royal estate near England's eastern coast, cheered as William and Kate arrived with toddler Prince George and 9-week-old Charlotte, who was in a vintage pram. Following royal tradition, holy water from the River Jordan, where it is said Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, was used for the baptism.

    The Canadian Press
  • LA Kings' Voynov pleads no contest in abuse case for fight with wife after Halloween party

    Los Angeles Kings defenceman Slava Voynov was sentenced to three months in jail Thursday after pleading no contest to beating his wife after an argument at a Halloween party last year. Voynov, 25, was also placed on probation for three years for misdemeanour corporal injury to a spouse. A felony domestic violence charge that alleged he caused great bodily injury was thrown out in exchange for the plea.

    The Canadian Press
  • China lifts ban on giant Valemax ships - FT.com

    The Chinese government has lifted a three-year ban on huge iron ore carriers that had forced Brazil’s Vale to ship the commodity to its largest market via the Philippines. China’s transport ministry and National Development and Reform Commission on Friday said that four ports would be opened to the 400,000-tonne vessels, better known as Valemaxes. The boats were designed to help the Brazilian iron ore miner better compete with Anglo-Australian rivals Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, which benefit from shorter shipping distances to China. Late last month the Valemax carrier Yuan Zhuo Hai was permitted to anchor off Qingdao port in eastern Shandong province.

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  • Peru's See-Through Pod Hotel Has A Terrifyingly Awesome View

    This could be the most terrifying night of your life -- in the best way. True daredevils will jump at the chance to sleep in Skylodge, a trio of transparent capsules wedged high on a mountainside in the Peruvian Andes, not far from the city

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  • Baloney Meter: Would restoring relations make Canada-Iran 'best friends?'

    At a time in history — in fact he made the announcement on the national day of remembrance for victims of terrorism — to say that his priority is the restoration, or to become best friends, with one of the state sponsors of terrorism in the world, the government of Iran, and that he wants to cut the relationship we've established with all of our allies." — Prime Minister Stephen Harper, June 25. Prime Minister Stephen Harper ripped into Justin Trudeau last week after the Liberal leader said he would re-establish diplomatic relations with Iran and end Canada's military role in the bombing campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Would re-opening the Canadian embassy in Tehran make Canada and Iran best friends?

    The Canadian Press