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Thursday, July 16, 2015
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.
France is celebrating Bastille Day with a spectacular display of fighter jets -- and with anti-terror forces marching in the yearly parade in Paris for the first time as the country's leadership tries to show its muscle against extremists abroad and at home.
Greeks see 'humiliation' in harsh terms of bailout
Greeks were bracing Monday for the effects of the tough terms of an agreement that secured the country's third bailout in five years, with many rejecting them while others said they were necessary to stay in the euro.
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.
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