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Obama: US embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility.

Jul. 1, 2015 12:10 PM EDT

Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Eurozone finance ministers decided Wednesday to break off talks on more aid for Greece until after it holds a weekend referendum, even as the Greek government pressed ahead with plans to let the people decide whether to accept more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal.

Jul. 1, 2015 2:50 PM EDT