10 things you need to know today: July 1, 2015


Today’s headlines …. here they are!!

The Fifth Column

Greek pensioners try to get into a bank in Athens. AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza

THE WEEK

1. Greece signals readiness for concessions after defaulting on IMF debt
Greece missed a Tuesday deadline to make a $1.8 billion loan payment to the International Monetary Fund, becoming the first developed country to default on a debt to the IMF. Hours earlier European ministers rejected the Greek government’s request for an extension on its bailout. European finance ministers, who are demanding tax hikes and social spending cuts in exchange for new financing, are meetingWednesday to discuss a new bailout proposal from Greece, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras signaled he was willing to make most of thebig concessions demanded by creditors.

Source: The Washington Post, The Associated Press

2. U.S. and Cuba to reopen embassies 
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached a deal to reopen embassies…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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