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Friday, July 17, 2015
Greek lawmakers back bailout deal despite substantial Syriza mutiny
A Greek parliament vote satisfies the initial terms of a bailout deal between Athens and its EU creditors agreed at a 17-hour summit earlier this week, an EU spokeswoman said Thursday.
British members of parliament (MP) will receive a 10-percent pay rise, it was announced Thursday, even though many of them said they were opposed to the idea at a time when austerity cuts are causing hardship.
In Moscow, a sprawling city with highly prized green spaces, hundreds of locals are up in arms to defend a park against what they claim is an illegal landgrab by Russia's powerful Orthodox Church.
Orthodox construction drive stirs anger in Moscow
In Moscow, a sprawling city with highly prized green spaces, hundreds of locals are up in arms to defend a park against what they claim is an illegal landgrab by Russia's powerful Orthodox Church.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Greece on Wednesday geared up for a parliamentary vote on tough reforms demanded by eurozone creditors in exchange for a huge new bailout, just hours after a bombshell IMF report criticized the deal.
Former Auschwitz guard, 94, convicted as accessory to murder
Oskar Groening confessed during his trial to feeling "moral guilt" for serving as an SS sergeant at Auschwitz. On Wednesday, a court ruled that he was guilty of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews and sentenced him to four years in prison.
The 15-year-old son of Australian rock icon Nick Cave has died after falling from a cliff in Brighton on the southern coast of England, police and the family said Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Dissent in Greece over austerity deal grows ahead of vote
ATHENS, Greece -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced a revolt in his left-wing party and workers' calls for strikes ahead of Wednesday's Parliament vote on a bailout deal meant to prevent the country's economy from collapsing.
Greek leader faces dissent at home over rescue deal
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced open revolt from some of his own ministers as he tried Tuesday to rally support for a financial rescue agreement that includes measures that will cause more economic pain for Greeks.
Greece debt drama saved from 11th-hour collapse
Dawn was breaking over Brussels and after 14 hours of talks, Europe's two most powerful leaders were ready to call it a night. Greece would get no bailout and the nightmare of a euro exit would come true.
  
  
  
  
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