Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday.
1. Greece reportedly intends to ask for a six-month extension of its loan agreement, after rejecting an extension of its full bailout program.
2. The Syrian government is willing to test a ceasefire in Aleppo, the centre of clashes between pro-government forces and rebels, by suspending aerial bombings over the war-torn city for a six-week period.
4. After the beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians, the country’s president said creating a UN-backed coalition was the best way to fight Islamic extremists in Libya.
he Daily Telegraph’s chief political commentator Peter Oborne resigned, accusing the British newspaper of refusing to cover major disparaging stories about HSBC because it is a key advertiser.
6. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot asked Indonesia to reciprocate for money donated after the 2004 tsunami by sparing two citzens on death row for drug smuggling.
7. US President Barack Obama promised to appeal a federal judge’s decision to block an immigration policy that would prevent millions from being deported.
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