Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Two explosions which sparked huge fires at a petrochemical plant in southern France early Tuesday are believed to have been the result of a "malicious act," sources said.
The austerity measures that Greece agreed to on Monday in return for a bailout to stave off a euro exit involve some of the harshest terms Athens has faced in five years of rescue programs.
Greek banks will remain shut beyond Monday "by probably two days," a finance ministry source said as authorities struggled to contain the economic damage from a two-week closure brought about by a cash shortage.
The alliance between France and Germany had been "crucial" in reaching a historic bailout deal with Greece after marathon EU talks, the foreign ministers of the two countries said Monday.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras found himself in a tough spot Monday as he prepared to force unpopular bailout reforms demanded by eurozone creditors past his own party to get them through parliament.
Northern Ireland's police were pelted with bricks and bottles and used a water cannon to disperse crowds as violence broke out at a traditional Orange Order parade in Belfast on Monday.
Ukraine's prime minister pushed back Monday against a pair of forces threatening to undermine his fragile government, likening members of Ukraine's parliament to "lunatics" while defending a nationalist militia that is locked in a standoff with police.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Eurozone leaders struck a deal Monday on plans for a bailout to prevent debt-stricken Greece from crashing out of the euro after Athens bowed to draconian demands for reform.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Greece reached a deal with its European creditors Monday, pledging stringent austerity to avoid an exit from the euro and the global financial chaos that could have followed.
The EU cancelled a full 28-nation summit on Sunday to decide whether Greece stays in the European single currency as a divided eurozone struggled to reach a reform-for-bailout deal.