Sentiments Turn on Greece; Reddit CEO Calms Users: Saturday WrapBernard Kohn
Here are highlights of the top breaking news stories from around the world on Saturday:
Greece’s chances of getting another bailout and avoiding economic catastrophe weren’t looking good as European finance ministers ended talks with no resolution. They’ll resume in the morning. Sentiments from Germany’s Wolfgang Schaeuble that the reforms offered up by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras were too little too late -- and the Greeks couldn’t be trusted to carry out the changes anyway -- were gaining traction. Finland, for one, ruled out going along with another bailout.
The status of talks on curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief was more murky. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini reprised Great Satan-like remarks about the U.S. to an audience of students while a member of Iran’s Parliament said the Islamic Republic would never walk away from talks. Is this cover for progress being made toward an agreement by Monday, the last day that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has committed to keep talking?
Reddit’s new CEO refused to throw the ousted Ellen Pao under the bus for decisions that ignited a revolt by the social site’s users, telling them in a chat that he agreed with some of Pao’s more contentious moves but would also make some changes.
A state prosecutor in Massachusetts wants to try the Boston Marathon bomber for killing an M.I.T. police officer even though he was convicted in federal court and sentenced to death.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bombing at the Italian consulate in Cairo.
Fiat Chrysler, which has been lambasted by U.S. regulators for dragging its feet on recalls, missed about 90,000 cars with defective Takata air bags that should have been part of earlier recalls. They’re being included now.
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