North Korea Goes On War Footing Against South Korea As Deadline Looms

North Korea put its troops on a war footing on Friday as South Korea rejected an ultimatum to stop propaganda broadcasts or face military action, prompting China to voice concern and urge both sides to step back after an exchange of artillery fire. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said the country’s military and the public stood ready to safeguard its regime even if it meant fighting an all-out war, and rejected the idea of restraint in an apparent rebuff to China’s call.

Greeks fear future, after PM resigns

As Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras seeks to consolidate his position with snap elections, Greeks – and the markets – are fearful of the renewed uncertainty, despite the country’s third bailout deal. Amy Pollock reports

Greece’s 86-billion-euro bailout deal at risk as Syriza rebels force out Alexis Tsipras

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, handed in his resignation and called a snap election last night (Thursday), saying he had a “moral obligation” to lay his actions before the judgment of the people. Tsipras made the drastic move amid an internal rebellion in which he lost the support of around a third of MPs within his Left-wing Syriza party, robbing him of a guaranteed parliamentary majority