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Clashes rock Jobar, airstrikes pound Douma 

Syrian government forces seized territory in the Damascus suburb of Jobar Monday after fierce clashes that killed at least two officers and nine soldiers, a monitoring group said.

Greece, creditor talks have unsteady start: EU

Representatives of Greece’s EU-IMF creditors have arrived in Athens and immediately started talks with Greek authorities on a third bailout package for the debt-wracked government, the EU said Monday.

Chinese shares tumble 8.5 percent

Chinese shares slid more than 8 percent Monday as an unprecedented government rescue plan to prop up valuations ran out of steam, throwing Beijing’s efforts to stave off a deeper crash into doubt.

Iran eyes return to SWIFT system, foreign stakes

Iran expects to rejoin the international electronic payment system SWIFT three months after sanctions imposed on it are lifted and it will also become easier for foreign firms to take part in privatizations in Iran, a senior Iranian official said.

Mexico defeat Jamaica for 7th Gold Cup

Mexico shook off two controversy-laden triumphs to defeat Jamaica 3-1 in Sunday’s Gold Cup final, hoisting a record seventh trophy and shrugging off any notion of a tainted title.

Mexico defeat Jamaica for 7th Gold Cup

Mexico shook off two controversy-laden triumphs to defeat Jamaica 3-1 in Sunday’s Gold Cup final, hoisting a record seventh trophy and shrugging off any notion of a tainted title.

Mercedes need to sort out their starts

For the second race in a row it all went wrong at the start for Mercedes in Hungary and a rule change coming in after the August break will give the Formula One world champions even more to think about.

Cedars look to naturalize American Holman 

Lebanon have set their sights on naturalizing Riyadi’s former American center Elijah Holman to boost the national squad, which will take part in the Asian Championship in late September.

Ledecky primed to continuedominance in Kazan

Katie Ledecky surprised a few people when she blew away the field to win the 800 meters freestyle at the 2012 London Games, becoming at the age of 15 the youngest winner of the longest event on the women’s Olympic schedule.

Lilly says drug slows Alzheimer’s

Patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease who took Eli Lilly and Co’s experimental drug solanezumab early in the course of their disease preserved more of their cognitive and functional ability, according to new Lilly data released Wednesday.