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What Happened on 08 July 2015

Chile: Lawmakers approve bill to decriminalize marijuana

Lawmakers in Chile have approved a bill that allows people to grow small quantities of marijuana for… Read More.

Former Guatemala ruler found mentally incapable of standing trial

Guatemala’s former ruler Efrain Rios Montt has been found mentally not capable of standing for trial. Montt, a former general… Read More.

Iran nuclear talks extended by three days amid 'narrowing differences'

Talks to secure a deal over Iran’s nuclear program have been extended for another three days with reports of differences… Read More.

US army set to reduce troops by 40,000 over two years

The US army is set to reduce its force by 40,000 troops over the next two years as part of… Read More.

Russia threatens to veto UN vote on 'Srebrenica genocide' resolution

Russia has threatened to veto a United Nations (UN) vote on a resolution condemning the 1995 Srebrenica… Read More.

Historic meeting: Obama holds talks with Vietnam Communist Party leader

President Barack Obama held talks with Nguyen Phu Trong, the Communist Party leader of Vietnam, in the first such meeting… Read More.

Nigeria: President Buhari approves bailout package for bankrupt states

Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian president, has approved a $2.1 billion bailout package to assist bankrupt states in paying their salaries.… Read More.

UK: Industrial production gets boost from oil and gas output

The UK’s industrial production increased 0.4% in May thanks to the oil and gas output, which was up 7.3%, according… Read More.

Greece crisis: Eurozone sets 'final deadline' for fresh proposals

The eurozone has set July 9 as the “final deadline” for Greece to present its new bailout proposal to international… Read More.

Wimbledon: Serena Williams to meet Maria Sharapova in semi-final

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova dropped a set each in their quarter-final matches at Wimbledon to set up a semi-final… Read More.

Google removes 'rogue app' from Play store

Google has removed a rogue app from Play store that fooled people into believing that it was a legitimate program.… Read More.