Merkel denies Germany lied about ‘no-spy’ deal possibility with U.S. “There were talks between the American side and us which made it appear possible to agree such a deal,” the Chancellor said.
Over 4,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in last 24 hours Most depart from Libya, which has descended into anarchy since Western powers backed a 2011 revolt that ousted Gaddafi.
Powerful quake strikes off Japan coast The quake, which hit off Japan's Bonin Islands, reportedly rocked buildings in Tokyo as it built in intensity about 8:30pm local time.
Greek govt. confident of reaching deal with creditors: minister "We believe that we can and we must have a solution and a deal within the week," Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said.