Merkel Says ‘Not Now,’ Trump Calls Critics Jealous: Sunday Wrap

Here are highlights of the top breaking news stories from around the world on Sunday:

Angela Merkel said she might talk about some limited debt relief for Greece, only not just yet. The German chancellor told broadcaster ARD she’s prepared to discuss further easing of repayment terms for Greek aid loans, but no haircut on the debt. In any case, she said, the time to discuss the topic is after Greece successfully completes the first round of a new bailout: “Not now, but then.”

The Greek crisis shows the need for more Europe, not less, said Merkel’s French counterpart, President Francois Hollande. He said in an opinion piece that the 19 euro-zone countries need their own supra-national government with a budget and parliament. “What threatens us is not too much Europe, but a lack of it,” said Hollande.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter landed in Israel hoping to calm nervousness about American resolve after the Obama administration agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran. “We can agree to disagree about the deal,” says Carter, who will discuss ways to improve military cooperation without trying to persuade Israeli leaders to support the agreement.

The world’s biggest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin Corp., would widen its lead by becoming the largest maker of military helicopters in a deal scheduled to be announced Monday, according to a person familiar. Lockheed has agreed to buy United Technologies Corp.’s Sikorsky unit, the person said. Reuters reported the purchase price would top $8 billion.

Golf’s British Open heads to a Monday finish for only the second time in its 155-year history, with Irish amateur Paul Dunne an unlikely co-leader after three rounds. Dunne, 22, would become the first amateur to win since Bobby Jones in 1930. Also atop the leaderboard at 12 under par are South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Day of Australia.

Donald Trump says his critics are just jealous of his popularity when they attack him for questioning Arizona Senator John McCain’s status as a war hero. Also, the Donald doesn’t like people picking on him because of his hair. “My hair is just fine,” said Trump on ABC’s “This Week” program.

And speaking of attacks, two sharks went after a surfer taking part in a World Surf League event in South Africa, forcing officials to cancel the event. Surfer Mick Fanning, seen frantically kicking away in a video that went viral Sunday, was unharmed.

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