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Greece readies new bailout bid ahead of EU summit

ATHENS — European leaders faced a dilemma on Monday about whether to back down in the face of a resounding Greek rejection of their austerity demands, amid signs that Greece was preparing a more conciliatory bid for financial rescue just days before its banks face collapse.

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Obama urges Congress to ‘move forward’ on Cuba

WASHINGTON — In a milestone accord, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed Wednesday to swiftly re-establish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, finally ending the half-century diplomatic freeze between the two Cold War adversaries.