post 06 July 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog BBC's new benefits responsibility confirmed

The Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has confirmed the Sunday Times story that the government is handing over responsibility for the free licence fees for the over-75s policy to the BBC.

article 06 July 2015 UK
7/7 bombings: 'I wish passengers had all got off my bus'

Just before a bomb went off on his No.30 bus on 7 July 2005, George Psaradakis had advised passengers to alight and walk because of traffic. "I wish all of them had got off," he tells Channel 4 News.

article 06 July 2015 World, Greece
Greece: markets are more worried about China

The no vote in Greece may be causing political shock and awe but stock markets in Europe reacted with relative calm this morning. The same, however, can't be said for what has been happening in China.

article 06 July 2015 World, Nigeria
Boko Haram attack in Jos
Boko Haram attacks mark 100 days since Nigeria election

Boko Haram militants are suspected of marking 100 days since Nigeria's election with two bloody attacks that kill 44 people in the Nigerian city of Jos, capital of the Plateau state.

post 06 July 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Srebrenica massacre: the unfinished business

Nedzad Avdic survived the Srebrenica massacre that took the lives of 8,000 men and boys. In Serbia, denying his experience is the official policy in and out of schools.

post 06 July 2015
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Merkel's dilemma: give in to Greece or stand firm against democracy

Berlin had calculated that the Greek people would come to their senses and vote yes. The opposite happened - and Chancellor Merkel must now untangle a Gordian knot of a problem.

post 06 July 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Greece: UK told no immediate threat to bank funding

The government will want to give clear advice to tourists heading for Greece (in a few weeks' time that includes quite a few MPs, I understand, who have holidays booked there).

post 06 July 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Yanis Varoufakis: the economist who wouldn't play politics

Why did Varoufakis go? The official reason, on his blog, was pressure from creditors. But there are a whole host of other reasons that made it easier for him to decide to yield to it.

article 06 July 2015 World
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigns

Despite a resounding no vote in the referendum, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis announces on Monday he is stepping down to ease the way to a new aid deal.

article 06 July 2015 World, Greece
Greek crisis: a 'new era for Europe'

Zoe Konstantopoulou, senior Syriza politician and speaker of the Greek parliament, tells Channel 4 News that a no vote in the country's referendum is the beginning of a new era for Europe.

article 05 July 2015 UK
Sue Lloyd-Roberts
Sue Lloyd-Roberts finds donor

A matching stem cell donor has been found for former Channel 4 News journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts after an appeal.

article 05 July 2015 World, Greece
No campaigners celebrate in Athens (Getty
Greece: official projection gives victory to No camp

Provisional results suggest at least 61 per cent of Greeks have voted against the terms of the bailout deal offered by the country's creditors

article 05 July 2015 World, Greece
Yanis Varoufakis (Getty)
Greece: No camp ahead in final polls

The last opinion polls showed the No vote leading by a small margin as Greeks voted in a referendum that could decide whether the country stays in the eurozone.

article 05 July 2015 Politics
Jeremy Corbyn (Getty)
Unite union backs Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader

The country's biggest trade union chooses the left-winger over Andy Burnham. Mr Corbyn is also being backed by Conservative supporters who say he will make Labour unelectable.

article 05 July 2015 Politics
George Osborne (Reuters)
Osborne: we've found £12bn of welfare cuts

The chancellor says welfare system will be "fair for those who pay for it" ahead of Wednesday's budget.

post 05 July 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Is Greece about to call the EU's bluff?

The EU leadership told Greeks a No meant exit from the eurozone. The Greek government said they were bluffing. We'll find out who's right soon.

article 04 July 2015 Greece
Greek bailout rally (Reuters)
Foreign Office warns tourists to take cash to Greece

As Greeks prepare to vote on an international bailout of its ailing economy, visitors are warned to take plenty of cash as bank reserves reach critical levels.

article 04 July 2015 World, Iraq
Anti-government forces prepare to fight Syrian Army units in Aleppo (Getty)
Islamists squeezed as Kurds and Syrian government attack

Kurdish fighters reportedly advance to within 30 miles of the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa, while pro-Assad forces battle Sunni militants on the Lebanese border.

article 04 July 2015 UK, Syria
CCTV footage of three girls apparently travelling to Syria
Two schoolgirls who went to Syria 'married to IS fighters'

Two of the three teenage girls from Bethnal Green who went to live in the 'Islamic State' have become jihadi brides, according to their families.

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