The European Union has agreed to provide tens of billions of dollars in new loans to Greece. This financial rescue plan is the third agreement between Greece and other European countries. It came after 17 hours of negotiations over the weekend.
Greece will receive almost $100 billion in loans in exchange for making economic reforms. These reforms include changes to how the country collects taxes and cutting financial assistance for retired persons.
Greek government leaders must now persuade the country's parliament to approve the agreement by Wednesday.
Iran nuclear negotiations continue
High-level officials are still meeting on the last day planned for negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. The talks are taking place in the Austrian capital, Vienna.
Some observers believe a nuclear deal will be announced soon. But top diplomats involved in the talks have told reporters in the past 24 hours that important issues remain unresolved.
Iran is meeting with representatives of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States. The foreign minister of the European Union has also been involved. Three other times, the negotiators failed to meet a time limit for reaching a nuclear agreement.
Talks about limiting Iran's nuclear activities have been taking place for more than 10 years.
A number of countries have limited trade with Iran to protest what they believe are its efforts to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has always denied that it is doing so. If a deal is reached, the economic restrictions could be cancelled.
Iraq announces plan to recapture western Anbar province
Iraqi officials have announced the start of an offensive to recapture the western province of Anbar from Islamic State fighters. The militants control large parts of Anbar, including the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah.
The Iraqi government statement said the offensive included Iraqi troops and Shi'ite and Sunni fighters.
The Iraqi government has been making plans to retake the province since the militants seized Ramadi in May. The success of the self-declared Islamic State led some observers to criticize the ability of the Iraqi military.
Mixed economic results for June in China
China says its imports and exports were 6.9 percent lower in the first half of 2015, compared to the first six months of last year. The Chinese government's goal was a six percent increase.
The government blames the drop in trade on slower demand among Chinese consumers and in foreign markets.
Pope Francis returns to Rome after South America trip
Pope Francis returned to Rome from Paraguay on Sunday. He had been in South America for a week.
Pope Francis is the first Roman Catholic Church leader from South America. On Sunday, he visited a very poor community along the Paraguay River. Thousands of people gathered to see him.
Workers made a special altar for a religious service. They built the structure from 40,000 ears of corn, 200,000 coconuts and 1,000 squash.
During his visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, the pope criticized capitalism. He said the world needs a new economic system in which both rich and poor people share the Earth's resources equally.
1.unresolved adj. 未解决的；无决断力的；不果断的
The murder remains unresolved.
2.self-declared adj. 自称的；自命的
He is a self-declared populist.
3.recapture vt. 夺回；拿回；再体验；政府征收再经历 n. 夺回；取回；政府对公司超额收益或利润的征收
They said the bodies were found when rebels recaptured the area.
4.altar n. 祭坛；圣坛；圣餐台
Matilda was embroidering an altar cloth covered with flowers and birds.
1.Greece will receive almost $100 billion in loans in exchange for making economic reforms.
in exchange for作为(对…的)交换(或替换)
Tom gave Helen an apple in exchange for a piece of cake.
It is illegal for public officials to solicit gifts or money in exchange for favors.
2.The government blames the drop in trade on slower demand among Chinese consumers and in foreign markets.
blame on 推诿，责怪…，把…归咎于，归罪于：
The police blame the accident on the driver who was attempting to pass.
She refused to lay the blame on any one party.