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Handelsblatt: G7 teleconf on Greece set for Sunday

A teleconference of G7 leaders will reportedly take place on Sunday with the focus squarely on the Greek issue, in light of the shock decision by the Tsipras government to call a referendum next Sunday on creditors last (and recently withdrawn) proposal to Athens.
The report was circulated by the German media outlet Handelsblatt.

Obama nominates Syria envoy as Tunisia ambassador

US President Barack Obama on June 8 tapped Syria envoy Daniel Rubinstein to become the next ambassador to Tunisia, a sign of the North African country's growing strategic importance.

The White House issued a statement announcing that Rubinstein, a senior diplomat, would leave his post as the administration's point man on Syria, a role he began in March 2014.    

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