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.
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.
Germany may have been the driving force behind Greece's punishing third bailout deal, but it couldn't have done it without the support of smaller countries like Finland, which have little sympathy for the Greeks.
In a ramshackle camp in northern France, migrants see problems with the formula proposed to 'share the burden' that a record influx of refugees is putting on Europe, and Italy and Greece in particular.