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Friday, July 24, 2015
Italian police said Wednesday they had seized assets worth two billion euros (US$2.2 billion) belonging to a powerful organized crime syndicate, in the latest sting against the Mafia.
Farmers block France's 2nd city in money spat
Hundreds of furious farmers on Thursday blocked access roads to France's second city Lyon with their tractors, unimpressed with a 600-million-euro government plan to ease a dire financial plight sparked by falling prices.
Circus bear Mura wound up in the world's biggest brown bear sanctuary in the heart of Romania's Carpathian mountains after refusing to perform any longer, following five years of unbearable abuse.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Greece clears final reform hurdle before new bailout talks
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's radical left-led government emerged bloodied but alive early Thursday from a key vote in parliament, which overwhelmingly approved new creditor-demanded reforms despite a revolt among hardliners in the main coalition partner.
A partially sighted British pensioner has had most of his vision restored thanks to a "bionic eye" -- a device that converts video images from a miniature camera installed in his glasses to his brain.
The French government Wednesday unveiled a package worth more than 600 million euros (US$655 million) for farmers, after days of protests that have blocked cities, roads and tourist sites.
A British university disclosed Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time of the Prophet Muhammad.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
ATHENS - The Greek government said Tuesday that it wants to see a final deal on its international bailout hammered out by August 20, as it presented parliament with more draft legislation on the cash-for-reforms agreement.
Ukraine film director goes on trial in Russia
A Ukrainian film director went on trial on terror charges in southern Russia on Tuesday, after Moscow held him for more than a year in a case decried by Kiev, rights groups and prominent film directors across the globe.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Banks reopen after 3-week shutdown and taxes hiked as Greece seeks to reboot its flailing economy
Greek banks reopened Monday after a three-week shutdown imposed to stop a run on ATMs from crashing the financial system, but citizens woke up to widespread price hikes as part of a cash-for-reform deal with the country's creditors.
  
  
  
  
  
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