More than 20 countries – including France and Russia – say the deportations of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in WW1 was ‘genocide’. Turkey denies there was a systematic attempt to wipe out a population.
ATHENS – Greek Parliament unanimously voted to recognise Palestine as a state and will refer to it as such in future – and not as the Palestinian Authority. Sweden was the first European nation to recognise Palestine. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Palestine passports will be issued in 2016.
120, 000 MIGRANTS FLEEING CONFLICTS FROM SYRIA, AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ HAVE ARRIVED AT THE GREEK ISLAND OF KOS .. ATHENS SAYS IT NEEDS HELP FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION ..
BREAKING NEWS ‘NO’ gets 61.3% against bailout terms with 94% of votes counted. PM Alexis Tsipras appears on TV to say Greece did not vote on EU membership. Merkel and Hollande calling for EU leaders summit on Tuesday. CROWDS AT ATHENS are celebrating the vote. Euro falls.