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NEW YORK Logan Cooke Jersey , June 15 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks continued to drop Monday as a breakdown in Greece bailout talks weighed on market sentiment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 107.67 points, or 0.60 percent, to 17,791.17. The S&P 500 fell 9.68 points, or 0.46 percent, to 2,084.43. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 21.13 points Ronnie Harrison Jersey , or 0.42 percent, to 5,029.97.

The two-day talks in Brussels, Belgium, between representatives of the Greek government and its creditors over the prerequisites for the disbursement of further aid to Greece broke up less than an hour Sunday.

Hopes to strike a deal now move to Thursday's Eurogroup meeting in Luxembourg, which many believe is the last chance before Greece 's EU bailout expires by the end of June.

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European shares suffered big losses on Greece news Monday, with British benchmark FTSE 100 Index decreasing 1.10 percent.

In Asia, Chinese equities plunged Monday on worries about liquidity tension ahead of 23 pending IPOs this week, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index diving 2 percent.

Dampening investor sentiment, U.S. industrial production came out negative. After falling 0.5 percent in April, the U.S. industrial production decreased 0.2 percent in May, missing market consensus of a 0.2-percent gain Dawuane Smoot Jersey , the Federal Reserve said Monday.

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Meanwhile, the June 2015 Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates that business conditions worsened slightly for New York manufacturers. The headline general business conditions index fell five points to minus 2.0, its second negative reading in the past three months.

Investors also kept a close eye on the Federal Reserve's two- day meeting scheduled to start Tuesday.

The CBOE Volatility Index, often referred to as Wall Street's fear gauge, surged 11.68 percent to end at 15.39 Monday.

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Light, sweet crude for July delivery moved down 44 cents to settle at 59.52 U.S. dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Yannick Ngakoue Jersey , while Brent crude for July delivery decreased 1.26 dollars to close at 62.61 dollars a barrel.

The U.S. dollar dropped against most major currencies Monday as economic data from the country came out overall negative.

In late New York trading, the euro rose to 1.1292 dollars from 1.1259 dollars in the previous session, while the greenback bought 123.37 Japanese yen, lower than 123.46 yen of the previous session.

Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose Monday as the U.S. dollar showed weakness.

The most active gold contract for August delivery was up 6.6 dollars, or 0.56 percent, to settle at 1,185.80 dollars per ounce.

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CAIRO, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- As the first Chinese to circumnavigate the globe solo on an unpowered sailing boat, Zhai Mo is proud of his small sailing boat that faced rough challenges throughout the long journey.

Riding a small 18-meter long, 4.7-meter wide boat with a 23-meter mast, the Chinese adventurer started from China's southeast province of Fujian, sailing through the Indian Ocean, crossing Bab el-Mandeb Strait to the Red Sea and then Egypt's Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea. Zhai is planning to finally reach Malta in Europe by mid-August to complete his long journey.

"I followed the ancient route of Zheng He's voyage which marks China's Maritime Silk Road Cam Robinson Jersey ," Zhai told Xinhua, adding that his purpose is to let the world know more about China's history and its wish to cooperate more with all countries around the globe.

Zhai's trip was launched in response to the "Belt and Road" initiative proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives bring together over 50 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa with the purpose of boosting infrastructure building, financial cooperation and cultural exchanges in those regions.

Supported by several Chinese institutions, Zhai also cooperated with several countries to hold some cultural exchange activities during his long-distance cruise, such as art exhibitions, photo galleries and so on.

"The main purpose of these activities is to let the world know more about China and to boost relations between China and countries along the route in various fields Telvin Smith Jersey ," Zhai told Xinhua.

Talking about the challenges he faced on his journey during the past few months, Zhai said with a smile on his face, "Sailing is full of uncertainties."

"When we were in the Gulf of Aden, we faced groups of pirates, who forced us to deviate from our planned route and we had to stand seven days without food or water," he continued "but thankfully a convoy of the Chinese navy provided us protection and supplies for 48 hours until we were safe."

The Chinese captain narrated that the lack of personnel on his small boat made him unable to sleep in the cabin and that he had to tie himself on the deck every night to wake up at any moment to check the boat.

Recalling his sailing experiences, Zhai said that he started to sail in 2000 and that he had gone through several adventures since then. "But the retracing of the Ancient Maritime Silk Road gave me the most unforgettable memories of all."

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