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Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors on Sunday, throwing the future of the country’s euro zone membership into further doubt and deepening a standoff with lenders.<p>Stunned European leaders called a summit for Tuesday to discuss their next …

Text of President Obama’s statement on air strikes, airdrops in Iraq

Good evening. Today I authorized two operations in Iraq — targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death. Let me explain the actions we're …

Middle East

Rogue Legacy survival guide: How to keep that family tree growing

So you're brand new to <i>Rogue Legacy</i> and you find that you've died, well, a lot? Worry not, we've got some advice for you.<p>Although <i>Rogue Legacy</i> has been out for more than a year on other platforms, its arrival on PS4, PS3 and Vita means that plenty of newcomers are experiencing the pain of death and …

20 best Android apps and games this week

It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

Possibly The Single Best Way To Improve Your Productivity

High productivity at work doesn’t have to be complicated.<p>You don’t need to attend all day courses teaching elaborate systems or spend months reading time management books.<p>In my many years of experience mentoring executives and entrepreneurs, I’ve found doing just one simple thing can dramatically …

One in three Americans are spending too much on rent

In many of the nation's housing markets, the rent has gotten too damn high.<p>One out of three Americans now live in a housing market where rent for a three-bedroom home eats up more than 30% of the monthly median income, the traditional threshold for affordability, according to RealtyTrac. And in …