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TOKYO (AP) — A passenger on one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, filling a carriage with smoke, Japanese officials said. National broadcaster NHK said the man and a female passenger were dead.
Greece was teetering on the brink of a default that could see it crash out of the euro hours before a key debt deadline was due to expire on Tuesday, as the country's prime minister warned Athens's coffers were empty. Thousands took to Greece's streets on Monday night to support their government's opposition to the latest debt deal after a clash with the country's creditors forced a shutdown of its banks and brought the country close to financial collapse. Talks between Greece's left-wing government and its creditors -- the "troika" of the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund -- fell apart last week after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said any deal would be put to a referendum.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma.