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Key eurozone talks on Greece bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got parliamentary backing for the deal on Friday but suffered a heavy political blow Eurozone finance ministers are meeting to decide on a new bailout deal for Greece after Athens…


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Ship arrives to house Kos migrants

Watched by refugees, the ferry Eleftherios Venizelos arrives in Kos on its new mission A passenger ship has docked on the Greek island of Kos to be used as a registration centre and accommodation for…


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French farmers reap a harvest of strife

©AFP French farmers dump a lorryload of imported red peppers in Arles in protest at the low prices they are paid for their produce Perched on a nine-metre wooden ladder, French farmer Cécile Chevereau reviews…


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Anti-Nazi couple's barn burned down

Jamel (file pic) is an isolated place with few residents A couple in eastern Germany who spoke out against neo-Nazis in their village have been given police protection after a fire gutted their barn. Artists…


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Mourinho stands by medics criticism

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has stood by his criticism of club medical staff. Dr Eva Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn were criticised by Mourinho after they left his side with nine men against Swansea by…


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Spanish minister grilled over meeting

©EPA Rodrigo Rato Spain’s interior minister suffered a grilling from the opposition on Friday over his controversial decision to receive the disgraced former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato in his office last month. Mr Rato, who…


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Abe shifts context of Japan’s war apology

©AFP Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upheld past apologies for Japan’s wartime actions but reframed them in a more nationalist narrative Shinzo Abe on Friday declined to issue his own clear apology for Japan’s wartime actions,…


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Beaver bother on Trans-Siberian line

Russia: Beavers cut Trans-Siberian Railway signal wiring By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Beaver colonies are doing well in Russia, aside from the occasional run-in with the police When signal wires were…


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Outsiders ride on a wave of US populism

©Bloomberg Bernie Sanders America is having a summer fling with populism. The maverick surge of Donald Trump, whose status as the Republican presidential frontrunner survived a recent bust-up with Fox News, is matched on the…


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A balancing act in the Ailes-Trump circus

©AFP It isn’t easy being Roger Ailes. As chairman and chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News cable television network, Mr Ailes’s life is one great balancing act. In his day job, he is a…