New Angles on Greece; Hillary Hits Campaign Trail: Saturday Wrap

Here are highlights of news that broke around the world on Saturday:

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is trying to broker a compromise in Greece’s debt showdown by offering up some new wrinkles -- for example, proposing to drop demands for pension cuts if the Greeks cut military spending by a like amount. The IMF was said to reject that. Talks will continue Sunday. An EU official said Juncker wants a deal by the opening of markets on Monday.

The U.S. released prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the first time in five months -- six Yemenis heading for Oman, which has taken detainees before.

U.S. President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address to try to salvage his fast-track trade proposal, calling on fellow Democrats to reverse their Friday votes that effectively killed the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The measure could come up for a re-vote as soon as Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton’s first campaign speech sounded like something from the playbook of a certain ex-president she knows well. She advocated for dozens of policy and law changes including a tax code rewrite, paid sick and family leave, a shift to green energy and putting in place a Supreme Court that would overturn the Citizens United decision allowing unlimited political donations. Meanwhile the anti-Hillary, Bernie Sanders, opened an office in Iowa and interacted with enthusiastic crowds on the stump.

RadioShack formalized its demise by filing a liquidation plan with the bankruptcy court that outlines how claims -- including those from people stuck with probably worthless gift cards -- can be made.

Daimler broke out specifics on which of its commercial vans will be included in the expanded Takata air-bags recall.

Taliban militants killed 17 police officers at a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan.

Iran’s president said a nuclear agreement is within reach if the 5+1 countries make no “excessive demands.”

Somehow, France managed to lose to Colombia -- which had never even scored in women’s World Cup soccer until this tournament -- despite outshooting its opponent 21-3.

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