Tuesday, June 23, 2015
ATHENS, Greece -- A day ahead of a crucial emergency eurozone summit, European leaders renewed efforts to reach a deal between Greece and its creditors that would allow the debt-ridden country to avoid a default and a potentially disastrous exit from the euro.
Greece's international creditors poured cold water on the chances of a breakthrough at an emergency summit on Monday aimed at finding a deal to save Athens from default and a possible exit from the euro.
EU foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to prolong to January 2016 damaging economic sanctions against Russia to ensure it fully implements Ukraine peace accords, officials said.
Germany said on Monday it was "far" from a decision on extraditing a detained Al-Jazeera journalist to his native Egypt, voicing concern about the rule of law and human rights there.
EU foreign ministers formally approved Monday the launch of the first phase of a military operation to target people smugglers in the Mediterranean, officials said.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled new proposals to European leaders Sunday aimed at ending his country's debt crisis, on the eve of a summit that could determine whether Greece crashes out of the eurozone.
Italian prosecutors are seeking to indict 297 people and the Bank of China in connection with a massive money-laundering investigation reported by The Associated Press earlier this month.1 Comment
Ukraine on Sunday reported the death of two soldiers, while pro-Russian rebels accused Kiev's forces of killing a civilian as fresh clashes preceded peace talks aimed at ending the 15-month war.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Three people including a four-year-old boy were killed and 34 others injured Saturday when a "mentally unbalanced" man drove a 4x4 into a pedestrian street thronging with shoppers in the southern Austrian city of Graz, police said.