The freezing of Greek banks may have avoided their collapse, but it has also kept local businesses from paying their bills. 'Right now we are at the mercy of our creditors' politeness,' says one entrepreneur.
Residents of Baltiysk rejected an entire slate of district council candidates from Putin's United Russia party, instead voting in independents. But while the election demonstrated that democracy still exists in Russia, it also showed its limitations.
The report underlined the headwinds facing leftwing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who must negotiate a bailout worth billions of euros with skeptical lenders, while struggling to hold his divided Syriza party together.
The spike in migrants attempting to cross the Channel tunnel into Britain isn't just rattling Paris and London. It's also brought the business of people smuggling, and crime more generally, into the local community.
John Buttifant Sewel temporarily stepped down from his post as deputy speaker of Britain's unelected House of Lords after The Sun on Sunday released a video and accused him of using cocaine and of hiring prostitutes.
Leveled by the British in World War II and ethnically cleansed by the Soviets afterward, the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad has long had a shaky relationship with its Prussian past. But now its residents are beginning to restore its history.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday that illegal immigration threatens European countries' cultural identity and safety. "We would like for Europe to keep belonging to the Europeans," he said. "We want to preserve the Hungarian Hungary."
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Greece's parliament looks set to pass the reforms demanded by the country's foreign creditors in exchange for a third bailout. The question now is whether Prime Minister Tsipras will politically survive.
After years of supporting Iran in its efforts to reach a deal on its nuclear program, Russia comes away as a big winner in last week's accord. But that isn't likely to continue if and when Iran rejoins the global economy.
Banks reopened after more than three weeks, and the cash-strapped country got a short-term loan from European creditors to pay more than €6 billion owed to the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank.