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 July 2, 2015.

Senior ISIS leader killed in airstrike

A senior leader of the Islamic State group was killed in a coalition airstrike in Syria last month, the U.S. Defense Department has announced. Tariq Bin-al-Tahar Bin al Falih al-Awni al-Harzi was a top fundraiser for the radical group, and was killed June 16 in an airstrike over Shaddadi.

[Read more from NBC News]

Greece needs extra 50 billion euros, IMF says

Debt-ridden Greece will need an extra 50 billion euros over the next three years to stabilize its finances under the existing bailout plans agreed to by the eurozone, according to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF has suggested that the beleaguered country needs relief on its debts to other European nations.

[Read more from the BBC]

Heinz completes Kraft purchase

H.J. Heinz Co. has completed its purchase of the Kraft Foods Group, creating the third largest food and drinks company in North America and the fifth largest worldwide. The new company, which will have Warren Buffett – of Heinz owner majority owner Berkshire Hathaway – on its board, will have brands including Oscar Mayer, Heinz Ketchup, Philadelphia, Jell-O and Cadbury chocolate under its umbrella.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Lawmaker deletes post encouraging donations to family charged in Capitol riot

Sen. Mark Koran, in his Facebook post, described them as "a good family!"

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Mother charged with beating daughter to death ruled incompetent

The case against the Woodbury woman will be put "indeterminately suspended."

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Employers at MSP Airport seeking to hire 700-plus workers

Employers include restaurants, retail, hotel, airlines and security.

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Driver who died in Hwy. 100 embankment rollover is identified

The 30-year-old was killed in the Saturday evening crash.

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Best Buy launches another pre-Black Friday sale, the Early Deals Event

This latest round of discounts is available through Oct. 31.

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Dave Chappelle to perform at Target Center in Minneapolis

The comedian is screen his new documentary at part of the 10-city tour.

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U.S. soccer hero Megan Rapinoe signs her mural at St. Paul bar

Rapinoe paid a visit to The Black Hart ahead of a match at Allianz Field Tuesday.

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1 dead after married couple crash UTV in southern Minnesota

The crash happened just after 11 p.m. Saturday.

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St. Paul school superintendent offers to quit after $4.3M lost in hedge fund

The Office of the State Auditor recently released its investigative report on the school.