Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top stories


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 17, 2015.

Greece nears EU/Euro exit

After failing to reach a deal with European countries over its economic reforms, an exit from the European Union and Euro currency is in the cards for Greece, its central bank has warned.

[Read more from the BBC]

Prison worker 'plotted husband's murder with escapees'

New York prison worker Joyce Mitchell, who is accused of helping two convicted workers escape, spoke to the men about a plot to kill her husband, according to a prosecutor.

[Read more from NBC News]

Ruling could lead to hike in Uber prices

In a ruling that could impact the price of Uber ride-shares across the country, the California Labor Commission has ruled that one of the app service's drivers is considered an employee, not a contractor, making Uber potentially liable for additional costs such as social security and unemployment insurance.

[Read more from Reuters]

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