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' the headlines. details emerge of a new offer made by the greek prime minister, where he seems to concede to his creditors, this after the country default on its eye off -- on its imf bailout. the gunman behind the beach massacre in tunisia last week trained alongside the men who attract -- who attacked the bardo museum in march. baking temperatures bringing emergency warnings for the rest of the week. also coming up this hour, a major victory in the fight against aids. cuba has become the first come
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to -- the first country to eliminate mother-child hiv and syphilis. and snorkeling around the barrier reef -- whether or not to put it on the list of endangered world heritage sites. for more on what that means on the way -- first, our top stories. genie: greece is now the first developed nation to default on alone with the international monetary fund. late last night the deadline to reach a deal on the greek bailout expired, as did the limit to pay back the 1.6 billion euro loan. new details have emerged of a last-minute offer the greek prime minister made to his creditors late last night to avoid crashing out of the euro.
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it looks like he is ready to accept most of the bailout terms. back in greece, nearly 1000 banks reopened for the first time this week, but only for certain customers. pensioners, many of whom do not have atm cards are being allowed into banks to withdraw money. their funds are limited, and it is unclear how long the government will be able to sustain its pension system, the most expensive in europe. kate moody has the details. kate: fighting their way to the front of the crowd, hoping to get inside, greek retirees lined up outside banks, which cracked open their doors to hand out money for pensions. running short on funds, the finance ministry was forced to reduce the amount each pensioner could receive. just 120 euros out of the average 500 euro monthly payment. the rest of the greek public is limited to withdrawing 60 euros
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per day as long as cash machines have the supply. >> i was able to withdraw part of my pension. i worked for 40 years, and now i have ended up taking for money. after 40 years of work, all of our politicians have been deceiving us. >> the situation is miserable. it is going from bad to worse. we do not know what is awaiting us tomorrow. k: the greek government has been making paying pensions and priority. half of pensioners live above the poverty line. the greek pension system costs 17.5% of total gdp, the highest in the eu. international creditors have been pressuring athens to cut back, but the government argues pensioners have suffered enough. genie: in the latest from greece
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, we are hearing that alexis tsipras is due to address the nation shortly. this comes just after we are getting this news that details have come out about a letter that the prime minister gave to his creditors last night. to tell us more about what is in that, we have our business editor, stephen carroll, with us. what are the details of this new offer? stephen: earlier on tuesday, we had a letter from alexis tsipras sent to the head of the eurogroup of finance ministers in the eurozone, in which he talked about wanting an extension to the bailout. later on tuesday, he sent this letter to the head of the international monetary fund, the head of the european commission, and the head of the european central bank. the details of what he was agreeing to -- he agreed to the document that they had come up with on economic reforms, with some conditions.
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those had centered on two main issues, disagreements between the two sides. one had to do with attacks -- with a tax on goods and services. the exception of maintaining a 30% discount on -- the other discussion was pensions. in this letter he accepts the raising of the retirement age to 65, although he wants that to start it in october of this year at not immediately, as had been the previous position. on the issue of top-up pension payment, he has agreed to facing about, but he wanted to do that later. this is his offer that it was originally for an extension of the old bailout. that has expired so is no longer relevant. but also this application for a
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new bailout of 29 billion euros to come from the eurozone. he says that will fund greece for the next two years. genie: how have the markets reacted to this? stephen: a pretty big spike. let's take a look at the latest figures from the markets. you can see both paris and frankfurt are up over 2%. london also seeing pretty big gains. investors have been impressed by this deal. genie: what are your thoughts then? can we say we have a deal? stephen: know, for several reasons. the offer is slightly out of date. we also know there has not been a warm reception to this idea of already talking about a first bailout. the application for a third bailout would have to be considered in the normal procedures. in that sense, this letter has
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been published by "the financial times." reaction has said that the tsipras letter is hard to accept. one of the staunchest opponents has given -- to giving grants to greece has said there is no clarity in the second letter and it would not be possible to sort out a new bailout book -- before athens they sits next payment, which is july 20, of 3.5 billion. he says the conditions on the new bailout would be very different, and he thinks it is hard to reach any discussion until that has taken place. genie: the greek prime minister, alexis tsipras, is due to address the nation. we will bring that to you soon as we have it on "france 24." the united states and cuba have reached a deal to reopen their mutual embassies in washington
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and havana. that is the next major step to thawing 50 years of strained relations. barack obama will confirm that move today, one of the major achievements of his presidency. in other news out of cuba, the country has become the first in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of hiv and syphilis. the world health organization has called it a major victory and an important step toward having an aids-free generation here i. >> a feather in the cap for cube' public health system. in 2013, only two children were born with hiv, and only five syphilis. mother to child transmission has been eliminated. with rates that low, they no longer pose a public health
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concern. >> it has a diagnostic measure, a health system in which all mothers were identified and tested. there is universal access to antiretrovirals. dr. laura is one of many women -- >> laura's one of many women who has 10 been tested and treated. they were followed by a medical team for a year and a half after she gave birth to her daughter. during that year and a half -- >> during that year and to have my doubts were eliminated. i received a call from the nurse who congratulated me, saying my daughter had been born healthy. >> each year, 1.4 million women living with hiv around the world become pregnant. if left untreated, there is up to a 45% chance of transmitting the virus to children during pregnancy, labor delivery, or breast-feeding. genie: next, to egypt where at
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least 20 security forces were killed in an attack on checkpoints by suspected militants. it looks to be one of the biggest coordinated assaults in north sinai. five checkpoints were attacked by 70 militants. two doesn't of them have been -- two dozen of them have been killed. new reports from tunisia. the student behind the beach massacre last week trained alongside the two meant who attacked the country's barto museum in march. that seems to reinforce the notion of a link between the two assaults, raising fears of more attacks on tunisia's budding democracy. 38 people were killed friday in the attack. 23 were killed earlier this year at the museum. tunisia says armed police will patrol tourist areas in a bid to keep them safe. our correspondent has more.
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>> after the tragedy, he says he has lost hope that his business will ever recover. >> we do not sell anything. we used to do business with tourists, but now, nothing. >> deserted beaches and empty hotels -- two weeks after the attack, tourists have fled the country. additional safety measures are being undertaken to try to save what is left of the tourist season. >> we tripled our security personnel. >> the tourism industry represents over 7% of tunisia's gdp and employs 400,000 people, 14% of the population. the attack is likely to have devastating consequences for the
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country's economy. >> before the attack of the sector had dropped by 21%. now we are heading to a 50% drop at least. >> the tunisian tourism ministry announced several measures to counter the drop. they include compensation packages for unemployed tourism workers, and exceptional loan to help finance tourism relief ventures across the country. >> these measures will support the sector and help give a renewed image of tunisia abroad. >> despite the has ms. him the -- the -- genie: tunisia's air force chief says he expects no survivors from tuesday's plane crash. witnesses said flames and smoke streamed from the plane before it plunged into a residential area in the city of maedan on
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the island of sumatra. authorities have concluded the parent asked for permission to return to base because of engine trouble. the death toll is 140. our correspondent has more. >> digging through the wreckage searching for bodies. the tale of the plane is all that is left of the sea-130 hercules. -- of the c-130b hercules. witnesses described seeing smoke and flames streaming from the plane. >> it sounded like thunder. i looked up and i saw the plane coming down. i thought this plane is going to crash, so i ran. the plane crashed into that building. >> indonesia's air force chief
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says none of the 122 passengers and crew on board survived. several people on the ground were also killed. indonesia air force has a notoriously poor safety record and this aircraft has been in service since the 1960's. the country's president has promised a review. >> i have ordered the defense minister and armed forces commander to undertake a fundamental overhaul of the management of military weaponry. furthermore, weapons systems and procurement systems should be changed. we can no longer simply buy weapons, but need to modernize our weapons system. >> meanwhile, dozens of family members gathered at the hospital to undertake the difficult task of identifying the remains of the victims. genie: france has suspended two
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of its soldiers over allegations of child sex abuse. that includes the reported abuse of a five-year-old girl in the west african country of burkina faso. the drop pass father -- the girl's father has images of his daughter being abused. it prompted worldwide condemnation after it first wrote in the british press. meanwhile, western europe is baking under the sun with the first big heat wave of the summer bringing temperatures up to 40 degrees celsius and over. many countries including spain and france, have issued an emergency warnings thousands of elderly people died in a similar heatwave more than it dealt -- more than a decade ago. >> the summer's first major heatwave. a mass of hot air from africa
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blows north. the southwestern coast of france is the first major region to be hit. >> it is burning hot. it is good to put your feet in the water. we are going to cool down in the car with air-conditioning on. >> with a similar heatwave in 2003 that killed several elderly, france is aware of the risks of extreme heat. temperatures are not expected to drop all week. geneva has issued a warning against the weather, which some holidays welcome as an unexpected treat. >> actually, we do not have that much heat. the first time that we have that much heat over here, it is incredible. every single day we are just having fun. >> next up to feel the heat is the united kingdom with wednesday the potentially highest heat day in london in years.
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portugal has avoided the heatwave so far. a wildfire in gala sia swept across several villages this week. europe remains on high alert. genie: unesco world heritage delegates have been snorkeling their way around parts of australia's great barrier reef ahead of their decision whether or not to place the reef, which is bigger than the -- then the u.k., holland, and switzerland combined on a list of endangered sites. it could hit australia's trade. alex perry has more from sydney. alex: that a country has allowed such a natural wonder to get to this level -- to paint a picture, it stretches for more than 2000 kilometers off the
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coast of australia, host of thousands of marine life particularly coral and -- it has the government very worried, and it has spent a lot of time, talking to people who have come to track it. that it has the situation under control and it has a plan. the plan aims to reduce pollution in that region over the next few years. genie: that is alex perry reporting from sydney, australia. you are watching "france 24." details emerge of a request for a new bailout deal made by the greek prime minister, where he makes significant concessions this after the country defaulted on its imf bailout loan. the gunmen behind the beach massacre in tunisia last week, trained along the -- alongside the two men who attacked the
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bardo museum. a heatwave hits western europe, with baking temperatures bringing emergency warnings for the rest of the week. you are watching "france 24." time for our press review. genie: we have florence romo -- florence villeminot on the set with us today. florence: the greek press is all over the greek debt crisis. a centrist paper h talks aboutour -- talks about hour zero. on the front page is a photo of one of the many massive demonstrations taking place in athens. ahead of the referendum scheduled for sunday, divisions are strong between the yes and on the terms of the bailout.
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a central left paper focuses on the latest polls that suggest the is in the lead, so on the front page it says "no but" because things could change pretty quickly. another paper, actually quite close to the tsipras government, says that "no has been a catalyst for a new deal," because the prime minister is seeking an extraordinary bailout from the eu. the independent talks about tsipras' last roll of the dice as he seeks this new extraordinary bailout deal. german papers are all over the story, keeping a close eye on what is happening in greece. one focuses on the historical moment of the bailout expiring at midnight. greece became the first developed country to default on the imf, joining a list of
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countries like somalia and zimbabwe. it is quite a historic moment at midnight. a french paper sent reporters to the streets of athens, and you can see it talked about a country that is cut in half, very much divided between the yes and the. speaking about the referendum on sunday, there is a good cartoon in "the new york times," showing the choice the greeks will face at the ballot box -- austerity or bankruptcy. you can see one of the greeks saying "which form of poverty do we prefer?" this focuses on the devastating effects that a greek exit from the eurozone could have on the eurozone in general. the acropolis is wagging its fingers, threatening to flick greece out of the eurozone.
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genie: a british man has started a crowdfunding campaign to help greece. florence: i chose an article in "time magazine." this is tom feeney. he says he wants to do his part one internet user as a time -- one internet user at a time. interestingly, once he put the site up, it keeps crashing. but he did manage to raise $230,000 about 0.0 1% of what greece actually needs. even if the site keeps raising that much money every day, it will take 24 years to reach the two point $1 billion goal. this is a screen grab of that page. genie: a little bit at a time. in france, papers are focusing on an unusual scandal and about fine wine.
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florence: very fine wine, the best of french wines. it is talking about the giant fine wine ripoff. what is this about? you can find out more. essentially, this is a scam about a website, a website a french website that allegedly has put this scam in place over a nine-year period. it allegedly sold some of france's best wines. about 11,000 people were scammed , a total of 40 million euros. an investigation has been launched into the founder of the site. he was actually named entrepreneur of the year in 2007 by the french senate, and he allegedly actually took advantage of his very aristocratic name, his contacts, and his very elite education.
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he went to a very famous business school in france. he took advantage of this to rip off the banks, investors, and the clients. lots of the clients who used the website never received the wind that they ordered here in it is not just that they did not get sent the wind, it is because the wine never existed. lots of people ordered a vintage that never existed. genie: you have a story about a woman who has made history in the united states. florence: misty copeland is a famous ballerina, and yesterday she made history by becoming the first african-american woman to be promoted principal dancer at the american ballet theater, the first time in the american ballet theater's history, the first time in 75 years. you can read all about it in "the new york times." race relations are quite tense in the united states. genie: misty copeland is quite
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incredible. she has written books for girls as well. if you want to get a
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