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All eyes on talks over bailout plan for Greece

The delayed talks over a third 85 billion euro bailout plan is set to take place on Tuesday. Syriza government led by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will hold negotiations with European troika, the tripartite committee led by the European Commission (Eurogroup), European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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European Space Agency

Europe invests $384M in search for alien life on Jupiter's moons

With recent milestones in space exploration, including this month's flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft of Pluto, one may wonder whether man has reached the end of planetary exploration.

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UK Telco BT

BT launches Ultra HD subscription package

UK telecommunications provider BT has launched an all-new premium entertainment package using the telco's new set-top box.

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London Stock exchange

China slides again, Europe follows

Concerns over China dominated financial markets on Monday, with the biggest fall in Shanghai shares in eight years driving stock markets and prices of major commodities lower across the board.

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Iran nuclear talks

Foreign insurers taking cautious look at Iran after nuclear deal

Western and Middle East insurance specialists see Iran as an appealing $8 billion (£5 billion) market in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, though uncertainty over when sanctions on Tehran will be lifted means they are treating the country with caution.

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Frankfurt stock exchange

Deutsche Boerse buys forex trading platform 360T for $796 million

Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE) is buying German-based foreign exchange trading platform 360T for 725 million euros ($796 million), the Frankfurt-based stock market operator said on Sunday.

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Audi

German car manufacturers to buy Nokia HERE to create superior self-driving vehicles

German auto makers consortium composed of Audi, BMW, and Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is reportedly in the final stages of discussion to acquire Nokia HERE, the mobile company's map app, for roughly €2.5 billion or $2.7 billion.

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Gold

Gold slides 1 percent to five-year low as investors pull back

Gold fell more than 1 percent to a five-year low on Wednesday as a bounce in the dollar fueled downside momentum, with investors continuing to pull away from the metal after its dramatic slide earlier this week.

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Greece

Greek banks reopen after three-week closure

Greek depositors lined up outside banks Monday as banks reopened three weeks after closing their doors. But while people can now withdraw money, restrictions remain and, with new taxes, they will have to shell out more for goods and services.

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Tour de France

Police tighten Tour de France security after British race leader claimed that a spectator threw urine at his face

French police tightened security for the Tour de France after race leader Chris Froome claimed that one of the spectators threw urine at his face in the 14th stage from Rodez to Mende Saturday.

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Pump jack

Oil drops on concerns of glut in refined products

Oil dropped on Monday as signs of a growing glut in refined products outweighed a fall in Saudi crude exports and slower U.S. rig activity.

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Apple Pay

Using Apple Pay for Tube journey in London? Ensure your battery doesn’t drain out

As Apple Pay is rolled out successfully in U.K., it is welcomed as a boon by several people in the country for making petite payments such as for tube travel, pound stores, confectionaries, and coffee shops

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Greece

Greece Votes "Yes" on Reforms to Possibly Receive Bailout

Greece surrendered to Europe's demands, approved austerity measures to possibly receive a bailout and finally "Grexit" out of the Euro.

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Hive Active Heating 2

British Gas rolls out all-new and revived Hive thermostat and other smart home devices

UK's leading energy supplier, British Gas unveiled its all-new and next-generation thermostat for its associated home brand Hive along with a host of other smart home devices.

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Greece-Russia relationship

Russia offers energy pipelines to Greece - a very expensive lifeline, skeptics say

Russia's offer to support Greece wouldn't be a surprise considering the close ties between these two countries. However, some experts have an interesting view of the impending scenario.

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