FROM Ferdinando Giugliano
Greek Voters Just Say "No" After five years of pension cuts and tax increases, the prospect of greater austerity in exchange for another bailout was defeated yesterday by a margin of 60 percent. The banks are still closed, and Greece faces default, financial collapse, expulsion from the Eurozone — and possibly from the European Union. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls his referendum " a celebration of democracy " and, for the moment, EU leaders don't know what to do. One sign of possible conciliation is the surprise resignation of controversial Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis. We look at possible options for America's biggest trading partner.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?