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China lobbies hard ahead of Manila's South China Sea arbitration case Saturday, 4 Jul 2015

HONG KONG/MANILA (Reuters) - China's claims to the disputed South China Sea will come under international legal scrutiny for the first time this week, but while Beijing has officially refused to take part in the case filed by the Philippines at a U.N. tribunal, it has made its presence felt.  Full Article

 
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Despite progress in Iran nuclear talks, dispute over U.N. sanctions persists Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and world powers made progress on future sanctions relief for Iran in marathon nuclear talks on Saturday, but remained divided on issues such as lifting United Nations sanctions and the development of advanced centrifuges.  Full Article  

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China curbs IPOs, enlists brokers in all-out bid to end market rout 3:17am EDT 

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Beijing intensified efforts at the weekend to pull China's stock markets out of a nose-dive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy, with top brokerages pledging to buy massive amounts of shares and a report that the government has set up a market stabilization fund.  Full Article  

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With Canada PM job now in reach, 'Angry Tom' reins in temper Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The left-wing leader in striking distance of toppling Canada's Conservative prime minister was once known as "Angry Tom," but Thomas Mulcair has been turning on the charm to convince voters he is ready to run the country.  Full Article  

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Villa fires New York City to win over Montreal 12:58am EDT 

(Reuters) - New York City continued their recent surge as Spaniard David Villa notched two classy goals, including the late winner, in a 2-1 away win over Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer (MLS) on Saturday.  Full Article  

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Arctic Monkeys, Duran Duran honored at Silver Clef Awards Friday, 3 Jul 2015 

LONDON (Reuters) - From heavy metal rockers Iron Maiden to classical singers Il Divo, musicians of all kind were honored at the O2 Silver Clef Awards on Friday, gathering for the annual luncheon that raises money for a British musical therapy charity.  Full Article