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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
A pro-European Union candidate easily won the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova's capital and biggest city Monday, in an election seen as a test of whether the former Soviet republic moves closer to the EU or to neighboring Russia.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Greece imposes capital controls, banks to remain shut
Greece's five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn yet, with the cabinet deciding after an 8-hour session that Greek banks would remain shut for six business days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals.
ECB offers no increase in Greek emergency funds
The ECB's Emergency Liquidity Assistance program, which was originally intended as a lifeline for solvent lenders that get into a cash jam, has become a tool to keep the entire Greek economy alive while bailout negotiations continued.
8 arrested over Albania 'cannabis kingdom' shootout
Police arrested eight people overnight Saturday in connection with a deadly shootout in an Albanian village known as a "cannabis kingdom" for its industrial-scale production of the drug.
Pope applauds ecology advocates in Rome representing many religions
Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged people of different religions to work together in caring for the Earth, which he called our "common house."
Denmark's incoming center-right government ran into controversy Saturday over its plans to cut tax rates for high earners after it emerged the issue had caused the failure of coalition talks.
A Russian lawmaker, who has strongly backed anti-gay legislation, said Facebook should be shut down in Russia over its support for the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
Armenia president suspends electricity price hike
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Saturday suspended a controversial hike in electricity prices but the move failed to appease protesters who vowed to keep up with the largest anti-government demonstrations the ex-Soviet nation has seen in years.
A 6-year-old boy has died in Spain's first case of diphtheria since 1987, his hospital said Saturday.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Greece's future in balance as creditors reject aid extension
Greece's place in the euro currency bloc looked increasingly shaky on Saturday after eurozone nations rejected a month-long extension to its bailout program and the prime minister called for a risky popular vote on the country's financial future.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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