Athens (AFP) - Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday sacrificed his finance minister in a gesture aimed at placating eurozone creditors, which must now decide whether to loan more money to the debt-wracked country or prepare for a "Grexit".

Brussels (AFP) - Eurogroup ministers expect fresh reform proposals from the Greek government in talks on Tuesday, a statement said on Monday, a day after Greeks overwhelmingly rejected terms demanded by creditors.

Athens (AFP) - Yanis Varoufakis, Greece's finance minister who resigned on Monday even though the government secured a resounding referendum victory, rose to fame and infamy for his urban-cool look, his abrasive style, and acerbic attacks on austerity.

Frankfurt (AFP) - All eyes were on the European Central Bank on Monday following the resounding 'No' in the Greek referendum, with the ECB seen as the only institution capable of calming market panic and preventing the Greek economy from collapsing.

Manila (AFP) - A foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case of MERS in the country, the health department said Monday, as a deadly outbreak in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia.

Tokyo (AFP) - Japan on Monday celebrated the inscription of Meiji-era industrial sites on UNESCO's World Heritage list, despite initial opposition from Seoul over the use of forced Korean labourers in the early 20th century.

Beijing (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders will discuss the threat the Islamic State group poses in Afghanistan at a Eurasian security summit in Russia this week, a Chinese official said Monday.

Sydney (AFP) - Australia moved closer to recognising Aboriginal people in its constitution Monday after talks with indigenous leaders, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said as he urged an end to the "echoing silence" in the founding document.

By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - British engineering company Rolls-Royce cut its profit forecasts for this year and next, citing continued weakness in oil and gas markets ...

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